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Adoption Agreement  

 Health Guarantee


To Adopt a puppy:

Print out & Sign this agreement. 

Bring your printed and signed agreement with you for your tour of The Doodle Ranch 

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Guest Signature 

Adoption Agreement & Health Guarantee 

This represents the entire agreement between SELLER and BUYER in an outright sale and payment is to be made in full before the PUPPY leaves SELLERʼS premises. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is the puppy/dog to be resold, placed in a pet shop, animal shelter, or similar establishment. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is this puppy/dog to be used for breeding unless otherwise arranged and/or agreed upon with the BREEDER as a guardian dog of Montecito Doodles Program. 

Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch” guarantees that this puppy is in good health, received age appropriate initial immunizations of 8 weeks of age and worming treatments, pups may undergoing active treatment and taking medication. 

Please initial that you have read and understand each item. 

_________Buyer is encouraged to have Puppy examined by a CA licensed veterinarian within (7-10) ten days of transfer. We recommend clients set up their appointment with a trusted vet only after they have allowed time for the puppy to acclimate to the new setting of your home and after they complete the 3 day regime of SafeGuard dewormer to be given with a wet food (included in your puppy pack).

_________Buyer, not seller, is responsible for the cost of this exam including any other accompanying testing performed. Buyer agrees to notify Seller right away of diagnosis if any issues or concerns found by their veterinarian through this post-purchase examination. If the Buyer fails to notify Seller within (5) days, both Buyer and Seller agree that the puppy was in good health at the time of transfer.

_________Buyer agrees that upon suspicion of any illness in your puppy, that you immediately contact Montecito Doodles in writing at: Seller is always willing to take the puppy back for assessment and assist you with care prior to the buyer enlisting the services of an outside veterinarian. Buyer is first encouraged to return the puppy to The Ranch to be examined by our vet free of charge during the first (15) fifteen days of ownership. Buyer is always welcome to see any veterinarian of their choosing. If buyer declines the option of returning the puppy to seller for onsite (at The Doodle Ranch) care, then buyer agrees to be fully responsible for the cost of all exams/ diagnosis/treatments of the buyers chosen licensed veterinarian. Buyer must notify Seller within three (3) days of diagnosis of any problems found by their veterinarian through this post-purchase examination. Proof of examination and diagnosis must be provided to the Seller. 

_________Buyer understands that allowing the Puppy to become overweight, over- vaccinated or failure to provide Puppy with an adequate diet, exercise or proper veterinarian care will void the Health Guarantee 

_________Buyer notes, death due to injury, accident, owner neglect or any other cause out of Sellerʼs control will not be eligible for a refund. Seller is not responsible for injuries sustained, illnesses contracted or death after transfer of ownership to Buyer. 


Buyer has the right to return the Puppy to the Seller within five (5) days after transfer, for a refund of purchase price, if the Puppy is found by a licensed Veterinarian to be suffering from any life-threatening illness or disease. Proof of examination and diagnosis must immediately be provided to the Seller via email:


_______ Spay & Neuter Agreement: This puppy is being sold as a pet and companion and not for breeding purposes. The Buyer agrees to spay/neuter their puppy no later than 12 months of age. The buyer also affirms that their purchase is for a “pet home” only and not for breeding purposes. If the purchased puppy is used to produce a litter, the Breeder will be entitled to be compensated for breach of contract. The BUYER then agrees to pay the BREEDER an additional $2500 above the purchase price of the original puppy and $800 per puppy that is sold from the whelping. The general health guarantee as well as the genetic guarantee becomes void if the spay/neuter contract is violated. This is meant to protect our reputation and bloodline. 

Puppies Health: Montecito Doodles states that this puppy is in good health at the time of pick-up or delivery. If this puppy is found to have a life-threatening illness diagnosed by a vet within 5 days from the date of purchase, the BUYER may return this puppy to Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch” at the BUYERʼS expense to receive a refund of the adoption fee or may choose a replacement puppy if one is available. The Seller makes no guarantees for coat, color, size or temperament of this Puppy. Proof of examination and any diagnosis must be provided to the Montecito Doodles within 3 days after diagnosis. The BREEDER reserves the right to a second veterinary opinion. Montecito Doodles “The DoodleRanch” should be contacted immediately with the name and number of the vet responsible for performing the exam. The vet will also need to provide in writing all of the results and a formal diagnosis of the genetic disease or hereditary defect. 

Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch” guarantees the Puppy is free of hereditary defects to the best of our knowledge and any known health issues will be disclosed before purchase. A Warranty is provided for one full year after the birthdate of this Puppy (not the date of adoption), for any hereditary debilitating disease that would cause the dog to lose quality of life before the age of five (5 years of age). Written proof must be provided by an approved Licensed Veterinarian. Any Refund or compensation offered to a buyer shall not exceed the purchase price/ adoption fee. 

This contract does not cover the following: 

Viral illnesses, Parasites, infections ear/eye, improper bites, viral giardia, coccidiosis or kennel cough. These are VERY COMMON in puppies and can be easily treated inexpensively should your pup exhibit symptoms realting. It also does not cover illnesses due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals, stress related issues, behavioral issues, physical injuries and/or illnesses which may have occurred and/or contracted during or after transport to the buyer. The Seller promises to a make the buyer aware of any and all known health
issues before the purchase of this puppy. The seller is not liable for any accident or injury of the animal once it leaves Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch” premises. Once the puppy leaves our care, we have very little control over how the puppy is handled, where the puppy is taken or what the puppy is exposed to. 

Vaccinations and Dewormer: Puppies will typically be due for their next vaccine and/or deworming in 1-4 wks (from pick-up date), refer to the the recommended shots timeline and always ask your veterinarian. The seller assures that this puppy has received at least one set of vaccinations – which covers Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Para-influenza and Parvovirus. Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch” worms our puppies with SafeGuard and or (pyrantel pamoate) every two weeks with Safe-Guard (Fenbendazole). 

Buyer agrees NOT to take this Goldendoodle Puppy to public places, such as the pet store or dog park until the Puppy has had ALL of his/her vaccinations, usually after 16 weeks of age. The puppy will not have all of its immunities until then. There are many viruses, such as Parvovirus that are potentially fatal if contracted. 

Hips and Elbows: A Warranty for Hip Dysplasia is provided for two (2) years after the birthdate of this Puppy. OFA or Penn HIP results must be provided showing Hip Dysplasia. All testing to be done at Buyerʼs expense. If it is determined that the Hip Dysplasia is severe enough to curtail the quality of life of the Puppy, then the Seller will pay Veterinary expenses up to half the initial purchase price of the puppy. If this puppy is diagnosed with hip dysplasia then official written documentation including films and any and all veterinary reports associated with the hip dysplasia diagnosis from the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or PennHIP of bilateral dysplasia before any refund will be provided. We will not honor a written statement or exams from your licensed vet, it must be documented by OFA or PennHIP and the results must be sent to our vet. If your puppy is diagnosed by PennHIP or OFA to have dysplasia, we do NOT require the puppy be returned to us. If dysplasia is confirmed, buyer will be refunded 1⁄2 the total purchase price (excluding any/all additional expenses travel, shipping, food, vet supplies, and Veterinarian costs). Due to the environmental causes of this disorder, genetics cannot be completely blamed for its development. Please feed your puppy a high-quality dog food. The goal is to avoid rapid growth during their early development. Use caution when taking your puppy on long jogs or doing strenuous exercise during the developmental stages (first year), put down rugs on hardwood floors to prevent slipping while playing which can also injure their growing hips/joints. 

General Health: The BUYER agrees to maintain this puppy/dog in good health, provide routine preventative health care, including but not limited to, inoculations, internal and external parasites, and preventative medications. BUYER agrees to provide fresh water and proper quality food (preferably grain free) in the correct amounts. If any of the above preventative care has not been provided, health warranty will be rendered null and void.

Rehoming: If for any reason, you are unable to care for your puppy or adult dog – PLEASE contact us immediately. We will do our best to assist in relocating your puppy into a new ‘approvedʼ home. Although we will not reimburse you for the original purchase price of the puppy/dog – we will assist you in placing them into a new loving home. No compensation is offered to the initial buyer of the dog from that adoption. We also ask if you decide to re-home this puppy on your own that you provide us with the new owners contact information (name, address and phone number). 

Compensation for a returned puppy within 5 days of adoption is as follows: We will refund the full amount of the adoption fee rendered minus the $450 non-refundable deposit and any actual travel expenses we may personally incur upon return or exchange.

