I purchased a miniature French Bulldog puppy online through the Teacup Puppies Store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for $3575.00 (including micro chip and 30 day flea medication) on 11/27/12. The shipping cost to Chicago was an additional $250.00.
He arrived on 12/1/12 with a slight cough. By 12/2/12 we were in the emergency room because he was very lethargic, vomiting, and had blood in his stool. They did a Parvo snap test which was negative, however he did have Giardia and Pneumonia. They gave him some fluids and sent us home with some antibiotics.
On 12/5/12 I brought him to the vet and they referred us to the hospital because at that point, they felt he needed 24 hour care. They did another Parvo test and this time it was positive. The vet prepared us for the worst...the majority of puppies diagnosed with Parvo do not survive, but the next 24 hours would give a better indication of his survival. After 5 long days in the hospital and the dedication of the doctors and staff, he made a full recovery. However, he is still on antibiotics for his Pneumonia from aspirating, which was the result of Giardia.
We were told by Angel at the Teacup Puppies Store to fax the vet/hospital bills to them and they would cover the cost. We did just that...REPEATEDLY! We have also emailed them and her answer is always the same, "Where did you email/fax it? Did you put it to my attention?" Calling does not seem to make a difference either. She always has to "get back to me".
After further research, we have discovered that this chain of events is not unique and has happened to many customers, in many different states, at the hands of JIM AND GILDA ANDERSON.