Puppy Contract

I, Michele Taylor (breeder/seller) and (Puppy Buyer(s) agree to described puppy:

  1. My Responsibility as Your Breeder: Your puppy will come to you healthy, fed high quality nutrition, well socialized to many different sounds, textures, positions, car rides, people, and other pets! We begin crate training your puppy, it is normal for your puppy to have accidents when arriving at a new home. Your puppy will begin early neurological Stimulation at 3-16 days old. Your puppy will receive a personality Volhard testing at 5 weeks old. Your Puppy will leave me with a vet exam, medical record, and deworming. By request we will ship puppies to the airport of your choice for an additional cost that includes a crate and bowls, Health Certificate, fuel, and flight cost. This breed is generally very healthy with a wonderful disposition! We make every effort to provide accurate up-to-date information about the dogs size, gender, date of birth, color, height, temperament, health, registration details.
  2. Health Guarantee: Your Obligations

YOU MUST FULFILL THESE OBLIGATIONS, AS EXPLAINED HEREIN, OR THIS HEALTH GUARANTEE WILL TERMINATE AND BECOME NULL AND VOID

  • You must have your puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within two (2) business days of you obtaining the puppy and, to ensure the health of your dog, you must visit the veterinarian on a regular basis ensuring your dog receives proper health checkups and timely inoculations.
  • You must keep your puppy on Life’s Abundance holistic food
  • Golden Retrievers are prone to hip dysplasia, do not over-feed or over-exercise your dog and, regardless of breed, do not over-exercise your dog during his or her growth period.
  • These dogs are intended to be companion dogs; do not breed your dog.

We take preventative measures against parasites and do not cover parasites in our health guarantee. Parasites are very common and can be contracted anywhere, it is the buyers responsibility to continue treatment of parasites.

  • If your puppy does not pass his/her (2) Business day health inspection the puppy will be returned and replaced with another available puppy of similar sex and type or the puppy will be returned and a refund will be given for the original purchase price of the puppy. Breeder does not cover shipping or travel expenses, all costs associated with shipping are the puppy buyer’s responsibility.   

Two-year Health Guarantee: Nutrition is such a key factor to the health of your dog, this guarantee is available for the puppy buyer who keeps their dog on Life’s Abundance Nutritional System without a lapse in feeding schedule. 

a.) Owner must use my website www.lifesabundance.com/Taylormade for 2year guarantee. Life’s Abundance sends me a copy of your order and allows me to keep a record to show you kept the dog on a healthy diet. You can also use my name Michele Taylor when ordering. Your dog must be kept on Life’s Abundance food or 2-year health guarantee will be voided. b.) If within two (2) years of the dog’s birthdate, the dog is found to have a genetic life- threatening/shortening defect.  The puppy will be replaced with another puppy, when available at breeder’s discretion, for the original purchase price, same sex, and type of dog, not including shipping costs, taxes, and health certificate, veterinarian costs, shipping crate or any additional costs or expenses incurred or asserted by Purchaser in connection with the puppy. c.)  Genetic Defect must be proved by a veterinarian, with a 2nd opinion by a veterinarian of breeder choice at owner’s expense. d.)  Unknown causes of death will not be guaranteed even with a vet suspicion of cause, the cause must be proven. e.) Guarantee does not cover parvo, vet bills, parasites, Accidental death, life-threatening Injuries, neglect or abuse. f.) Since I have no control of puppy’s environment or lifestyle, all health issues will be the responsibility of the puppy owner. g.) We do not cover Hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia can be caused by other factors other than genetics and our lines have tested “good” we do not cover hip dysplasia. h.) I cannot guarantee size on your puppy. I chart growth and do my best to estimate size, but these are only best guesses. i.) These puppies are sold as pets only and not as breeding dogs. j.) We do not cover injury by vaccines. Vaccines are known to have risk and buyer assumes all risk caused by vaccines after the puppy is in buyer’s care. k.) Breeder will be held harmless for any punitive damages caused by dog after dog has been transferred to buyer. 

3. Veterinary Costs: Unless required by law, veterinary costs are not covered by Breeder/Seller

4. Deposits: $250 non-refundable deposit will hold your puppy; this is included in your purchase price. Deposits are non- transferable.

5. Payment: Payment in FULL is required 7 business days BEFORE your puppy goes home. 

To avoid stomach upset in your puppy, you must also purchase your puppy’s food 7 days BEFORE he goes home.  We use Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Premium food, to purchase visit:   

              www.lifesabundance.com/taylormade 

6. Buyer Acknowledgements:  Buyer is to provide proper medical care and proper feeding, (do not over feed your puppy, always follow feeding guidelines). Do not allow extreme jumping, run long distances on a leash, or bike with your puppy before 2 years old, this could cause health problems for your puppy. Do provide fresh water for your puppy at all times. Purchaser is aware that owning a puppy means frequent visits to a licensed DVM and understands that he/she will be responsible for all costs associated with all veterinarian visits, such as but not limited to any veterinarian costs associated with spaying or neutering , including undescended testes. We recommend waiting until the puppy is 1 year of age before spaying or neutering because studies show less risk of cancer and hip dysplasia. Failure of the Purchaser to provide puppy with regular veterinary care will void this Health Guarantee. Purchasers should follow a recommended nutritional program, including feeding only premium dog foods and vitamin supplements. All dogs should not be over exercised during their growth period. Breeder sells pets for companion purposes only. If your dog is bred, this Health Guarantee shall terminate and become null and void. Temperament issues are not covered under this Health Guarantee as they can be caused by a number of factors outside control of Seller or the breeder including, without limitation, lack of training, discipline or proper dog socialization. The owner is responsible for all transportation costs to and from the Seller. Seller reserves the right to refuse purchase of a puppy for any reason. 

