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I signed a contract with a dog breeder without reading it

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I signed a contract with a dog breeder without reading it because I have signed many contracts and they are usually the same. However when I got home I read this one and it said I could not spay my puppy without the breeders permission and I had to do dog shows and if I couldn't then I had to hire someone to do them for me. I told her in the beginning I only wanted a companion/therapy dog. So is there anyway to get out of this contract?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Just with AKC and that is now in my name and also the microchip which she installed is now transferred to my name.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: How much would it cost if a lawyer wrote a letter to her asking what I could do to get out of the contract. For instance more money?

Thank you for using JA. I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs., and I am here to help.

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What is the penalty for spaying without consent?

Is there any way to claim the breeder is in default?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
If I don't do the things she has in the contract such as not spaying and not showing then she has the right to take the dog back. This is my big anxiety.
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I live on Social Security and I am deep in debt and can't afford to many charges. I put the cost of my dog, $2500.00 on my Mastercard.
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
If it is a one time charge and you really think you can help me then I guess I could do that.
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
The Phone number is my home number. My cell phone battery is dead.

Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.

Unfortunately, such a provision is valid and enforceable. Though, I am not sure how they would find out if you went ahead and did spay them.

Otherwise, I recommend you seek the consent if you want the dog spayed. You could offer extra consideration to obtain the consent. If you do reach a settlement, make sure you get the consent in writing. That is very important for it to be enforceable.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want to see you spinning your wheels on this or losing the dog.

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Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Taking her to dog shows and obtaining her championship is more important to her than anything. If she gets her championship then I would have to breed her. I can not show her once she has been spayed.And I do not want to breed her. All I could do is hope that she is not show worthy but I would have to travel to shows around the country to try for her championship.
Thank you for "talking " to me anyway.

You are very welcome. Good luck with this and thank you for using JA.