I recently purchased a Chihuahua puppy from the Chihuahua Palace in Tulsa, OK. The puppy was adorable dont get me wrong...the breeder told me she was wheened and ready to go. I got her home and she would not eat. I tried for 2 days to force and teach her to eat. On the 3rd day she began to vomit everything I got into her. That night I had to return the puppy to the breeder. I was afraid she was going to die. When I went to return her the breeder was talking about how she learned her lesson about selling an unwheened puppy. I was moving from the state a few days after this happened and told her I didnt feel comfortable taking the puppy with me. She had been the only puppy she had that I was interested in. So I told her that I would need my money back. She told me she would only give me $350 out of the $400 because I had returned her. I feel that is was not my fault that any of this happened. She said the $50 was for new papers. So she knowingly sold me an unwheened puppy and then charged me $50 for it. I am not trying to bash her...I know that is against the rules. I am just wondering...is that a standard policy because it doesnt seem right to me!
if its just the weening that is bothering you. go to the petstore and get a puppy suppliment. you can ween the pup yourself. at 8 weeks it should be done anyway. just tell the clerk that you want the suppliment for a puppy that you are weening. i cannot believe that the breeder hasnt done this ! i would keep the puppy. but thats just me. it is definately big enough to be introduced to food.
I tried the puppy milk supplement and she was would not swallow it on her own...I forced it down and then she would vomit it up. I have already returned the pup to be with its mother and properly wheened. My question was is it standard to charge $50 to order new AKC papers when it was her fault for selling me an unwheened puppy??
she should not charge you anything. I can't believe at 8 weeks she could'nt eat on her own yet somthing is fishy not to mention why would she vomit up the puppy supplement when you gave it to her I think maybe there was more going on than that!
I am sad to say the puppy has passed away. The breeder called me today and informed me that she would be mailing me the rest of my money because she had passed away. The vet had told her that the puppy was unable to process food!
I would avoid dealings with this "breeder" in the future. She sounds uneducated about breeding dogs. Clearly, this puppy had never been seen by a vet for this problem prior to your purchase. I call that irresponsible and unethical.
Several years ago my Japanese Bobtail had 2 kittens, 1 m, 1 f. The female seemed fine until it came time to wean, she could not digest food, some birth defect. I had to have her pts, very sad. The male turned out to be sterile, and Patti got pyometra and had to be spayed.
what she did was very irresponsible and unethical. BUT, as long as your money was returned to you, there is not much that you could do. you returned the pup, you were reimbursed, minus 50 dollars that you said she is returning also. be thankful that youre money was refunded and look elsewhere for another pup.
but take her to the cleaners somhow ****************************************** Good idea--clog the courts with a nonsence lawsuit that she will surely lose. I am sorry the pup did not survive. I am sorry this s a bad breeder (no pup should leave home "unweaned"" ever!) BUT--she got all her money back and had the pup for a very short time. There is no case here for a lawsuit.
Really. I am so sick of the 'sue happy' attitude of the pet people on here. Again, these are LIVING THINGS. It sounds like there was a problem that a VET could not fix or help. It probably wasn't a weaning issue at all. It was just an unhealthy puppy from BIRTH.
Defects happen, in pet and show quality. They happen with horses, dogs, cats, and PEOPLE. BREEDERS are not GOD!!!!
This is a problem some puppies just have. It doesn't happen often, and it is NEVER obvious until the puppy should be weaned and is not gaining weight, and is lagging far behind it's littermates. I know the name of it but for the life of me, I can't think of the name! But the breeder usually notices it before they sell the puppy. It is something that any pup who has it will die in relatively short time. It is simply a defect in the pup's body.
Thank you all for your responses. In the end I just hope and pray the breeder learned her lesson about letting unweened puppies go.
The puppy had a condition that was permanent. Yes she did pass away sooner because she was removed from her mother but as the mother milk dried out and she was unable to nurse she would have passed away anyway.
I am just thankful I am an adult and was able to handle this situation. It would have been much more emotional if I had been a mother purchasing this pup for my child.
I will be suing noone. I feel I have no grounds for a lawsuit. This is just a sad fact of life. Not all puppies make it!