In March, 2008, purchased puppy from Puppy Shoppe in Edison as a birthday present for my 10 year old daughter. Dog was listed as a 3 month old pure bred male Yorkshire Terrier. I was given paperwork indicating that the dog had been microchipped, was healthy, given supposed pedigree, and told that dog was from very reliable broker. One of the co-owners of the store sold the dog to me. At the time of the purchase, the dog was listed on sale given its age. Most of what I was told at the time of purchase turned out to be false.
My warning to others: This shop is not reputable. The owners are very smooth. Do not believe what you may be told.
Turned out that the dog was a mixed breed terrier of indeterminate parentage.
Now, 3 months later, the dog is 15 pounds and still growing. He is part terrier, but definitely not a yorkshire. Maybe part silky terrier, but not a yorkshire at all.
The dog is of indeterminate age; appears by teeth and demeanor to be older than stated age.
The microchip certificate that I was provided indicates a number that is nonsensical and not valid. When scanned, in fact, the dog has no microchip at all.
The supposed breeder/nursery that is referenced in the pedigree papers that I was provided, also does not exist.
Within a couple of weeks of purchase, the dog went lame, and the vet indicated that he has a severe patellar luxation, and needs an operation.
The dog has a pathologic fear of going into our garage, or other dark spaces, making me wonder about the location of his early upbringing.
When I first brought the dog home, and reviewed the register receipt (not itemized), I realized that I was charged $200 more than the listed sales price posted for the dog. When I called the owner the next day, she denied that the dog had ever been on sale.
Avoid this store. You will pay lots of money for a puppy that will not be the breed reported, will not likely be healthy, and the paperwork (microchip, pedigree etc) that will be provided to you will be worthless
Princeton, New Jersey