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Old 02-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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My sister bought a Havanese puppy from a "Shari Cole" in Arab, Alabama. Not an experienced dog buyer, my sister gave her cash as she asked and was told she would get the papers once the puppy was neutered. The puppy had several health problems such as worms and mange when she took him to the vet. My sister has spent a fortune on vet bills but loves this little puppy. She has tried to contact Shari Cole and her voice mail is full so she can't even leave a message.
Does anyone know anything about her or where she lives. She delivered the puppy to my sisters house so she has no address for her. Any help would be appreciated. She would just like to get her papers now that the dog is neutered.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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This doesn't sound good. If she's been unable to contact her, I think her chances are slim. Does she not have any info on her , wow.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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I agree with Dave. It sounds pretty shady to me. I think she needs to kiss those papers goodbye as there probably are no papers at all. Sorry to hear of her experience but glad she loves her new baby and hope everything turns out okay with the pup in the long run.
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This is a terrible story. It sounds like she could have gotten her pup from a puppy mill.... That state is famous for them.
I hope the pups is heathy and happy from here on out!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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wow... this is SUCH a caution for new puppy buyers... DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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My sister bought a Havanese puppy from a "Shari Cole" in Arab, Alabama. Not an experienced dog buyer, my sister gave her cash as she asked and was told she would get the papers once the puppy was neutered. The puppy had several health problems such as worms and mange when she took him to the vet. My sister has spent a fortune on vet bills but loves this little puppy. She has tried to contact Shari Cole and her voice mail is full so she can't even leave a message.
Does anyone know anything about her or where she lives. She delivered the puppy to my sisters house so she has no address for her. Any help would be appreciated. She would just like to get her papers now that the dog is neutered.
She could report them . Do they have a web page? The IRS might want to know that she got cash.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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Sadly, the voice mail is probably full from other puppy buyers wtih the same problem

If you are a new member or lurker considering a havanese reading this..PLEASE take the time to read our link on the front page on "HOW to FIND a reputable breeder" IT is well worth the time spent, enjoying a cup of coffee or tea and reading the suggestions to become knowledgeable about the RED flags that you should be watching for when looking for a puppy to add to your family.

I would try Facebook, or google, maybe you can find something online about where she works or family members who may know how to reach her directly.

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Here is a breeder named Shari in Arab Alabama. It looks like she might be a puppy mill. She doesn't have any Havanese for sale but it looks like lots of others. Sad how people are attracted to little puppies because they are cheap.

http://www.puppyfind.com/l/?acct_id=...56c7e1e47fe159
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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I actually did a quick google search and FB search and found this:

https://www.facebook.com/ToysAndTeacupsBoutique

Is this by chance the place she bought from? There are a handful of Cole's in that town, but none with the name Shari, I would start searching for havanese for sale in that area and try to contact as if you interested in a puppy, she probably is answering those phone calls/ emails,see if you can't find an alternate phone # through the ads

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Here is a breeder named Shari in Arab Alabama. It looks like she might be a puppy mill. She doesn't have any Havanese for sale but it looks like lots of others. Sad how people are attracted to little puppies because they are cheap.

http://www.puppyfind.com/l/?acct_id=...56c7e1e47fe159
If the pup is from puppyfind.com, then he's likely from a puppy mill. I met someone at the dog park with a supposed Havanese. She actually talked to my breeder, but those dogs were too expensive for her. So she found a Hav at a more reasonable price via puppyfind. The pup is definitely sweet, but doesn't even look like the same breed as my Hav - more like one of the various mixapoo's.
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