OUR PUPPY CONTRACT & HEALTH GUARANTEE
Before bringing your new puppy home, we have a puppy contract to be agreed upon and signed. The contract describes the rights and responsibilities of both the kennel and the new owner. You can read an example of our contract. It’s only a sample, so some details will vary.
We encourage you to compare our contract to those from other breeders. We believe our contract has one of the best health guarantees you will find. We have extensive health testing performed on our puppies. We also guarantee our puppies against serious congenital disease and defects.
CaliCoast Aussies is a small Aussie breeder located in Northern California. All our puppies come with a 100% health guarantee. We breed for personality and health above all else. We have a IG channel where day to day videos of our kennel can be found. We have our own Facebook Group connecting you to our Aussie families. Each purebred Aussie from CaliCoast Aussies carries a 2 year genetic health guarantee, uncommon with most breeders! We DNA test all our Aussies and stand behind our extended health guarantee 100%.
What’s in our Health Guarantee?
First of all, the term “health guarantee” isn’t quite proper. Nobody can guarantee that anything living won’t get sick, whether cats, dogs, or even humans. So think of it as a health warranty. You’re spending time locating a quality pedigree Aussie pup, and you’ll invest time, care, money, and love into your new companion. You deserve a reasonable degree of protection!
At CaliCoast Aussies, our health guarantee consists of two parts:
Part 1 protects you from receiving a sick puppy. You must have your puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 1 week of leaving our care. If your veterinarian determines that the puppy is ill and/or unfit for sale, you may return the puppy and we’ll refund the full sale price.
A few important details: First, we require an original written statement from your veterinarian. Second, we won’t reimburse for veterinary fees. Third, puppy shipping fees are not refundable.
Part 2 protects you over the long term from genetic defects and congenital diseases. If your puppy or dog is diagnosed with a serious genetic defect or congenital disease before 2 years of age, we will provide you with a replacement puppy.
Examples of conditions that would entitle you to a replacement puppy include life-threatening heart conditions and degenerative nerve disorders. In other words, conditions that effect longevity or quality of life.
Examples of conditions that wouldn’t qualify for replacement are innocent heart murmurs or allergies. In other words, conditions that an otherwise healthy dog can live with and be happy.
In general, we would accept a veterinarian’s opinion of what constitutes a serious defect, but we may require a second opinion (which would be obtained at our expense.