Midvale, UT asked in Animal / Dog Law for Utah

Q: I bought a dog paid 200 and then the seller called saying I had to bring her back. There wasn’t a contract. Do I have To

I went to Logan Ut. To buy a puppy after talking to the seller on the phone. I paid $200 for her And the manager said I was welcome to take her, that the seller said she was mine if I paid. After driving back to Salt Lake I got a call from the seller saying I had to bring her back to her. That it was still her dog. Do I have any legal obligation to bring the dog I paid for back?

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Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO

A: If you paid the money and took the puppy, then the contract is complete, even if there is no written contract. Verbal contracts are enforceable. Based on what you wrote, I do not see any grounds for you to HAVE to return the puppy.

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