I got a new puppy a month ago, her name is Zelda--- I love her!! I bought her from the breeder I bought my last Miniature Dachshund from. Saw her pic online fell in love instantly. I went to get her and she looked terrible!!! I had already paid for her using paypal and I loved and maybe she was just dirty and a little skinny!!!! Wrong!!! when the breeder handed her to me she said she was getting over a cold. I thought no big deal!! well I took her the vet and she had a upper respitory infection a yeast infection in her ears and parasites. She took all the meds given a month later I am still dealing with all these colon problems due to the parasites. I didn't sleep at all last because she had the runs so bad and this was pooping pure blood. Missed work for the second time and back to the vet. I have maxed out my credit card!! I have kept the breeder informed and told her that I think she should help out with some of these bills. She only blames my vets saying they are just trying to get my money!!! I know what I see they are right. this puppy was not healthy!!!! I hope this makes since I am very emotional!!! I feel so betrayed and do not know if I should see a lawyer or what? I see know on her website she legal contracts now. I never saw that before and never signed one!!! Help!!!!!!!
I am so sorry. I can just imagine how you feel. I don't know if there is anything you can do and espically since you bought another dog from her. I was in a simular sitution only my other little female schnauzer didn't show up anything until we had her spayed. We almost lost her because of not knowing to get a health guarantee and knowing the in and outs of backyard breeders. I had not had a dog for several years and was single and just had never heard of alot of things I have learned here on this forum. The problem she had was genetic . My first little female I bought from her (we also have a male from another breeder)came out of what looked like excellant living condtions. The second one was delivered to us and this was after they moved to another small town. She wanted to breed my first one and when I went to pick her up all the schnayzers she had was gone and she had like 80 or so mini-doxies. I could not believe it.. Live and learn. Ours have cost a small fortune just because I did not know to do my homework. Hope everything turns out for your baby and it gets okay, but there is probably not anything you can do about the money you have spent. We never have even tried. This person I thought was an animal lover was actually running a puppy mill I guess with that many dogs. I have never seen anything like that. One breed one day and in about a week a total different breed on the scene. Strange.
If you didn't sign any contract or get a health guarantee there really isn't much you can do. Never ever bring home a sick puppy from a breeder. There is never any excuse for a puppy to be sick before it leaves mama. Report her to the USDA, they will inspect her kennel, but I don't think theres much else you can do. So sorry for your pup :(
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 11/29/2005 5:57:00 PM*** Reason: edit