Adorable Petz - Joe & Sylvia Lozano — Selling multiple puppies with fatal viruses
I got a malti-poo puppy from Adorable Petz in San Antonio Texas on Monday October 13th. My fiancé (now husband) picked her up from the breeder's house and brought her home to me in Austin, she was absolutely adorable, the perfect addition to our little family.
On Wednesday the 15th, she was having some diarrhea and wasn’t eating much, I thought it was probably just change of food and surroundings that might have made her a little sick to her tummy, but just to be sure we took her to the vet for a check up.
When we got to the vet he wanted to test her for Parvovirus, so of course we let him, and unfortunately it came back positive. He said if we wanted to try and save her life we needed to get her on an IV with supportive care immediately and we said lets do it!
Our vet assured us that she came from the breeder with the parvovirus because of the incubation time of parvo, we have a letter from our vet to prove this, along with our vet bills. When we called Joe & Sylvia Lozano to ask them what they were going to do about this they told us to bring the puppy back and they would treat her and/or give us a “replacement”.
First of all, Parvo is an incredibly contagious virus that is in your home and/or anywhere an infected puppy has been for about a year. This would mean that a “replacement” puppy would have it as well. Second of all, we weren’t going to take her off the IV’’s and treatment we had already started to drive 2 hours and start it over! Third of all, we had fallen in love with our sweet little Paislee girl and we didn’t want a “replacement” puppy.
So we went through with the treatment and even with only a 50% chance of survival she actually did it! She survived parvovirus! We picked her up from the vet on the Monday the 20th, and we didn’t even care that we had gotten a sick puppy, we were just so thankful she was alive!
So she slept at home with us Monday night and Tuesday morning she came to work with me, if she wasn’t at the vet she was with me. About the middle of the morning she started becoming very wobbly & shaky, she could hardly even walk on her own. I called the vet and he said bring her in immediately, so I did.
When we got to the vet hospital and saw the vet he said it is probably one of two things, either she was going have a very long recovery time since she was so small or she may have the distemper virus. Our vet said to just watch her closely and give her all the support we can, so we did.
After another week or so with multiple trips to the vet, she was diagnosed with distemper, she had all of the symptoms. Which there again, she had when we got her because of the incubation time. The vet said she had about a 5% chance at that point and we said if she is not suffering than were willing to give her supportive care forever.
Paislee finally passed lying in my arms on the evening of Monday November 3rd and we buried her the very next day. My husband and I were married on November 15th, what was suppose to be the happiest time in our life ended up being one of the hardest times in our life.
Since the passing of our baby I have been in touch with Joe & Sylvia Lozano to let them know what happened to her and they refuse to give us a refund, they said we should have brought her back when they asked us to.
I have posted my story, along with my contact information on multiple different websites and I have gotten many responses from people that too bought puppies from Adorable Petz and have somewhat of the same story as me. I have all of their contact information.
Adorable Petz is selling sick puppies with fatal viruses and diseases that are way too young to leave their mother. Not only are these sweet, innocent puppies suffering and dying but the poor people are suffering that are bringing a new family member into their home only to find out they are sick and probably going to die.