Contributed by: erik Friday, January 14 2011 @ 11:45 am EST
OUR CURRENT POLICY FOR ADOPTING A PUPPY (UNDER 4 MONTHS OF AGE)
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE SPAY AND NEUTER AGREEMENT
Adopting a German Shepherd puppy carries with it certain non-negotiable obligations pertaining to the medical care, training and spay or neuter of your new dog. You are required to have your puppy spayed/neutered before full ownership of the dog can pass to you. Further you are required to verify that the dog has had all appropriate puppy shots and has been enrolled in a training course, of your choice, with a professional club or trainer. Such ownership will be with held until notification and verification of these events and the altering of the animal is received by Southwest Florida German Shepherd Rescue. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LEAVE A FULLY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $350 TO INSURE THESE REQUIRES ARE MET. Once verified with your veterinarian and training source, your deposit of $350.00 will be returned in full.
Permanent ownership of this dog is contingent upon your compliance with this document.
Proof of the spay/neuter must be received by Southwest Florida German Shepherd Rescue within fourteen (14) days after the surgery and the surgery must be performed after the dog reaches 6 months of age.
Puppy shots will be given in accordance with your Vet’s policy and best practice.
Training will begin no later than 2 months after receiving the dog.
In the event that the dog’s health does not allow this agreement to be honored in total, Southwest Florida German Shepherd rescue must be provided with a statement from your veterinarian that this dog is not yet in physical or emotional condition for surgery, shots or training which ever is applicable. Based upon the veterinarian’s evaluation of this dog the adopter will contact the veterinarian and establish the earliest date that the procedure can be performed, at which time all other conditions of this agreement will apply and be enforceable.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE 3 REQUIREMENTS WILL BE GROUNDS TO RECLAIM THE PUPPY.
The adopter agrees that they will turn over the dog without incident or legal resistance should these terms not be met. The adopter agrees to pay for all legal fees and costs required to reclaim the dog to Southwest Florida German Shepherd Rescue.
This is the responsibility of the adopter, not the veterinarian, to ensure that verification that the surgery, shots and training have been performed or ordered. Failure to comply with this agreement by the date below, unless otherwise agreed to in writing, will be considered a breach of the Contract, and the adopter will transport this dog back to Southwest Florida German Shepherd rescue and NOT be entitled to a refund.
By my signature below, I agree to have this dog spayed/neutered by no later than_5/31/2011_, and I understand that this spay/neuter agreement is an agreement that this dog will never be bred to produce a litter of puppies either as purposely bred or by accidental breeding. I also agree that should puppy not be altered that I will return said puppy back to Southwest Florida German Shepherd Rescue with no refund and pay all legal fees associated with this recovery.
Telephone number (home):(______)______________
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SW FL GSD Rescue Signature______________________________
SPAYING OR NEUTERING YOUR DOG IS HEALTHIER FOR THEM
Neutering a male eliminates the possibility of testicular tumors and efficiently reduces the chance of prostate problems.
Neutering decreases the chance of perianal tumors and hernias, that are in older, un-neutered males. Neutered males are less likely to escape a yard and find a female in heat. This reduces the chance of them being hit by cars, getting into fights or lost.
Females spayed before their first estrous cycle reduces her chance of mammary tumors, ovarian cancer and uterine infection A spayed female eliminates the neighborhood stray males from coming over or through your fence to breed with her.
Giving birth to a litter can be dangerous to your pet. What if they give birth when your not home and a puppy gets stuck and she can't get it out. You will have dead dogs on your hands.
Spaying and neutering before sexual maturity has a temperament benefit. Males neutered early in life tend to be less aggressive. Neutered males are less likely to mark in the house.
A spayed female does not have hormonal mood swings and will make a far superior pet. A female with a litter can become very aggressive. Spaying makes your female a better companion.
There can be many serious risks involved with breeding. The mother can develop complications and require expensive medical treatment. The mother can die because of complications and leave you to do her job. Believe me after 3 days you will be wishing you never did this. Buying formula, finding proper bottles, knowing how much to feed, killing the puppies if you over or under feed. Getting them to eliminate. That is a fun one! There are so many animals out there already and the shelters are full of unwanted pets. Do you want one of the puppies you bred to be euthanized because the people who bought it changed their mind? I should hope not. Get a pet enjoy your pet and have them spayed or neutered it will lengthen their lives in the long run.