Puppy Contract
Horsetooth Whippets
Ken Shiarella, V.M.D.

Jennifer Hime, BA, CBC


This Contract and Bill of Sale was provided by Horsetooth Whippets.

This agreement is made and entered into this day, (enter date you receive puppy and/or complete your payment
in the box at bottom)  by and between Ken Shiarella and Jennifer Hime of Horsetooth Whippets (Seller), and the
Buyer (enter your name in the box below); for the purpose of setting forth the terms and conditions of purchase
by the Buyer of a purebred Whippet from the litter whelped on DATE OF WHELP by NAME OF SIRE, and out of
NAME OF DAM.  The litter registration number is:  LITTER NUMBER

For $______ plus any additional applicable transportation cost, the Seller agrees to sell and the Buyer agrees to
purchase a companion puppy from the litter described above subject to the following terms.

1. Seller warrants that the above described puppy/dog is a purebred Whippet registered with the American
Kennel Club (AKC) and that registration papers will be provided to the Buyer.  

2. Seller warrants that the above-described puppy/dog is in good health at the time Buyer assumes ownership.
Buyer agrees to have the puppy examined by a licensed Veterinarian within three (3) days (not including
weekends and holidays) of receipt of puppy/dog.

If, as a result of the examination, the Veterinarian determines that the puppy/dog is not in good health then the
Buyer shall elect to keep the puppy/dog or return the puppy/dog to the Seller for a refund. If the buyer elects to
return the puppy, Buyer shall, within 10 days after the date of the signing of this contract, send to Seller by
certified mail a written Veterinarian's certificate stating that the puppy/dog was in ill health when examined. Upon
receipt by Seller of said certificate, Buyer shall be obligated to return the puppy/dog to Seller at Buyers expense.
Upon receipt of the puppy/dog, the Seller shall be obligated to refund all monies received from Buyer toward the
purchase price of the puppy/dog, and further performance under this contract shall be null and void. All action
taken to return the puppy/dog shall be done with the best interest of the puppy/dog in mind.

3. The above Whippet is being purchased as a companion animal [pet], and not for breeding purposes. The
puppy will therefore be sold on LIMITED REGISTRATION.  The Buyer agrees that if they are having this puppy
the procedure will not be before the age of 12 months without written permission of the
.   Verification of spay/neuter must be sent to the Seller from a certified veterinarian written on his/ her
letterhead.  (For information on the hazards of early spay and neuter in the whippet or other canine athletes, visit
the following websites:  

4. Puppy/dog will be registered under the Horsetooth Kennel prefix and including the Litter Theme by the Seller.  
Registration will be transferred to the buyer upon completion of AKC paperwork.  

5. If at any time the Buyer can no longer retain possession of this dog, the Seller must be notified and given
FIRST OPTION of resuming full ownership. The dog will be returned with the AKC papers and any medical
records. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is the dog to be placed in a pet shop, animal shelter, or similar
establishment, or advertised for sale online or otherwise.

6. Buyer agrees that he/she is not acting as an agent in the purchase or this puppy/dog and that Buyer will not
sell this puppy/dog or its progeny to any agent or pet store.

7. Buyer agrees that the puppy/dog will reside at the home of the Buyer, have access to a fenced yard, not be
chained or tethered, and will be provided with proper housing, a good quality diet, annual vaccinations,
heartworm checks and preventative as needed, and appropriate mental & physical exercise. Buyer agrees that at
least one basic obedience training course will be completed with the puppy/dog.

8.  Buyer agrees that the Seller may repossess the dog upon evidence of neglect or abuse at no expense to the
Seller and no refund of monies.

This Agreement is made by both parties to insure the well being and protection of this puppy/dog.
Please Note - filling out and sending this form is
considered your electronic signature and will legally bind
you to the above contract terms.
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