|Barked: Sun Feb 12, '12 9:07am PST |
|I'm so sorry for your multiple losses
And poor pup parents who must obviously have such a horrific life
There is usually no recourse when it comes to these miller/dealers. You can try if you have any health warranty paperwork to take them to court but most are deceitful and weave loopholes into their contracts that'll leave you high and dry regardless.
If you're still hoping to add a dog to your family investigate reputable rescues or reputable breeders. The breeder you describe sounds bottom of the barrel and and unfortunately owners and the dogs coming from such places bare the brunt of how they operate.
Check references, where do the dogs live, how well are they trained, are they clean, can you meet the parents, are they friendly and well socialized, are they happy and satisfied or sad and neurotic (again not the pups, the PARENTS). How knowledgeable are the breeders, how experienced, how reputable, get vet references, why are they breeding, can they prove their dog meets its breed standard (read, NOT AKC papers,
any dogs can have those, they are absolutely NO guarantee of quality). Do they health test, are they frequently vetted, how often are their dogs bred, how do they screen potential puppy buyers, do they have a spay neuter policy, do the pups come vaccinated, wormed and with health certificate? What are their health guarantees? I could go on...
The answers to those questions distinguish a good breeder from one like you fell prey to.
Edited by author Sun Feb 12, '12 9:09am PST
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