I contracted with Fairtytale Service & Therapy Dogs/Wendy Morris to supply me with a service dog in 6/2010. I was supposed to receive the dog immediately. Ms. Morris agreed to supply the dog to me for half her usual fee if I agreed to be photographed because most disabled people don't want to be in photos; Ms. Morris felt this was a win/win. She needed a truly disabled person for her website & other uses & I desperately needed the service dog since mine of 15 yrs had just died.
Ms. Morris claimed to be certified & licensed (she's not), she also said she trained her service dogs for 4 hrs/day/every day. The first dog pulled me to the ground and fractured my amputated leg on a visit. I told Ms. Morris there was something terribly wrong with the dog. She screamed at me & claimed it was me. Of note my 6'2", 220lb son was pulled to the ground by the dog. Finally 2 months later she called & said the dog had pulled her down & it was unsafe to place the dog with me. She promised me another dog immediately.
The 2nd dog was coming from California from one of her breeding 'arrangements', her friends took the puppy out to a dog shelter walk for charity & he caught Kennel Cough; finally when he made it to AZ, she only trained him for 1 hr/day/every other day (she admitted it). When I questioned her, (because he refused to do anything I needed him to do). She said she had already 'spent enough time on my dogs!" then she informed me that she really wanted to keep this dog for her new stud dog because the one she had kept was not working out.
We argued, then a few weeks later she claimed that my dog was better suited for a child with autism. In the meantime, I had paid over $10,000 including her family vacation to Sea World (she claimed this was for extra training), food, vet bills, grooming, neutering, shots, licenses, service certification, service vest, etc. Ms. Morris has & is REFUSING TO PROVIDE the contractual dog to me.
Ms. Morris is refusing to refund ALL of my money to me, refusing to give me a trained dog per the contract & won't accept my calls/e-mails.
Now she has filed an article in the Arizona Republic, 12/23/2011 written by Mr. Scott Craven, that she is going to 'give a service dog to a person in need'. I am an above knee amputee, living on disability and extremely part time work! I support a child alone; & have many chronic illnesses. How much more needy can you get? This is a media ploy by Ms. Morris, I will guarantee if this is not the dog that was supposed to come to me, it is someone else she has cheated!
Buyer Beware! I desperately need help; I have filed a complaint with the newspaper, all of the news stations in the Phoenix Metropolitan area & The AZ Attorney General's Office. Please people do not do business with this CROOK; she is cruel to her dogs & to her clients! I can prove all of my claims. If you are an attorney willing to work pro bono, I'd love to work with you!!!!