Salem, OR asked in Lemon Law for Oregon

Q: What are the laws on having to take back a puppy and give refund that you sold a year ago?

We sold a French bulldog puppy exactly about 1 year ago and now the buyers want their money back or a new puppy because they say the dog throws up. We are not "breeders" and won't be having any other litters. This is the first time we have heard from the buyers. Their vet told them they can do this. Is this true?

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Unless you sold the dog with some sort of warranty or made material misrepresentations when making the sale, I know of no grounds for them to be able to demand their money back or to otherwise rescind the transaction. A year later? Hard to figure what the buyer is thinking. No one should take their legal advice from a Veterinarian. IF there is supposedly some law that requires you to return their money, let them tell you specifically which law it is - and then check it out. Dollars to doughnuts if they even respond, whatever law they cite most likely does not say what they claim it does.

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