Guarantee and What We Offer

The Agreement that we make with all of our Puppy Buyers can be found here

Shining Star Goldendoodles guarantees at the time of delivery, our puppies are in excellent health. All Shining Star Doodle puppies receive a health check by our Veterinarian at 8 weeks before going home. They are de-wormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks old and receive all age-appropriate shots. 

THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLY TO THE SALE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PUPPY:

1. Shining Star Doodles guarantees that pups are Goldendoodles registerable to the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA).  The registration application will be provided to the buyer.  Breeder warrants that the puppy’s parents are Poodle, Golden Retriever or Goldendoodle.  

2. All puppies are examined by a licensed Veterinarian and given a clean bill of health before they leave our home. To the best of the Breeder and Veterinarian’s knowledge, this puppy has no known diseases or illnesses. This puppy is guaranteed to be free of untreatable health conditions.  In order for this guarantee to be valid, the buyer must take the puppy to a licensed Veterinarian of their choice for the puppy’s well check-up within 72 hours of delivery. If the puppy is found to have a disease that is untreatable or found to have a hereditary disease, a letter from the Licensed Veterinarian stating the problem must be presented to the seller within 4 days of delivery. In this case, the puppy will be returned to the Breeder within 5 days and a refund of the full purchase price – not including transportation – will be given to the Buyer and therefore ending this contract entirely. Veterinary and Medical care and it’s associated costs are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Buyer. 

3. Should the puppy be found to have a minor preexisting condition by a licensed vet during the 72 hour period, the buyer will contact the breeder immediately.  The breeder will be responsible for the costs of medications only up to the amount of $100.  The buyer shall provide documentation of the condition of the dog from the examining vet.  The breeder will not provide reimbursement for expenses incurred prior to breeder approval and vet documentation.  The vet exam expense is the responsibility of the buyer.  Unfortunately, the breeder is unable to provide replacements or refunds on pups that are harmed or become ill during shipping (buyer is encouraged to review airline and ground shipper policies regarding liability and insurance).  The breeder is not responsible to cover the cost for treatment of Giardia, Coccidia, fleas, ticks, or other health conditions that puppies might acquire during the 72 hour period after it leaves the breeder.  Once the puppy has cleared the initial vet exam OR the 72 hour time frame passes it is understood that the breeder has provided a healthy puppy.  This guarantee does not cover shipping expenses.  No exchanges or reimbursement regarding the Initial Health Guarantee will be made after the initial 72 hour period ends.   

4. The Sire and Dam of this puppy have been examined and cleared of all testable genetic diseases, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Patella luxation and Heart Defects. The best possible care has been taken to breed the healthiest dogs possible. In the event that your dog should have a genetic defect, we do offer a warranty. Shining Star Doodles offers a two-year warranty on any puppy with clinical signs of Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia with a preliminary OFA, Penn hip or evet report confirming Hip Dysplasia or Elbow Dysplasia. The diagnosis cannot be made by a regular vet.  A copy of the report must be provided to Shining Star Doodles. NOTE: The potential for HD does not constitute a disabling defect.  PennHip evaluations estimate the chance of a dog having a degree of having any degree of HD in their lifetime, therefore PennHip results must show evidence of OA/HD.

The puppy is also warrantied until the age of two years for Genetic Defects of the Heart and Eyes. If there is a Heart Defect, the diagnosis must be confirmed by a letter to Breeder or Breeder’s Veterinarian from a Board Certified Cardiologist stating that in his/her opinion this condition is congenital. If there is an Eye Defect, the diagnosis must be confirmed by a letter to Breeder or Breeder’s Veterinarian from a Board Certified Ophthalmologist stating that in his/her opinion this condition is congenital. In the rare event of a confirmed Genetic Defect before the puppy is 2 years old, as listed above, the breeder will  Refund of the Full Sales Price of the dog or offer a  replacement Puppy. Transportation, Veterinary and Medical care and it’s associated costs are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Buyer.

Note: Buyer must contact the breeder for consultation PRIOR to treatments or surgery for disabling defects to keep this guarantee in effect.  In order that all possible treatment options can be reviewed.  If the dog is euthanized or in any way disposed of, without a second opinion from the Breeders veterinarian, the Buyer waives all rights to a replacement puppy or to any financial payment as compensation.  The above Genetic Health guarantee requires the buyer’s licensed vet provide medical proof of any claim to the Breeder (and, if requested, to breeders veterinarian), accompanied by corroborating documentation (x-rays, blood test, etc) from an approved source (as stated above) documentation that a disabling genetic defect exists. Additionally, the documentation shall include a statement by the vet that unequivocally states that the defect is a hereditary defect that could not have been caused by environmental factors.  This documentation will be provided at the purchaser’s cost.  The buyer will provide proof of veterinary expenses and a copy of the paid invoice before reimbursement is provided.  All testing and examinations are the responsibility of the buyer.  

