Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I am having a problem with a breeder. They weren't registered with the USDA, but I am starting to think that I have been dealing with a puppy mill.
I made a mistake and bought a puppy sight unseen. Where I live, they are not too many people with havanese puppies for sale and if they have them, they might only have one or two. I have another havanese puppy that I bought the same way and I was extreamly happy with her, that I thought, why not get another one.
I bought a puppy online last week. The breeder sounded very caring about the pup. She was so convincing that it sounded like it was breaking her heart to sell him. She told me he was 4 months old, 6lbs (it was even stated in the ad for him), fully akc registerable, and up to date on his shots. Things about him sounded great, so I bought him.
Once he arrived, he wasn't what I was lead to believe he was. He was huge!!! 14LBS! I thought I was scammed. He appears to be an adult to me. He was very dirty, all his hair was badly matted, even around his rear and genitals. He looked sickly. The breeder sent no akc papers nor his shot records with him. I called the breeder and asked what was going on.
I was upset and I called her up. She avoided my first two calls. Finally when I did speak to her, she changed her story. She claimed that she never said what his size was and that she sends all the paperwork sepertly. Her website states that the paperwork is suppose to come "with" the dog. At one point she threatened that she wouldn't send his papers at all.
I was left with no choice but to file a dispute with paypal. Now that I have done that, she is threatening to put a hold on my AKC rights for him.
I am worried that if I close the dispute, she will block me anyway.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can protect myself? Is it possable for me to contact AKC?
The sadest part of this story is that for all she said about loving him, she never asked for him back.
Not that I would give him back, because I DO love him, but it's sad that she wouldn't fight for him.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.