It seems I am not the only one that Amy Veal has hurt! I wish I had seen this site before I bought my pup from her.
My dealing with this person is very detailed and long but I do not wish to go deep into details unless asked because I would take pages and pages. Please know that I have letters, email and saved phone messages as well as filed complaints on/against Amy Veal, AKA Amy Lynn.
I bought a puppy form her as her pawsitively perfect pets kennel name which she changed from Black creek kennels I found out after checking with the BBB and the USDA in her state. She has MANY complaints against her..
I am a small hobby breeder, I own 11 dogs and was looking for a small buff male for a stud. I paid her through paypal with a credit card (smart for me).
Once she got my money she quit reply to my emails in a timely manner, then when she did reply I got many excuses, here is a list of different ones I got at different times:
Hubbys aunt and uncle died. She had bee in the hospital for asthma. They went on vacation. Her son had to have his apendix removed and was in hospital. This all within a 3 weeks time! The last one I got after my puppy died and yet her son answered the phone sound pretty chipper (same day home from major surgery). O yes, and they had been out of town for a wedding too.
Ok, the basic story. He was shipped a week after I was told he would be, no biggy I thought. I paid 850.00 for a cockapoo puppy. When he arrived on 5/20/06 I was told by her to call her as soon as we got him cus she worries so much.
I open the crate and first thing I notice, this is NOT the puppy I picked out and bought. It looked 100% poodle. And OMG the poor puppy smelled so bad, I can handle anything folks, but I almost vomited. He was filthy head to toe, the cargo workers were shaking their heads.
I was ANGRY he was in such filth. This was OLD kennel stink, stains from feces and urine! There was NO food with his crate. No water OR even a dish! He was on 1 layer of news paper and none of the paper work I was supposed to get was there. SHe never did give me an answer to that.
We leave and I call Amy from my car, she doesn't answer? I get home and bathe this puppy, my husband gagged, I could not get the smell out after washing him 3 times! Once again I tried calling her, no answer. I emailed her. I finally heard back from her and when I did she said "oh we were on vacation". Never bothered to mention that when she begged me to call her when I picked him up!
She never answered me as to why the puppy had no food, or was filthy, OR why this was not the same puppy. Most everything was done via email except when she owuld get angry and call and leave nasty YELLING messages or threaten me. (I guess I will have to let my fists deal with you were her exact words).
Well I decided to keep the pup anyhow, she did offer (demand)for me to send him back if I didn't like him, but that wasn't it, I wanted to know what kind of puppy I had, it was NOT a cockapoo. Later I found out that she often gets pups from other local breeders to sell as her own. HER WORDS! He was adorable and I really got attached fast.
Well, 5 days later he starts having loose stool, I "assume" it's coccidia so I treated him for that, next day he was vomiting and lathargic. I took him to the emergency vet, first thing they do is do a parvo test, i said no way, he had 2 shots. Well turns out he had ONE shot at 9 weeks the day before he was shipped to me.
The test was a very strong poss which meant it wasn't good.. I have never in my life seen parvo! I started bawling, yes I cried like a baby! We left Mikey there to be treated. I got in my car and called AMY and got her machine and told her he had parvo.
I called again the next day, no answer, I emailed, no answer. Finally she emails me. She responds by telling me she would never send a sick pup. And that the vet would not send a sick pup (DUH). Tells me she understands why I am upset, but her pups are all fine. And would take all her dogs and puppies for a parvo test. I told her it would only show poss if they were showing symptoms! Tells me the USDA just inspected her and her KENNEL passed with flying colors.
I see she told someone else she had no kennel. I checked with the USDA and she does have a kennel, breeds several different breeds even.
A couple of days later Mikey died. I called her and once again she did not answer. She would go from nice to evil on a spin of a dime. I have every email! I told her I would be reporting her to everyone and anyone who would listen.
I reported her, sent out 11 letters that morning. Then she calls and says, hey let's work this out. I will give you a replacement puppy plus another puppy for you to sell to help you recoup some of your vet fees (By the way, my vet bil for 5 days was $2365.00!!) I said I would agree to that.
Then a week later I was out and came home to 4 phone calls of a very upset Amy screaming at me in the last 2 because the USDA inspector was on their way. HAHA. They DO listen! So I called her right back and her son answers the phone, this is when he supposedly just got out of intensive care.. He says "momma, its for you, and then I hear nothing for a few seconds and then CLICK! Called right back, no answer.
She emailed me 2 more times after this and when I replied it bounced back to me. I thought she blocked me, so I tried for 3 other email addresses and all bounced back saying that email address was no longer in use (closed). I called her home and got nothing. She has not been back to update her web site since and she pulled all her puppy ads from next day pets (where I first found her).
I have heard nothing from, or of her since. I called her vet and that is when I found out only 1 shot was given to Mikey, she told me her vet gave Mikey one at 6 weeks and 9 weeks. He said that was not true, and said a few other things I know he wasn't supposed to.
I am out over 3 grand, not to mention I now have parvo on my property and had 2 litters due when this happened. I am sure by now she has a new kennel name and I am watching out for her.
I reported her to so many places i can't remember them all. I do plan on checking with the GA USDA, she is registered with the USDA, but told me she didn't have to be. I know better.
I am working with my bank to at least get the 850.00 I paid for the pup. That will be better than nothing!
If anyone reading this has had a bad dealing with this woman I want to hear about it, as I hope to plan a class action suit. And if you haven't done so yet, contact the department of agriculture in GA and make a report against her.
None of the vets believed he was the age she said he was. And agreed he looked completely poodle. Wonder if the pup I had picked out died?? Would explain a lot.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.