This post is to learn more about the spay/neuter legal agreement. I will inform you if your puppy will go home with one before you reserve him/her. I hope these frequent ask questions help you better understand the agreement. :)
I will provide you a deadline of when the puppy must be spayed/neutered before you reserve the puppy. Which tends to be the following:
May I have an extension? Since my vet can not squeeze us in.
Unfortunately, this is not a valid reason for an extension.
Why? Because the deadline was informed to you before you reserve the puppy/adult. I emailed the link to further explain this agreement when you were approved. I reminded you of this deadline at the time of pick-up. You sign the legal contract stating you understand this agreement. Therefore I have informed you at least 4 times before you even take the puppy/adult home.
This is the responsibility of the owner to call the vet right away and schedule an appointment. Most of my families inform me the appointment is already scheduled when they are picking up the puppy.
I have been with my vet for (insert years of being with the vet). He/she is booked or away for vacation and can not perform this. May I have an extension?
This is not a valid reason as well. Since if you are adopting a puppy, you have about 10 months to have him/her fixed. If you are adopting an adult you have 2 months. The majority of vets are not booked out that far. My vets are available within 2 weeks to a month. I use this information to set a reasonable deadline.
If for any reason, they are booked that far ahead, there are other vets you may schedule an appointment with.