I adopted a puppy from a 'kennel' in Brainard, Minnesota in April 2007 and my puppy was very, very sick for almost 3 months from the day I brought her home. She almost passed away, but thanks to the University of Minnesota she is 100% better today!! My problem is the investigators with the Humane Society that I contacted in June. They have not done anything! They tell me that this kennel has numerous complaints but dont go and check it out. What kind of investigator would not go check it out? They keep telling me that they will call me and never do. All I want to know is that the other puppies at this kennel are ok and not passing away like flies. Which is what I am lead to believe since my baby was so sick AND the week before I was to adopt Daisy, the kennel called me and said we might have to put her adoption on hold cause other puppies, not mine, have colds and are sick. They are bad people and now I cant even get the Humane Society to help me. WHAT CAN I DO???
Can you go to the kennel and see for your self what is going on with the other dogs there? Then if you see something out of order call the H.S. and report what you saw. If that does nothing call your local news station.
I wanted to go to the kennel to pick up my puppy but I had to meet them in a park to get her. They told me they dont let people come on property because it can get the puppies sick. Little did I know that all the puppies are sick anyway. Thanks for the idea about contacting a news station. I thought about doing that this summer but at that time I also thought the Humane Society was helping me. Thanks for the thoughts!!
Huh, someone who came out and purchased one of my puppies today, told me that there had been SEVERAL other breeders they contacted that wanted to 'meet them somewhere' with the puppy the day they were going to pick it up and not allow them on their property.
That I would say is a bad sign. Simply refusing, is a warning.
At the same time, I can partially understand because I am 90% sure that my puppies contracted Parvo, from families looking at my puppies after having contact with the virus some where.
I don't know what the answer is, other than keep your adults vaccinated and vaccinate your puppies with neopar early. I just know I would never purchase a puppy from someone that absolutely refused to show me where the puppies and parents are kept.
Good luck, maybe you could contact the police or prosecuting attorney if the animal control is unwilling to help. Maybe I am paranoid, but it almost sounds like someone is being paid off to keep them out.
If you are looking to get money back, contact your district attorney or BBB.
As far as the humane society, keep on top of them. Its their job to check these places out. Also may want to contact the AKC so they can investigate the kennel to make sure they are following procedure.
My puppy is a Schnoodle we named Daisy. I did get the breeder to reimburse me for the vet bills, which was very nice of them to do. I was promised a healthy dog and I have the proof that she was sick when I got her. I appreciate all the suggestions!! Thank you everyone! I am going to mention this to the AKC and see what they have to say. Thanks!
Sorry but the AKC won't do anything about this situation because the dog you purchased was not a pure bred puppy and not AKC registered. Which means the "breeders" you purchased her from are not required to be inspected by the AKC at all. Sounds like a puppy mill situation to me and I hope that they get what is coming to them.
Good luck to your pup, and hope she does well the rest of her life.
Thank you, I knew that, but didnt put 2 + 2 together. Your right, she is not a purebred. Thank you for the wish's and I cant wait to Bring Them Down! I will still take any suggestions anyone may have :)
First off, I am glad your puppy is doing better. The best way to shut down puppymills, is by not supporting them by buying puppies from them. If someeone is selling a mixed breed pup for more than a normal adoption fee, then it screams PuppyMill or BackYard breeder.
The other option is to contact the media.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
Thanks everyone for all your help! Believe it or not the investigator just calle me back. He really is a piece of work. He keeps asking me "well if your dog is healthy why do you want to do this investigation?". And then he says to me "If I go out there and other puppies are sick, what is it you want to do?" What do you mean, you want to know what I want to do. Isnt that your job? I just told him that I want to do anything I can do to besure that no puppies are sick and or hurt at that kennel. And that no-one should ever buy a puppy from them.