I just tried to purchase a buff female puppy from Candy Courchesne from Camic Cockers in Three Rivers, MA.
I had first pick of the litter seeing I was the first person to buy a puppy from that particular litter. Candy told me the price was $900 for a female. She said she required a $300 deposit in order to reserve a puppy, with the second payment of $300 due when the puppies were three weeks old and the balance of $300 due a few weeks after that, I can't remember exactly when. I never signed a contract, in fact Candy never mentioned anything about requiring a signed contract.
Well, I was at my home in FL when the second payment was due and Candy said it was ok, I could pay her when I went to see the puppies. This coming Friday is the day I was scheduled to pick up my puppy (7-15-11).
This is the second puppy I have purchased from her and I had such a difficult time obtaining the registration papers with him that I emailed her and said to please have the registration papers ready when I picked up the puppy.
I was shocked when she emailed me back and I was told that I couldn't get the papers until she had proof that the puppy was spayed! She also went on to say that HER kennel name HAD to be on the registration papers. She also said if the puppy was not spayed by the time she was five
months old that she cold repossess the puppy! This was the first I heard about any spaying or use of her kennel name. I certainly do not want her kennel name on my puppies papers because of her shady reputation.
I emailed her back and told her I NEVER signed anything agreeing to have this puppy spayed and I felt if I was going to pay $900 for a puppy that it should not come with a list of stipulations. I never thought anything about having her spayed as when I bought the male puppy there was no mention about having him neutered!
I told her would not agree to any of the above and to please send my deposit back. She then said the deposit was NON-REFUNDABLE!
I told her she could either 1. have the full registration papers ready and I would pick up the puppy this Friday or I would take her to court for my deposit. She replied by saying "I live in Haines City FL, I will either see you in court there or see you Friday, the choice was mine".
I went back on her website and she now has TWO different sites, on listed in Three Rivers and one listed in Hainescity FL. I am sure she is running off to FL because she wore out her welcome here.
I told her I will go to the local court tomorrow to file a small claim against her and if she does in fact go to FL, I will be down at my house in three weeks and file in Florida.
I will supply the court with BOTH of her addresses and if she is in fact in FL, then SHE will have to return to MA to go to court as that is where I purchased the puppy.
I also plan on posting a picture that she sent me of the litter of puppies mine was in. They were all in a cage loaded with feces!
BEWARE - STAY AWAY FROM CANDY AND CAMIC COCKERS, IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!