Q: Can I repossess a puppy if contract has not been followed by buyer? If so how to go about it?
I sold a puppy Feb 2019. 2200 as co owned with trade work worth 700 and payments monthly. Contact says dog will be DNA tested and reg akc as well as paid off by a year.
Half cost on me and buyer for testing and registration which buyer couldn't do. Most months I asked about a payment buyer had excuses or just ignore me to avoid making a payment. Only 4 payments made in a year of having the dog. Nov 2020 we made a new agreement thru text. That weekly payments would be done until paid in full and dog will be fixed by March and we can go separate ways or I would take him back. Buyer agreed and said dog will be fixed last week of Feb 2021. Well 4 payments in 7 weeks and now buyer blocked me after letting me know dog will no longer be fixed but I can keep his breeding rights and claims she paid an extra $15.00 for him. Which I can prove she is wrong and still owes me money.
Can I repossess the dog? Do I need a court order? Which agreement do I go by one from feb/19 or Nov/20.?
Repossession must be handled peacefully. If they refuse to give you the dog, a court order can be obtained after winning a lawsuit based on the contract.
Everything depends on what was stated in the contract, so you will do well to have an attorney review everything before you proceed.
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