In September 09, I decided to purchase a second puppy for our home. After looking at several different sites, I landed on affordablepup.com. Our Molly, which we also purchased from a breeder on the internet, is only 7 pounds, so I wanted a pup that would be as small or smaller. I fell in love with Sophie, and her "teacup" description made her a perfect fit. As a safety measure, I called affordablepup.com and got Matthew Packard on the phone, a salesman for affordablepup.com. I addressed my concerns about size, and was reassured repeatedly she would only be 5 pounds full grown. I spoke with Matthew twice that evening, then again the following day. After speaking with Matthew repeatedly, I felt reassured that they were on the up and up. Matt was friendly, and well spoken, a good salesman.
Sophie arrived, cute cuddly and tiny, along with her medication, in A-OK condition. We followed the instructions given to a T, taking her to the vet and giving her the medication provided. She adjusted quickly, and her and Molly hit it off quick.
It has been four months since Sophie arrived, and I have a brute on my hands. Sophie reached 5 pounds within 2 months, and is now a whopping 10 pounds as of her last vet visit. My vet estimates she will grow to 14 pounds or better full grown. Three times the "guaranteed" size. The vet also laughed when I told them the breed, and said "no way". She was supposed to be a Maltese/Yorkie aka "Morkie". Our vet believes she is mixed with another breed due to her frame and size. She also has some teeth problems.
After the last vet visit, I called Mike at affordablepup.com, sure that we would be able to reach some kind of arrangement. I explained the conversation with Matthew, and Mike said he would "look into it" and get back to me. After three days, I called him back as he had not called yet. He indicated I should have purchased a weight guarantee. Matthew never mentioned a weight guarantee, did not indicate that I needed one, and told me the dog would only grow to be 5-6 pounds full grown.
I have not to date, been able to reach an agreement with affordablepup.com. If I do, I will gladly post it here. I sent photos as requested by Mike Schoeff (apparently the owner), and have not received a response. Sophie was misrepresented, and I was lied to by the sales staff. Above all, I am disappointed as I really trusted their "knowledgeable" sales person. Mike DID offer to have me fly the dog back and he would give me a "good deal" on a different pup. What a joke! Gas to the airport 2 hours away, spent vet expenses, and spend more money with this company?
My seven kids have fallen in love with Sophie, but she is NOT the breed or size advertised and promised, and is NOT what I paid $500 + $275 shipping for!
Now in researching affordablepup.com on the internet, I have found there are others that have been taken by this company.