- Once an animal leaves the breeders’(sellers’) home it cannot be returned. It is entirely the purchaser’s responsibility to consider all aspects of responsible pet ownership and be prepared for the commitment they are making prior to getting any pet. If problems arise (examples; landlord disputes, allergies, does not get along with other pets, housemates do not approve, etc.) it is entirely the purchasers’ responsibility to resolve their own issues.
- The breeder (seller) guarantees that if the kitten identified in this guarantee, should die or require euthanasia for anything that our veterinarian has vaccinated it for, or because of a severe congenital defect within 365 days, once the kitten has been returned to me I will replace the kitten with another kitten of equal value or at the discretion of the breeder (seller), he may choose to offer a refund of the original purchase price of the kitten(s) only. To qualify for this guarantee, the purchaser (identified below), must take this kitten(s) to be examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours after it leaves my home. (Excluding weekends and statutory holidays). This veterinarian visit is entirely at the expense of the purchaser. If the vet finds any uncommon disorder that can sometimes occur in any pet, the purchaser may choose to return the pet to me within 24 hours of the examination, for a full refund of the original purchase price of the kitten only. (Common disorders include worms, fleas, mites, minor colds or issues likely to be a result of Brachycephaly.)
- The breeder (seller) does not assume any responsibility for any veterinary fees or associated charges and will not cover or reimburse any expenses that may be incurred by anyone once the kitten leaves his home. At the purchaser’s expense, all veterinary requirements including but is not limited to, up-to-date rabies vaccine which is mandatory in Ontario (and in many jurisdictions) as well as veterinarian recommended vaccinations for several of the most common feline diseases such as calicivirus, feline rhinotracheitis, and panleukopenia, as well as for emergency and/or extreme requirements such as accidents or unexpected infections, spaying/neutering, and/or any other health problems.
- The breeder (seller) and the purchaser agree that his kitten is considered as being of “pet quality" only and as such, it is NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION with any cat association.
- The seller does not guarantee breed conformation, personality, behavior, trainability issues or the reproductive ability of the pet. The seller recommends the purchaser to discuss with a veterinarian about having this pet spayed and/or neutered.
- I, the purchaser understands that this guarantee is non-transferable and I guarantee that this kitten(s) being purchased will never be sold or given to any other person, pet store, lab, humane society or other organization without the written consent of the original seller).
Seller: N A M E - 289 990-4738 - email@example.com
ADDRESS, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 2E3
On________ ___, 20____ I SELLERS NAME, agrees to sell one _____COLOUR_____,(sex)_____ Persian X Himalayan kitten, D.O.B.______ ___, 20____
The mother is a ______COLOUR______,____BREED______, the father is a_______COLOUR_________________,____BREED___________,
To Purchaser: ________NAME_____________, phone no: _____________ email_____________________________
Street address: ___________________________city __________________ postal code: _________________
Price of Kitten: $_________________
Carrier, Shipping + (Other): $_________________
Total Price: $_________________
(Paid by ___________)Less Deposit $_________________
(Paid by ___________)Balance Due: $_________________
- I the purchaser am over 18 years of age and understand that there are no oral representations not contained within and that I have read the entire agreement. I also understand that should I choose not to take this kitten to a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of purchase that I assume full responsibility and that there will be absolutely no guarantee. I agree that the above stated is the entire agreement between the parties undersigned.
Purchase Date: _____________ ____, 20____ Purchasers signature(s): _______________________
Purchase Date: _____________ ____, 20____ Vendors signature(s): _________________________
Pick-up/Delivery Date: _________ ___, 20____
A few things to think about!
Parasite Control -. Whether a cat is kept strictly indoors, or it is permitted outside, all cats are susceptible to contracting parasites. Parasites such as ear mites, roundworms, fleas, ticks, tapeworms, heartworms, and coccidia are common however if pets are routinely treated it lessens the likeliness that parasites will become problematic. All young animals do not have a developed immune system! While preventative treatment does not guarantee a pet will be parasite free, we prefer taking more of a preventative and somewhat aggressive approach to controlling internal and external parasites with our kittens/cats. We suggest that all pet owners discuss parasite control and prevention with their veterinarian. (Your kitten/cat has been treated with “Advantage Multi” for fleas prior to pick up. - do not retreat for 30 days, unless specified to do so by a licensed veterinarian.)
Vaccines - Veterinarians vary in their opinions when it involves giving vaccines. Some prefer giving 1, 2, or occasionally 3 boosters prior to an annual vaccine while others believe taking a more holistic approach and prefer not to vaccinate at all. Being that the annual vaccine usually includes the rabies, which is law in Ontario, it only makes sense to have it done at the same time.
Brachycephaly -The most well-recognized brachycephalic breeds of cats that are intentionally raised and purchased are Persians, Himalayans, Exotics and Burmese - (Brachy means shortened and cephalic means head.) The skull bones of brachycephalic cats are shorter in length than with other breeds, often giving the heads of these breeds a softer, rounder appearance. Because of the shorter bones and structural change to other soft tissue in the head, physical problems are common,(particularly with the eyes i.e. turned in eye lashes, tearing, etc. and the nose i.e. breathing, snoring etc. and the jaw/mouth i.e. misaligned teeth, tongue etc.) It appears that the more extreme the face is the more likely an issue might arise however a cat or any animal with Brachycephaly in its family history can also have these issues.
Spaying/neutering is the best way of avoiding unplanned litters therefore we recommend that every pet owner should have a discussion with their veterinarian to learn the pros and cons regarding spaying/ neutering.
Declawing is an elective surgery whereby the nails and tips of the toes are amputated. This is a very painful procedure that is seldom necessary. Many countries have already banned declawing and in Canada, some provinces are in the process of banning it. Banned or not, many veterinarians see this as barbaric and in good conscience, simply refuse to offer the elective surgery. There are better options; training, scratch posts, nail capping or just keep your cats’ claws trimmed!
Indoor versus Outdoor Cats – Cats that live strictly indoors generally live longer! They are at a lower risk of infectious diseases, parasites, and injury (caused by other cats, predators, vehicles, or human cruelty). They also do not pose a risk to our own native flora and fauna, (birds, mammals, amphibians etc.) many of which are already on endangered species lists. We suggest keeping your cats safer by keeping them indoors!