|J&K's King’s Gate Australian Shepherds
0N670 Old Kirk Rd. West Chicago IL 60185
WAITING LIST DEPOSIT AGREEMENT
The following agreement is between King’s Gate Australian Shepherds and
___________________________________________hereafter referred to as “Purchaser”.
e-mail address: ______________________________________________
Telephone number: ___________________________________
The intention of this agreement is to provide a way for a serious Purchaser to have preferred rights to a future litter by
establishing a place on our waiting list.
In consideration of a non-refundable deposit of Twenty Five dollars ($ 25.00), the Purchaser will secure a place on the
waiting list. Checks will be paid to the order of “Kathie Cunningham”.
Your number on the waiting list is: _______________
King’s Gate Australian Shepherds agrees to provide the following rights per this agreement.
(1) You will be notified by e-mail, in the order of your number on the list, the names of the dam and sire of the next litter,
just as soon as we verify that the pregnancy is positive.
(2) You will be notified by e-mail, in the order of your number on the list, the gender and color of the litter. This
notification will take place after the pups have had their first veterinary exam which is scheduled within seven days of their
(3) We will schedule appointments, and you will be given your choice of pup, in the order of your number on the list,
before any other interested parties who are not on the list. NO PUPS WILL BE SOLD BEFORE THE AGE OF SIX WEEKS.
(4) The $25.00 deposit will be applied to the purchase price of the pups.
In the event that the Purchaser decides not to purchase any pup and elects to cancel this agreement, your name will be
removed from the waiting list. In that case, the Purchaser agrees to forfeit the $25.00 deposit as a cancellation fee.
Date & Time of Signature
King’s Gate Australian Shepherds
|About the Waiting List Agreement
|I never would have imagined back in 2004, when Kathie and I decided to breed Australian Shepherds, that there would
come a time when people would be waiting for our pups. It humbles me to think of how blessed we are to have found
something that we both love so much and has been a blessing to so many people. We thank you all for that.
We have tried to come up with the most fair way to accommodate all who are interested in pups that may or may not
even be born. Through years of trial and error, this is what we have found to be the best way.
The way that the waiting list works:
There is only one waiting list. We do not have a waiting list for each dam.
We as breeders always have the #1 spot on the waiting list. We call this Breeder's Choice. That is our prerogative
since we may choose to keep the one pup that has the traits we are looking for as a future breeder.
In order to be placed on the waiting list, we require a $25.00 non-refundable deposit. The $25.00 will go to the
purchase price of the pup, but otherwise is non-refundable in the event that you change your mind and decide not to
purchase a pup.
Your placement on the list will be determined in the order that the deposit is received. All deposits MUST be sent to
the 0N670 Old Kirk Rd. West Chicago 60185 address.
When we receive your deposit, we will notify you of your placement on the list. We can't tell you until we receive the
deposit. In the past, we have had super serious people overnight a check which could have very well gained them a
place or two over those who sent it regular mail. It is entirely up to you.
When the pups become available for adoption, between 6 and 8 weeks, we assign appointments in the order of the
waiting list. Kathie will let everyone know ahead of time when this date will be. As you can imagine, scheduling in the
order of the list is no easy task. We ask that you keep the dates open so that everyone can be accommodated. If you
are #1 (after Breeder's choice), #2, or #3 on the list, you will most likely be scheduled Friday evening of the designated
weekend. #4, #5, and #6 will probably be Saturday morning. #7, #8, and so on will be Saturday afternoon and into
Sunday. In all fairness, if you are going to be vacationing in Florida during this time, we will have to pass you to the
next litter. The best thing to do is keep in touch with Kathie as the date draws near.
Once you are on the list, you will remain on the list until you either purchase a pup, tell us to take you off, or we fail to
get a response from you by making three phone calls and three email's. We try our best to reach out to everyone on
the list. If you change your phone number and email address and don't let us know, we have to move on to the next
Everyone has their own ideas of what the perfect pup is for them. And that is perfectly fine. Some may be looking for
a specific color or gender, while others want one that cuddles up to them. We are fine with whatever makes you
happy. With that said, we allow each person on the list to take the option to pass to the next litter. Here is a
scenario: After breeders choice, the next four people on the list all want Blue Merle females. There are only three
Blue Merle females remaining. The first three choose the three Blue Merles which leaves the fourth with a decision to
either pick a different pup or take the option to pass to the next litter. If they choose the option to pass, they will move
up the list to the first spot after Breeder's Choice.
If we make it through the list and there are still pups available, we open it up to anyone who is not on the list on a first
come, first served basis.
After all available pups are purchased, we review the list, remove the names of those that purchased pups (and any
that we couldn't contact or requested to be removed) and reassign placements in the same order as when we received
the deposits. The process is repeated for each future litter.
We found over the years that this works very well, and accommodates most everyone's needs. We had a young man
that visited our kennel many times and knew that he wanted one of our pups. He was in his last year of college and
wasn't prepared to get a pup. He got on the waiting list and passed for an entire year until he graduated. When he
was ready, he was first in line on the waiting list after Breeder's Choice. Smart young man!
Please try to understand that we are trying to be as fair as possible. If we all follow the rules, it works for everyone.
Below is a copy of the Waiting List Agreement. Please print it out, fill in the blanks with the best contact information,
and mail it to 0N670 Old Kirk Rd. West Chicago IL 60185 with your $25.00 check made out to "Kathie Cunningham".
If you have any questions, call Kathie at (618) 534-3461