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Puppy Buyer Agreement

Please Read Carefully

M’Baku, Kialeah and Kuruk baby 2019

Hello! Thanks for your interest in our Alaskan Malamutes! Interested in one of our puppies? Yay! You’ve come to the right place! Just please know, we expect anyone interested in providing a forever home to one of our babies to have made sure you have looked through all of our terms and conditions outlined in our agreement below, as well as considered whether or not a Malamute will be a good choice for you and your family. BEFORE submitting a deposit – especially if this will be your first experience with this highly intelligent, loving, and spirited breed!

 

Nothing thrills us more than to find potential new homes for our babies, but we also would like you to consider any and all local animal shelter opportunities as well. Not everyone is in the position to adopt from a shelter or rescue, or provide the special needs or environments required for every rescue or shelter situation, but we would not feel right to not acknowledge the many dogs that are in need of loving forever homes in these facilities.

Please know, although it may look like a “lot” of information, our process is not difficult at all. We just believe in doing things right, and the more information we can provide our potential puppy buyers, the better for everyone involved. Often things are not laid out well enough for people, leading to misunderstandings and conflict down the road. Our goal is to develop a genuine and trustworthy relationship with our puppy families and to help YOU feel confident to work with us! Visiting will allow you to see the dogs in person, get to know us, ask questions, and ensure you are making the right decision. These dogs are powerful and can get exceptionally large; even standard sized Alaskan Malamutes are upwards of 75-85 lbs, and require a physically active lifestyle with plenty of positive mental stimulation. They have strong minds and wills and will require patient, loving, confident, responsible, and proactive owners. Puppies will require proper training, patience and love, and in return, will offer years of enjoyment, loyalty, love, and true companionship. Our agreement with buyers includes a STRICT NO ABANDONMENT policy which requires families to contact us immediately if they can no longer care for their puppy. Re-homing without contacting us first, re-selling, or abandonment of our pups in shelters or by “drop off” is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN, per our agreement, at any time throughout the pup’s lifetime. ANYONE who sends a deposit for a puppy is automatically agreeing to our terms, so please be sure to click on the link below and read over our agreement thoroughly.  This agreement MUST also be signed prior to taking home your puppy. We do not make it difficult for anyone to own one of our babies, but we do expect potential puppy buyers to at least take the time to read through our terms and conditions.

 

Bringing a puppy into your life is a two way street. It is not just about your life, it’s about theirs too.

PLEASE NOTE: When you make a deposit, it is in Good Faith that you are reserving a puppy for yourself. This, in turn, tells us that we have a qualified home to place one of our pups in the future. This is why by making a deposit, you are automatically agreeing to our terms and conditions of sale. If you make a deposit through PayPal or Google Pay, and request a refund through either payment gateway, we reserve the right to pursue legal action for damages as PayPal nor Google Pay supersedes our Agreement, or Terms and Conditions of sale. There are NO REFUNDS for deposits, unless in the rare circumstance we choose to refund a deposit. You need to take full responsibility in reading our agreement, learning our policies and terms and conditions, before sending your deposit. Thank you.

*Click here to View and/or Download PDF  Puppy Buyer Agreement


Quick No-nonsense Facts Regarding the Purchase of Our Pups

This information is also found throughout our website, but is here for quick reference to commonly asked questions:

What are your requirements for buyers?
We do not perform strenuous screenings, background checks, or require lengthy application processes. However, we have a very in-depth buyer agreement which consists of all terms and conditions of sale. On the day of pickup, you will be required to sign the agreement to officially accept the puppy into your care. It is imperative that before submitting a deposit, you read our agreement thoroughly and agree to all terms and conditions. The majority of our agreement is written to ensure the proper care and maintenance of our puppies for their entire lifetime. We prefer anyone interested in purchasing one of our pups to come out to visit, but we realize that is not always possible, so we do ask just a few preliminary questions to ensure a good match. In rare circumstances, we may refuse sale, or issue a refund, if we feel it is not a good match. This is left to our discretion, and does not commit us to a “refund policy”. Although we do prefer potential homes to have prior experience with the Alaskan Malamute or similar breeds, as long as a potential buyer appears to be a good candidate, has taken the time to research the breed, and does not have any serious identifiable risk factors, we will work them. Our goal is to place our puppies into safe, responsible, happy, loving forever homes. If you can provide this, then you are good to go! 

How much are puppies?
Puppies are $1860 USD PLUS applicable sales tax of 4.4% ($81.84) Sales tax is collected with final payment (Price includes Microchip ID and option to register for Limited AKC papers)

How can I pay for my puppy?
3 Payments for $620 each can be made to “finance” puppies – Initial deposit to reserve puppy, 2nd payment when pups are born, 3rd payment 2 weeks BEFORE taking puppy home. You may also send your payment in full. We often will start accepting deposits at the beginning of the year so that it gives people a chance to budget and finance their puppy. Initial deposit must be paid in full, however 2nd payment can be made however you want as long as it is paid in full when pups are born. 3rd and final payment has to be made in full and cleared before pups can leave.  AGAIN: All payments must be cleared, and final payment cannot be made via Paypal or Google Pay. They must be made by personal check, cashiers check or certified money order. We are now accepting personal checks for final payments, however puppies will not be released until final payments have fully cleared. Receipts will be given upon request, and your first name along with your picking rights will be posted on our website to confirm we have received your initial deposit.

