Health Warranty & Purchase Agreement

1. Matkovich Family Pups guarantees the puppy is in good health, has had one  round of immunizations and has been dewormed at the time the buyer takes possession. The buyer has 7 days to take the puppy to a veterinarian for an examination. If the puppy is found to be in poor health, the buyer has the option of returning the puppy to the seller, at buyer’s cost, for a full refund. The buyer will provide a written statement from a licensed veterinarian clearly stating defect or illness. If the puppy is not taken to a licensed veterinarian within the seven business days, the health warranty is void.  

2. Matkovich Family Pups provides this warranty for two years after the date of sale against any debilitating congenital defects. In the event the puppy exhibits symptoms of a suspected debilitating congenital defect, the buyer must supply any requested veterinary records to the seller within seven days of informing the seller of the defect. Matkovich Family Pups has the right to require a second opinion from a veterinarian of the seller’s choice at the seller’s expense. If the puppy is euthanized or in any way disposed of, without a second opinion from the seller’s veterinarian, the buyer waives all rights to a replacement puppy.  


3. This warranty does not include viral illnesses, infections, improper bites, hernias, hypoglycemia, Round Worms, Guardia or Coccidosis. It also does not include any illness due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals or physical injury. 


4. If it is determined the puppy does have a genetic disorder that is identified within two years of purchase, the buyer has the option of a replacement puppy from the next available litter.  Your puppy need not be returned to us provided there is documented support of medical condition. Shipping fees will not be refunded, and if it becomes necessary to ship a replacement puppy, those fees are to be paid by the buyer.  


5. If the puppy should die from a suspected congenital defect within the 24 months of its date of purchase, an autopsy must be performed at the buyer’s expense by a licensed veterinarian acceptable to the seller’s own veterinarian. If the autopsy shows a congenital defect as the reason of the death, the seller will provide another puppy of equal value to the buyer. A written statement from the Veterinarian must be provided. This warranty is void in the event of an undetermined or inconclusive diagnosis. 


6. No warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, are made under this contract except as stated.


7. This warranty is non-transferable.  

Buyer's Responsibility 

1. The buyer agrees to pay Matkovich Family Pups purchase price for puppy.  

2. The buyer bears all costs relating to the sale of the above animal, including transportation. The risk of loss or injury to the above animal is on the buyer at all times after the dog leaves the seller.  

3. The buyer agrees to take their puppy to the vet within 7 days of picking up from seller.

4. The buyer agrees to keep their puppy/dog at a healthy weight.  

5. The buyer agrees to provide a safe, clean living environment for their puppy/dog.

6.  The buyer agrees to make and keep annual veterinary appointments for their puppy/dog, keep all immunizations current according to the guidelines of the American Veterinary Medical Association and properly administer heartworm preventative medication.  

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