Complaint Review: haven dachshunds - Columbus Ohio
haven dachshunds Nikolas Ruska (Sales Representative) BEWARE!!!! SCAM!!!!! Columbus Ohio
*Author of original report: Do Your Research!!!
*Author of original report: Wrong place
*Author of original report: Please do your research!!!
While looking for a Female Dachshund puppy I came across their website, while looking at available puppies one really jumped out at me and was everything I wanted too except the puppy was a male however the color, coat length and age were right on target and then I realized they were only located about 2 hours from me so that just seemed to be a sign that he was the right puppy for my family so I sent a request for more information.
I got a response back pretty quickly and was told that he was AKC registered, 10 weeks old, UTD on shots & wormings and was READY to go but before that they wanted some basic information from me such as living situation, how long each day would puppy be left alone, did I own or rent, married, children, current pets in the home and if so vet reference, did I plan to breed the puppy? All of which seemed legit so I responded with the answers to all their questions and let them know I was VERY interested in him even more so after they sent many more pictures of him and would like to know how getting him would work.
Upon this response was when red flags started going off: I was told that he could be shipped right to my front door using their trusted courier service for only $150.00 or if I was able to pick him up in person that was also an option however with that option I would need to place a $300.00 deposit and once that was received they would then set up a future date & time for me to come pick him up. I responded and told them that putting a $300.00 deposit on a puppy that was "ready" to go, whom I could pick up in person didn't seem right, had the puppy only been a few weeks old then yes I could understand placing a deposit but since he was ready to go and the fact that I could be there to get him with full payment much faster then a bank check through the USPS would reach him as I DO NOT use electronic transfers to send people whom I DO NOT know money and that I could be there within 2 hours on any day of the week he wanted.
After a couple days of no response I again emailed stating that I was just wanting to touch base on the puppy to which I 100% expected to be told that someone else bought him (so I would see how important putting a deposit is) but instead he just repeated that they welcome in person pick up but only after receiving a $300 deposit.
I'm sorry this was so long but I know ALOT of people are stuck at home due to COVID like me and would love nothing more then to bring a new puppy home & these people don't care about anything except how much money they can steal from you!
I knew when I was told shipping was only $150 that it was a scam, first shipping a puppy is going to run you about $300 or more depending on how you choose to get the puppy to you.
If you think the puppy on your computer screen is just too good to be true it probably is, when looking for a new puppy if the price seems low ask them why? Ask to see pictures of the parents, ask them to video chat with you to show you the puppy which they should easily be able to do if they do infact have the puppy in their possession and haven't just stolen someone else's pictires. Ask them to send you their sales contract as 99.9% of breeders and even shelters use a contract. Research any health issues that are common & specific to the breed you are wanting as no breed is 100% problem free and then ask the breeder if the parents of your puppy have been tested for such issues and if so what were the results? All of these things will be very easy for a reputable breeder to answer and do and at the end of the day may save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Again sorry so long but I just feel like as a compassionate human being I needed to warn others who may be falling for their scam or someone else's scam just the same.
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