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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:03 AM

Sorry to hear this Austin.


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:20 AM

Thank you. I wish it wasn't such a mystery. His first vet appointment was Monday for his puppy shots. He was happy and eating and acting like a puppy Friday night. I really wish there was more answers. My family is pretty torn up by this. 


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:46 AM

Sorry to hear about the dog. It does seem strange the way it happened. Is the vet going to do any type of autopsy to find out why or is it just case closed? One of my first thoughts was swallowing something. Are the kids missing any small toys?



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 08:56 AM

The vet did xrays and didn't find anything in it's stomach. No autopsy. The vet didn't offer it. That was the first thing I though, it got into something it shouldn't have but it didn't leave our sight. 

 

She also said it wasn't six weeks old but three. To young to be away from the mother. She pointed to the breeder unloading puppies. I talked with the breeder and she said all the other puppies were healthy and it was six weeks, seven weeks now, but who really knows if she was being honest with me. 


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 09:38 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss. Today seems to be the day to hear about bad news. There are a lot of things dogs can get into and not show up on xray's.  I do hope the breeder will make thing right.



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Well Damn. 



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 01:18 PM

The breeder isn't going to do anything. She told me all the other pups she let go of are fine. I'm just going to have to accept this as a loss. No other choice. 



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 01:20 PM

I've been doing research and there's no way that it was a 7 week old Great Dane Puppy. I sent the breeder a text a couple of hours ago nicely asking what she actually gave us and no response. She did respond yesterday so maybe it's just going to take time. I don't know. I'm sort of beside myself right now. No one in my house slept last night and my girls won't stop crying. My four year old keeps asking to play with the puppy then going "Oh.". Then he walks of looking sad. 


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 02:13 PM

If Kota was registered with the AKC you can contact them and they will investigate the breeder for unethical practices. This won't help you and your family, but it may prevent this !!#*%!!x jerk from doing it again to another innocent puppy and family. As a registered breeder of purebred dogs this kind of behaviour really ticks me off. I wonder if you could contact some of the other buyers and learn how they are making out?
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Posted October 16, 2016 - 06:38 PM

First of all I'm sorry for the sad news and hope you and your family recovers quickly. 

 

Second a reputable breeder should be eager to provide names of people she has previously done business with. 

Third ask the Vet to put here findings in a letter for you. 

Fourth was the dog's appetite good? 


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 06:43 PM

So sorry to hear of this Austin!  That breeder needs to make things right, no question!  That won't help the feeling of loss, especially with the kids, but would stop the financial sting.  If this breeder doesn't come through, they are low life!


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 08:50 AM

They are a low life. I think she sold us a sick puppy. Part of her instructions where to wait a week before taking him in for his puppy shots which the vet said was nonsense. I should have researched that myself. 

 

My family is going to take a while to recover from this. The puppy was not AKC certified, though his parents where. I wonder if there's anything I can do there. I am doing research now. 


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 08:54 AM

Pennsylvania has a puppy lemon law. Does your state have anything of the sort?
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Posted October 17, 2016 - 08:58 AM

I don't know. That seems like a good place to start looking though. I keep seeing this as buyer beware. We shouldn't have got a puppy from Craigslist. Didn't know where else to look though aside from shelters. 


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 09:02 AM

Just looked it up, and no Texas "puppy lemon law" unfortunately.  You can read it HERE.


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