Report: #242283

Complaint Review: Karen Zakaria - NOVI Michigan

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  • Reported By: Bloomfield Hills Michigan
  • Karen Zakaria 41714 Dukesbury Ct. NOVI, Michigan U.S.A.


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Karen Zakaria the "Dog Lady" claims to be a breeder, she is not. I have checked with the city of Novi, police dept., Oakland County, and Animal Control. Karen Zakaria is NOT licenced she is a fraud. She lives in a nice neighbor hood and always has about 20 dog on hand at all times. Right now she has about 30.

She sells them out of her home and states "puppies and adults exclusively home raised." The enviornment in which the puppies live is hardly a nursery setting. All the puppies from various litters and of various ages run freely together eating and relieving themselves whenever they please. They nurse off of adult dogs that are not their mothers and it is a complete mess inside the house.

The puppies we purchased, unfortunitally, from her had kennel cough, bronchitis, and early pneumonia. We had purchased the puppies on a Sunday night and they were sick by Monday. The emergency visit was 5am 4 days after we purchased them. After a 5:00am emergency vet. run, I called her to tell her about the illnesses, as she had at least 30 other dogs in her home. I also requested she pay for medical care for the puppies since she sold it to me with the illnesses at only eight and ten weeks of age.

She was not at all concerned about the health of the puppies or whether it might spread to other dogs she was holding. She was only concerned about the fact that I took it to a vet and was now asking her for money for the medical bill. She specifically stated that I "wouldn't be asking her for money if I knew how little profit she made on these puppies" and she also told me I should have taken them to her in the early morning for treatment and she would have administered antibiotics, herself, as opposed to seeking veterinary care.

She is not a breeder and she certainly is not a licensed veterinarian. She is not even licenced to be seeling these animals. These puppies were ill and needed I.V. hydration along with 21 days of antibiotics and finally two more prescriptions. She is selling very young puppies, some of who are obviously sick, and it's all about the money. She is a suburban puppy mill and needs to be stopped! I would love to see her closed down. Not because of the money I spent, but because she chooses to live in this mess - these young puppies don't get a choice!

This is animal abuse! If you have been a victom of Karen Zakaria or are looking to buy a puppy from here please contact me at jen***(((REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES))). Also the police are involved and you can contact the NOVI MI police dept. for copies of the reported abuse from Karen Zakaria. Or if you have any helpful info. on this matter please contact me.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Looking for Victims

AUTHOR: Pam Sordyl - (United States of America)

POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan is looking for victims of breeders, pet stores, and dealers. We have introduced a Pet Lemon Law and need your help. Your testimony to our senators and representatives would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Pam through my website.


My organization also offers counseling to victims of the pet trade. I have a checklist to provide to you.

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AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, April 04, 2007

As of 4/4/2007 this is less than a week and a half of purchasing the puppies we have now spent over $1000 in medical vet bills. This does not include the $1100 Karen Zakaria charged us for sick dogs. Oh, and by the way her response to my husband and I when we told her they were sick was, "Some times puppies die." She did not offer a refund or replacement puppies.

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