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Complaint Review: TeaCup Puppies Store ( Patricia, Angel, Andrea
TeaCup Puppies Store ( Patricia, Angel, Andrea4001 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
TeaCup Puppies Store ( Patricia, Angel, Andrea Puppy Collection This is a PUPPYMILL and sold both my Mom and I SICK PUPPIES bred in HORRIBLE Conditions!!! Fort Lauderdale Florida
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Hello, I am writing to you from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where my family and I received our "supposed" pure bred pocketbook Yorkie shipped to us on December 15th, 2013. We purchased her through the teacup Puppie store in Florida, Fort Lauderdale, and since, she had been ill with kennel cough and on antibiotics for coccidia. She has been on 4 types of antibiotics to date. I am ashamed to say that I was not at all knowledgeable, and purchased out family puppy with my heart, and not my head. We spent over $5000.00 on her. I just received her pet registry papers today, which I insisted on getting, and saw that the breeders name was Julie Snidow.
I googled the breeder name and the puppy store and have read nothing but horror stories about mistreatment, puppy mills and horrific and unsanitary conditions. I am not sure what to do at this point. I am not sure I even have a pure bred although that is clearly what we paid for. [continued below]....
I could tell very clearly that the well being of puppies and dogs comes first here, and thought perhaps some or all of you who have been taken advantage of by theteacuppuppiestore could point me in the right direction. I had in mind to call visa and have them reverse the charges for what I believe is a puppy mill puppy. It breaks my heart that people make money off of abuse and neglect. I can't imagine her in those conditions, let alone the rest of the poor animals still suffering. It is beyond wrong. I am so angry that people are so dishonest and make money off the suffering of these animals. My mom is also a victim of this, with far more invested... 10,000.00 Her pup also had coccidia and currently has kennel cough.
I have 4 daughters that adore her to bits!! I am so happy she is rid of her past, but it saddens me to know how many have been left behind. In October 2013, I began looking on line for local breeders, knowing that we wanted a teacup Yorkie. I was warned about some local and surrounding breeders in our Edmonton area, and therefore, began searching worldwide on the web. Big mistake!! I came across, TeaCupPuppiesStore.com Located in Fort Lauderdale Florida. I dealt with a lady named Kim. I was surprised at the cost of Bijoux (at the time, her name was grace). They kept encouraging me to put a 200.00 deposit because they said she would sell.
I just adored her from what I could see in the pictures. I ended up having my mom help me make the 5000.00 purchase, plus life insurance, and split my payments between credit cards. On December 15th, she finally arrived. She came on united airlines from Florida, through Houston, and arrived late at night to the cargo area of the Edmonton international airport. It was not a seamless pickup. No paperwork followed the puppy. Not only did she arrive in -20 with no sweater, blanket, cuddly toy, but her crate was filthy with urine and feces. Her water and food were stacked and she was so tiny that she couldn't even reach the food or water attached to the front gate of her crate.
She was very small when she arrived. She was 1.4 lbs. We got her home after paying duty of an additional $400.00, And I immediately fed and bathed her. From the moment she was "ours" her life has been filled with love and attention and nutrition and warmth. She became ill soon after that. Her feces were filled with mucousy blood and she was not gaining weight. She was losing weight. The vet thought she had a parasite and the first of many antibiotics followed suit. In the mean time, my mom got a puppy from the same store, one week after our puppy arrived...
Teacuppuppiesstore.com She spent twice the amount ... 10,000.00 American dollars for a super pocketbook Yorkie, (which is now bigger than my puppy!) Within 4 days of her arrival, she was in the puppy hospital for 3 days having a hypoglycemic crash due to not eating because of coccidia. It was then that my vet started bijoux on the Meds for coccidia in addition to the respiratory antibiotics, an intestinal antibiotic, as well as amoxicillin antibiotic for infection. She still has kennel cough, as does my mom's puppy. My mom's puppy came from a breeder by the name of Stacy Kidd. She now goes by the name of Stacy Dawson.
We do know that the breeder of my puppy, Julie Snidow, has had many violations with the USDa. Interestingly the teacuppuppiesstore shows the USDA approval on the top left hand of their web page. I somehow don't think they would condone that horrific misrepresentation associated with the teacupppuppiestore. I am certain that you are a wealth of knowledge, and anything you could provide us would be incredibly appreciated. Our puppies both have not been healthy enough up to this point to continue with regular vaccinations. The vet would like to know for certain that they are both fully recovered prior to introducing anything new to their little bodies.
As far as pedigree papers go, it is very evident that none have followed bijoux. The teacuppuppystore claims that the forms from the America pet Registry are all I need to prove pedigree. These are not certificates in any way shape or form. When I asked that these be sent to me, and called a girls named "andrea" back at the teacuppuppiesstore to provide a fax number, she abruptly hung up on me while I was in mid senstence. If they treat their puppies the same way they treat their customers, then we have a way bigger problem than we thought.
I will also, together with my mom, become a voice for these poor animals. Anyone else who can offer advice or guidance would be so much appreciated. The "disgusting and degrading puppy mill process'" that the teacuppuppiesstore is involved in, through "collecting" abused and neglected puppymill puppies from horrific breeders, and turning around and charging exorbitant amounts of money for mistreated, sick puppies is sinful, disgusting, inhumane and needs to be stopped.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/26/2014 12:15 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/TeaCup-Puppies-Store-Patricia-Angel-Andrea/Fort-Lauderdale-Florida-33308/TeaCup-Puppies-Store-Patricia-Angel-Andrea-Puppy-Collection-This-is-a-PUPPYMILL-and-s-1126600. 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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