• Report: #909112

Complaint Review: Petland, Lakeland Florida

  • Submitted: Mon, July 09, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, July 09, 2012

  • Reported By: Leeona — LAKELAND Florida United States of America
Petland, Lakeland Florida
3800 US HWY 98 LAKELAND, Florida United States of America
  • Phone: 863-859-6886
  • Web:
  • Category: Liars


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I bought a puppy from Lakeland Petland in November 2011. I was told they do not buy from puppy mills anymore, she came from a private breeder, she's AKC registerd and they do everything through the AKC. I was also told as long as I use their vet ALL medical expenses relating to colds, upper respiratory etc. would be covered under the store warranty for the 1st six months of her life. Three days after adopting her, she was at the vet with an upper respiratory infection, 4 days after that she was at the emergeny after hours animal hospital with pneumonia. To make a long story short, we were at the vet 3-3 times a week, the after hours emergency hospital every other weekend due to aspirating and this went on until around March. In the midst of this, I started wondering where her AKC papers were and where she really came from. I found out from AKC she could never be AKC registered. She was registered through a registry called APR. I also found out she came from a USDA certified pet kennel aka puppy mill, in my opinion. I also found out medical expenses as stated above would not be covered. They are only covered up to the price of the animal. So, the pet store vet performed numerous tests adding up to almost the price of her $3000 and we, ourselves paid over $3000 out of pocket for after hours emergency care since their vet wasn't available after hours. It took from November to the beginning of June to get her well. The workers mislead customers and do not state the whole truth, only part of what sounds good. Petland charged $3000 for a very sick puppy whom was not even AKC registered. Something is wrong with this picture.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/09/2012 04:46 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Petland-Lakeland-Florida/LAKELAND-Florida-33809/Petland-Lakeland-Florida-SOLD-A-SICK-PUPPY-TO-ME-AND-LIED-ABOUT-BEING-AKC-REGISTERED-LAK-909112. 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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