Can anyone tell me if there are lemon laws pertaining to the purchase of puppies in some states? In December, I sold a puppy to a gal in California that now thinks that it does not look like a Brussels Griffons and she wants me to pay her back her purchase price, the shipping cost and the vet bill for her to take it to get another distemper/parvo booster at the vet. I told her that I would refund her the money that she paid for the puppy but want the puppy shipped back to me and she informed me that California has a lemon law and she is not required to send the puppy back to me. This just does not sound fair at all. If anyone has any insight about this, please let me know.
I understand the Lemon laws if you sell a unhealthy puppy but she just does not like it. She thought that it was going to be the same size as the Brussels in the movie. I tried to tell her this is a puppy and that was an adult but got no where.
I may be totally wrong on this and I'll stand corrected. But I thought the Ca lemon law was for cars,boats and RVs? Either way, I would fight this. It sounds like she just didn't like the puppy. Which is a shame. She shouldn't be able to use the lemon law just because she didn't like what she bought. Now if the puppy was sick or had any genetic defect then she would probably be entitled. But the vet didn't say the puppy was sick etc. I'm sorry you are worrying about this little guy. :(
***Edited By: ChiBrat on 2/3/2005 9:05:55 PM*** Reason: spelling
wait- she wants a refund simply because it doesnt look like she thought it would. ummmm no. the lemon law protects against selling sick dogs, not cosmetic differences in dogs. and since she wont let you have the dog in exchange for a refund i'd tell her to pound sand on the whole refund thing. sounds like she's scamming to get some $$$ from you.
I do know a good breeder that was taken by a person in CA. She even went as far to travel back to our state to see her vet and (visited family in the mean time) and wanted her to pay for that as well. They could not prove that anything was genetic and it could have been an injury. But the woman wanted, travel, refund, all medical expenses and if the breeder didn't agree, each member of the family would sue for emotional distress because the dog was limping slightly. In the end, the breeder called her bluff and said let's go to court then, and the person said they'd just take the refund. Still I don't think in this case the breeder didn't even have to do that, just wanted to get rid of her.