Complaint / review text:
I purchased a puppy from Pet Paradise 1/10/04 when he was 9 weeks old. He was always sick for the first 6 months I had him. He was at the vet constantly. At the age of 6 months, I had to rush him to the emergency room one night because he was acting strange. He went blind. The vet confirmed there was no trauma to the eye and was most likely an immune related condition and that he's never seen a puppy so young go blind with no trauma caused. I contacted the store several times and they said there was nothing they could do. I have been in contact with several pet owners who have purchased their animals from there and each and everyone of them say that their animals are very sick as well with unexplained causes.
With all of my puppy's illnesses in the past 7 months, I have had to endure very expensive medical costs and I am looking for reimbursement for these costs. Three different veterinarians have diagnosed by puppy as Unfit for Sale. My puppy also has major behavioral problems. These people are selling sick animals at extremely high prices and are getting away with it. I spoke with Dana and Joe, the owners, and they claim that their pets are not from pet mills but a few veterinarians in the area have confirmed that they are.in addition, they are guaranteeing healthy animals.
In addition, when I went there to purchase my puppy, there were dogs who were crammed in cages, some two or three to a cage. There was no water in some of the water bowls.in the cage of the dog that I purchased there was no water in the bowl, two of the puppies that were in the cage were curled up in a ball in the bowl. The cages were not clean, there was no food in some bowls. THe dog we bought looked so scared when we took him out of the cage. He sat in the corner of the room for about 25 mins. Shaking. The puppies are out in the open for anyone to come over and pick up. I saw some small children picking up puppies. These dogs are not healthy.
The store claims that they do not get them from puppy mills, but vets in the area have confirmed that they are coming from mills. There are a number of people I know that have nothing but sick animals from this place. My puppy is now blind and has behavioral problems. I have endured $992.00 in medical bills so far and they are ongoing.