My family is heartbroken. We paid for a Yorkie puppy on Monday June 2,2008. I paid via credit card and was told the puppy would be delivered on Saturday, the 8th of June. The puppy arrived at my home about 11:00 a.m. without any medical records, in the arms of a delivery man.
The puppy was in horrific shape, not moving, urinating upon himself and basically dying. The delivery man suggested that I get the pup to the vet ASAP. I took the dog, along with my 4 year old and 6 year old to my vet immediately. As soon as we entered the office, they grabbed him from my arms and began emergency care. My children and I were hysterical.
The vet worked on him for about an hour, and even called this "breeder" to find out what medications they had given the puppy. They claimed only benadryl, which was contrary to what the delivery man said. He told me that they sedated him for the trip. My vet told me that since the puppy was so young-about 7 weeks and small-about 3 pounds they were having a hard time reviving him. As I made arrangements for my children to be picked up from the vet's office so that I could bring the dog to the hospital, I was called in by the vet and told the puppy did not make it! This about 1-1/2 hours after receiving the poor puppy.
The Kennel and Sheila Rush refuse to return our money and say that the puppy was fine the day before. This person says that I signed a contract (which was handed to me as the dog was dying, although I did write that the puppy did not seem well and was very lethargic). I was also told that the puppy was 8 weeks old over the phone, and that he had a vet check-up the day before. I believe this to also be lies as my vet said the puppy was extremely sick and they doubted the "breeder" story. It seems that this person has no morals, no conscience and obviously NO regard for the animals it ships. I was told I could have a replacement pup from her next litter. Not in 10 lifetimes would I take another dog from her.
She should not be in business and my family and I are devastated by her total lack of professionalism and compassion. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not purchase any dog from this horrible person. It looks like I will have to take her to court. I wish I would have read the numerous other complaints against her before involving myself and family with her. It's been nothing but grief and heartache and she should not be breeding ANYTHING, much less helpless animals.
Brooklyn, New York