This sales agreement constitutes the conditions set forth between My Bella Pooch, seller of the puppy, (hereinafter the breeder) and the purchaser, buyer of the puppy, (hereinafter the buyer), each clearly identified in the purchase details section (attached to completed sales agreement). General Information Purchasing a puppy from us is a simple process: Before purchasing a new puppy it is important that you carefully consider your decision. We want the new owner and the new puppy to both be happy. We know that the puppy will love you. In return we want you to love your new puppy. Please acquaint yourself with the particular breed you have chosen. All breeds are not suitable for all lifestyles and environments. No puppy is delivered until it has been properly weaned from its mother. Your puppy has been started on a vaccination and de-worming program. By the time you receive your puppy it will have received its first DHPP vaccination and been de-wormed. A certificate of health will be provided, issued by a licensed veterinarian, for your puppy following a standard examination given to new puppies. It is very important that you continue a health program for the well-being of the puppy. You will be provided the vaccination and health record. This record is for you and your veterinarian’s information concerning treatments and treatment dates. The health schedule you follow should be arranged between you and your veterinarian. It is very important to continue the vaccination and worming schedule for your puppy, including annual boosters. Puppy Guarantee Your puppy is guaranteed on two levels. First your puppy is guaranteed to be in good health and free of any communicable disease when delivered. Second, your puppy is guaranteed to be free from genetic defects. The breeder is providing the buyer a puppy which is a live animal. Like all live species, many external conditions affect the long and short term health of your puppy such as: how the puppy is treated, environment, interaction, and nourishment. Breeder has no control over these conditions after the puppy is delivered. Buyer is required to take this puppy to a licensed veterinarian for a routine health screening, on the date noted on the signature page which coincides with the next scheduled new puppy visit, but in any case no later than 2 weeks after receipt of puppy. Failure to do so voids and nullifies the Puppy Guarantee. Upon initial exam should the attending licensed veterinarian diagnose any condition detrimental to the puppy’s general health or conclude that the puppy is defective and unfit for purchase due to the puppy's general health, notify the breeder immediately. Failure to notify the breeder of veterinarian’s report immediately following said examination will void and nullify the Puppy Guarantee. Breeder warrants the purchased puppy against any genetic defect for a one (1) year period following date of purchase which would render the puppy unfit as a pet. In the event that such a defect in the puppy is discovered within the one year period, following examination by a licensed veterinarian and verified in writing by said veterinarian, which causes the inability to use the puppy for the purpose of which it was intended, which is a household pet, then a replacement puppy will be offered. Breeder shall furnish buyer with a replacement puppy of similar quality and value at breeder’s convenience. Repaired hernias are not covered under this warranty. Unrepaired hernias are not covered under this warranty. No Vet expenses are covered under this warranty. In connection with the above warranties, buyer hereby expressly agrees that under no circumstances shall breeder be liable to buyer for consequential damages of any sort including but not limited to veterinary examination and treatment. This warranty constitutes the complete warranty between the breeder and the buyer and no other representations, promises or warranties apply, either stated or implied. No warranties in any manner are expressed regarding the show prospects of your puppy. If your puppy has a show fault that renders the dog unable or undesirable to be bred or shown, that is not the fault of the breeder and is the chance you take buying a puppy. Although a puppy looks promising, show quality cannot be guaranteed. Your puppy is sold as a pet with no guarantees for breeding, showing or any other purpose other than as a pet. Buyer agrees to assume all cost for the routine health screening and/or any subsequent exams and/or any services or medical treatments performed by a licensed veterinarian. No reimbursement will be made to any veterinarian or buyer for veterinarian services by the breeder under any circumstances. Replacement shall be conditional upon receipt of a signed veterinarian's certificate clearly stating the disease responsible for such condition together with return of the puppy which is certified to be unfit. The buyer shall be responsible for all shipping costs associated with return of the defective puppy. The provisions of this warranty shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws and statutes of the State of California. The venue for any litigation concerning the warranty will be limited to Kern County, California, under a non-jury proceeding. Should the Puppy Guarantee become applicable, all documents pertaining to the puppy must be returned to the breeder at the expense of the buyer. Documents include but are not limited to Registration Application, original Vaccination and Health Certificate, all reports prepared by the attending veterinarian, shipping manifest, etc. Failure to comply will void and nullify the Puppy Guarantee. Payment Options The first thing we ask is NEVER send a deposit or payment for a puppy without first talking with us and prior to both parties agreeing to this sales agreement. Deposits are accepted to reserve puppies at any age, even before they are born. The standard deposit to hold a puppy for purchase is $200.00, which is applied to the purchase price. The deposit is non-refundable. The balance of your account, including shipping, will be due in full prior to delivery. We accept personal checks (except when picking up your puppy), cash (in person) and credit cards (using PayPal, VENMO or other such service) for your deposit. Allow two (2) weeks for processing of any funds sent through the US Mail. Funds can also be sent via PayPal. PayPal will be utilized to process payments from credit card and bank accounts. All PayPal transactions will incur an additional 4% charge for all funds transferred through PayPal. Invoices (Money Requests) can be sent through PayPal to your email for payment through PayPal. PayPal is a secure on-line payment site. It is used world-wide and is encrypted (the information is coded in a special way) so that hackers and others cannot gain access to your personal information. Some people would like to give us their credit card information either over the phone or by e-mail. Since we use PayPal to document the transaction credit cards are processed through PayPal. This provides a secure venue for the processing of payments. We appreciate the confidence but, cannot accept the responsibility of this information being passed to us. By using PayPal, no human ever sees your information, and it is secure from theft. Any time you pick up a puppy in person, we request the balance in cash only (no exceptions) or to have your puppy pre-paid two weeks prior to pick up. Any and all expenses, including Veterinary, after delivery are the responsibility of the buyer. Once paid in full, AKC registration papers are guaranteed unless other arrangements have been made. We recommend that you consider your decision before proceeding with your deposit. Puppy pick-up/delivery will be agreed upon prior to acceptance of your deposit. Additional charges may apply for puppies boarded beyond the pick-up/delivery arrangement. Shipping is available via commercial air where available or via personal transport within Southern/Central California. Cost for such service will be agreed upon at the time the deposit is accepted. Puppies cannot be shipped until eight weeks of age. Should you be unable to take delivery on your puppy, the deposit will not be refunded to you. The only exception to this rule is if the puppy you have reserved becomes unavailable for health reasons. Although extremely rare, since puppies are living, breathing beings, there are times when the puppy you reserve may become ill, unsound or unsuitable as a pet. We will not place a puppy that we cannot guarantee. If this should happen, we will offer your deposit back to you immediately, or you may choose another puppy.