- Report: #1009654
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Gravestown Boxers
Gravestown Boxers2210 Hwy. 4 West Internet United States of America
Gravestown Boxers Michael H. Graves II,Justin Kirkman Gravestown Boxers, Internet
*Consumer Comment: Couldn't be happier with our puppy!
*Consumer Comment: Couldn't be happier!
*Author of original report: Graves Town Boxers Is a Liar and a F*g
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Defense of Gravestown Boxers, Michael H. Graves II & Justin Kirkman--response by Michael H. Graves II
The early pictures of the puppy looked great, he was a fawn colored puppy with a lot of white markings, he looked a little skinny, but Mr. Graves told me that was because he was under stress from being treated for worms.
I paid the entire amount up front $1500 for this puppy, it was agreed that if something happened and I couldn't have the puppy I would be refunded the whole amount.
When it was almost time to pick up the puppy, on the third of January, I called Mr. Graves. He was not available, instead I got Mr.Kirkman, for which is Mr. Graves boyfriend who was at first confused as to who I was, and then being very rude to me told me it would be another two weeks before I could come and pick up my puppy. When I asked why, he couldn't tell me and asked me to call back later when Michael was there. Later that evening, when I called back, Mr. Graves explained that my puppy needed to stay the additional two weeks for weaning from his mother.
After the two weeks went by it was finally time to pick up my puppy, I hadn't seen a picture of him since he was four weeks old, but I had memorized every detail over the six weeks, after looking forward to having him come home for so long.
When I went to Mr. Graves' house on a Saturday to pick up my puppy he was 10 weeks old, I didn't recognize him from the pictures I had studied so much, in my anticipation! His white markings were so different than in the picture, it didn't look at all like him! He was very thin and had a lot of fuzzy long hair; his coat was dull and not shiny. I asked Mr. Graves if I could see his parents, he took me outside behind his house and showed me his kennel. His Boxers were all living outside in a small kennel with only simple dog houses for shelter. It was very muddy then and the dogs were covered in mud and feces. I couldn't get near any of them because they were trying to jump all over me. It was a very sad experience to see these dogs living outside in the middle of winter, in the mud, and completely lonely and starved for attention. Mr. Graves didn't have a lot of dogs, maybe 6 to10, but to me his back yard looked like a puppy mill. The type of place where sweet and innocent dogs are exploited as commodities for a persons financial gain.
I told Mr. Graves that I didn't think the puppy was very healthy looking, and I wasn't sure he was the same one I had picked from the photos. He assured me that he was the puppy I had paid for and that I would be happy with him. After his persistent arguing that the puppy would be a good pet, I eventually gave in and accepted the puppy.
After we got home and unloaded Sam (we decided to name him that) I noticed that he had been sick and had several very loose stools in his crate, Mr. Graves had assured me that he was crate trained at eight weeks of age, so I became concerned. He was almost lifeless and seemed to be scrunched up like he had a severe stomach ache. We could tell that he felt very bad. Thenext day, on Monday, we went to the vet to have him checked out, the news was not good. The veterinarian found Giardia and Roundworms active in the stool sample. He also told me that Giardia is contagious for people too; fortunately no children hadn't been allowed to play with the puppy because he felt ill! The veterinarian also noted a heart murmur; he said it was grade two, but not life threatening when puppies are young.
Since then every time I have called Michael and Justin to tell them about Sam I dont get an answer, so I emailed them, and still have not had any reply. My puppy is doing better now after the medication the veterinarian prescribed. We love Sam dearly, but I feel that for the price I paid and the conditions I saw in Mr. Graves kennel, I was cheated. I am worried that the heart condition will worsen and become a major health issue as Sam gets older. I feel as though I paid $1500 for a puppy that was of the same quality as the $300 puppy mill Boxer dogs advertised in my local newspaper classified ads. Dont be fooled by his web site are face book page were it look as though his puppies and dogs lives inside. They dont. and just think Webster's Supermarket and they are gay a cut meat for people what if they have HIV and get their blood on the meat?
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