I am talking to a breeder for potentially adopting from her litter when ready and she sent me her contract. The contract is mainly ok but just a couple things I was not sure I wanted to agree to and wanted to see if this was pretty normal:
- Micro chipping - she does it and it will have her contact. She says it is to ensure she always knows where her pups will be and not land up in shelters etc. That is totally understandable but what about our privacy? Will she always be able to track where the dog is, i.e., we are as a family? Shouldn't the micro chip be something we manage and have our contact? How does this work?
- The contract prohibits us from feeding certain brands of food or using certain system of pet care like Petsmart - is that something that can be dictated in a contract? I can understand if it was a recommendation and I don't mind listening to that guidance but mandating that as part of contract seems extreme?
- Lastly her contract prohibits me mentioning anything in social media about her and if I do she I will be responsible for legal costs on actions she may take- I mean should I even bother? Or is that also normal?