October 16th, 2009 Sue, tried to sell me a deaf puppy. A red merle border collie.
At that time She did have a large yard but nothing fenced for the dogs to run in that I could see. We were not allowed to enter the dog area, but could hear the constant barking and the smell was disgusting. She did not know what puppy we were there to pick up and after bringing out three puppies we found the one. The puppy would not move on the ground.
I asked her to please call the puppy the way she calls them to feed them. Sue refused to call the puppy because she did not call them to feed them. She expected us to call it, I thought maybe it would go to a familiar voice. I asked to pick out a different puppy and she refused to let me choose from the other available ones that she had stated earlier were available.
She demanded that I take the one I came for and went on and on about the pedigree, but I told her I was not living with a pedigree I was going to be living/training the puppy for a client. This was a puppy that I was picking for a client, not myself. That is part of what I do for a living. So, I can recognize an under socialized deaf puppy when I see one.
The puppy had a rash and some missing hair on its belly, the back and rest of the body looked ok, well except for the dandruff. Sue said it was from the wood chips, and maybe the puppy was allergic to it or possibility the food. She said that red puppies had sensitive skin and allergies. I did not appreciate being yelled at and the swearing was not needed that followed.
Needless to say I walked away without a puppy and will stop right there with what happened. She would not return the buyers phone calls to talk about the deposit or the possibility of getting a different puppy. If I had seen this site earlier I would have commented a long time ago. The attached photo is the puppy frozen on the ground and not moving no matter what sound or movement was done around the puppy.
My husband and myself both tried to get the puppy to respond to something.
An older female dog was brought out and the puppy did not move, it was suppose to be the mother of the puppy, but the puppy still did not move. So not sure about that dog being the mother, and that dog was also nervous about the whole thing and shaking while outside seemed very skittish being on a leash and outside.
Product or Service Mentioned: Shoreland Kennel Border Collie Dog.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Shoreland Kennel Cons: Customer service.