7. Puppy Value: The value of the puppy for purposes of this Health Guarantee is limited to the Purchase Price of the puppy, and does not include taxes, shipping, health certificate and veterinarian costs, shipping crate or any additional costs or expenses incurred or asserted by the Purchaser. 

8. Photo Rights: We love to receive pictures and testimonials of your puppy! If you send us pictures, you hereby authorize copyrights to Michele Taylor and they can be used on our website and social media outlets. We truly appreciate your correspondence! 

9. No Monetary Returns: Breeder will not accept any returns of the puppy for monetary refund for any reason including, without limitation, allergies, landlord/tenant restrictions, marital issues, puppy adjustment problems or any other reason. If buyer must return the puppy for any reason, it will be on a surrender basis only with no refund or credit, and buyer will be responsible for all shipping costs. Upon any such surrender, breeder shall use commercially reasonable efforts to find a new home for the puppy through Breeder’s rehoming program. 

10. Puppy Surrender: Breeder will always allow a puppy from our kennel to be returned without judgement or criticism. We realize that life has unexpected things come up and we would never want a puppy from us to be in an Animal Shelter. We will lovingly accept a surrendered puppy and appreciate our buyer for the time, expense, sadness, and sacrifice it takes to make a decision to return their fur baby.   

11. Cancellation by Buyer: Until such time as Buyer has received confirmation from breeder about the date upon which the puppy will be delivered, buyer may cancel purchase of the puppy by notifying Breeder. In the event buyer cancels the purchase, buyer understands and agrees that the deposit of $250 will be retained by breeder. 

12. Shipping: As soon as the puppy is ready for travel, the puppy will typically ship after 8 weeks of age, but occasionally a puppy may need additional time with its breeder before shipping. The final determination of the shipping date for the puppy is made by the puppy's breeder and the breeder's veterinarian, with the health of the puppy being the primary determining factor. Occasionally there may be delays for numerous reasons including, but not limited to, weather, temperature restrictions, logistics, mechanical failure or other unforeseen events. Breeder shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any delays including, without limitation, those that may cause Purchaser inconvenience or financial loss, nor shall any delay be a valid cause for cancellation of Buyer’s purchase of the puppy. Buyer understands and agrees that no refund shall be provided by Breeder due to any airline/airport delays or cancellations of the puppy's flight, whether such travel is domestic or international. Buyer is solely responsible for any required documentation, health reports, or vaccinations that may be necessary to transport the puppy into any country other than the United States or Canada. 

13. Agreement to Mandatory Individual Arbitration. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. INSTEAD OF SUING IN COURT, BUYER AND SELLER AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE RESOLVED ONLY BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND COURT REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS LIMITED. PURCHASER AGREES THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, PURCHASER AND SELLER ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. THE PURCHASER AND SELLER FURTHER AGREE AS FOLLOWS:  

14. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted, and includes, but is not limited to: (1) disputes and claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between Buyer and Seller, whether based in breach of contract, breach of any guarantees or warranties, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; (2) claims that arose before this Agreement or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising); (3) claims that may arise after the termination of Buyer's relationship with Seller; and (4) claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which Purchaser is not a member of a certified class.

14. Purchaser and Seller hereby agree that the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") applies to any arbitration, and governs all questions of whether a dispute is subject to arbitration. Unless Buyer and Seller agree otherwise in writing, arbitration shall be: (i) administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), pursuant to the Consumer Arbitration Rules then in effect (the "AAA's Rules"); and (ii) conducted by a single arbitrator who is licensed to practice law. The AAA's Rules can be found at www.adr.org. 15. THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT ALLOW CLASS ARBITRATIONS EVEN IF THE PROCEDURES OR RULES OF THE AAA WOULD. RATHER, BUYER AND SELLER ONLY ARE ENTITLED TO PURSUE ARBITRATION ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. FURTHER, AND UNLESS BUYER AND SELLER AGREE OTHERWISE IN WRITING, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL PARTY'S CLAIMS WITH ANY OTHER PARTY'S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR COLLECTIVE PROCEEDING.

16. Buyer and Seller each are responsible for their respective costs relating to counsel, experts, and witnesses.

17. This arbitration agreement does not preclude the Buyer or the Seller from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies. Such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against on a party's behalf. In addition, and notwithstanding the other provisions of this arbitration agreement, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court.

18. If Buyer or Seller fails to comply with this arbitration provision, said breaching party shall be liable for the costs and attorneys' fees incurred by the other party in enforcing compliance with the arbitration agreement.

19. Unless the AAA arbitrator rules otherwise, all claims or counterclaims shall be resolved by the submission of documents only / desk arbitration (see R-29 of the AAA's Rules). Any party, however, may ask for a hearing. The arbitrator also may decide that a face-to-face hearing is necessary. Any hearing, however, that is not held by telephone, shall take place in Utah County, Utah unless the AAA arbitrator decides otherwise.

20. Choice of Law: The Agreement, and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to the Agreement, the relationship of the parties, and/or the interpretation and enforcement of the rights and duties of the parties, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.

21. Severability. If any provision or provisions of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under applicable law by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect and shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

22. Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the Parties and no other terms or conditions shall be applicable to this sale.

Breeder:   Michele Taylor        e-signature: ______        Date: _____

Puppy Buyer: ________      e-signature: ______        Date: _____