Sales and shipping
We do NOT sell to pet stores, brokers
or puppy mills!!
The breeder prefers that you pick up your pup
in person. However, we do ship from AVL, with Delta Airlines, weather permitting,
for an additional $350, which includes crate, veterinary health check &
health certificate, up to date shots, and transportation to airport.
Terms Of Sale
cannot guarantee that your puppy/dog will be show or breeding quality,
nor can we guarantee the size that the puppy will be full grown!
do NOT sell to pet stores, brokers or puppy mills!!! All pet quality
puppies will be sold with limited AKC. When inquiring, please tell me
what you are looking for and a little about you.
We do require a $200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to hold your puppy, in the form of a postal money order OR Paypal (plus 3.5% fee).
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS! We must receive your deposit within 3 days of placing the puppy "Sale Pending".
If we do not receive a deposit within that time frame, the puppy will be listed "Available".
spend time emailing you with information and pictures about the
puppies, as well as talking with you on the phone; this is all very time
I feel that by the time you place a deposit, you are
100% sure about purchasing a puppy from us. Therefore, I will NOT refund
or transfer any deposits or payments simply because you changed your
mind !! The deposit is given in good faith that you are sincere about
purchasing the puppy.
When I receive your deposit for the puppy of
your choice, I consider that puppy sold and no other inquires can be
made on a puppy with a deposit.
There will be no refunds/transfers
of payments OR deposits! The balance is due by the time pups are 7 weeks
of age to arrange shipping or you may pay the balance at the time of
We must receive the balance BEFORE shipping or delivering any puppy!
remember deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
We will gladly refund or transfer any payment
IF your puppy becomes ill or passes away while in our care.
What We Provide:
We strive to produce healthy, quality puppies.
puppies receive their first set of shots at about 7 weeks old and been dewormed.
We give a One Year Health Guarantee to all puppy buyers!
We do NOT sell puppies until they are at least 8 weeks of age.
of our puppies are sold with AKC paperwork. We do not release any pup
we do not feel is ready for its new home.
One Year Health Guarantee
Norton's Chihuahuas is
confident that the dog/puppy has been delivered to you free from health
The puppy is sold as a pet/companion. There is no guarantee you will be able to breed or show your puppy.
All pet quality puppies will be sold with limited AKC registration. Full registration must be discussed prior.
Puppies must have our kennel name on their registration papers "Norton's".
are covered for Congenital/Hereditary life threatening ONLY!! NO
REFUNDS will be issued, we will replace your puppy if found to have a
life threatening hereditary or congenital defect with a puppy of equal
You will need to take your new puppy to the vet within 48 hours of purchasing to confirm its good health. IF not taken
to vet within 48 hours they agree totake puppy AS IS, no warranty whatsoever.
1 Year – Congenital/Hereditary Defects (Heart Murmur, etc)
NOTE: We are not responsible for ANY vet bills or expenses incurred
AFTER the pup leaves our care. We do not cover conditions such as
Hypoglycemia and Coccidia (which are caused by stress)
We also do not cover luxating patellas which is common in Chihuahuas.
Seller does NOT warrant the following:
Hypoglycemia - under no condition is the seller responsible for loss or death due to Hypoglycemia
Molera - It is acceptable for a Chihuahua to have a molera, and should not be considered a flaw.
Giardia or Worms - Many puppies are prone to outbreak of either
coccidia and/or giardia under stressful circumstances. The symptoms can
arise in a 12 hour period, and cannot always be prevented by the
seller, because there are no signs until the puppy is stressed, and
their immune system drops. All precautions have been made, but the
buyer should take the puppy to the vet immediately if puppy develops
unusual stool, begins vomiting, or has loss of appetite.
Collapsing Trachea - This is a common thing in chihuahuas when they get excited, and has not been found to impose a health
is no guarantee on size, color, coat, breeding ability, fertility,
testicles descending in a male, luxating patellas, incorrect bite, erect
ears, hernias, allergies, skin problems, etc.
Buying a toy dog
is not like buying a toy!! Toy dogs are like babies, you need to make
sure they eat every couple of hours and get enough rest... please
research this breed before buying a puppy, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
By purchasing a puppy from Norton's Chihuahuas, the buyer indicates that he/she has read, agrees and
understands this contract.
Please email us if you have any questions or comments !!
Norton's Chihuahuas Contract
Seller:Kristen Norton Mars Hill, NC 828-689-3448
We, the undersigned parties, have read and agree to all the terms of this agreement and acknowledge it as legal and binding.
We agree to sell the following: Chihuahua Date
of Birth: / /
Name of Dog:
Sex: □ Male □ Female
AKC Number: __________________________________
Date Sold: ____________________________ Full/Limited AKC: ____________
This puppy has been administered, as indicated in the medical record,
the following vaccinations and de-worming before leaving our
We accept Postal Money Orders, Cash, and Paypal only. Please make money orders payable to Kristen Norton
amount of two hundred dollars of the deposit made towards the purchase
of a puppy is NON-REFUNDABLE. Full payment of the balance due must be
paid on or before the date on which the pup reaches eight (8) weeks of
age. Failure to do so forfeits the Buyer’s deposit and reservation of
the puppy. Refund of deposit will only be available under the following
parties of this contract agree that the dog identified on page one (1)
shall carry the “Norton's” prefix to its name for “Norton's
“Norton's” prefix will be added to the AKC papers by the breeder before
the papers are transferred to the new owner(s). It is the buyer’s
responsibility to insure that the “Norton’s” prefix is part of the dog’s
registered name. This is enforceable by the AKC per this contract.
FEEDING YOUR NEW PUPPY
puppies/dogs eat Royal Canin Chihuahua Puppy or Purina Pro plan Puppy. Although bringing your new puppy
home is the most exciting day for you, it is not exciting for the
puppy. The puppy is leaving everything that it has known, including its
dam and littermates. Expect your puppy to go through a period of
stress. Signs of stress could include crying, refusal to eat, or loose
stools. Please give the puppy some time to adjust. Please keep the
puppy’s new environment quiet and calm the first few days. This will
make the adjustment easier for the puppy and hasten bonding between you
and your new puppy. Treats are of whole or pressed rawhide and are
great for keeping teeth free of plaque. We suggest that toys be of soft
nylon or cloth-like materials that are machine washable, instead of
latex rubber that can be punctured or shredded.
VACCINATIONS AND DEWORMINGS
have provided the following vaccination and de-worming schedule. At
first, it is best to avoid taking your puppy to the park, pet store,
walks, etc. Your puppy is not fully immunized against diseases such as
Parvo until the complete series of vaccinations is administered. Usually
this is completed by 16 weeks of age. Parvo, for example, is highly
contagious and can be carried in and transferred on peoples shoes. Your
puppy could easily contract Parvo if taken to places where other dogs
frequent. We STRONGLY SUGGEST that you follow through the vaccination
and de-worming schedule recommended by your veterinarian. Negligence
could result in sickness or death of your puppy. The guarantee does not
cover parasites, external or internal, Giardia, Hypoglycemia,
Hepatitis, Parvo, Kennel Cough, Distemper, Rabies, Coccidiosis, or
Corona. The proper immunizations have been administered and the Seller
cannot be held responsible if the puppy is exposed to contagious
parasites or diseases after leaving our kennel. The Buyer is
responsible for ALL veterinary costs/expenses once the puppy has left
the Seller’s home.
that are usually affected by Hypoglycemia are the toy breeds weighing
(3) pounds and under. Hypoglycemia most frequently happens between the
ages of six (6) weeks and six (6) months, although Hypoglycemia can
occur at any age. Keep Nutri-Cal or Nutri-Stat on hand at all times in
case of an emergency. Keep your puppy warm. Contact your Veterinarian
immediately. Symptoms of low blood sugar are listed below:
is limp, puppy does not lift his head by itself very easily, lethargy,
lack of coordination, staggering, stumbling, falling, slowed heart
rate, body temperature drops, mouth is stiff and gums may become white.
is the responsibility of the Buyer to assure proper care if such a
condition should arise. The Buyer agrees that the Seller is NOT
responsible should a sugar drop occur. The Buyer agrees to seek proper
veterinary care, as well as to preventative measures, such as insuring
that fresh food and water are ALWAYS available for your puppy.
keep this puppy indoors, providing access to a fenced in yard, and
never chain or tie your puppy out. Provide adequate living quarters. Do
not let the puppy live in a cage or crate. This puppy is sold with the
understanding it will be properly socialized, live indoors and become a
part of the family. The Buyer agrees to maintain a safe environment
for the puppy. The puppy is to NEVER be placed in an animal shelter,
rescue group, or sold to a research lab or similar facility. Your home
is now the puppy’s loving FOREVER home.
This puppy is now the
responsibility of the Buyer. If at any time, you do not want the puppy
or cannot keep the puppy you may return it to the Seller. We gladly
have a place in our home for any puppy that we have bred if
circumstances arise that you cannot continue to keep the Chihuahua.
Should the puppy be returned to the Seller, the veterinarian’s records
and AKC registration papers must be surrendered along with the puppy to
the Seller. This puppy shall NOT be sold for profit by the Buyer under
any circumstances and is an offense to be prosecuted by law. The Buyer
agrees that the Seller will NOT provide a refund when the puppy is
returned to the Seller. Every effort will be made to place the
Chihuahua in another home or the Chihuahua will remain with the Seller.
Seller is in no way responsible for the death or injury of the puppy
or loss of the puppy during transport. The Seller agrees to insure the
puppy for the purchase price amount or up to the highest amount that
can be insured if the purchase price exceeds the maximum amount the
airline allows for insurance. The Buyer agrees to settle any dispute
involving shipping and death/injury incurred by the puppy during
shipping with the airline with which the puppy was shipped. The Seller
shall NOT be held responsible for any death/injury incurred during
NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES, NEITHER EXPRESSED NOR IMPLIED, ARE MADE UNDER THIS CONTRACT EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE.
read and accepted all provisions of this agreement and guarantee the
Buyer has agreed to the above terms by signing and dating below,
including Buyer’s address and telephone number(s).
(Signature of Seller)
(Signature of Buyer)