Thank you for your interest in our herd! Below is the purchase agreement that outlines the responsibilities of the buyer and seller, which serves as protection for both of us. Our goal is to provide you with a healthy, well-socialized, ADGA registered, potential show Nigerian Dwarf. If you have any questions, please reach out before placing a deposit. By placing a deposit, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in this agreement.
Deposits: Deposits are intended to be a placeholder and are non-refundable if you change your mind for any reason. There is a $100 deposit for doelings, bucklings, or mature breeding stock. There are no refunds once a goat is purchased.
First Right of Refusal: We reserve the right to keep any goat resulting from our breedings. Occasionally we may decide to retain a kid that we have accepted a deposit on. In this case, we will refund your deposit or transfer the deposit to another goat. Please contact us if you decide to list one of our goats for sale.
Pick Up/Transportation: The buyer is responsible for transportation costs and we appreciate prompt pick up! When a deposit is placed, we will set an agreed-upon departure date for your goat. Kids are expected to be picked up by 3 weeks old if you are in San Diego or a bordering county unless otherwise arranged (5 weeks allowed for further distances). If your goat needs to stay beyond the agreed-upon date, there will be a boarding fee of $10 per week (which covers feed, water, minerals, and pen space/cleaning). It is solely the buyer’s responsibility to locate, interview, and coordinate with a transporter if needed. We are happy to assist buyers with Veterinary Health Checks/Certificates for goats that will be traveling outside the state of California at the buyer’s expense.
Basic Care: Here at Ilene’s Rascals, we strive to provide the best possible nutrition and care for our animals. We practice responsible breeding (including disbudding) and bio-secure herd management to ensure the health and safety of all animals. We test for common diseases (CAE, CL, Jhonnes, and Q-Fever), and are happy to provide you with negative test results for the goat you are purchasing or the dam and sire if you are purchasing a kid. It is our responsibility to ensure every goat that leaves our farm is healthy. When a goat leaves our farm (including leaving with a transporter), it is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure proper companionship, nutrition, and maintenance care for the animal purchased. We cannot guarantee future health, growth, production, or quality. If you have questions about nutrition or best practices, please reach out! We are happy to support you!