In late September of 2006 I drove out to Martinsville, Indiana to Four Paws Kennel to purchase a Teacup Yorkie. Over the phone Lois Hancock said that the puppies had been to the vet and were current on all their shots and vaccinations. All sounded well.
I went to pick up the puppy and was speechless at what I found. When I got there, she had puppies upon puppies outside the whole front of her house and all behind her house. When I went onto her front porch/sun-room, I was amazed to find out that is where she kept all her Yorkies.
The room was very unsanitary and smelled. The beds and blankets that the puppies used looked like they were a million years old and had never been washed.
I was also amazed to find out that SHE is the one who administers the shots to the puppies! One puppy had a cough and she said to me that she just started giving them some antibiotic the other day, so the puppy should be fine.
All the poor puppies had beyond matted, knotted hair because of this awful tool she uses that she thinks is a proper brush/comb for the puppies!
She leaves HARD food out for the puppies to eat, but doesn't even WATCH the puppies to make sure they are eating. Let me remind you, some of these puppies do NOT have teeth yet! How are they suppose to eat HARD FOOD??!!!
Her puppies are malnourished and very sick!!!!
I ended up purchasing a puppy because to be honest, I felt sorry for him. He was the oldest and the smallest puppy there and was sitting by himself in the corner. If he would have stayed there he would have died...
The next day after purchasing the Yorkie I knew something was not right with him. He was limp, very lethargic, and wasn't eating or drinking anything. Therefore, I rushed him into the vet, LESS THAN 24 HOURS after I had picked him up!
The vet came out and said if I would have been 15 min later, he would have DIED! They found him covered in FLEAS!!! He also had a PARASITE that was found in his stool. He had LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, which caused him to have a freezing cold body temp, even though I had him in blankets all night. He also had dangerously low Blood sugar levels that nearly killed him!
The next two days I spent over $1400 in vet bills alone! Not to mention the numerous amounts of antibiotics and vet visits that followed for the next 6 MONTHS!!!!!
I called her up that day and told her what had happened, and she BLAMED ME!!!!! She was incredibly rude and insisted that I DIDN'T take care of him and I caused the low blood sugar levels and almost killed him!
I told her that there is no possible way for someone who has had a puppy for 18 hours to be blamed for the condition that dog was in! His medical condition is something that stemmed way before I ever picked him up!
I told her I wanted her to pay for all of this and she said she wouldn't! She would give me a different puppy. Why would I give her back a puppy she almost killed?! Let alone, I didn't want another puppy from her.
Lois Hancock is a FRAUD and a horrible, dishonest person! She needs to be shut down considering she doesn't even know how to take care of a single puppy!!!
She also claims to be AKC registered! Than how come she is NO WHERE to be found on record for the AKC??!!
PLEASE, PLEASE, do NOT buy a puppy from this lady! I wanted to make sure everyone knew the truth about this lady so you don't have to go through the same things I did! Save your money or spend a little extra and buy a HEALTHY one somewhere else!
I encourage ANYONE who has purchased a puppy from this lady to make a report, as I am sure majority of them had a similar experience! I just found this website the other day, otherwise I would have posted a report the same week I purchased the puppy.