Sales Agreement REVISED:09/27/2023
Steel City Havanese Sales Agreement
If you are purchasing a puppy from us, please read our health guarantee in full! It is listed below. All of our puppies are covered under our guarantee. If you have any questions about our guarantee, please feel free to contact me.
*****We reserve the right to refuse to sell our puppies to anyone we do not feel would give them a loving, safe, and permanent home!******
Buyer-Original purchaser of puppy*
1. Have your puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 3 business days of delivery. A copy for the vet visit must be forwarded to Steel City Havanese within 7 days. If a problem arises with your puppy, Steel City Havanese must be contacted within 24 hours. The problem must be verified by our own veterinarian.
2. Provide puppy with routine preventive care, such as, but not limited to:
- Annual physical examinations by a licensed veterinarian.
- Follow veterinarian guidelines for vaccinations (including Rabies), de-worming, and heartworm prevention.
- Proper grooming to promote optimal health for your pet.
If these responsibilities are not fulfilled our guarantee is null and void.
Deposits on our puppies are considered a binding contract indicating that the purchaser of a puppy agrees to purchase the puppy; therefore, deposits are non-refundable! This also applies to a puppy that has been paid for in full.
Prior to delivery/shipping , all of our puppies are examined by our veterinarian. Each of our puppies will come with his or her health record documenting all vaccinations, de-wormings. Registration paperwork will be mailed after proof of spay-neuter from new owner.
PLEASE NOTE: All of our puppies are up to date on their vaccinations and de-wormings when going to their new homes. All of our puppies come with a health record listing the date of each de-worming and vaccination.
I understand that it is my responsibility to register the puppy with AKC if so desired. If at any time I am unable to care for the puppy for any reason, or if life circumstance changes and I can’t keep the dog anymore, I will contact Steel City Havanese so they can take the dog back. I agree not to sell or give the dog away under any circumstances without notifying Steel City Havanese and giving them the opportunity to take the dog back.
Steel City Havanese guarantees your puppy to be free from any genetic hereditary life threatening diseases (i.e., heart murmurs, fluxating patella, & hip dysplasia) that would be severe enough to result in loss of said puppy's life for up to one year of life. If any such condition is found and proven in writing to Seller, from a licensed veterinarian and substantiated by lab tests and/or x-rays and confirmed by our veterinarian, puppy may be returned to Seller for credit towards another dog.
NOTE: Any minor, breed related, treatable or correctable conditions or any condition that may go away or is considered a condition which puppy will likely outgrow will NOT be covered under our guarantee. Canines are just like humans in the fact that they will develop some health issues during their lifetime. The buyer is responsible for all vet bills incurred with said puppy along with transportation cost for his/her delivery and return should an issue arise in which a puppy is returned to Steel City Havanese.
NOTE: We do not cover hypoglycemia, coccidiosis, parasites, ear mites, and viral or bacterial infections as these are common occurrences in dogs. We also do not cover any disease or condition that may arise as a result of stress or any other environmental factor such as neglect.
A puppy showing a congenital life threatening defect will be replaced as follows:
Puppy must show the defect by 1 year of age and be diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian. Steel City Havanese must be notified immediately upon onset of the problem in writing with a report from the veterinarian. Steel City Havanese’s veterinarian will talk with the buyer's veterinarian, interpret the report and if he concurs with the findings, a replacement puppy will be given.
If you decide to return your puppy for a replacement puppy the original puppy must be returned within 7 days from the time you notify us of said condition. Please note that in order for our guarantee to be valid the original puppy must be returned. Under no circumstances will the buyer be allowed to keep the original puppy and receive a replacement puppy.
Although a concentrated effort is made by Steel City Havanese to breed sound, healthy Havanese puppies and dogs according to AKC standards,
Buyer should understand that due to the nature of any breed, they are predisposed to certain medical anomalies and that a normal dog may have one or two of these conditions during his/her lifetime.
If a puppy is to be returned to Steel City Havanese, the returned puppy must be returned to Steel City Havanese in excellent condition other than the specified problem; this means that all AKC papers and health records and any other documentation deemed necessary must be returned within 1 week of puppy being returned. After puppy and all proper paperwork is returned, the buyer will qualify for a replacement puppy. All puppies covered under our guarantee are by replacement only. We do not give refunds. Steel City Havanese will not be responsible for any veterinarian expenses incurred by the buyer for any reason.
Buyer is responsible for transportation costs of returned puppy as well as transportation costs for replacement puppy. Our guarantee applies to the original puppy purchased from Steel City Havanese only and is non-transferable to a second party or to a replacement puppy!
Our replacement guarantee will be terminated if the puppy being replaced has been bred, shows signs of abuse, does not have up to date vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and worming/fecal records that have been documented appropriately by a licensed veterinarian. Any physical problem that could be the result of an injury or neglect is not covered under our guarantee!
Steel City Havanese guarantees a healthy companion pet. Adult sizes are an estimate based on our experience and recognition of the Havanese breed. No guarantees are made as to size, build, or color puppies will be when they are grown as it's hard to know this information as the puppy will continue to grow until 1 year of age. All our puppies are sold under Limited Registration through AKC(as pets only) this means no breeding rights(You cannot breed the dog during its lifetime) If the dog is bred at anytime on purpose or accidental Steel City Havanese will seek legal action and return of the dog as well as any whelped puppies(this is to protect our dogs and their lineage). In some cases we may offer Full Registration(Full breeding and show rights) if you purchase full registration,We are not responsible for sire or dam's ability to breed, litter size, or quality of puppies produced. It is the buyer's sole responsibility for veterinary bills incurred from breeding your fully registered Havanese if you choose to do so. We require that if you choose to purchase a puppy strictly as a pet with limited registration because you have no intention of breeding or showing, that you spay or neuter your pet when he/she reaches 6 months of age to promote his/her health we will need a copy of the spay or neuter.
I understand that I stay in touch with Steel City Havanese on the development and heath of the dog which is critical information for them to make informed mating decisions in the future. I understand that I have to send several pictures of my puppy at 6 months old and at 1 year of age to help with these decisions. I also understand that I must notify Steel City Havanese if the dog dies or is killed under any circumstances other than old age so that they can keep their records updated. (Required by AKC)
If there are any legal engagements due to Seller and Buyer not agreeing, absolutely all legal issues will be dealt within the state of Pennsylvania, Cambria County per this guarantee, and is subject to all laws of the state of Pennsylvania, and no others. Out of state laws are not valid and do not apply to this guarantee. All attorney’s regarding legal action will be billed to Buyer. At no point will a Buyer be allowed to keep a dog, AND get money returned to Buyer.
Steel City Havanese is a fair, ethical business, and will work with you on any problems. This clause is simply to discourage frivolous legal actions by unscrupulous Buyers.
By signing below, I understand and accept that this contract does not imply any further guarantee or warranty than what is stated above. My signature represents that I have read and understood the details of the contract and have no questions on the content. In addition, I understand by signing below, I will be held to the terms of the contract. If I do not follow the contract as stated above, I forfeit any return of a replacement puppy for any reason.
Steel City Havanese Signature - Date Buyers Signature - Date