In 2004, my mother took me to Kankakee, IL to look at a litter of puppies from Gayle Barnes (although I've heard that this is no longer her last name and is supposedly now Adcock). When we arrived, we had to go through a cluttered house to get to the dogs. The outside pen was spacious enough, but some of the things laying around, could've been harmful to the puppies, including their "sire". He seemed aggressive toward the pups and for one thing didn't listen to ONE of Gayle's commands. So much for a highly trained GSD.
There were even about 7 other full grown GSD's caged in their kennels. Now, even though there was some space, it was NOT sufficient for the amount of animals she had there.
Upon arrival, there was only one female unspoken for, and a man named Jeff was there also with his dog "Daisy", the b***h. Now, supposedly this breeding had taken place in honor of Jeff's son, because Daisy was his dog and he had died. Well, that's
understandable. There was a big litter of pups, and Gayle's son was there with her. (Now i am assuming that this boy was the supposed dead son)
When we were deciding upon the puppy, her kid kept putting the puppies on a trampeline with him and kept roughly handling the dogs. I personally would have kept that child in the house!
Now, when we agreed upon which puppy we liked, we signed papers stating that we would receive her registry papers, w/ a microchip to be done right there, and in order to breed her, she'd have to be registered and have legitimate training done by Gayle.
When I brought the papers out to register my dog, whom i named Jasminne, I noticed the wrong name was on the papers. It did not say "von ravenwolf". I emailed gayle and she was going to send me new papers after talking to Jeff. I have still never received them.
When Jasminne turned 1 1/2 years old, she kept bleeding, and she wasn't in heat. I took her to the vet to get antibiotics and to figure out what was wrong with her. The took x-rays of her bladder and gave me bad news. They said that she had contrated such horrible UTI's that she would have to be spayed or they would always come back, and also that I should NOT even THINK TO BREED her, because within the x-rays of her bladder, they could see a serious onset of hip-displasia. Her sockets in her hips dont even fit around her bone correctly.
Also upon purchasing, Gayle claimed that her dogs had no agressive background, well, Jasminne cannot be near other dogs or men. I am wondering if she was abused before we purchased her, because she has been with no one else except me. She was bought for me as a moving away gift from my mother because my other dog was too old to be traveling soo far.
Jasminne has become a daughter to me and I hate to know she is in pain. At now the age of three, her hind legs fail her at times and she gets very sore. We are physically able to see the hip-displasia comming on to my poor dog. Now, when Gayle made up her contract, she said if the puppy had hip-displasia, we could return the puppy for a new one. I DONT THINK SO!
I called Gayle to be considerate and let her know of my problem so she would know that maybe there is something genetically off in her dogs. Well, when she never responded to call or e-mail i started to get suspicious. Me, being an animal lover, would never give my dog up just because she wasn't perfect. I don't have to pretend, my dog is the best in the world.
I don't see why Gayle feels like she has to hurt these dogs by creating them w/ bad genetics and then sell them for outrageous prices when they should only cost the fee of a humane society, about $40 dollars or so. Granted I dont regret my baby, she's everything to me, but i will see to it that Gayle has to pay for my girls suffering.
The micro-chip that she even placed in, slid down to under her stomach. I took her to the vet, and they said that she should have had an authorized vet put that chip in and it was improperly placed. So, if my dog were to have been lost, I would never have gotten her back because the chip couldnt even be found by scanner.
I would give anything to participate and testify against Gayle for what she has done. Whomever stands by her, well, maybe you got lucky, or maybe she didnt feel right about tricking her "friends", but the rest of us, Our "children" are suffering and she isn't even taking the blame for it.
I have more to say, but Im starting to think it's pointless, but I wanted to let everyone else know, there is one more, ME AND JASMINNE, and i'm sure there's more people out there whom haven't even voiced about it.
Oh, and if anyone wants to say I'm faceless! My name's Audrey C***! look me up!
If anyone was half the animal lover I am, They'd understand and not stand by that rat of a woman!
Union Grove, Wisconsin