Gentle Giants of Tennessee                                                              updated 6/26/2020

Spay/neuter Contract and Agreement

This agreement will be signed when purchasing a Great Dane puppy from Gentle Giants of Tennessee with limited AKC registration. (pet only) This agreement is between Buyer/ owner named below and Sarah McClard, GGOT and  is legal and binding.

Permanent ownership of the said puppy is contingent upon compliance with this agreement.

 The spay/neuter procedure is the full financial responsibility of the buyer, not Gentle Giants of Tennessee.

Failure to comply with this agreement and contract will be considered breach of contract. This agreement and contract shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Tennessee.

 The buyer will practice responsible ownership of the said puppy. A female dog will be fully separated no less than 21 days during any heat cycle before the time of altering to prevent any accidents. A male dog will be fully separated  from all female dogs no less than 21 days to prevent any accidents. 

  If purchasing a Great Dane puppy as “pet only” the buyer IS required to have the said puppy spayed/neutered NO EARLIER than 12 months and NO LATER than 24 months.  18 to 24 months is best AKC papers will be held by Gentle Giants of Tennessee until notification of altering is received and verified. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. If wanting to spay/neuter closer to the twelve-month mark, an x-ray will be taken of the growth plates to ensure full closure before the procedure. The x-ray must be sent to Gentle Giants of Tennessee for verification. Failure to do so will null and void the health guarantee. Gentle Giants of Tennessee will call the veterinarian office for verification the procedure has been completed. Once verification has been determined, Gentle Giants of Tennessee will then send in all AKC paperwork within 30 days of the procedure. Allow 30 days additional for AKC to process and send out registration papers. Being spayed/neutered to early put your dog at a higher risk for certain cancers, temperament issues, grow related problems, hips dysplasia, takes away certain hormones such as estrogen, ligament issues ( CCL injuries ), bone cancer, increased incidences of noise phobias, fearful behavior, undesirable sexual behavior, aggression and adverse reactions to vaccines and more. 

If the said puppy is female and is found to have had a litter accidently or purposely under this agreement and contract, the buyer will return said dog and all puppies at the buyer’s expense with in 1 week and all physical ownership will become that of Gentle Giants of Tennessee. NO MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED. If the said puppy is male and has been found to sire any litter accidently or purposely, the male dog will be returned to Gentle Giants of Tennessee with in 1 week at the buyer’s expense and all physical ownership will become that of Gentle Giants of Tennessee. NO MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED.

By my signature below, I, as the buyer/owner agree to have the said puppy spayed/neutered with the terms listed above. I also understand and agree that this agreement and contract that the said puppy will not produce a litter of puppies accidently or purposely. I agree should the said puppy not be altered or has a litter of puppies for any reason, I will return the dog and litter to Gentle Giants of Tennessee with no refund to be given. I understand that all transportation costs will be up to me, the buyer. I understand I have 1 week to do so.  I understand that if I fail to follow any or all of this contract, I will be in breech of contract and Gentle Giants of Tennessee will follow up with necessary steps and action. 

All legal matters will be handled in Putnam County, city of Cookeville in the state of Tennessee 38501. A violation of any clause in the contract or guarantee will constitute a breech of contract. All legal fees will be the responsibility of the owner/buyer.

Buyer/owner signature: ________________________________  Buyer/owner Name printed: ____________________________ Date signed: _________________________

Full Address: __________________________________________________________________________________ Phone number: ________________________

Seller:  Sarah McClard/ Gentle Giants of Tennessee Great Danes   Date signed: _________________________

Dam __________________________________ Sire _________________________  Collar color: _________________________

Date of Birth: ________________________________