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Just thought I would post this here - an interesting story that appeared in Newsday, Sat. Mar. 24, and another good reason why not to buy from a pet store.
A woman bought a Golden Ret puppy at Shake-A-Paw and the puppy got sick. She returned it and they gave her another one. along with its' papers stating the dogs pedigree and its "champion bloodlines". The dog was imported from Hungary by a company called Rare Breeds Inc. They import the puppies and sell them to pet stores.
One day, the owner of the dog started researching her dog's pedigree on the internet. She found that the pet broker listed on the pedigree never sold to the importer and the documents were countrfeit.
She reported it to the Attorney General's office and Rare Breeds Inc was fined $20G. The owner of the dog also got some money back from Shake-A-Paw.