Re: "Non-refundable deposit" question
As Jill says, I normally don't take deposits prior to at least knowing the female is in whlep. With Jill for example, I did not want a deposit until I knew what I had as she was waiting so long and it was easier to wait on the deposit than cash a check and send it back if I didn't!
My contract also says non-refundable deposits - however, I would only keep a deposit if 1. someone did the multiple litter thing as to me, that deposit is a commitment to buy a pup from the chosen litter, or 2. someone backed out at the last minute (like the day they were supposed to pick up the pup!!) And even then, depending on the circumstances, I would more than likely give it back or I would let them get a pup from another litter later on. I have returned a few deposit checks uncashed because of sex/color or empty females.
Hexe Sch2, Komet & Kougar IPO1, Kira HGH, SG Bengal, Lynx v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, DangerRH, Csabre & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey