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Health Guarantee

This agreement is made for the benefit and protection of BOTH Jean Urban and the Individual(s) taking possession of the dog to guarantee that you receive a healthy dog upon transfer. This guarantee is non-transferable and will not be honored if this dog is sold or otherwise transferred unless transferred by Jean Urban.

  • For your Health Guarantee to be in effect, you will need to take your dog to a licensed veterinarian within 3 days of purchase for a wellness check-up.  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are not counted because veterinarian offices are not usually open for business on these days.  We realize that 3 days is a short time period, but we prefer that the dog be checked as soon as possible before families develop a strong bond to their new family member.
  • If within 3 days your dog is diagnosed with a life threatening health problem such as heart, liver, or kidney, the dog can be returned for a full refund (adoption cost of the dog) plus reimbursement for the actual cost of the wellness check-up.  If your dog was shipped to you, we will also refund 100% of the actual cost of the airfare plus pay for the cost of the dog’s return airfare.
  • If within four years from the date of transfer, this dog is diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian (second opinion may be requested) with a genetic health defect that causes death or is life threatening, this dog will be replaced with another dog of equal value as soon as one is available. In order to exercise such replacement option, Individual(s) taking possession of the dog must meet the following conditions, transferee must submit from a licensed veterinarian within four years from date of transfer; 
  • - A medical report stating that a severe health problem attributed to a genetic defect exists, or proof of death resulting from a genetic problem.
    - Dog must be either returned to Jean Urban along with all registration papers or if Individual(s) desires to keep the dog, then the dog must be spayed or neutered at individual's own expense and must submit proof of altering to Jean Urban.
    - This guarantee is non transferable and will not be honored if this dog is sold or otherwise transferred unless transferred by Jean Urban.
  • Individual(s) taking possession of dog understands that the following slight genetic defects are not considered serious or life threatening and therefore are not covered: umbilical hernias, un-descended testicle, or underbite or overbite. Also, due to environmental factors beyond my control, variations of diet and exercise, and differences of veterinary opinions, Jean Urban will cover luxating patellaes only upon the opionion of an agreed specialist and they make the determination within two years of date of purchase.
  • Physical injuries to the dog occurring outside of Jean Urban's custody are not warranted under any condition.
  • If the dog dies within the first 3 days of purchase, Individual(s) possessing the dog must have an autopsy performed to determine the cause of death.  The purpose of the autopsy is to verify that the dog did not die due to injury, accident, or an illness that was caused by the possesor.  A copy of the report must be forwarded to the seller before determining if a refund will be provided.
  • Under no circumstance or condition will Jean Urban assume liability for any surgery or medical procedure unless said surgery or medical procedure is performed only after consultation with my veterinarian and myself.  Should surgery be required and agreed to by the consulting veterinarians, Jean Urban will pay half of the surgery cost up to one half of the adoption fee of the Dog, excluding shipping.

To return your dog you must:

  • Provide a signed statement from your veterinarian showing the date, within the 3 day period, on which he conducted his examination and the reason why he believes the dog has a life threatening health problem that existed prior to you receiving the dog.
  • If Individual in possesion of the dog chooses to keep the dog, regardless of any health issue, Jean Urban will not issue a refund for the adoption fee of the dog or for any other expense, including airfare, or veterinarian expenses.
  • If another dog is available, the Individual(s) can choose a replacement dog.  A replacement dog is not a requirement; it is only an option to consider. 

Items not covered by Health Guarantee:

  • Worms & Parasites: including Coccidia and Giardia, are common in young dogs.  All dogs are dewormed, but additional treatment may be necessary.  We recommend that your vet checks the dog at he wellnes check-up.
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar is 100% preventable. 
  • Umbilical Hernias: These are common.  They develop when the umbilical cord is cut too close to the abdomen.
  • Non-life threatening health issues.

***Stable Homes Only Please***

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment and I wish stable and permanent homes.  I understand circumstances can change even for the most well meaning people. PLEASE contact Jean Urban and let me help you find the dog a good home. Jean Urban is always willing to take back the dog, without refund and shipping cost, for the life of the dog!

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