Cynthia Wallen At Beau James Pomeranian Took My Money Upfront ($2,600) And Disappar For Weeks At A Time For Months, Never Send The Puppy Shelby Ohio
My wife and I have been crazy about Pomeranian since we married 13 years ago. It is not until 2 years ago we have saved up enough money to start our own little kennel in a small ranch. We start to collect famous bloodline all over the country and we had 10 beautiful Pomeranians.
Everything was great until we came across with this lady from Beau James Pomeranian from Ohio. We found her from a website called www.nextdayspets.com, under her descriptions, (http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/dogs/breeders/1100206/11483~1.aspx), she claimed that she had 40 years of AKC championship experience and she specialized in breeding quality dogs. Her name is Cynthia Wallen. Her phone number is 419-522-0797 or 419-610-6084. Her address is 811 Boyce Road, Shelby, OH 44875. The date was July, 2008.
When the first time I called her, she said that she has a beautiful 4 years old wolfsable female for sale as a breeding stock. She was asking $3,000 for her and she claimed that the price is high because she was a good breeder. We finally negotiate down to $2,600 included shipping and she agreed to ship her. I paid her with payapl, she kept delaying the process claiming that she cannot withdraw the money from the account, etc, etc. Finally I have to ask her to refund me the money and she asked me to send her a USPS money order. I agreed and she sent me the dog the following week. That's how I got Evenwolf. (www.joypoms.com/evenwolf)
That was the beginning of my nightmare. First I found out she weighted 7 1/2 pounds when she was quoted medium; then I found out Cynthia DID NOT sent me the AKC paper or a contract with the dog which she promised. I called her, and she said that she has some problems between her and AKC, but rest assure that I will receive the paperwork. Then 3 months goes by, she disappeared without reply to ANYTHING!!! Then when we were lucky to find her, it was the same story again and again. After that, she was gone completely. I was left with a ok quality big female with no paperwork. Finally at February of this year (6 months goes by), she called out of the blue and said her AKC issue has resolved and I can get my AKC paperwork, but still no contract.
By then, I have already stud Evenwolf twice and she just will not take. I got my AKC back in March and I called her concerning the issue about the breeding and she gave me some advices and asked me to try one more time. I did what she told me to do back in April. Nothing neither that time. I did hired professional breeder to breed her.
Finally I called Cynthia back and tell her that $2600 is way too high for a 4 years old dog that can't be bred. She said she would replace her with another good quality dog. She asked me to send Evenwolf back to her and she picked a cute little female call Flirt from her stock. I accepted her offer and pay out of my pocket to ship Evenwolf back to her in Ohio. She then requested me to send her another $160 by paypal to cover the shipping cost of Flirt, which I did. She called me a few days later and said that Flirt has some teeth issue and she don't want to ship me one that is not top quality. I said okay. She then talked me into a little black male named Georgie. At that point I was so feed up with the experience with her and I just said ok and hoping to get this nightmare over with.
Then she disappeared for a month AGAIN! No replying phones call or emails. Finally I sent her a nasty letter saying that I had enough of her stories and I will seek legal action. She called me back the next day. She said she has been sick and was in and out of the hospital. She said she lost the money I had send her for Georgie (guess what? paypal issue again) and asked me if I can pay for his shipping again. I have no choice but to say yes to that ridicules request. I called Delta Airline and arrange the shipping with them, pay them with my credit card and all I ask her to do is no matter what, please make sure someone carry the dog to the airport at the date of the flight. She promised me even though she's in the hospital then, she will have her sister do it for her, don't worry. She even asked me to go ahead to purchase an AKC DNA kit for the new dog since she won't release the AKC paper without the DNA test. So I did what she said. The paypal shipping was eventually refunded.
That was a month ago, of course she didn't ship the dog, nor did she reply my phone calls, nor did she reply my emails. I gave her a benefit of a doubt, thinking that she might be very sick. But no, she is actively selling in nextdaypets.com. Here: http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/dogs/breeders/1100206/11483~1.aspx
I accepted a male adult dog offer from her because A- I have no choice, B- I have 2 females that were coming into season. At this point, I don't even need a male adult anymore since I have purchased one from Bitsy Poms. I am out $2,600 for the dog, $225 for the second shipping, $225 for the third shipping, $35 for the DNA kit. Not to mention the 2 stud services related to Evenwolf, Vet bill, and more torturing, our time.
She called me 4 days ago after I send her another nasty email, saying she has 2 beautiful female that would work. I was so glad that she called and she offered me some pictures of the pups so I can pick. She said she would send the puppy to me this Thursday. Then of course, nothing happen and no contact after that.
A supposed happy purchase become a nightmare that last for a year! The $3,000 plus dollars was a result of years of saving, and dreams. My wife and I worked so hard to save up all this so we can be surrounded by these wonderful creatures. Now, because of her, because of my easy going personality, there are constant fighting between us. I can't sleep, I can't think of why she would do this to us. She seems like a good person when you talk to her but she will just take all your money and not care about how you feel! It is a shame since I would love to befriend with her since we share so much interest in common.
Of course my statement is back by traceable documents. Anyone would like to know more are more than welcome to contact us by visiting our little website www.joypoms.com. I am not going to give up until I got my puppy I paid for, I am contacting an attorney, and AKC, and Attorney General of Ohio's office. No matter what, I will not quit.