Report: #1460134

Complaint Review: Autumn Woods Kennels - Etna Maine

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  • Reported By: Amanda — Prentiss Maine United States
  • Autumn Woods Kennels
    891 Old County Road
    Etna, Maine
    United States

Autumn Woods Kennels Nadine Maxham Scammer, fraud, and bad business practices Etna Maine

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About a year and a half ago, a lawsuit was filed against us pertaining to the rightful ownership and control of our 4 great danes. Out of respect for everyone involved we chose not to speak about this publicly until it was resolved. 

On March 16, 2017 we were served with papers. We found out we were being sued for a quarter of a million dollars (yes... $250,000) by Nadine Maxham of Autumn Woods pertaining to the rightful ownership and breeding rights of our Great Danes. 

We got involved with Nadine Maxham of Autumn Woods involving co-owning, breeding, and fostering of several Great Danes. After having an extremely difficult time communicating and working with Nadine, we decided to terminate all contact with her. This was not a decision made easily, but after experiencing the god awful and deplorable conditions in which she keeps her dogs, the complete lack of cooperation in working with us in her "foster program", and on top of all this, what finally brought us to the breaking point was a dog placed in our foster care that was knowingly not good with children AND the other dogs in our possession biting one of our children and not getting any cooperation in the immediate removal of this dog. We decided we were going to fight this suit so that she couldnt take advantage to others like she had to us. it took appr a year and a half to resolve this issue, it went to Supreme Court as a Civil-Non Jury Trial and the finally verdict being made by the Judge.

We still have ownership and control of all the involved Danes. Yes, we have to pay $1,400 but she was after all of my Great Danes plus any litter that came from them, plus $250,000.00. Per our contract I had offered to pay her $1000 for Nala (even though she had not had a litter and she was missing), and pay her the full $800 that she paid for Nitro (technically I first wanted to purchase him outright myself but she wanted to co-own and said that she would pay for him and I would house him as mine..all she wanted in return was to use him as a stud as she pleased).

My only real offense in this whole mess was that i did not insist on getting any contracts for each dog as the "deals" happened, although i did try time and time again to get the papers to show that i was owner but she always put that off. Please remember Nadine Maxham and Autumn Woods and do NOT get involved in a situation like ours. If you are involved with someone and start to see red flags get out immediately. 


Also, in December of 2016 we had bought a puppy from her that was listed as a platinum blue brindlequin, which she said was very rare and because of that was way more in price then any of the others. $3200 with breeding rights.  If you know anything about Great Danes, which i hadnt in the beginning, is that basically i was buying a color mutt. That color isnt even recongnized by the AKC. When she meets someone and finds out they dont know alot obout the breed she uses that to her advantage and gets as much out of them as she can.


The dog that bit our child was knowingly not good with children or any of the other dogs we had in our care through her foster program. She knew, but we were never made aware of it, and then she would not let us remove the dog from our house.  We had to keep the dog seperate from everyone else and our children until she could find someplace else for her to go. 4 months later we were done with waiting and took her back. Nadine freaked out and thats when she started saying that she was going to take all the other dogs we had from her back. Didnt matter about any of the contracts or agreements we had.  

She thinks she is above the law and will use the law to try to intimadate others. but we knew our rights and were not scared.



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