I am placing this complaint because affordablepup.com sold me a dachshund puppy that had an intestinal parasite called Giardia which comes from drinking dirty water, she also had kennel cough, upper respiratory disease, and was severely dehydrated to the point of having to be on intervenious fluids at the vet for 4 days. She almost died.
My poor dog was also kept in a kennel overnight in Detroit with no food or water. She was supposed to arrive at 3:30pm and didn't show up until the next morning. I waited at the airport for 4 hours and no dog showed.
When Lucy (my puppy) finally did show up the following morning she was squeezed into a tiny carrier with another dog Diego (who was also sick). The paperwork for Lucy said my name and "yorkie multese male". The airline attendant said, "in my 13 years working for the airline I've never seen a dog transaction go so badly." We heard every excuse in the book while we waited in the airport we never heard from the company doing the shipping. We paid for a single shippment $275.00 and we got two dogs in a crate.
I have two other dachshunds that also got sick. One has severe breathing problems due to having contracted kennel cough from the puppy. I am livid. These people are selling sick dogs from Omish Puppy Mills near by. I was told by the Humane Society that the vet that signs off on their heathy certificates no longer has any clients. He is forging these documents.
Affordablepup.com sent medications to my dog without a veternary license. They told me "not to take my dog to the vet because they would send me all I needed to cure her." They make the claim on their website that "most veternarians do not know how to treat upper respiratory problems". They are telling people right there, your dog will arrive sick!
I want this company shut down and or investigated by the proper authorities. These people are doing a terrible injustice to these dogs. I hate to see what the parents look like because the puppies are suffering terribly.
My vet bills are $788.25 on top of the $667.00 that I paid for my puppy "Lucy". Affordablepup.com is refusing to pay my bills. They are responsible for all three of my dogs illnesses and they owe me this money!
Everyone! Beware of this company and do not buy a dog from them! You will be sorry. Please publish this complaint so this doesn't happen to another poor dog! I have contacted the local ASPCA and Humane Society and area animal controls for this area in Ohio.
There is more to this nightmare but that is most of our story. The owner of this company does not care about our dogs, our bills or us. I have to take him to small claims court to get my money.
Thank you for listening.
College Park, Maryland