I sent a deposit to receive a female yorkie 2 months ago.. The first female mom did not have any female puppies. So I had them hold my deposit for the second female mom. This mom did have puppies on Valentines day and she did have one female. So I get that one according to the breeder. I emailed him to ask hime about a contract and sending some pictures but have not heard back. I did pay the deposit thru paypal and received a receipt in the mail from the breeder. I am nervous I dont have a contract.
Also, if you can drive to pick her up, you are better off than me...I am in Ohio, she was in Texas, or Mexico I am thinking.
However, I would stop by. Or call a local ASCPA officer and tell them and they can check them out or tell you if they know of any problems or if they can check it out for you.
When I breed my bullie, I would figure that anyone could call me at any time. Period. The breeder I got mine from shoulda been my best friend with 900 bucks in his pocket. Yet, he was unreachable for the most part and I felt ignored.
LN-what a great idea. But they have 2 female puppies one is just born and the other is ready to go. How odd because they have a list of people that want females. So why would they even say thay had one.
I hope I dont get burned. Its weird but I found a Senior Yorkie in a shelter and I know he could use a new family. The problem is I already put a deposit down on this puppy and am a little short with $ this month. If this person burns me the the Yorkie at the shelter that I could possibly adopt will suffer even longer. l
If I were the breeder I would refund your deposit in favor of saving a life but that is me. You could try and talk to them about refunding your deposit or if you know somebody else that wants a yorkie puppy maybe they could give you the deposit amount and take your place? Or even ask the breeder if there is somebody that could pay you the deposit amount and take your place. That would be kind of a sticky situation though, you'd have to have somebody really trustworthy that wouldn't stiff you. Just tossing out ideas for you.
The good news is since you've use paypal you have some sort of consumer protection. We recently started accepting credit cards as a form of payment. That gave our buyers some secuity that if they didn't receive their puppy, they could file a complaint and more than likely have the money refunded. Which we have never had any intention of doing, but with the scams out there, it is important to offer some security-you just can't expect people to trust you even with referrences. ALways and I've said this many times, never send money without signing some sort of contract, even if is just the policy on the deposit and the refund policy as this can be very important if you choose not to take the puppy or it is ill and you're forced to take another.
***Edited By: myshadow on 2/16/2005 12:48:53 PM*** Reason: forgot something