Health Guarantee

We stand behind our puppies with a two-year genetic health guarantee. All puppies sold by Virginia Doodles are in the best possible health to the best of our ability and knowledge. While our puppies are in our care, we feed them well and give them the necessary care to grow into strong and healthy pets for years to come.

When our puppies leave our home to go to their forever homes, they will have been wormed several times, had their first set of shots, and will have been carefully checked by a licensed vet and received a clean bill of health.

If any problems are found by your puppy's new vet within the first 3 days after puchase, and the problem is found to be life-threatening or disabling, we will refund the full purchase price or will replace the puppy with another similar puppy, either from the same litter, or the next available similar breed litter.

Additionally, if within the first two years after purchase, your puppy develops a genetic disorder, we will happily replace the puppy with another similar breed puppy of your choice from the next available litter with no additional charge. Unfortuanately, we do not cover any out-of-pocket medical expenses that may have been incurred.

Caring for your new puppy

Our puppies are generally very easy to care for. Here's a few pointers that we think are important reminders of how to care for your new puppy, and are prerequisite for the health guarantee to be valid.

  • Keep your puppy up to date on shots, worming and other prevantative potocol.
  • Find a vet that you feel comfortable with, and keep regular appointments so your vet gets to know your puppy.
  • Feed your puppy a good, well-rounded diet. We recommend a grain free diet.
  • Avoid exposing your puppy to physically stressful situations, such as frequent stair climbing or standing on concrete for long periods of time during his formative years.
  • Make sure your puppy has plenty of exercise on a regular basis, and whenever possible. Don't overdo it in the first few months. Puppies need lots of rest too.Virginia Doodles guarantees your puppy to be in good health on the day of delivery. Your puppy will come with a written health check by our Vet along with an immunization and worming record.

______ It is the buyers responsibility to have an appointment prearranged at your Vets office for a well check prior to picking up your puppy in order that he/she can be seen within the three day agreement listed in the contract. This is done in order to establish the puppy was sold to you in good health. Buyer must make Seller aware immediately of any problems found by their Vet through this exam. If Buyer fails to have the new puppy examined by a licensed Vet upon possession within this three day period, they agree the dog was healthy at the time of transfer.

______Buyer has been made aware that stress brought on by environmental change can often times bring on signs of illness caused by these stressful circumstances. Usually temporary, these still need to be treated with attention especially if there is diarrhea. A healthy immune system can be lowered immediately through stress and it is not uncommon for a pup to be happy and healthy with a solid stool here and in less than a week begin to have diarrhea. This is due to the immune system being stressed during the transition from the home environment to his/her new environment. When a pup has a good immune system in place, his body is able to keep at bay many parasites such as worms and environmental factors such as Giardia, Coccidia. Once it has been lowered, these if present in the system, will flourish when they get the chance. It is nothing to be alarmed about and is very common in puppies. The puppies will act normal and usually have a good appetite but their stool will become soft and sometimes runny. This will need to be treated if observed and your Veterinarian can perform a new stool sample to find out if there is anything present in the pups system if symptoms continue in order to give proper treatment.

________The Buyer has the right to return the puppy to the seller within three days after delivery and receive a refund of the purchase price if the puppy is found by a veterinarian to be suffering from any illness or disease at this time. If the puppy is not examined by a licensed Veterinarian within this three day period the above mentioned return/refund policy will be void. We have no control where you will take your puppy after you leave here. It is the buyers responsibility to protect the puppy from any contact with communicable diseases by not exposing it to public places and keeping up to date on immunizations. Keeping your puppy away from public parks and beaches, etc ,until at least 4 months of age or when the puppy has completed his immunization’ s is recommended.

_______Virginia Doodles guarantees the puppy is free of hereditary defects to the best of our knowledge. All of our puppies come with a two year guarantee against life threatening genetic defects. Your puppy will be guaranteed against hip dysplasia, organ failure, or any debilitating disease that would cause the dog to lose quality of life at a young age. Written diagnosis by your vet with proof of lab testing and x-rays will be required in the event a dog has lost quality of life at this time by either early onset of debilitating disease or hip dysplasia. OFA Results proving signs of hip dysplasia must be available for all hip guarantees. The choice of a replacement puppy would be offered. Both parents have been tested for major health issues before breeding occurred and we would hope that none would fall prey to a problem. It does not happen in the human world, so we certainly cannot guarantee it in the canine world. We would be here for you though. A written explanation from your veterinarian will be required, with proper identification of your dog including size/weight, sex and color, Microchip number included on the diagnosis. A Spay/Neuter certificate dated before the nine months of age of your dog is required as well if not completed before leaving here. Items not covered under this guarantee would be any form of cancers, allergies, mild skin conditions, occasional seizures, diabetes, hip problems due to an overweight or over worked dog young dog, problems related to parasite infestation or human neglect. Many of these can be alleviated through environmental or diet changes that we have no control over. Please keep your dog up to date on all immunizations and heartworm programs as this will be required to fulfill this guarantee. In the event a pup/dog under two was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer or any illness that would cause his life to be shortened beyond 3 years we would offer a replacement puppy at any time after diagnosis or after loss of the dog due to illness.

_______The buyer shall maintain the puppy in proper condition by adhering to a regular immunization schedule, heartworm preventative, good diet and exercise and a safe, clean and loving environment. There is no replacement guarantee or refund for problems attributed to the dogs poor health by irresponsible care, conditions caused by dogs being overweight, allergies, accidental injuries or death.

_______All guarantees are to the original buyer and are not transferable.

_______Our puppies are sold as companion dogs and not as breeding dogs. If your dog has not been neutered or spayed by nine months old this entire guarantee will be null and void. Proper Vet verification of this procedure will be required in the event you decide to redeem guarantee. We do this because it is our desire to make sure all offspring are the result of responsible breeding procedures and not for any other reason. We do sell breeding dogs under a different contract and for the going price of a breeding dog. Call or please contact us to inquire.

We guarantee to be available to you with any future questions concerning your dog. We would love pictures so we can brag about him or her too. We would love to watch them grow and would want to know of any dogs that have completed any service or therapy dog classes etc.

If you have any questions about our Health Guarantee, please contact us.