Shannon Ensminger ,Tinypawsandclaws.com Brokered and bred puppies living in unsanitary conditions. Shannon Ensminger Unethical breeder that lies. Houston - Clear Lake Area Texas
Being a middle aged woman whose husband works a lot, and being home alone I thought that I would look for a small companion. I began to look for puppies on the internet and found www.tinypawsandclaws.com tiny paws and claws. I spoke with Shannon Ensminger and she met me around the corner from her house in Clear Lake, and then had me to follow her.
When I arrived, the horrible smell from the feces and urine hit me all at once. She had so many puppies everywhere in dirty laundry baskets and in wire cages. She claimed that the parents were housed at another located due to her being turned in to HOUSTON BARC by her neighbors. There was diarrhea in the places where the puppies were being kept and they looked just awful! I was so sad for them. She had carried in a cardboard box from her SUV that contained even more puppies.
She told me at one point that the mother to a puppy I was inquiring about was one that she had in her house. When she brought her out to me she looked as though she was about to pop she was so pregnant. She said that an 8 week old puppy was this dogs, and she also said that the same dog was due any day. I do not breed any animals, but this seemed impossible to me. Shannon had an answer for every question I asked, although throughout the visit the answers where never consistent. It seemed as though she changed the answers to my questions just to suite what I was asking. I never felt as though I got a truthful answer from her during the entire visit.
I felt very uncomfortable during the visit as she explained that even though she had one of her puppies on her website for 2400.00, she subsequently sold that puppy for only 750.00. I was also alarmed at how she had claimed to have teacup Chihuahuas and by the pictures on the website I thought they were tiny. When I saw them, they were at least 2 lbs and not even 10 weeks old.
I felt as though this was very deceiving, as the puppies on her website were just that, very young puppies and there were no new pictures that showed their up to date size and health status. I believe that she does this just to get people out to her home and pressure them into a sale of a much larger and more expensive puppy than what they were coming to see.
Towards the end of the visit she became very agitated and was trying to close the deal. She did not have the puppy she had described to me and I did not want to purchase a puppy than was living in less than sanitary conditions. I wanted a healthy puppy, and with the smelly diarrhea, they looked dehydrated and very sick. When she knew that I was not going to settle for a puppy, and wanted a puppy of my choosing, she became short and acted in a very strange and aggressive way. How was it my fault that she did not have what she had described to me?
When I started to ask more questions, she could not get me out of her home quick enough. I am led to believe from the puppies I saw that she is either a puppy mill or sells puppy mills. The puppies were not from the same litters and looked very different.
My hope is that someone will read this and know what they have in store for them with tinypawsandclaws.com
Mrs. H Concerned puppy buyer