PSAA Terms of use

PSAA - Code of Ethics

This means a PSAA member agrees to conform to the high ethical standards with regard to all the activities as an animal owner and breeder. By becoming a member of the PSAA you accept the values and standards of PSAA and MUST abide by ALL the Rules and ALL Codes of Ethics stated below:

  • Uphold and adhere to ALL relevant local, state/territory and national legislations and Animal Welfare Acts which are applicable to them, their premise and location.

  • Act with honesty and integrity in ALL dealings with other people when keeping, maintaining, selling animals.

  • Register all breeding animals and litters with PSAA.

  • Provide clean and spacious living conditions for all breeding and companion animals. Always provide a healthy and safe environment for any animal in care.

  • Cats and dogs must not be housed in cages. Cages may only be employed for transport, safety during recovery from disease, injury or illness treatment/quarantine, and closely monitored crate training (only if advised or approved by a vet).

  • Animals must spend the majority of their lives in communal runs and have access to natural lighting/ventilation and nature.

  • Animals must be fed a complete, premium diet appropriate for their age/weight as outlined in our feeding guide.

  • Never breed an underage animal.

  • Never breed an animal more than twice in 2 years and never back to back heat cycles (pregnant twice in a row without giving a break).

  • Never breed a female dog more than 4 times in their lifetime and must retire a breeding dog after 8 years of age.

  • Never breed animals of the same bloodline. 

  • Never breed animals carrying hereditary diseases - Where possible obtain DNA screening for all breeding animals.

  • Never breed from animals displaying any defects or illnesses.

  • Never spay or impose/mandate a prospective buyer to spay an underage animal (dogs under 2 years of age and cats under 1kg) unless in the case of a serious health issue, disease, injury or illness (only if advised or approved by a vet). In the case of an underage dog/cat requiring the procedure a detailed vet report and explanation must be provided to PSAA.

  • ALL health concerns found or known must be disclosed to the prospective buyer.

  • Keep health records for all companion pets in care.

  • Keep and maintain all breeding records for all registered breeding animals.

  • ALL animals in care must have routine health checks and must be up to date with immunisations and/or titre testing. This applies to breeding parents, and the litters available for sale.

  • Members must seek veterinary care immediately for any animals/pets showing signs/symptoms of a disease and must consult with their primary veterinarian throughout the breeding process.

  • In the event that euthanasia is both necessary and humane, where all other options have been exhausted, the procedure must be performed by a qualified veterinarian, a detailed vet report and explanation must be provided to PSAA.

  • All animals being sold by must be microchipped, have had first vaccination done, wormed, flea treated and vet checked.

  • All animal sale advertisements MUST contain PSAA breeder/member numbers.

  • Deposits can only be accepted once a veterinarian health check has been done.

  • PSAA members are NOT permitted to sell their litters or pets to pet stores.

  • Members must take all measures to ensure prospective owners and their environment are suited to caring for the animal and be satisfied that the animal's welfare will not be compromised.

  • Never release a puppy or kitten to the new owner prior to eight weeks of age. 

  • Any animal being sent via freight must be of ten weeks of age or older.

  • Provide new animal owners ALL essential documentation, comprehensive general information on a fact sheet and provide postsale support required for their new pet.

  • A postsale agreement outlining all health tests completed by a veterinarian must be provided at the time of sale, including information on other unpreventable and/or untestable conditions, and for which conditions refunds will be offered.

  • Expenses for the treatment of preventable genetic and/or health problems present from birth which arise within the first 12 months of the animal’s life are the sole responsibility of the PSAA member, up to the price of the animal. This includes costs and veterinary care associated with any diseases or injuries present during the time of sale. Members must cover these costs up to the price of the animal (no more than the cost of the animal is claimable), or receive the animal back with a refund of the original cost of the animal (as well as taking responsibility for responsibly/ethically rehoming the animal), or replace the animal with a healthy one.

  • Members are solely responsible for rehoming any owned animals in their care or that have been bred during the animal’s lifetime. Should an animal be rendered homeless, the PSAA will be happy to assist and provide advice where possible.

  • PSAA member numbers may not be used for any other purpose or animal that is not approved by PSAA.

  • All members agree to be subject to internal and external investigations as a result of a complaint.

  • All registered members consent to random site & compliance audits and inspection without notice.

PSAA - Terms of Use 

This means a PSAA member agrees to conform to the high ethical standards with regard to all the activities as an animal owner and breeder. By becoming a member of the PSAA you accept the values and standards of PSAA and MUST abide by ALL the Rules and ALL Codes of Ethics stated in our registration process. You agree and authorise PSAA to contact veterinary, Orivet and other related services to confirm your authenticity. If our criteria is not met, you understand your membership may and can be cancelled without a refund.