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California dog and cat buyers are protected by a 1995 law titled “The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act” (the “Act”), commonly called the “Puppy Lemon Law,” which provides several ways to get compensation for a dog or cat that dies or becomes ill within a set time after purchase.

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California Puppy Lemon Law Mar 03, 2021 Cal Health & Saf. Code §122100 provides: Every breeder that sells a dog shall provide the purchaser at the time of sale, and a prospective purchaser upon request, with a written notice of rights, setting forth the rights provided for under this section. The notice shall be contained in a separate document.

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California has two laws that protect consumers who purchase a puppy. One law applies to breeders, while the other applies to pet dealers. However, both offer consumers similar protection. If …

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Puppy lemon law requires that pet shops and breeders freely give certain information about a pet to the customer prior to selling an animal. This information includes the animal’s health and medical history (including immunization records), the animal’s age (or best estimate), and the animal’s history (like where it was bred.) What Happens If Puppy Lemon Law Is Broken? If a …

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Print. If you buy a dog from a pet store or commercial breeder, California’s so-called Puppy Lemon Law gives you some protections in case the animal becomes ill shortly after purchase. The law

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What is a puppy lemon law? If you buy a dog from a pet store or commercial breeder, California’s so-called Puppy Lemon Law gives you some protections in case the animal becomes ill shortly after purchase. The law also allows you to return the dog, like a piece of merchandise, and get a refund or a different dog of equivalent value. What makes a dog unfit …

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About half the states make a violation of the law a criminal misdemeanor. California’s law makes it a misdemeanor to sell a puppy under the age of eight weeks as does Nebraska's . Violation of the California law can incur a fine of up to $250. Most state penalties, if even specified, range from a fine of $100 to a possible 30 days in jail.

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For example, violation of the New Hampshire, Virginia or Florida puppy lemon law is a misdemeanor, punishable by fines. In California, the penalties are only civil (not misdemeanor or criminal), but fines can range up to $10,000 and a seller could be prohibited from selling dogs for a period of time.

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The law provides for replacement plus reimbursement of vet expenses up to the price of the dog. It is the buyer’s right to receive a certificate of veterinary inspection with each pet purchased. If the pet is ill and a veterinarian determines that it was unfit for purchase, the consumer must notify the pet dealer within 2 business days of this determination. The buyer has the right to keep

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Pet lemon laws, commonly called puppy lemon laws or pet lemon laws, make it easier for pet purchasers to get their money back if a recently purchased pet becomes sick or dies. Options usually

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Puppy Lemon Laws are an effort to address some of these problems. All Puppy Lemon Laws give dog purchasers the right to return a sick or dead puppy for a refund or replacement. Most also give consumers the option of retaining the puppy, having it treated and getting some level of reimbursement for veterinary expenses from the seller. California Law

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The California Puppy Lemon Law, despite the rather specific name, is not limited to small dogs alone. It covers cats as well as dogs, and there are no age-related parameters. The California Puppy Lemon Law basically pertains to the California Health and Safety Code. It specifically concerns itself with a cat or dog's health at the time of purchase.

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Sellers and breeders must also provide a written copy of the consumer’s rights under the Puppy Lemon Law at the time of the sale. Written Notice For Dog Purchasers (Puppy Lemon Law) This disclosure of rights is a summary of Pennsylvania Law. The actual provisions of the law are in Section 9.3 of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. This section is …

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As noted, there are puppy lemon laws in CA. There are also other consumer protection laws that may be used. At a minimum, you should be able to get your out of pocket bills paid related to the illnesses. I'll assume that since you've had the pup for 7 months and spent this money on the pup, you are attached to it and want to keep it?

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This law is popularly known as a puppy lemon law (or a pet purchaser protection act) and it provides purchasers with remedies for purchasing sick pets. California also has another law that applies to pet dealers called the Lockyer-Polanco-Farr Pet Protection Act, but for your situation, the first act I mentioned is of interest. This Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act defines …

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California dog and cat buyers are protected by a 1995 law titled “The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act” (the “Act”), commonly called the “Puppy Lemon Law,” which provides several ways to get compensation for a dog or cat that dies or becomes ill within…

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Does California have a puppy lemon law? If you buy a dog from a pet store or commercial breeder, California’s so-called Puppy Lemon Law gives you some protections in case the animal becomes ill shortly after purchase. The law also allows you to return the dog, like a piece of merchandise, and get a refund or a different dog of equivalent value. What is the …

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Are there any lemon laws for buying a puppy?

As of 2017, 22 states have enacted pet purchase protection acts. If you live in a state without puppy lemon laws, you might be able to get compensation from the breeder or seller if their new puppy becomes sick. Methodology: For this article, I spent over 35 hours researching pet lemon laws and animal law.

What are the laws for buying a dog in california?

California dog and cat buyers are protected by a 1995 law titled “The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act” (the “Act”), commonly called the “Puppy Lemon Law,” which provides several ways to get compensation for a dog or cat that dies or becomes ill within...

What is a lemon law?

Many states have some version of a puppy “lemon law” that requires sellers to provide certain guarantees for the puppies they sell. Such a law usually sets forth certain remedial action that the seller must take in particular cases.

Is it legal to sell a puppy under 8 weeks old?

California’s law makes it a misdemeanor to sell a puppy under the age of eight weeks as does Nebraska's . Violation of the California law can incur a fine of up to $250. Most state penalties, if even specified, range from a fine of $100 to a possible 30 days in jail.

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