New Hampshire Revised Statutes

Health Management; Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

Within 14 days for any pet not free from disease.

Return of the animal for refund or replacement.

Note: Also applies to ferrets

  1. At any premises transferring a dog, cat, or ferret, a sign with minimum dimensions of 14 inches by 18 inches and located at a height of between 4 and 6 feet shall be prominently displayed, together with the licensee’s license, in the area where the dogs, cats, or ferrets are displayed. A copy of said language shall also be provided with the animal in a letter or other document at the time of transfer. At any premises not transferring a dog, cat, or ferret, only the posting of the license is required.
  2. The sign shall contain the following information:
    1. The words “Buyer’s Inspection and Refund” in block letters at least one inch in height; and
    2. In easily readable print the following statements:

      “Under state law you have the right to inspect the official health certificate containing a description and medical history of any dog or cat or ferret offered for transfer and to have a copy of such certificate for any animal you may obtain.”

      “Under state law, within 14 days of transfer, you may have the dog, cat, or ferret examined by a licensed veterinarian of your choice. Unless such exam indicates the animal is free of disease, you may obtain a substitution of a similar animal of equal value or, at your option, a full refund of any money exchanged at transfer but only if within 2 business days of such examination you return the diseased animal to the store along with a written statement from the veterinarian that the animal was not free from disease.”

Citation: N.H. Rev. Stat. § 437:6