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NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT TERMS: To be added to the Master Reservation List for a Golden Retriever Puppy, a $600.00 deposit is required, with balance due when the puppy is ready for his/her new home.  Buyer acknowledges that the Deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances, including but not limited to if Buyer decides s/he does not want or is no longer able to take the puppy. Buyer further acknowledges and agrees that (a) Breeder cannot control litter sizes, coloring and that the wait time for puppies can be longer than expected; (b) the Deposit gives Buyer a “pick” place, but does not guarantee a puppy or that Buyer’s preferences will be available when it is Buyer’s turn to pick; (c) pick places are given on a first-come first served basis and Buyer’s place in line is not negotiable; exception to first-come first served basis: (c1) Breeder reserves right to first pick male and/or female from each litter, (c2) returning person(s), meaning a person(s) who have previously purchased a puppy from Breeder, will be placed on VIP list and have priority with the limitation of one returning family per litter; and (d) Breeder cannot and does not guarantee any specific qualities of the puppy when it becomes an adult. Breeder accepts payments of deposits in the form of credit card, money orders, cashiers check, cash or personal check made out to Rooster Valley Golden Retrievers.  The final payment only in the form of cash, credit card, cashiers check or money order. Any final payments made with a credit card will be charged a 3.0% fee. NO PERSONAL CHECKS for the final payment.  When a litter is born, and Breeder contacts Buyer, Buyer may elect to choose a puppy from that litter and be moved to that Litter Reservation List or remain on the Master Reservation List. When contacted by Breeder to alert Buyer of a litters birth, Buyer will have 48 hours to select a gender and be moved to the Litter Reservation List or inform Breeder that Buyer would like to remain on the Master Reservation List for a future litter. Should Buyer not make a decision or respond to us within 48 hours, Buyer’s name will remain on the Master Reservation List and Breeder will then contact the next Buyer on the list. All attempts will be made on Breeder’s part to contact Buyer.  Once Buyer is moved to the Litter Reservation List, if Buyer decides not to pick a puppy from that litter, Buyer will forfeit the deposit. Breeder reserves the right to first pick male and female from each litter. DEPOSITS ARE TRANSFERABLE FOR 12 MONTHS FROM RECEIPT OF DEPOSIT. Any names on the Master Reservation List after 12 months of receipt of deposit will be moved to a Non-Active List. If moved to the Non-Active List Buyer will not be contacted at the birth of each litter. Buyer must contact Breeder once ready and Breeder will move Buyer back to the Master Reservation List. Buyer’s re-placement on the Master Reservation List will be that of the date of contact informing Breeder that Buyer is ready to move forward. Buyer will be placed at the bottom of Master Reservation List, not to their original position. Once Buyer is moved from Non-Active List back to Master Reservation List, Buyer has 6 months to select a puppy from a litter. If after 6 months from moving from Non-Active List back to Master Reservation List, Buyer does not have a puppy from a litter reserved, Buyer will forfeit their deposit. (Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis upon Breeders discretion). Puppies will be available to be picked up on the Saturday that falls between the age of 7 and 8 weeks. Any puppy held after this day will incur a charge of $30 per day. Puppies will be available to be picked up on the Saturday that falls between the age of 7 and 8 weeks. Any puppy held after this day will incur a charge of $30 per day.


___________ Buyer Initial that they have read and understand Deposit and Payment Terms


HEALTH WARRANTY: Breeder guarantees that the puppy is free from life threatening diseases and disabilities, to the best of Breeders knowledge, for 72 hours after delivery to Buyer.  Should life threatening disease or disabilities, which cannot be rectified, be discovered by the Buyer within 72 hours of receipt of puppy, and attested to in writing to Breeder by Buyers licensed veterinarian, Breeder will provide Buyer with replacement puppy, or a full refund if a puppy is no longer available.  Original puppy must be returned to Breeder before a replacement puppy or refund will be provided.  Transportation and veterinarian fees are the sole responsibility of the Buyer.  Viral, bacterial colds, Kennel Cough or parasite infections such as Coccidia or Giardia (bloody stools) which are easily treated are not covered in the health guarantee as they are natural things puppies can pick up. Umbilical Hernias also referred to as “outie” belly buttons, Entropion, and Cryptorchidism are not covered in the heath guarantee as they are treatable. Puppy will be assessed by a licensed veterinarian and are treated for parasites and given a vaccination for disease before they leave Breeder’s home. Prior to pickup, Buyer will be made aware of any health issues that are present. Breeder will not cover the treatment cost for them. Breeder guarantees the puppy for two years from date of birth to be free from hip and elbow dysplasia, with the following exceptions:  Puppy is NOT to undergo spay/neutering until AFTER 12 months of age, a certification of spay/neuter will be required.  If the puppy should be diagnosed with hip or elbow dysplasia within the first 24 months of life, written test results from a certified radiologist is required for a replacement puppy or monetary refund.  Breeder also reserves the right to have their veterinarian view the records and perform their own radiologic examination. Transportation and veterinarian fees are the sole responsibility of Buyer, except in the case where Breeder elects to have their own Veterinarian complete a 2nd opinion. In this case Breeder will pay for the 2nd opinion radiology costs, however Buyer is responsible for transportation to Breeder’s veterinarian. Breeder will guarantee puppy for an additional year on hips and elbows if said puppy is kept on a daily program of both NuVet Plus and NuJoint Plus Supplements ( for the first three years. The puppy must not be spayed/neutered prior to 12 months of age for this 3 year guarantee as stated in above paragraph. A spay/neuter certificate would be required. The certification of spay/neuter would also be required to verify the procedure was done after 12 months of age. This extends the hip and elbow guarantee to three years from the date of birth


_______Buyer Initial that they have read and understand Health Warranty


GENERAL TERMS: The puppy will have been given all age appropriate shots, and deworming by the Breeder.  Buyer agrees to immunize the puppy against diseases after they receive the puppy.  Breeder will not be responsible for diseases contracted as a result of not immunizing the puppy with all veterinarian recommended vaccinations. Breeder recommends that Buyer purchase Pet Insurance the day puppy is brought home to help with any veterinary fees that the Buyer may incur. Buyer understands that any unforeseen circumstances can occur and veterinarian fees can be costly. Breeder will not pay for any veterinary fees, with the exception of what is covered in above “Health Warranty” section. 


Buyer agrees to take on the responsibility of training the puppy.  It is natural for a Golden Retriever puppy to bark, chew, bite, play, dig, jump and need to be potty trained.  It is the buyer’s responsibility to train and teach him how to act and to give them gentle consequences. Breeder is not a certified professional trainer. Buyer will receive a helpful book to assist Buyer with training puppy by the Breeder.  For the most enjoyable experience with your new companion, Breeder strongly recommends that every puppy have professional obedience training. Breeder does not guarantee the temperament of puppy.


Buyer may return the dog to Breeder at any time during its lifetime. A complete vaccination record, health history and behavioral information must be provided. Buyer will not be refunded any money nor will another puppy be sold to them. Breeder may re-sale the puppy after Buyer has returned it and Buyer will receive no monetary return from the sale.


Breeder will provide Limited AKC Registration to Buyer. Buyer agrees that they will not breed the puppy and that Buyer will spay/neuter the puppy. Male pups must not be neutered before 12 months of age and must be done before 24 months of age. Female pups should be spayed after their first heat cycle and before 24 months of age. Buyer will provide Breeder with proof of spay/neuter. Breeder will provide Buyer with all medical information that has been provided for the puppy.


__________Buyer Initial that they have read and understand puppy is NOT to be used to breed


This deposit holds a puppy from the litter of your choosing. Deposits are Non-Refundable.  Breeder does not guarantee puppy timing availability, puppy gender or puppy coloring. Breeder understands that everyone has a particular color/gender that they would prefer but guaranteeing a certain color/gender is not possible. Timing for bringing a puppy home can be estimated however cannot be guaranteed. When a litter is born Breeder will contact Buyers, in order of deposit received.  At that point Breeder asks that you specify what gender from the litter or that Buyer would prefer to transfer to the next litter.  Deposits can be transferred to future litters for up to 24 months of the date deposit was received.  Please indicate top color and gender choices, knowing that it is not guaranteed. The selection made here is a preference only.


_________Buyer Initial that they have read and understand all General Terms


Governing Law. This Agreement, and all matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.


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By signing below, both Breeder and buyer agree to the terms of this contract. Breeder’s obligations are limited to those stated in this contract.Failure to follow the above contract per each section will result in “A Breach of Contract” and shall make that section of the contract null and void, following disciplinary action. This contract applies only to the original Buyer and is NOT transferable


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Buyers Signature     Date 


Freddie and Shellie Galvan


Breeders Signature (Freddie and Shellie Galvan)




Buyer Name: ___________________________________________________________________


Address: ___________________________________________________________________




Phone Number: ___________________________________________________________________

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