Dogtown Kennels
A righteous man provides for the needs of his animals. PROVERBS 12:10
El Paso, IL                309-232-9500

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Our Guarantee

I, Holly Jo Armstrong (owner) of Dogtown Kennels and _________________________________________ (Buyer), hereby agree as follows:

Dogtown Kennels sold a (Male / Female) ___________________________ Puppy, born on ____/____/_____, 
This puppy is sold with: Limited AKC Registration ☐ Or Full AKC Registration ☐

TO: DAM: ___________________, and SIRE: __________________,

For the amount of: $_________, which includes State of Illinois Sales Tax. A non-refundable deposit of $________was paid on ____/____/20_____.

Guarantee of health conditions and requirements

(1)- It is the buyer’s responsibility to take the new puppy to the vet within the first 72 hours (3 days) of ownership. The buyer is to send: Dogtown Kennels proof and the results of the vet’s examination, along with the vet’s printed name, address, phone number, and signature for verification. This must be mailed to: Dogtown Kennels at 2263 County Road 1200N El Paso, IL. 61738. We require a general report on the puppy. Upon the receipt of the verification from the veterinarian, the puppy will then be guaranteed for 12 Months against genetic defects. If no proof is provided within 10 days of pick-up, this health guarantee shall not be honored. There will be no exceptions or reminders given. AS THE PUPPIES NEW OWNER, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS PUPPY STAYS HEALTHY FROM DAY ONE. We do not guarantee against worms, coccidiosis, giardia or any other parasites that are external or internal. 

  A. If in the instance that your vet should find anything genetically wrong with this puppy within the first 72 hours, then we shall take the puppy to our vet for confirmation at Dogtown Kennels expense. Should there be conflicting reports a 3rd veterinarian will be consulted. The cost of the 3rd veterinarian will be Dogtown Kennels responsibility if it is founded and the buyer’s responsibility if it is not founded. This does not include shipping costs for the pup back to the kennel for the vet visit, or shipping the pup back home to the buyer. When our vet or a third vet confirms the defect, then and only then shall a new puppy be given. All original paper work, along with the vet’s diagnosis will be required with the return of the puppy in question.

  B. Should you at anytime find that you are unable to keep the puppy; Dogtown Kennels will take the puppy back without an exchange or monies refunded. If Dogtown Kennels does not have appropriate room for the puppy, we will do everything in our power to help you locate said puppy a new home. However, the puppy must have had a physical and fecal exam to show no contagious diseases or parasites. The fecal MUST be tested for the following; Regular Fecal test, Parvo and Giardia. The following will be needed from the veterinarian: the test results, signature and printed name, address and phone number of the veterinarian along with a signed statement from you (the buyer) stating why you can not keep the puppy (i.e. bites, doesn’t like kids, has a gender preference, moving, etc.). This information will be needed to place the puppy with another family. 

  C. I understand that at the time the puppy is picked up or shipped, the puppy’s medical records shall be provided to me (the buyer), stating which vaccinations, and wormings, that have been performed. The Buyer shall maintain the puppy in good condition, including adherence to a regular immunization schedule including the remaining puppy series vaccinations, good diet and exercise. By law, you are required to have your vet give the rabies vaccination at 4 months of age and registered where required (i.e.: City and/or County). This is the responsibility of the buyer. 

Dogtown Kennels is NOT responsible for ANY Veterinarian cost and does not refund any monies for any reason, we will replace the puppy.

(2)- Because of the variety and quality of dog foods available, we require that all Dogtown Kennels puppies be kept on “NuVet Plus Canine” This Nutritional Supplement is only available through breeder recommendation or a veterinarian that carries these. You will be instructed concerning this when you take possession of your puppy, and a 3-day supply is given to you free. We encourage you to keep the dogs on the vitamins for the duration of the dog’s life, to optimize the best health for the dog.  
If you do not keep your puppy on the supplement, then this contract will be considered "A Breach of Contract" on the purchaser’s part and will no longer be a valid contract.

The order line phone number is: 1-800-474-7044. Your order code is: 35894. The order line hours are 8am to 6pm Pacific Time and 10am to 8pm Central Time, Monday-Saturday. You may also order on line at: 

(3)- Should this puppy die within the first year, we require a necropsy (autopsy) to be done on the puppy by a Licensed Veterinarian. The result of the necropsy “must” show that it was a genetic defect, for a replacement puppy to be given. The responsibility of payment shall be the buyer’s responsibility. 

(4)- I, (the buyer) understand that in the event of a genetic defect in the purchased puppy, I may have to wait up to one year for a replacement puppy.  

If by chance your puppy would die prior to going home with you, Dogtown Kennels will replace that puppy with another puppy, either from the same litter or a future litter. If the breeding did not take you will receive first pick from the next litter of choice. Should you decide you want a puppy of a different breed that costs more, or registration status, you will be required to pay the difference in prices.  

Method of Payments accepted is as follows: CASH AND PERSONAL CHECKS OR PAYPAL ONLY
If paying through PayPal, you will be charged the 4% fee that PayPal charges.

A copy of your driver’s licenses or state ID MUST accompany your deposit and signed contract, if you are paying with anything other than cash. 


                                                                                   Hip Dysplasia Guarantee

In the unlikely event that a Dogtown Kennels puppy is suspected of being dysplastic in its first two years, this procedure needs to be followed:

(1)- Notify Dogtown Kennels by Telephone or Mail or email

(2)- Submit the X-Rays to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, University of Missouri-Columbia MO.  

(3)- If OFA finds the dog to be “Dysplastic”, then to qualify for a replacement:

  A- The dysplastic dog will be replaced with a puppy of same breed and gender, only after a copy of the official OFA report is sent to us.
  Should the buyer not want a replacement pup, there will be NO exchanges made, and the buyer 
  will be responsible for any corrective surgery. 

  B- A letter from your Veterinarian stating that your puppy has received all regular check ups,  
Along with, copies of all medical records. This must have the vet’s signature, printed  
name, complete address and phone number and his/her signature.

  C- The dog must have been x-rayed for this condition by its 2nd birthday, but not before 1½ years of age. 
  (Sometimes an early x-ray will not portray true results during growth spurts). If dysplasia is suspected  
  prior to their 2nd birthday, please contact Dogtown Kennels immediately

  D- The dog is NOT to be over weight, and still be with the original owner.

After these qualifications have been met, you may choose a replacement pup from any of our litters, subject to availability. If you had Limited Registration on the pup, you will receive the same on the new pup. Should you (the buyer) want to get Full Registration, then you will have to pay the difference between the limited registration that you (the buyer) paid and the current cost of the Full registration.

By signing this contract, I agree to the terms and conditions set forth, within the previous pages. I also understand that this document shall be enforceable in any court of law. 

Executed this ________ day of ____________, 20___.
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