Spay and Neuter Contract

SPAY/NEUTER PUPPY CONTRACT

The Seller, Christine Koval, and the Buyer, __________________________, hereby agree as follows:

1. The Seller hereby sells to the Buyer, for the amount of $________, payment of which is hereby acknowledged, a female/male Border Collie, born_____________, by ______________ , out of _________________, in accordance with the terms of this contract.

2. The Seller will register the puppy with the American Border Collie Association, Inc. (ABCA).  The Buyer shall have the puppy spayed or neutered before it reaches the age of eight (8) months, and shall forward, to the Seller, a spay/neuter certificate from the veterinarian performing the procedure. Upon receipt of that certificate, the Seller shall forward the registration papers for the puppy to the Buyer.  If the dog is already over the age of eight months when the Buyer purchases the dog, the Buyer has three (3) months from date of purchase to get the dog spayed or neutered.

3.  The Buyer shall not register the puppy or permit the puppy to be registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Because the parties recognize that precise damages for breach of this provision might be difficult to ascertain, the parties hereby agree that the Buyer will be liable for damages in the amount of a minimum of $1,000.00 in the event of any breach by the Buyer of this provision of the contract.

4. The Seller guarantees that the puppy is in good health on the date of delivery. The Buyer has the right to return the puppy to the Seller within three days after delivery and receive a refund of the purchase price if the puppy is found by a veterinarian to be suffering from any disease.

5. The Seller guarantees that the puppy is free of hereditary defects to the best of his/her knowledge. Should the puppy be diagnosed with hip dysplasia within a month after his/her second birthday, or suffer loss of eyesight due to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) or Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) prior to its fifth birthday, Seller agrees to refund the purchase price or replace the puppy. Buyer must present radiographs and certification by a veterinarian if the complaint is hip dysplasia, or by a veterinary ophthalmologist if the complaint is PRA or CEA. The Seller does not assume any additional liability for possible genetic defects in the puppy, and will under no circumstances be responsible for veterinary bills resulting from any such condition.

6. The Buyer shall maintain the puppy in good condition, including adherence to a regular immunization schedule, heartworm preventative, good diet, and a clean and safe environment.

7. If at any time in its life the puppy is to be sold or given away, the Buyer shall so notify the Seller and give the Seller first option to buy the puppy back.

Executed this ________ day of ____________, 20___.
_________________________, Seller          __________________________, Buyer
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