The below Health Guarentee and contract is exactly what you will receive with your puppy:
Ohio Standard Poodles
Sales and Health Guarantee and Agreement, and Care Instruction:
I, Sherry Jean Dye-Reed, hereby guarantee that to the best of my knowledge that your puppy is free of diseases, congenital, and genetic defects unless otherwise noted on page four (4) of this agreement. I will not knowingly breed or sell puppies from parents that have a known hereditary deficiency. I further guarantee that an excessive effort is made to keep the puppy healthy and the living facilities clean. I guarantee your puppy for two (2) year after date of sale against any life threatening or significant quality of life altering, congenital or genetic birth defect. With a signed statement from a state licensed veterinarian (DVM) that your puppy does indeed have a life threatening or quality of life altering congenital or genetic defect, you will be entitled to financial coverage up to, but not to exceed, the price of the puppy. You may also choose to exchange your puppy or return your puppy for a full refund. The veterinarians statement needs to be on his/her office stationery stating diagnosis, treatment, recommendation AND medical options, as well as prognosis for the chosen course of action. I also need it stated in writing rather the condition is congenital, genetic, or if it is caused or aggravated by stress or trauma. Documentation must include laboratory verification of condition and all medical records, including initial well puppy check and fecal test, as well as receipts of food used while the pup is in your care. I reserve the right to a second opinion with a vet of my choosing.
I guarantee and will pay for deworming or treatment, including one retest of fecal, if in the unlikely event that worms or parasites are found upon first vet visit.
This guarantee further covers coronavirus, parvovirus, and leptovirus, if found within the first (10) ten days after receiving your puppy. I reserve the right to decline this compensation if I have other pups from this litter and can document that those pups are free of the virus, as this would demonstrate that the virus is not in my kennel. Again, the above mentioned documents must be presented for compensation. I again reserve the right to a second opinion at the buyer’s expense as well as an interpretation of the records and documentation from my vet. In the case that these viruses are found, I will pay medical expenses up to the cost of the puppy for the treatment, visits, and medication for the listed life threatening viruses.
I guarantee hips and elbows to score at least a “fair” or I will refund the breeder fee provided the pup/dog is fed a 4-5 star food is given according to dogfoodadvisor.com (Please keep receipts.) and is not neutered or spayed until at least after 20 months of age.
In the highly unlikely event that death should occur, a necropsy must be performed and the report verified by my Veterinarian, along with before mentioned documents, to determine the cause of death.
This guarantee is based on the condition that your puppy has seen a Veterinarian within three (3) business days of receiving him/her or within 24 hours if the puppy is delivered. I reserve the right to a second opinion at the buyer’s expense as well as an interpretation of all records and documentations by my Veterinarian. I must be notified within 24 hours of the veterinarian’s findings and the puppy returned within 48 hours of findings or in the case that the puppy has been delivered, within seven days of findings. Return and transportation would be at the new owner’s expense.
WHAT I DO NOT COVER:
Though I am as helpful as possible to assist you in determining future unknowns such as size, weight, color, etc. of your puppy, it is important that you do your homework, because I can make no promises about these things, as nature is often unpredictable. The sizes and colors of the parents, as well as the pedigree, are available to help you determine these things and I am always available for questions. I will do the best I can to make an educated guess to suit your needs and desires.
Though, based on the linage of the pups and my history of producing quality pups, there is great potential for champion in show and agility, breeding, service, and therapy, I do not guarantee the fertility, show quality, performance, or production of your puppy. Although there are tests and signs to make educated decisions, buying a puppy for these purposes is always subject to unknowns at this young age, including their future environment, exposure, training, and feeding, which I have no control over. Your puppy is guaranteed to be of at least pet quality and is being adopted as a companion. I do guarantee that your puppy will, in some way, be imperfect, as we all are.
The new owner understands that it is common for pup’s appetites’ to drop when they transition to a new home. Their possible aversion to food is not because they don't know how to eat but because they are not yet comfortable in their new home. If they go long enough without eating or don’t eat enough for a period of time their carbohydrate level could fall to a dangerous level and they could have a hypoglycemia attack. Although this is rare for Standard size pups i have seen it. It is therefore YOUR responsibility to see that they get enough carbohydrates to prevent this. I do not cover hypoglycemia because it is preventable with minimal care. (See care instructions for prevention of hypoglycemia.)
Please understand that until your puppy is fully immunized, they are susceptible to the above diseases and others brought in on the feet, from other animals, carried by insects, at puppy parks and out in your yard. The cost for care of these diseases could well exceed the cost of your puppy, so the new owner needs to take heed that they do not unnecessarily expose their puppy to these things. I will not cover viruses, bacteria, or parasite that are picked up after the puppy leaves my house.
Please understand that this guarantee also does not include injuries incurred after leaving my home. Nor does it cover stress-related circumstances or the medical expenses incurred. The owner needs to be aware of this possibility and the medical expense that might be incurred from the stress of the transition into a new home.
This guarantee will be terminated if pup is deemed abused, neglected, or the contract violated. This guarantee is to the original owner only. Under no circumstance will a refund puppy be given if your puppy has not seen your vet within three business days (or 24 hours if delivered), or not been kept up on the recommended vaccinations, boosters, de-wormings, food, exercise, and spay/neutered as agreed upon, so please keep these records.
The new owner agrees that the puppy will reside inside the home of the owner and not be chained, tied, or housed outside for extended periods of time. The new owner agrees to properly socialize the puppy and make them a member of the family. The new owner promises to provide adequate supervised exercise.
The new owner agrees to provide a 4-5 star food as evaluated by dogfodadvisor.com at appropriate quantities. Remember that a young pup is growing and will not have a consistent appetite, neither will they overeat so they should have as much as they will eat.
