I took a puppy back today
A friend asked me last summer to sell a female puppy from a litter to a friend of his. The buyer was going to have another mutual friend who is a very good trainer help him train the puppy. I contacted the trainer friend and he said they had already talked. Based upon all this and after meeting with the prospect who seemed like a nice guy who would take care of her, I agreed. The puppy was purchased in July 2008.
I stayed in touch as I do with all puppies I sell to see how she was doing. Reports from all were good on how she was doing and how well she was picking up her training.
Today the training friend called me. He said you neeed to come see the puppy. I asked why and he said just come and see. So I went. When I arrived at his kennel, he brought her out. Hair was missing all over her stomach and it was obvious her skin was irritated.
He said the purchaser had brought her over for him to keep last week. Said he said it had started several weeks before and the vet said it was an allergy to cedar and put her on medicine. It kept getting worse so he sent her to froend to look at and had not been by in a week to check on her. I was pissed.
I went to my truck, got my leash, went in, put it on her and started for the door. I told my friend I was taking her back, no one was going to treat a puppy of mine like that. That I was taking her to my vet immediately and then home. That if the guy even contacted me about her, I was going to file a complaint of cruelity with the sheriff of his county whom I know and also to the SPCA, PETA,and anyone else I could think of. That I would have pictures and vet records to back me up.
I left and went immediately to my vet. Luckily no worms, etc. However, she may have sarcoptic mange but the vet is not sure because no proof showed up in his test. However it is hard to test for it. She was given a shot and medicine with a return visit in 11 days.
She is a very sweet dog,and seems well trained. Already at home but of course has to be kept apart from my other dogs.
I'm still pissed.
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