Scatter Creek Labradors has made every possible attempt to insure that genetic diseases such as PRA, HD (hip dysplasia), and OCD (elbow dysplasia) have not been passed on to any puppies that are bred and born by us.
Scatter Creek Labradors will stand behind any of its puppies to be free from non functional PRA,HD and OCD for up to 3 years of age.
If the original owner of any of our puppies experiences problems with non functional PRA, HD or OCD or any other health related issue that is a confirmed hereditary trait, we agree to substitute another puppy from a planned breeding, by Scatter Creek Labradors, of the owner's choice *up to 5 years, of the puppy/dog..
The diagnosed puppy must show proof of a veterinary statement from at least 2 different veterinarians, to activate this replacement guarantee. Proof of spay/neuter from a veterinarian and all AKC registrations must accompany replacement applications.
If the dog develops non-functional HD and or OCD the puppy must be x-rayed no later than 26 months of age. Because of the laxity of the growth plates during development, while you may have them X-rayed at anytime at your own expense, we will not consider a final diagnosis until the pup has attained physical maturity at the current acceptable age of 26 months.
If your veterinarian suspects a problem, the x-ray must be verified by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn-Hip as to the condition of the hips and or elbows. The x-rays, copies of all veterinary notes and visits throughout the entire period of ownership and OFA or Penn-Hip determinations must be sent to Scatter Creek Labradors for evaluation and consultation. Failure to comply will void in its entirety, with this Health Guarantee.
All veterinary conclusions must be made by a certified and licensed veterinarian approved by both owner and Scatter Creek Labradors, as good quality x-rays. It’s extremely important for a correct diagnosis.
We do not require that you surrender your current pup/dog back to us, however, we do insist that ALL supportive documentation including spay and neuter certificate as well as AKC registration papers, regarding the health issue be sent to us as stated above. Of course, If you wish to surrender your pup/dog back to Scatter Creek Labradors, they will always have a home here.
This Guarantee is dependent upon demonstrating that the puppy has received proper care and nutrition. Your veterinarian, plus records of vaccinations schedules and wellness exams would verify demonstration.
Abuse, neglect and trauma in anyway affects the development and well being of the puppy will void in entirety with these guarantees.
In an effort to do everything possible as part of a prevention plan I have been well briefed on nutritional benefits, kennel care, regular veterinary care and limiting joint stressful exercise.
I understand that the health guarantee does not cover expenses for vaccinations, regular worming or routine veterinary expenses.
Your puppy must be seen by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours after receiving your puppy. In the event that the puppy is diagnosed as unhealthy from a virus that could have only been contracted while here at Scatter Creek, your veterinarian must explain in writing the diagnosis and resource of such diagnosis. Once determined, Scatter Creek will evaluate and determine fair compensation not to exceed 1/2 of the original purchase amount, this specific guarantee will relate to a virus only (not parasites, like worms or any and all other non-hereditary conditions, etc) As worm larvae can activate during
times of even light stress, such as a new environment and non-hereditary conditions are unforeseeable.
A copy of your Health Exam/Certificate (required to have gotten within 72 hours) must be returned no later than 7 days after you receive your puppy. Virus Guarantee's are null and void after 3 days as we can no longer control the environment the puppy has been exposed to. Which is why it is so important to limit your puppies exposure to public places and unknown areas until they have been fully vaccinated.
The owner of the puppy is to agree to follow the suggestions for care and proper nutrition for joint development, as advised by Julia Zucati of Scatter Creek Labradors. Any deviation from the proposed exercise/nutritional guidelines that have been set forth will void in entirety any and all of these guarantees. Why do we insist on vitamins and quality food?
Because what you put into your puppy is gonna have an extremely important impact on proper development. We must continue every precaution we have taken to do our best to insure we are raising healthy, well balanced family members.
The Buyer of the Puppy/Dog....
I fully understand and agree to all terms of this Health Guarantee for Scatter Creek Labrador Retrievers. I understand that the conditions set forth in this guarantee are for the benefit of my puppy.
We, at Scatter Creek Labrador Retrievers believe that every effort should be made to ensure that all of our puppies receive the best nutrition possible, especially during the critical growth stages up to 24 months.
The puppy/dog MUST include Scatter Creek's prefix in his/her name for AKC registration.
Starting June of 2011 Scatter Creek will pre-register ALL puppies with the AKC to insure that each puppy will carry our Scatter Creek prefix.
The puppy/dog must not be overweight and must never have been bred (purposefully or accidentally).
I hereby agree to all terms and conditions as set forth in this Health Guarantee, and will fully enter into this contract between Scatter Creek Labradors and myself. I agree that this contract can and will be upheld by both parties in any court of law with jurisdiction remaining in Lewis County of Washington State.
If you would like to mail this contract in with your adoption payment our mailing address is:
Scatter Creek Labradors
1220 N Washington Ave
Centralia, WA. 98531
This contract is non-transferrable. The puppy/dog must be owned by the original owner at the time of adoption.