Puppy Health Guarantee
Star Australian Shepherds
Star Australian Shepherds guarantees your puppy to be an excellent pet. If you are not 100% satisfied with his/her temperament (as described in the AKC Breed Standard, under Temperament), please return your puppy in a healthy condition, by six (6) months of age. We will replace your puppy with another of equal of greater value.
We guarantee that your Star Australian Shepherd will be certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the Canine Eye Registry Foundation. We also guarantee your Star Australian Shepherd to be free of congenital defects that interfere with quality of life and disqualifying faults.
If it is determined by OFA or CERF that a problem exists with your Star Australian Shepherd (some examples: hip dysplasia, juvenile hereditary cataracts, aussie eye anomaly, progressive retinal atrophy), please notify us immediately.
Or, if it is determined that a hereditary defect exists that will interfere with your Aussie’s quality of life, please notify us.
Upon producing the proper documentation to verify the problem, you may return your puppy. We will provide a replacement of equal or greater value. If you decide to keep your puppy with hip dysplasia, juvenile hereditary cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, congenital defects, we will credit fifty percent (50%) of your original purchase price towards the purchase of another puppy.
We guarantee your puppy is healthy when he/she leaves our kennel. You have forty eight (48) hours after purchase to have your puppy examined by a Veterinarian. If a health problem is detected, you must notify us immediately. We will consult with your Veterinarian and our Veterinarian. We may require you to have your puppy examined by a Veterinarian of our choice at our expense. If it is determined that a health problem exists and it is directly attributable to us as breeders, you may return your puppy if you so decide. We have the option to replace the puppy with one of our choice of equal or greater value or refund your purchase price. We WILL NOT refund or compensate for air fare or shipping/delivery charges. We CAN NOT and WILL NOT be held responsible for ANY vet bills incurred AFTER purchase.
Please keep your new puppy/adult on a leash or in a fenced area until he/she is acclimatized to his/her surroundings. We CAN NOT and WILL NOT be held responsible or liable for a dog that becomes lost, injured, disabled or stolen. We recommend you MICROCHIP your new Aussie upon his/her first (1st) visit to the Veterinarian.
If a health exam is NOT completed by a licensed Veterinarian within forty-eight (48) hours of purchase, this replacement agreement is NULL & VOID.
If the recommended vaccination and heartworm schedule is NOT adhered to, this replacement agreement is NULL & VOID.
If it is determined by a licensed Veterinarian that this Star Australian Shepherd has been the victim of abuse and/or neglect, this replacement agreement is NULL & VOID.
If this dog/bitch is NOT registered with AKC, this replacement agreement is NULL & VOID.
As the new owner of a Star Australian Shepherd:
I AGREE to provide the best care possible for my puppy/adult. I AGREE to feed a top quality dog food and provide fresh water at all times.
I AGREE to make every effort to keep my Star Aussie comfortable and safe. I AGREE to keep him/her confined to a dog crate or dog kennel when NOT supervised.
I AGREE that I will never leave my Star Aussie at a Shelter or a County Dog Pound. I AGREE that I will never leave my Star Aussie with Aussie Rescue.
I AGREE to contact Star Australian Shepherds in the event I am no longer able to keep/care for my Aussie, so that they may assist me in placing my pet in a good home.
I AGREE to keep his/her vaccinations current, to have him/her regularly checked for worms and to keep him/her on heartworm preventative.
I AGREE to abide by the ASCA and USASA Breeder’s Code of Ethics.
IT IS FURTHER AGREED between the parties that in the event the Purchaser(s) DOES NOT care for his/her Star Aussie according to the terms, conditions, and agreements set-forth herein, Sellers, Star Australian Shepherds, are RELEASED from any and all RESPONSIBILITY and/or LIABILITY whatsoever arising from this Purchase Agreement.