Typically, a Standard Poodle will have no trouble adjusting or eating but there are a couple precaution that should insure that is the case. The new owner is to put corn syrup on their water for the first few days. It doesn't necessarily have to be measured but approximately three (3) tablespoons per cup of water should be sufficient. Pups will typically drink, even when they do not eat. In a day or two you should see their appetite increase if it has been slow to eat food at first. Be aware of lethargy and listlessness. PLEASE call, text, or email me with any concerns. Sometimes I can give you an easy fix or assurance that will ease your mind.
Your puppy is weaned to Life’s Abundance All Stage dry food that is moistened with an abundance of warm water. Although most pups are fully weaned onto completely dry food by the time they go to their new home, going back to a warm, moist preparation for the few days could entice their appetite if you feel like it is sluggish. I will also be happy to coach you through other ideas if you are concerned about your puppy not eating. I recommend giving your puppy access to dry food it at all times, and keep them on only that food (no treats [except for sparingly for potty rewards] table food, grass, crayons, etc.) for at least the first seven (7) days. After that time, you can tweak the diet; making slow and gradual changes.
A good gauge to determine how frequently a pup should have carbohydrates if you are going to feed on a schedule is for every pound a pup weighs, they should have some carbohydrates at that interval in hours. For example, a three pound pup should have carbohydrates at least every three hours; a four pound pup should have carbohydrates at least every four hours, etc. Every pup should eat no less than three times a day until they are at least six months old. If they are eating and drinking well through the day they do not need to be feed or watered at night. Food can be taken up a couple hours before bed. The new owner agrees to feed only a high quality food, 4-5 star rated by dogfoodadvisor.com
Treats should be wholesome and consume no more than 10% of a puppy’s diet. Proper health care will extend the quality and longevity of your dog’s life.
The new owner agrees to offer distilled, purified, or reverse osmosis water upon arrival and continue on only distilled water for at least 3 days, then gradually mixing in your tap water so that they can get used to different water slowly. This is to prevent minerals and bacteria from abruptly entering his/her system that he is not used to.
To help reduce stress, introduce them slowly to the house and the members of the household. It helps to introduce a new pup to another canine member of the household in neutral territory. Give them time to get use to each other, then take them home together. Limit the time they are with strangers, children, and other animals to about 15 minutes. The new owner agrees to protect the puppy from other animals, small children, and people who may not be responsible enough to treat the puppy gently. Trust your children with a new puppy to the extent that you would trust them with a new born baby.
The new owner agrees to properly train and deal with any behavior problems. Poodles are easy to train and eager to please but if unwanted behaviors are left unattended they become habits which is harder to address down the road. It is cruel to a puppy to ignore bad behaviors. Invariably, if I have heard a behavioral complaint about a Poodle it can be traced back to the neglect or improper training by the owners. Two important factors to prevent problems are crate training and don't ignore misbehavior. (Refer to website.)
The new owner promises to avoid pet stores, puppy parks, public grooming facilities, and visiting other animals and people outside the home until they are fully immunized. Avoid vacations and trips within the first month of bringing your puppy home. As stated before, the new owner agrees to take their puppy to a state listened Veterinarian within three business days or one business day if the puppy is delivered. The new owner agrees not to allow any vaccinations, unless there is a medical emergency, for the first seven (7) days to reduce the chance of exacerbating stress related problems with your puppy. Please keep documentation of purchases, veterinarian visits, exams, diagnosis, prognosis, etc… The new owner agrees to have their puppy spayed or neutered at their veterinarian’s discretion.
The new owner promises to follow their Veterinarian’s recommendations
outside of what I require.
You will receive advice from many people but please keep in mind that MY recommendations and MY requirements supersede anyone else’s advice, including your vet’s, if it deals with any of the above. The new owner promises to read my entire web site to prepare for their puppy. And please ask if you have any question or concerns.
Please understand that when you sign this agreement, you are agreeing to abide by all MY requirements in this contract and not doing so will release me from any and all responsibility now and in the future. By signing this agreement you are acknowledging that you read and agree with my guarantee, limitation, and care instructions on previous pages.
Please know that I will accept the return of your pup at any time, for any reason you are not able to care for them. I am also available for any questions or concerns in the future… and I love receiving pictures and notes!
To Be Filled Out Upon Choice of Pup:
Date of Birth –
Date chosen –
Pick up date -
Breed – Standard Poodle
Registry - limited AKC
Amount of sale =
Non-refundable Deposit = $500 = State tax of 7.5% = $536.00
(PayPal [please add 3.5%], U.S Postal Money Order, Walmart Money Gram, or Cash)
Due at pick up – _________Plus applicable fees and 7.5% state taxes at = __________ (U.S Postal Money Order, Walmart money Gram, within 72 hours of delivery or at pick-up or Cash) =
Please sign and fill out below and initial the above pages.
• Signature (Must be at least 18 years of age) of new owner confirms agreement of above information and terms of guarantee. _________________________________________
New Owner’s Name (please print) _________________________________________________
New Owner’s Address___________________________________________________________
Phone ___________________ Cell Phone ____________________________
What web site did you find me on? _________________________________________________
What were the words (or phrase) you used to search for your puppy on the internet? ______________________________________________________________________________
Seller’s signature ________________________________________________________________
· Buyer’s acceptance of this puppy agrees that this transaction was consummated within the state of Ohio and consents to the application of all Ohio laws and to the jurisdiction of Ohio courts. Any dispute is to be settled by arbitration in Franklin County, Ohio at the new owner’s expense. This warranty constitutes the complete warranty between the seller and the buyer, and no other representations, promises, or warranties apply, either stated or implied. – Form D 2018