Karen Callahan purchased two adult AKC registered Miniature Dachshund females along with eight of their AKC registered Miniature Dachshund puppies on May 31, 2011. We have done business before on two seperate occasions, only this time she ripped me off!
One female is Payton, Dreamdachs Pay It Forward MW, a black & tan wire coat. The other female is Charm, Dreamdachs The Charmed Life MWP. Both females were sold with their litters out of Champion English Import Sired AKC Champion Pointed Rosadach's Woogie Wuff MW.
The agreement was that she would pay me $2200.00 for the entire group of dogs. She said she could only pay a $200.00 deposit. I was uncomfortable with that but seeing that we had done business together before I thought I could trust her. I never could have been more wrong!
Well, she only left me a $100.00 deposit and a few excuses that it cost more to rent a car for the drive, etc. [continued below]....
..... I bought into her excuses and I stupidly signed over all ten full AKC registration papers. I was later told that someone she delivered two dogs to for on her way home to Ohio said that she told her and her husband that she got the dogs from me for FREE! I did not find that out for a couple of months. It leads me to believe that she had intended to swindle me from the very beginning!
She missed every agreed upon payment. The agreement was for the dogs to be paid in full by September 2011. She was to pay monthly payments until September 2011 when the remainder was due. She was also supposed to mail me the other half of the deposit. The only money she has paid me has certainly come with a price.......the price being fights, arguements, lies, slandering and spreading rumors about me and my dogs! To date, Karen has paid me a total of $600.00 and owes me another $1600.00.
I do have proof of her payments and proof of her herself saying the balance owed when she sent payments via Paypal. She has tried to lie and bully her way out of paying me the balance owed. She has threatened lawsuits, media, news crews, you name it! She has tried her best to ruin my name and reputation and spread lies about me and the quality of my dogs.
She has even went so far as to use the deaths of people she is not even related to as a way to guilt me into leaving her alone! She seen these two adults in person a year before she agreed to buy them and also seen them and their puppies in person before leaving with them. I gave her several chances to look over the dogs and I sent her pictures of a puppy with a large overbite. She promised she would only sell the puppies with limited AKC registration as pets only but I told her I would allow her to use her own judgement when they got a little older to see if they were pet quality or show/breeding potential.
She tries to say that she doesn't owe for these dogs because they are garbage in her opinion yet she had NO problem selling the puppies she bought from me with full registration to other breeders! Those people paid for those puppies that she didn't pay for! That is so not right! So, one of the dogs she apparently feels is beneath pet quality she then bred on her next heat cycle to her AKC champion wire coat stud dog. So, what is it? She's a puppymill piece of crap or a dog with great comformation as she was raving about on her website when she bred her and sold her first AND second litter??
I was told by her that the other female she bought from me was so bad that she had to give her away to a pet home. I was recently informed that my dog Payton was sold to another breeder!
She says repeatedly that she "lost her a*s" on my dogs but how can this be? She sold all TEN of my dogs and kept the money and I got a total of $600??? She was advertising the pups for up to $600 EACH! I was finally prepared to walk away from this nightmare but she apparently is unwilling to drop it and I have decided I cannot let her bully me into submission.
This woman has no boundries, she has stated that ALL of the dogs had fleas, ticks, coccidia and that the pups didn't have shots and dewormings. All lies. The dogs picked up a few ticks as I was told by the people she dropped off two male dogs to in Indiana as a result of her putting the dogs out to potty in long grass. The ticks were not attached and after a 10 hour drive in the car if they had ticks on them they wouldn't be walking around freely. All of the puppies and adults were up to date on dewormings. The dams were up to date on vaccinations and the puppies were too young to vaccinate. I didn't hear a thing about coccidia until much later so I don't believe that one either. If they got it later they probably picked it up at her place!
I cannot, in good conscience, not share my horrible story with the world after what she has put me through. I have been told I am certainly not the only one to be burned by Karen Callahan!