I received an USDA inspection report dated Jul-18-2012 when I bought my 13 week old female English Bulldog puppy this past Saturday April 6, 2013 from Puppies-N-Love (formerly known as Animal Kingdom) in Arrowhead Mall (Wescor Shopping Center) located in Glendale, AZ.
I found out Wescor will not be renewing Animal Kingdoms lease once their lease runs out because of numerous client complaints. The sales rep at the facility promised me that they did not get their puppies from a puppy mill. My friend Jess was with me as my witness at the time of purchase. I took faith in the sales reps, Ashley #151, words and bought the puppy for $4,557.98. Credit card down payment of $557.98 and UCFS (their financing source) financed me $4000 on instant credit approval.
I reviewed the documents that they provided and I did a reverse search on the breeder Tim Miller located at: Rocky Comfort, MO 64861 and found a website titled Miller English Bulldogs- I noticed as of 4/12/2013 they have since taken down the website but they can be found on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Millers-English-Bulldogs/141752089217237. My paperwork said my puppys sire was a bulldog named Shrek and the dam was a dog named Maria. Two days after I bought my puppy I called the breeder Tim Miller (417) 456-2101 firstname.lastname@example.org and left him a voicemail inquiring about not seeing a picture of the dam Maria anywhere.
My puppy is only 13 weeks old and her stated birthdate is 1/10/2013 and I know that female bulldogs usually have to have a C-Section to deliver puppies because most have large heads. I googled mapped the location provided on my document and saw a covered facility and really nothing else no dogs roaming around at this reputable dog breeding facilities. I was shocked to find the most expensive dogs they had for sale was priced at $2000. I googled the breeders online to find consumer reviews and found no client feedback anywhere be it on the BBB or Ripped Off Reports.com. I have on my phone a record of the time I called, I did notice the breeder called me 2 days later but left no voice message.
I took my puppy to her first initial visit on 4/10/2013 to a specified vet hospital (within 5 days of purchase to ensure the 5 year guarantee on my puppy) if I wanted my first vet checkup to be free so I took her to one on W Glendale Avenue Phoenix AZ 85021 nd she had to be prescribed antibiotics. I was told she has a contagious cough if left untreated.
My free vet visit cost me $90. I have two other dogs as well and so I was worried for their health.
Therefore I believe I was completely mislead. I have documentation backing up everything I have said except for the website because they have since taken it down. I am an avid dog lover proud owner of a 15 yr old English Pointer and 5 yr rescued Catahoula Leopard dog and now an English bulldog puppy.
PS- I felt cornered because Animal Kingdom has in their contract a restocking fee of $2000 for any dogs returned.