• Report: #343088

Complaint Review: Tim Smith - Cedar Creek Farms & Kennels

  • Submitted: Mon, June 23, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, October 08, 2012

  • Reported By:Cary North Carolina
Tim Smith - Cedar Creek Farms & Kennels
7175 Cedar Creek Rd Fayetteville, North Carolina U.S.A.

Tim Smith - Cedar Creek Farms & Kennels Sells sick puppies and possibly running a puppy mill Fayetteville North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: Scammed also and Mr. Smtih IS STILL SELLING DOGS!

*Author of original report: Puppy mill found out

*General Comment: Tim

*Author of original report: "Breeder" is a puppy mill

*Consumer Comment: Contact me

*Consumer Comment: Tim Smith also sold us a sick Peke-a-poo

*Consumer Comment: Pups Get Sick

*Consumer Comment: Tim Smith is selling SICK Puppies.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: RESPONSE

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Purchased 2 male Chihuahua puppies on 06/12/08 in late evening. By the morning of 06/14/08, both puppies are sick with diarhea and vomitting. Took the puppies to the vet and was told to transport them to the Veterinary Specialty Hospital as one of the puppies was in critical condition and would need round the clock care.

Vets state that the puppies were suffering from a Parvo virus and the more critical of the 2 had to have been exhibiting symptoms for a few days. I have now spent THOUSANDS of DOLLARS on these sick puppies I purchased from this 'breeder'.

When I purchased these 2 Chihuahuas, I asked how many were in the litter. Tim Smith told me they WERE the litter. I contacted him regarding the sick puppies. He stated how sorry he was to hear of their condition and then told me they had a little sister that he had put in with another litter to keep from being lonely and that none of those appeared to be sick. I responded questioning this conflict of information and have yet to get a response from him.

This guy is deceptive. I think he may be running a puppy mill under the guise of being a breeder. I will also be reporting him to the NC Dept of Agriculture, the Better Business Bureau of NC, the AKC and the CKC. Buyers beware before you become emotionally and financially committed and invested. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries or you would like additional information.

Dawn
Cary, North Carolina
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Scammed also and Mr. Smtih IS STILL SELLING DOGS!

AUTHOR: Lynnp - (United States of America)

We too were scammed by Mr. Smith.  In January of this year, we purchased what we were told (and we were looking for) was a 12 week beagle/poodle mix and would probably weigh no more than 20 pounds.  He went to great lengths to inform us that the dad was a toy poodle and the mom was a beagle, first generation bred.  Well, it turns out that Cooper has no poodle in him, but is more of a beagle/bassett mix and currently weighs 32 pounds.  Cooper has some aggression issues, anxiety and has a genetic defect where he is missing a growth plate in his right foot causing his foot to grow pointing to his right.  He will loose use of the foot and now has limited mobility.  Surgery to fix or amputate will be thousands of dollars.  Cooper will be put down in the near future as we cannot spend that kind of money on a dog that we already have aggression issues with and are concerned over our small children.   Cooper will be one this month.   Shame on us for buying Cooper as we had that "bad feeling" when we met Mr. Smith and he would not show us the parents and had Cooper at his house in the front yard waiting for our arrival, but we made the mistake of having the kids with us and that made it hard to walk away without the dog.

As of today, Mr. Smith is still selling dogs.  He has changed his identity to T.C. but the pictures of his dogs shows the same wicker furniture in the back ground as was in Cooper's picture back in January.  On WRAL's pet classifieds, he has a beagle, an adult Chihuahua, mini Chihuahuas, and Puggles for sale.



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#2 Author of original report

Puppy mill found out

AUTHOR: Dawn, cary, nc - (U.S.A.)

Exactly, Tim, you sold sick puppies.  Not only to me, but looks like, to many others judging from all the complaints on this site.  Silver lining to all those taken by this man or reading this - his website has been shut down and the authorities have gotten involved.  They are keeping a close watch on him and he should not be selling any more puppies.  My heart goes out to all who have had such heart-breaking experiences and wish you and your fuzzy family members all the best.
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#3 General Comment

Tim

AUTHOR: KrisG - (USA)

Parvo does not have a 24 hour incubation Canine Coronaviral Gastroenteritis on the other hand DOES and presents the same symptoms as parvo and is treated the same way. its also spread the same way. googling parvo comes up with the usual incubation time frame 3 day at minimum.
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#4 Author of original report

"Breeder" is a puppy mill

AUTHOR: Dawn, cary, nc - (U.S.A.)

I contacted this man 2 days after I took the puppies home.  They were not exposed to any other dogs and the smaller, weaker of the 2 had to be hospitalized in less than 48 hours after purchase.  This man is full of it.  I beg all who had had dealings with this person contact the NC Dept of Agriculture to place formal complaints.  They will also guide you into the right direction as to other agencies and have this "kennel and farm" shut down.  He is a fraud and rip-off.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Contact me

AUTHOR: Anti-puppy millers - (United States of America)

Dawn:

Please contact me ashlee.gags hotmail. Thanks

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#6 Consumer Comment

Tim Smith also sold us a sick Peke-a-poo

AUTHOR: Jen - (U.S.A.)

Something should be done to stop this man Tim Smith from selling animals.The Living conditions of these poor dogs are by far the worst I have ever seen.My puppy is now 6 months old and we have spent close to $1,000.00 the first month just to keep the puppy alive.Tim Smith does not return phone calls or e-mails.I will be looking into further action against this company Cedar Creek Farm and Kennel.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Pups Get Sick

AUTHOR: Bobby - (U.S.A.)

First of all let me say that I am sorry that your puppies took sick. But the fact of life is it happens. Puppies are very prone to various illnesses and diseases. Thats why we perform preventive care to try and keep these type things from happening.
We have purchased from Tim and His wife on a couple of occassions, and I must say hat my family is more than happy with the quality and health of the Boxers we purchased. He was always helpful with every aspect of the purchases. And we would gladly purchase from him again. I read and understood every part of the Health guarentee he gave us, and when we agreed to purchase we took responsability for our boxers. Somtimes they get sick...its natural. Perhaps it wasnt Tim's fault, and perhaps you just got unlucky with your purchase. But to try and claim the family doesnt put out quality pups is crazy. I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about my experiences with Tim and his wife.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Tim Smith is selling SICK Puppies.

AUTHOR: Jen - (U.S.A.)

Our Family has also been RIPPED OFF with at least $800.00 in Vet Bills to date. We purchased the puppy for $400.00 .So we have invested $1,200.00 for a sick puppy that we are hoping to save. Please stay far away from this so called family owed farm and kennel.
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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

RESPONSE

AUTHOR: Tim - (U.S.A.)

I did in fact sell 2 pups to the lady in question, they were brothers about 9 weeks old, and appeared fine at time of sale. She contacted me about 1 week after sale, and told me of issues with the pups. Anyone can google "parvo" and it will say that it can take effect in 24 hours after exposure. I try to warn people about about not taking puppies to pet stores, public areas and etc. as parvo lives many years and is invisable. puppies are sold with current shots and dewormers at time of sale, and it is the responsibility of the buyer to make sure shots and dewormers are kept current, and that pups are protected from potential exposures.
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