What if I’m late with my payment?
2nd Payments are due when pups are born, and final payment is due when pups are 6 weeks. If you are unable to make your payment during these times you need to communicate with us to let us know the circumstances immediately. We cannot risk losing the opportunity to find suitable homes for our babies, and when we do not receive payments on time or proper communication, it not only jeopardizes your picking right, but also places us in a position where we might be forced to transfer your deposit to another litter. We have a long waiting list of folks who are anxiously waiting for pups, and if you know or feel you might not be able to make your payment (s) we need to know this as soon as possible. If you just need a few more days or even a week, we understand, and can work with you, but if you are unable to make your payment or do not communicate with us, after 2 weeks, your deposit will automatically be transferred to the next litter – YOUR PICK RIGHT WILL BE FORFEIT.  As long as you communicate with us, we can usually work with you, but if you ignore our messages, show no interest in working things out, or don’t uphold to an agreed upon payment arrangement, then we have no choice but to move forward with securing another home.

When can I pick out/up my puppy?
Puppy pick appointments are made in the order of deposit holder pick rights starting at 4 weeks of age. Each deposit holder will be contacted to setup a private appointment. Picks MUST be made in a timely fashion in order not to hold up the process for others. We reserve the right to determine when a deposit holder is taking too long, and to allow other deposit holders to make their picks. ALL picks must be made before the puppies reach 7 weeks of age, or that deposit holder will be moved to the next litter.  Puppies are ready to go home no sooner than 8 weeks, per Colorado State law.

What happens if I don’t see a puppy I like or not enough are born?
Deposits do NOT guarantee anything other than your right to select a puppy of your choice when a litter is born. We do not guarantee quantity, sex choices, color, or bred pairings, as it is impossible to do so. Putting a deposit down is a serious decision as it may require you to be patient and wait. We only accept as many deposits as we believe will at least provide each deposit holder with a reasonable opportunity to select a pup of their choice. We can get close on our expectations, but cannot make any guarantees. This is why we encourage visits to meet the dogs and see them in person, so that you can feel confident to switch to another litter if that option is offered to you. On rare occasions, we will have our moms X-rayed to determine litter size, but this is something we don’t like to do for holistic reasons, and very rarely do. IF a particular litter is born and you are either unable to select a pup, or choose not to select a pup from that litter, your deposit/payments simply move to another litter until you receive a pup of your choice. This can sometimes mean waiting; the natural process of breeding and gestation demands time to make things happen. We are not a puppy mill, and do not operate like one.

What if I change my mind?
This is why we require anyone who is thinking of becoming a deposit holder for our litters to be 100% certain of their commitment to puppy ownership. Deposits and payments go towards the care and maintenance of our dogs. The costs associated with having a breeding pack of large breed dogs such as Alaskan Malamutes is a serious obligation. Deposits are NON-refundable, and for this reason, if we accept a deposit via PayPal and you request a refund, we will seek damages through legal action. PayPal does NOT supersede our policies or our terms of agreement with buyers – period. In rare circumstances, at our own discretion, we will refund deposits/payments. We do not offer refunds based on litter outcomes, quantity, colors or sex choice “preferences”. We can not guarantee anything until puppies are born and this is why we will work with you until you have the puppy of your choice. Sometimes this requires you to wait. We are not a puppy mill or a backyard breeder business, so we do not produce puppies constantly, and the quality of our dogs and their puppies clearly show this. Please be certain of your decision to purchase one of our puppies and read our policy above in full PRIOR to sending a deposit.

How can I get my deposit to you?
Simply use our contact form to request our mailing address for sending deposits/payments. This is our private home, and therefore we do not publicly post our address. Please note: Only the order in which deposits are RECEIVED determines pick rights. For this reason, we encourage those with sincere and genuine interest to get their deposit in as pups go VERY quickly. We will also accept deposits through PayPal and/or Google Pay with the exception of a FINAL payment. However, if you choose to use PayPal or Google Pay, just please remember that neither payment gateway supersedes our agreement or policies on refunds, and so if a refund is requested, we can and will seek legal damages.

How can I have my puppy shipped?
We do NOT offer shipping of puppies. Shipping pups is a pretty big task. It involves us purchasing an airline ticket, the proper shipping crate and necessary accessories, an additional trip to the veterinarian for a special document, as well as a 5 hour round trip for us to and from Denver airport. As a starting point, shipping usually runs an additional $650-$750. Shipping is extremely traumatic for puppies and increasing the risk of stress induced illnesses. At times, we are willing to travel and either meet half-way or deliver pups ourselves – but we must know in advance and prior to you sending in your deposit. Based on your location, we will determine if it is possible for us to travel, our cost for the trip, and provide a quote. These quotes will be based on a flat rate and will include mileage+gas, time, misc expense (food) and any overnight hotel stays we may incur during our trip.

Thank you for your Interest!