Adoption Requirements: Health Agreement for Arrow Ridge Bernese Puppies

Ensure a healthy and safe environment for your new puppy by understanding our comprehensive health agreement.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time! At Arrow Ridge Bernese, we’re committed to providing our puppies with the foundational health care they deserve. Our health agreement aims to ensure a smooth adoption process for both you and your new puppy. In this agreement, we will outline the checks and health conditions before the adoption process, guidelines for optimum puppy health, potential health issues and steps to handle them, and recommended products and services.

Health Agreement Overview

The health of our puppies is of utmost importance to us. Our puppies receive age-appropriate deworming and vaccinations, and undergo a thorough examination by a licensed veterinarian before they are ready for adoption. Upon adoption, buyers have 72 hours to get the puppy examined by their own veterinarian. A letter from a veterinarian is required if the puppy is to be returned due to illness or any other health issues present at the time of sale.

Note that our guarantee does not cover minor illnesses and health issues such as colds, parasites, umbilical hernias, underbites or overbites, or undescended testicles. However, any known health concerns will be disclosed to the buyer prior to adoption.

Guidelines for Optimum Puppy Health

  • Vaccination schedules: It’s crucial to follow the vaccination schedule recommended by your veterinarian. This typically includes initial vaccinations at 6-8 weeks of age, followed by booster shots every 3-4 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks old. Afterward, follow your vet’s recommendations for adult dog vaccinations.
  • Regular vet visits: Puppies should have check-ups with a veterinarian at least once a year to ensure they are healthy and to catch any potential health issues early.
  • Nutrition and exercise: Provide a balanced diet, including age-appropriate puppy food, fresh water, and treat options. Regular exercise and playtime are essential for your puppy’s physical and mental development.

Potential Health Issues and Handling Steps

Common health issues for puppies include:

  • Allergies: Some puppies may experience food or environmental allergies. Consult your veterinarian if you notice symptoms such as itching, redness, sneezing, or digestive issues.
  • Ear infections: Clean your puppy’s ears regularly and check for signs of infection like redness, swelling, or foul odor. If you suspect an infection, consult your veterinarian for treatment options.
  • Gastrointestinal problems: Puppies may experience digestive issues like diarrhea or vomiting. If these symptoms persist or worsen, consult your veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Recommended Products and Services

  • Puppy Food: Provide your puppy with high-quality, age-appropriate food. Consult your veterinarian for recommendations tailored to your pup’s specific needs.
  • Toys: Engage your puppy with toys that promote physical activity and mental stimulation.
  • Grooming: Regular grooming keeps your puppy clean and prevents matting. Consider professional grooming services for specialized care.
  • Training: Enrolling your puppy in obedience or socialization classes can help establish good behavior and prevent future issues.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our health agreement, or need support during the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can reach us through email at