One Year Health Guarantee:

We first want to thank you for purchasing a pure bred puppy from us.  A puppy is a real joy to add to the family.  We at Elk River Companions take great pride in raising beautiful healthy puppies. Many loving hours were spent to provide you with a healthy, happy and well-socialized puppy.  We maintain an important relationship with our veterinarians, and our puppies are vet checked and health certified. In the event that a puppy should have an undiagnosed congenital defect, we at Elk River Companions have provided the buyer of our puppies with the following 1 (one) year health guarantee.

Whether your puppy has been purchased as a show or companion dog/puppy the commitments of this document must be fulfilled in order for our health guarantee to be valid and binding.  Initially, you (the buyer), must take the puppy to a licensed veterinarian (at buyers expense) within 5 (five) days of receiving the puppy. The licensed veterinarian must perform a complete health exam, and a copy of the veterinarian’s report must be sent back to us (Elk River Companions) for this contract to be valid.   If within this time the buyers veterinarian discovers a congenital defect that will severely interfere with the life function and mobility of the puppy, the buyer will immediately contact Elk River Companions, and will send a certified statement from the veterinarian to this effect. This includes severe hip dysplasia and heart problems of a severe and life threatening nature.  

If this puppy is returned for replacement or refunded, the seller will either refund the purchase price only (no veterinarian fees will be refunded) or if another puppy is available exchange it for a puppy of equal value. In case of refund the puppy is to be returned to seller in good condition along with registration papers.  Replacement puppy will be mutually agreed upon by both parties and will be of comparable quality.  It is understood that the replacement puppy may not be from the exact parents of the original puppy.  

There is no guarantee or warranty that the buyers will be able to show or breed the puppy regardless of show or breed potentials.  Seller assumes no liability for the adult size of this puppy.

Seller assumes no responsibility for this puppy after leaving the premises, medical expenses, landlord approval, allergies to animals, disagreement of family, or for any other reason, other that stated.  Seller is not responsible for any expenses. Seller will not be responsible for any medical expenses incurred.  Buyer is aware that owning a puppy means trips to the veterinarian and understood that he/she will be responsible for all payments.

Female puppy buyers- sometimes females are born with an inverted vulva.  Most inverted vulvas correct themselves after the first heat cycle.  Breeder will notify the buyer on such occasions.  Buyer
acknowledges that the breeder has notified them of the presence of an “innie”, if applicable.  Buyer
acknowledges that the breeder is not responsible for any vet costs incurred due to complications with Urinary Tract Infections.

This guarantee does not include coccidia, giardia and kennel cough, which is common in puppies that are shipped and usually caused by bacteria.  Kennel cough is self limiting and like the common cold, it must run its course.  Full recovery is expected and kennel cough on its own is not life threatening.  There are certain disorders that may be caused by environmental factors, for example allergies, thyroid dysfunction, demodectic mange and other autoimmune disorders that are not covered by the guarantee.  Any physical problem which is the result of injury is not covered under this guarantee.  This guarantee applies to the original owner only and is not transferable to a second party.  

Our puppies are raised on a rigorous schedule of shots and wormings.  In turn it is your responsibility to continue this level of care, adhering to regular schedule of shots and wormings in order to keep your puppy in optimal health.  Consequently, it is only when the life of your puppy is threatened or has ended due to certifiable congenital defect, that we (Elk River Companions) will be held liable for providing a replacement puppy.  Prompt continuing veterinarian care is a commitment you make to the puppy you have purchased.  Elk River Companions appreciated and values the depth of your commitment, but cannot be responsible for any veterinarian bills that may occur during the life of your puppy.  

Dogs, when introduced into new surroundings, are sometimes strange and are inclined to exhibit
shyness and inactivity.  In some instances they refuse food to which they may or may not be accustomed.  After becoming adapted to the new environment, they will readily accept you as their new master and the food you offer.  Your care and attention will aid in overcoming the shyness to new quarters.

This is to certify that the buyer agrees to never sell or give the puppy to any Pet Shop, pet farm or similar institutions.  If for some reason buyer cannot keep puppy or wishes to sell/give away.  Buyer will contact seller first to make sure seller doesn’t want to purchase the puppy/dog.  

Your breeder is always willing to give advice and help in any reasonable way in that the welfare of the puppy is of primary concern.