We'll I went to california to visit my grandparents, and their is this new law their, and if you buy a puppy from either breeder, or pet store, and the puppy is sick, then the buyer is by law allowed to return their puppy to the breeder or store with full money back and the breeder or store must pay up on all vet bills etc. I think it is a good law, since it forces people to pull their head out of their butts and become a better breeder, or else they will have to pay up for their mistakes. They also have to have some sort of contract with the state allowing them to breed, which is wonderful, because everyone would choose to be responsible. I think this is a great law, but my only problem is what do they do with the puppies if they are sick, I'd hope they would help the puppy recover from whatever he/she has and then find it a good home. I just think they should have these laws in every state and then maybe that would mean less dogs in shelters and those poor shelter dogs might be able to have more of a chance of finding a home, if everyone has to have a contract by the state in order to breed. I think they also inspect the breeder and the pups to make sure everything is good. THe reason I made a topic about this is because I was wondering if their are any other states with this law and if not, then what can we do to help stop bad breeders and help on getting a law up on all states to ban bad breeders from ever breeding again. I'm not sure if I am wrong about a few things, I tend to mix things up when I read sometimes,just a focusing problem.
That law is not new. It probably almost a decade old now. And it only covers breeders whom are considered "commercial". so if the guy down the street sells you a dog....tough. You have no recourse. Also, you have only 15 days to prove the dog got sick "before" you took delivery, this can be almost impossible.
I believe a dog's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment he holds dear, is when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-with a ball in his mouth."
True the dog has to show signs of illness within 15 days but it also states that a licensed veterinarian must state in writing within a year of purchase that the animal has a congenital or hereditary disease that requires extensive hospitalization, and from which recovery is doubtful.
I'm not sure if the purchaser can insist on having the seller pay to have the puppy treated by a Vet if they choose to keep the pup instead of asking for a refund or another pup.
We provide a health guarantee that is similar in wording. I think most responsible breeders provide some sort of health guarantee. If all the responsible breeders provide that voluntarily, why do we need the law? We need to educate the public instead. Also, it is the "cheap" pet I see in the shelter/pound. I don't see any of our pets there. If a person has very little at risk it's easy to turn them out on the street ( dump them). A person with a large investment is very likely to spend more time and money caring for their pet, keeping them from pounds/shelters. The more time they spend, the closer they become and are less likely to let anything negative happen to the pet. Many of us require monthly contact and pics from our customers along with first right of refusal. All these things , though not foolproof, are a step in the direction of keeping ours from the shelters/pounds, and other negative outcomes. I believe that we, not laws are the answer to this one. What do you breeders think?
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If as a breeder your warranty provides everything this law provides and you stand by it when need be, then you should not have a problem with it. It is not going to affect you.
Those laws are necessary to give buyers recourses and hold breeders responsible. It is for those unscrupulous breeders and pet stores we all hear about and read about in forums such as this. Letís face it. A warranty is only as good as the breeder who provides it. They can promise you the world in a 10 page comprehensive lifetime warranty. But after careful reading, it is usually full of loopholes, conditions and restriction that even an attorney would have a problem decrypting, and make it extremely hard to collect, basically rendering it worthless.
With a law like this, anything that is contradicting it is overridden. It provides a minimum baseline for your warranty and prevents you from making your buyer sign away their rights. You can add whatever else on top of it to improve on it as long as it does not take away from the basics. It also provides for penalties against the breeder as an added deterrent.
The only problem I had with this law was that it does not apply to all breeders, once again, discriminating against those law abiding breeders who choose to follow the law.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
thanks for all the info, I totally read that law wrong, sorry! I do appreciate you all explaining it to me, I did want to know more about the law, to understand if this includes pet stores taking better care of the pets as well. I did got into a pet store in California, Don't worry, I didn't buy a thing from them, but anyways they were selling all these puppies, and I was just sorta checking out all the puppies making sure all were being properly cared for. I did notice in one play pen their was no water, but other than that they all looked in great shape, I saw the people trimming all the puppies nails. I would never buy a puppy from a petstore anyways, everyone on here told me how it is a bad choice to do. Although I do hope all those pups find homes!