Important Notes Protecting your puppy: Puppies are given their 1st puppy shot with us, this does not mean theyʼre immune to the diseases theyʼve been vaccinated against yet, please check with your Vet and follow up on all boosters before taking your puppy to meet the general public including the Veterinarianʼs Office, the Dog Groomers, Petco, PetSmart, Home depot (all dog friendly stores), no camping at public lakes and parks. You need to avoid basically any high traffic dog areas. Vets offices can actually be one of the most dangerous places to take a newly vaccinated puppy, take your puppy in a carrier to the vets or keep them in your arms for the entire visit. They should go from your arms to the examine table and then back into your arms again. Do not allow them to roam freely on the office floors or go potty on the grass outside. Donʼt allow other clients at the vets to handle your puppy, this may seem unfriendly but itʼs important. Do not allow your puppy to roam your home unsupervised unless you have thoroughly puppy proofed EVERYTHING. If your puppy got it. Sorry to say, the owner knows better than the young pup. So, pick-up anything you donʼt want tiny teeth marks in. Put up, away or hide your charger, power cords, plants, purses, shoes headphones etc. We recommend a crate, a playpen or a gated off “puppy area” when you cannot supervise your puppy for the first month. 



Stress & First Days Home:
The stress of transitioning to a new home can bring on signs of illness. Although usually temporary, these signs still need to be treated with attention, especially diarrhea. 

THIS IS VERY TYPICAL for the puppy to sleep more than exception other minor signs of stress include heavy panting mostly only the first night, loss of appetite, shyness, sleeping a lot etc. Please do not be overly concerned but notify me with any questions, especially if these symptoms seem to last longer than 72 hours or are severe (uncommon). With any questions or concerns, we are here to be of service for you, please do not hesitate to call:  (805) 679-1816

All Visitors of “The Doodle Ranch” are aware that there are cameras on property and photography is rampant. Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch” is the sole owner of all photography while on property. Photography of the puppies and our visitors is common practice and expect that said photography will used in our social media marketing, and advertising. All visitors consent and acknowledge they have been made aware of active cameras on property and do NOT own or control any of the photography and release rights of usage to Montecito Doodles “The Doodle Ranch”. 


You MUST SIGN THIS AGREEMENT to tour our facility. BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT you release Montecito Doodles, The Doodle Ranch, property owner, tenant, agents, attorneys, employees, heirs and animals of all liability and accidental injuries unforeseen or otherwise. 

Visitor Signature:____________________________________    Date:_________________

Puppy Updates: Your feedback is very important to us adult size, shedding, temperament and train-ability. Family feedback helps us to make future placement decisions adults. Now and then we would love pictures updates and any helpful information as your puppy develops. There is a blog on our website for you to share your precious moments captured! Our puppies are fed Whole Hearted all-breed Puppy kibble. We recommend keeping your puppy on this food as switching foods can cause stomach upset and diarrhea - so if you do decide to switch do it gradually. We will be here day or night to answer any questions you might have for the life of your dog, Welcome to The Doodle Ranch Family! 

Purchase price of $____________________, of which ($450.00) is a non- refundable deposit. SELLER agrees to transfer all rights and responsibilities associated with the ownership of this Puppy to the Buyer. If the dog is returned for any reason the purchase price less $450 may be eligible for refund. 

Pick-up Date:__________________________ When a deposit is rendered the buyer has a grace period of 72 hours to pick their puppy.

Pups held beyond the 72 hour grace period will incur a daily boarding fee of $22.00 added to the cost of the adoption.  Boarding fees after adoption is $36/ Daily

The BUYERS agreements will continue for the duration of this dogʼs life and the BREEDER will have the right to enforce these agreements. Buyer acknowledges by their signature that he or she has read and reviewed the terms of this Purchase Agreement. Buyer agrees and accepts all terms of contract. No other Guarantees have been made. 

This Health Guarantee is Non-Transferable. All Guarantees pertain to the original purchaser only. 


Please Fill out the Buyers Adoption information below: 


Buyer Print Full Name:________________________________________

Buyer Home Address:__________________________________________



Buyers signature below indicates full understanding and agreement with the above stated terms of this agreement. 


Buyer Signature: _____________________________ Date:_______________________ 

Buyer Signature: _____________________________ Date: _______________________ 

The Doodle Ranch

(805) 679-1816

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