The breeder at Companion Shih-Tzu, guarantees this puppy from life threatening hereditary defects for 1 year from date of transfer. Hereditary defects do not include communicable diseases that could be prevented by vaccinations (parvo, distemper etc…). The person who adopts the puppy must have the puppy vet checked within 7 days of the transfer of the puppy. Breeder must be notified immediately and have proof of defect or disease in writing from a licensed vet and the defective puppy must be returned to the breeder at the adoptive person’s expense in order for them to receive a replacement puppy of the same breed/sex/quality when it becomes available. The breeder is not responsible for any vet bills that incur. A good way to safeguard your puppy is to avoid public parks, pet stores or places that have a lot of dog traffic until your puppy is fully vaccinated.
Umbilical hernias and pinched nostrils are very common among the Shih-Tzu breed and are not a life threatening condition, therefore are not bound by our contract. Shih-Tzu puppies commonly snore, snort, sniffle or bubble. These symptoms are of no cause for concern if the nasal discharge is clear and the puppy is playing, eating and acting normal. When a puppy is teething these symptoms may increase. Tight nostrils normally correct themselves as a pup matures. This can take several months to occur.
The breeder does not guarantee puppies against umbilical hernias, pinched nostrils, retained testicles or hypoglycemia. Please choose a vet who is experienced and knowledgeable with the Shih-Tzu breed. If for some reason you can no longer care for your puppy and cannot find a loving home, please, before you drop him/her off at a shelter, contact us first.
The owners of Companion Shih-Tzu may refuse the adoption of a person who wishes to adopt a puppy/dog for good cause as justified by the owners of Companion Shih-Tzu. Persons wishing to adopt must be approved by the owners of Companion Shih-Tzu. To ensure the health and welfare of Companion Shih-Tzu puppies, no Companion Shih-Tzu puppy will be adopted out to a puppy mill for breeding purposes. No Companion Shih-Tzu puppy will be adopted out to someone who boards their dogs outside in the elements no matter what the climate of that home. If the owners of Companion Shih-Tzu discover an undesirable condition/circumstance about a person who wishes to adopt a puppy/dog, the owners of Companion Shih-Tzu may void any oral or written contract concerning adoption. If this happens, the owners of Companion Shih-Tzu will be held harmless from the cancellation of the agreement.