5. Breeder reserves the right to have the puppy/dog examined by our Veterinarian, acquire DNA testing to determine the dog or puppy is one of our lineage and health status before issuing a refund.

6. The breeder has provided Buyer with information regarding the potential risks of Vaccinations, Dog Food, Pesticides, Aerosols, Fungus’s, etc. All are Environmental triggers to avoid with your puppy. Because of these unknown environmental exposures, Breeder cannot be responsible for Sarcomas, Tumors, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Stomach issues, Allergies, and Seizures. Vaccine related Allergy and Seizure issues that result in itching or seizures can occur up to two months after an administered vaccine. The breeder cannot be held liable for any of these conditions as they can be caused by unknown environmental triggers out of the Breeder’s control. It’s the opinion of most holistic veterinarians that the vast majority of immune-mediated diseases, including IMT, are triggered or exacerbated by vaccines, particularly bacterins (vaccines against bacterial organisms, such as the leptospirosis and Lyme vaccines), as well as killed vaccines (rabies vaccine). Sometimes it’s a vaccine alone that triggers immune disease in a pet. More often, it’s vaccinations coupled with other medications, environmental toxins, poor quality diet, and other lifestyle stressors. The strength and balance of every animal’s immune system are different, so there’s no way to predict – unless your dog has had a reaction in the past — how much danger your pet is in from exposure to the modified virus contained in any given vaccine or the many toxic ingredients it also contains. That’s why we strongly encourage pet owners to avoid all unnecessary vaccines and re-vaccinations after the core vaccinations are given. Your Veterinarian can do a simple blood test yearly to determine your dog’s immunity instead of just vaccinating every year blindly. Your puppy NEEDS all the core puppy vaccines and boosters.  We also encourage puppy owners to avoid the injectable forms of heartworm (proheart 6) and flea and tick meds (one example is trifexis).  These products have potential neurological side effects.  There are many other forms of protection for heartworm, fleas, and ticks with less dangerous potential side effects.  

7. The Buyer agrees the puppy is not being purchased for resale, will never be sold to a pet shop or puppy mill, and will never be used for scientific research.  Puppies are as sold on a spay/neuter contract and should never be breed.

8. Buyer agrees to return the dog to Breeder – or allow Breeder to rehome dog should it become necessary. The breeder should be the first contact if Buyer can no longer keep the dog. Breeder offers a lifetime rehome policy and will help with determining a rehoming fee and screening all prospective families.   If you rehome the dog without Breeder’s permission, the Health Warranty is void. Breeder never wants one of Shining Star Doodle’s dogs to end up in a shelter, rescue or to be bounced from home to home.

9. Buyer will provide adequate housing for the dog away from the elements. The dog will be kept primarily inside with the family and will receive hours of attention every day. Goldendoodles are very social animals and thrive on the love and attention of their owners. A Goldendoodle left alone for long periods of time could develop bad habits out of boredom and loneliness.

10. Buyer agrees if Renting or Leasing their home, permission has been given from the Landlord or Owner for the puppy to live in the home.

11. Shining Star Doodles has done its due diligence in providing this puppy a good genetic chance of not acquiring Hip or Elbow Dysplasia. Buyer also understands that there is a huge environmental component to the development of Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. Buyer understands to avoid injury or stress-trauma occurring to this puppy’s bones and joints, prior to reaching one and a half (18 months) years of age (preferably 2 years), this dog should not go faster on a leash than to break a trot. The puppy will not be put on a treadmill, play rough with older dogs or children, stand on his/her back legs for extended periods of time, play catch on slippery floors/surfaces, or chase Frisbees. Failure to comply with this will nullify the guarantee on hips and elbows. Puppies need exercise, but excessive wild exercising is not only hard on the joints, but it also creates a hyper dog. The best exercise for a growing puppy is swimming and walking. Once a dog has reached maturity, Jogging, Frisbee and Ball chasing are good exercise.

12. Buyer agrees to maintain the puppy at a good healthy weight. This warranty will be terminated should the dog be allowed to become overweight or developing joints be overstressed at any point during the first two years. Consult your veterinarian with any questions.

13. Buyer agrees to keep the puppy current on all vaccinations, heartworm medications, worming, flea & tick preventative, and other preventative maintenance as recommended by common veterinary practice for this puppy to remain under warranty. Veterinary health records demonstrating the above, in addition to proof of diagnosis, treatment, and payment must be provided if Guarantee is enforced.  

14.  Buyer understands that the puppy is not guaranteed to be hypoallergenic or low shedding; and that no guarantee is made regarding size, color or coat.  Also, minor imperfections such as malocclusion (bites), undescended testicles, umbilical hernias, and other cosmetic issues are not covered in this guarantee.  

15. Buyer agrees not to take to public places unless reasonable precautions are used to prevent exposure to a contagious disease and to not socialize the puppy with unvaccinated dogs until a minimum of 10 days from the date of the final set of puppy shots, doing so will void all guarantees.