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|29th of Nov, 2010 by User456865 |
|We recently bought a (chihuahua) dog from lancasterpuppies.com. I was skeptical but had read reviews from some saying that they were not all bad breeders on the site...and in my mind, they couldnt ALL be bad. So I avoided any puppies that said that they were farm raised as I assumed it would be an inclination to the amish or mennonite communities that are so infamous in lancaster county for there dog breeding. The description in our dogs profile on lancasterpuppies.com said that they were "family raised" and that there mother was a "family pet". |
We drove almost 3 hours to get to this breeder. When we pulled up to the address that they had given us, I was SHOCKED to see a barn larger then the house itself behind the house. Though everything was clean and pretty and orderly, you could hear the dogs crying from inside the barn. Then an amish man steps out of the house. I was shocked because, well...to be honest, I didnt think it was going to be an amish man and I was REALLY afraid of the puppy mill scams going on in lancaster county. He took a flashlight out to the HUGE barn by himself and comes back with Macy. I'm assuming from the flash light that there is no electricity in the barn. Which is offputting as we bought our dog the day before Thanksgiving. This is PA people, it's COLD.
He introduced us and I fell in love. I shouldnt have bought her...I contributed to the puppy mills. I did. I am so ashamed. But I just COULD NOT let her go back into that cold dark barn with these people. When he brought her out this dog CLEARLY did not know this man. These were not family raised. She was TERRIFIED. She was trembling. Now seeing her personality in a house with people that love her she is spunky, bright, a little fiesty and very loving. Nothing like she was when we bought her.
He informed us after arriving there (mind you, I have talked to these people on the phone 3 times before my arrival AND asked how her health was) that she has a ingroinal (spelling?) hernia. She is going to the vet tonight to get seen for this. She also suffers EXTREME seperation anxiety. I can be 4 feet away from her and she cries for me to hold her. I'm assuming this is from being in that barn with little human contact. So sad.
As embarrassed and ashamed as I am now that I bought her from them, I thought the least I could do is warn other people before they make the trek into Lancaster and fall in love with a puppy that is from a puppy mill.
|I am an employee of LancasterPuppies.com and I need to correct a few of the details in this report. "Macy" was raised in a HEATED barn. Just because Amish don't use electric doesn't mean that the barn is cold...there are many different ways to create heat that don't use electric. We have talked to Macy's breeder and have since been out to his house to investigate the claims in this report. |
The reason that the puppy didn't "know" the man is because the man that brought the puppy was not the person responsible for the care of the puppies, they are his children's and they assume all responsibility for them. Their dogs are very well cared for and the children play with the puppies on a very regular basis.
If you would take the time to read all the information that we have posted on LancasterPuppies.com you would see that we ALWAY recommend our customers to visit the puppies BEFORE they buy, that way you will be able to see for yourself where the puppy was raised, meet it's mother and/or father, see it's living conditions, etc. It's very obvious that this customer did NOT ask to see the interior of the barn and didn't ask many questions about the puppy's living conditions. Instead of asking, they just assumed the worst.
LancasterPuppies.com takes many precautions to be very sure that we do not advertise for puppy mills. We employ our own photographers that take all the puppy pictures and inspect the living conditions of every puppy. If the puppy's living conditions don't meet our standards we do not advertise them.
We also advise not to have a puppy shipped to you. As a precaution and to be sure that our customers are not victims of a scam, we encourage you to visit your puppy BEFORE buying.
Thank you and God Bless
|I bought a Lhasa/shih tzu from Amos Blank from ronks PA. She was 8 weeks old. We had her for 2 weeks and she went into kidney failure, had canine herpes and her potassium level was highest vet had ever seen. We had to put our poor puppy down. I am now going after him for all my expanses. This man shouldn't be allowed to sell puppies and do this to another family.|
|my thinking is...Lancaster Puppies may indeed employ their own photographers, but that fact doesn't necessarily mean they inspect the conditions of the puppies homes, it just means they position the puppies in very cute pictures, and do their very best to make the puppies "presentable" so those looking for a puppy will fall for them. I have been on their website numerous times, and have even considered calling for a puppy, but then I think about all the scams that are out their these days, and I haven't given into the temptation. I have found many puppies I would love to call about. My little granddaughters keep wanting me to go get one...I just don't trust that what is written about them is necessarily factual. I have looked at many descriptions of the puppies, and they all say the same thing. I, too, would be driving HOURS to get a puppy, and can't afford extra trips to 'check them out" before buying. If I drive hours, and the puppy is not in good health, or is not as described, I've just wasted my time and money. After driving hours, I would expect to leave with a puppy!|
|OK first off... Any website that advertises for "puppies under $300" is a magnet for puppy mills. In the costs of PROPERLY breeding dogs, it would cost more than that alone to have the parent’s inoculations done, alone with health testing which should be done to ANY dog being bred. There is no excuse for people who want to be ignorant to the fact that puppies can SUFFER from hereditary defects that can be simply prevented with a test.|
Second, @ Underage25... You are proud to announce that you are an employee of Lancaster Puppies, and then you can comfortably say that this breeder is in the right for his children raising puppies? That right there says it all!!! Raising puppies is not something that children should be left full responsibility of. This is insane... And a heated barn? Please!!! All puppies should be raised indoors, what kind of socialization is a puppy going to get out in a barn where "children' only come out to feed them? With no protection from insects? I bet the mother didn't even have her shots. You should be completely ashamed of yourself.
Third, you do advertise for puppy mills. Where else do pet shops get their dogs from? You advertise for pet shops!!! You most certainly advertise for backyard breeders. In fact, I know someone who just bought a lab puppy from lancasterpuppies.com. This puppy was also raised in a barn, and the mother didn’t even have her hips checked, the puppy was only wormed once! The poor thing was so infested with parasites and fleas, that it had no energy and no appetite. They gave the puppy two flea baths, and were still picking fleas off this poor puppy. They took it to the vet the next day, where the vet said this is very typical of an uncared for "barn dog". After an expensive vet bill they have this puppy back home. But who knows what other problems will pop up.
I wouldn’t advertise on this site if it were free. I wouldn’t want to tarnish my reputation.
|We bought a Shiba Inu puppy from www.LancasterPuppies.com about a year ago. We had an awesome experience with www.LancasterPuppies. Sasha is a perfect fit our our family. Henry from Mifflintown, Pa. had all her vaccination records, dewormer records, and vet exam papers and Sasha was very socialized...she adapted to our family in no time. She is a delight and we will be buying from www.LancasterPuppies.com again in the future!|
|Did you ever see the Children of the Corn...these puppies are mistreated & these people are from a|
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