I feel like... honest to God... half the potential adopters either don't read, or can't read, or something. If you read this blog routinely, you know how much the whole deposit thing irks me.
Straight from the sales policy page, I will copy and paste:
Got it? Good.
So, why do I continue to get questions like... well, we want to pay for the chin in full... but if we don't like him, can we get another? Can we transfer the deposit or get it back?
Read above -- NO.
Sorry, but NO.
The whole point of deposits is to hold the animal until you get here. During that time that the animal is held, no one else is able to adopt it. In effect, we tell people, "sorry, I know how much you want that animal, but you cannot adopt it." Crushing people's adoption dreams for their perfect chin, I'm sure. So, when you get here and then DO NOT adopt it, you do not get the deposit refunded, because, while you did not get the chin, the deposit did what it was supposed to -- hold the chin FOR YOU. That is all.