Transfer of title to personal property is normally made by a bill of sale. A bill of sale also constitutes a record of what has been sold, to whom, when, and for what price. A sale of animals ordinarily involves the same considerations as the sale of any other personal property. Therefore, such sales are generally governed by the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, which, in UCC � 2-105(1), specifically includes the unborn young of animals in the definition of "goods." This form contains both a contract for sale and bill of sale for a dog or puppy. It is a generic example that may be referred to when preparing such a form for your particular state. It is for illustrative purposes only. Local laws should be consulted to determine any specific requirements for such a form in a particular jurisdiction.
Agreement for the Sale of a Dog or Puppy and Bill of Sale Agreement made on the (date), between (Name of Seller) of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as Seller and (Name of Buyer) of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as Buyer. For and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows: 1. Sale of Animal. Seller agrees to sell and Buyer agrees to buy a (describe dog or puppy), hereafter referred to as the Dog. 2. Warranties. Seller warrants that he is the owner of and has good and lawful authority to sell the Dog. 3. Sales Price. The sales price is $___________payable in cash on or before the (date). 4. Inspection. Buyer acknowledges that his designated veterinarian has examined the Dog and that Buyer is satisfied that the Dog is in a healthy and sound condition. 5. Bill of Sale. By this instrument, Seller sells, assigns, and conveys all of his rights, title and interest in the Dog, reserving for himself a purchase money security interest as set forth in Section 6 of this Agreement. 6. Security Interest. Buyer acknowledges that by this Agreement, Seller retains a security interest in his favor in the Dog under the provisions of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of (Name of State). This security interest will be cancelled upon receipt by Seller of the full purchase price set forth in Paragraph 3. 7. Breeding Capacity not Warranted. Seller does not warrant the health, soundness, working qualities, or recovery from shipping, and Seller does not warrant against impotency of the Dog. 8. Risk of Loss. The risk of loss from any casualty to the Dog, regardless of the cause of such loss or casualty, shall be on Buyer after the Dog has been delivered to Buyer. 9. No Liability by Seller for Incidental or Consequential Damages. In no event shall Seller be liable for incidental or consequential damages nor shall Seller's liability for any claims or damage arising out of or connected with this Agreement exceed the purchase price of the Dog. 10. Notice. Any requirements of reasonable notice of any party to the other shall be met if such notice is mailed, postage prepaid, to the last known address of the parties at least (e.g., 10) days before the time of the event or contemplated action set forth in such notice. 11. Breach of Agreement A. In the event of breach of this Agreement, Buyer agrees to pay all expenses of retaking, holding, preparing for sale, selling, and reasonable attorney's fees and legal expenses as may be allowed by law and incurred by the Seller in enforcing his rights under this Agreement. B. The rights and remedies conveyed upon Seller shall be in addition to and not in substitution of or in derogation of the rights and remedies conferred by the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of (Name of State) and other applicable laws. 12. Mandatory Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any dispute under this agreement shall be required to be resolved by binding arbitration of the parties hereto. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both
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