ED Magedson – Founder
CASTLE ROCK BULLDOGS595 EML AVE TALLMADGE, Ohio United States of America
This is the letter I sent to:
Castle Rock Bullies
595 Elm Ave.
Sept. 2, 2010
Melissa & Robert Riley,
I am offering you one last opportunity to do the right thing in regards to the puppy you sold me. If you do not respond within 3 days I fully intend to file a complaint with the County of Summit, Office of Consumer Affairs in Akron, Oh.
Here are the issues for which I am requesting a full refund of $2500.00 which I paid you for the puppy plus the $100.00 in vet bills which you insisted upon because you refused to accept the diagnosis from my vet.
AKC papers are not properly signed. I did not receive directly from David Yoder a puppy. I bought the puppy from you, Castle Rock Bullies. You failed to acquire a Supplemental Transfer when you either purchased this puppy from a puppy auction or purchased it from David Yoder, who sold it at a puppy auction or, you are a puppy broker. Regardless, the AKC papers do not reflect the person from whom I thought I was dealing with, namely Castle Rock Bullies.
You failed to live up to your first paragraph of your Bulldogs Guarantee Castle Rock Bullies Health Guarantee/Contract
All bulldogs bred and sold by CRB are accompanied by an accurate, up-to-date medical history. Dogs are checked by a veterinarian prior to delivery or shipping and are guaranteed to be sound and in good health at this time.
This must not have been done, as you were unable to show us a vets exam sheet or a receipt for a vet visit for this puppy. Had one been done this very obvious heart murmur, ear mite and coccidian condition, which was easily diagnosed by my vet and also by another vet of your choice, would have been a clear sign to a reputable, honest, breeder that this puppy should never have been sold without making full disclosure and certainly the price adjusted. It is unconscionable that you would knowingly sell an unhealthy puppy to a client and make them pay for extra vet exams to prove that the puppy you sold them was not healthy at the time of sale, not to mention the emotional distress of getting attached to a puppy and then you refuse to make a refund, expecting me to trust you and purchase another puppy from you, after the very unprofessional way you dealt with this entire issue.
Then the worst issue is that you are going to allow this puppy to go back to the puppy mill/auction with not a second thought. You admitted that this puppy was purchased or brokered to you, from David Yoder in Millersburg, Oh. who has been selling dogs at puppy auction (puppy mills) in Holmes County since, as far as I was able to confirm on the internet, 2006. He is on a list compiled by the investigation done by CAPS in their crackdown on Amish Puppy Mills in Ohio. When I asked you what would happen to the puppy because I knew two people who were willing to purchase this puppy for a nominal fee, even with all of the conditions it has, neuter and love it for as long as it had to live, you said it would go back to David Yoder and you didnt care what he did with it, you didnt want to know, that it was none of your business. WELL, when you sold it to me as a healthy puppy for $2500.00 under the guise of it being the same as buying one of CRB puppies, YOU made it your business and mine. You also stated that he would probably put it through the puppy auction again and that was fine with you.
Again, not what a reputable, conscientious breeder would do, but then they wouldnt have bought one from a puppy mill, auction in the first place. I then filed a claim with Consumer Affairs, CRB agreed to pay $2500.00 on 12/20/2010. Date came and went, no money. Then filed a Small Claims suit against these people only to find that there are many people on line ahead of me. This seems to be a way of life for them. Go to www.sccjis.com, click public search, agree, all agencies, all case types, you will be amazed. You will also see my case filed 1/27/2011. #2011CVI100405. I won my case, but will have to add my name to the list of liens to get my money back. Don't let this happen to you. Refuse to sign ANY agreement FROM ANY BREEDER that WILL NOT refund your money if on your initial visit to the vet he says it has a "genetic" (life threating) problem. Why should you have to pay 2 vets to prove they sold you a SICK dog and then be forced, because they won't refund your money, to get another dog from them. The inital vet check should be to prove you have a healthy dog. If you are breeding properly you should not have a problem with that because you should not BE BREEDING unhealthy dogs.
Remember they want to sell as many dogs as they can you only want one, make sure you don't get ripped off like I did. Melissa will tell you they only have a couple of dogs from a friend they are trying to help. Ask to see the parents, both mother & father. Ask the weight of the parents, ask where you can see the parents. You won't be able to because their friend is Amish and has no phone and dosen't like to deal with people. Ask yourself, is this who I want to buy a dog from??? So many of the pups on their site are NOT bred by them. I have watched their site they listed over 40 puppies and sold $60,000 worth from Jan 1, to Feb 23, 2011. But they have no funds available in the bank....to pay the liens of other people the have ripped off. STOP SIGNING THESE ONE WAY CONTRACTS or you will be taking your chances.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/18/2011 03:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CASTLE-ROCK-BULLDOGS/TALLMADGE-Ohio-/CASTLE-ROCK-BULLDOGS-MELISSA-ROBERT-RILEY-DO-NOT-BUY-PUPPIES-FROM-THEM-SOLD-SICK-ILLEGAL-719116. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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