Castle &, Cottage Country Home Puppies / puppies multiple breeds
Denise M Ronayne, aka Denise M Lavoie, aka Dee, aka DeeDee, is a breeder who operates her kennel of many breeds in Sutton, Massachusetts She lists her kennel at 34 Merriam Lane in Sutton, MA but the tax assessor does not have a property listed there. Her home is at 38 Merriam Lane with an additional 7 acre lot at 32 Merriam Lane.
Please review the attached images that go with this complaint. Screen shots of each website and her kennel license are attached in case they are deleted.
She claims on her websites that she offers "puppies by hand the old fashioned way and not in a kennel facility, but rather in our home on our country estate located in Sutton, Massachusetts!" It is the same information on each site, puppies raised by hand, not in a kennel and allowed to frolick around her expansive country estate with fresh air and loads of love. On her yorkie, shih tzu and dachshund sites she makes the claim that she is a decorator by trade and designed the house with them in mind: "Being a decorator by trade, our home has been designed with our (INSERT BREED HERE) in mind!" On every page she claims that each breed is the "heart of the home". She has several breeds and all breeds have different websites, phone numbers and email addresses:
American GoldenDoodle - http://www.americangoldendoodle.com - [protected]
Castle and Cottages Cavaliers - http://www.castleandcottagecavaliers.com - [protected]
Country Home Yorkies - http://countryhomeyorkies.com - [protected]
Country Home Shih Tzu - http://countryhomeshihtzu.com - [protected]
Country Home Doxies - http://www.countryhomedoxies.com - [protected]
Country Home Maltese:
http://www.dogbreederdirectory.com/breeders/Sutton+MA/1/ - Maltese Puppies - [protected]
http://www.puppyfind.com/view_listing/?list_id=vi62hs12f1 - Adult Maltese for Placement - [protected]
She posted an ad for a Maltese for $695 on PuppyFind.Com. She claims in this ad that she can no longer keep her four year old boy named "Armani" because she is moving. The same phone number in that ad also connects to ads for Maltese puppies in Sutton, MA under "DeeDee"
Though she claims she is not a kennel on her websites, she is in fact a kennel and has been in Sutton, MA for many years. She is allowed 25 adult dogs on her kennel license but this apparently does not include puppies whose number is unlimited as long as they are under the age of 6 months:
The Microsoft imagery of her home shows a lot of small buildings in the back of the property and one has to wonder what the heck they are. There is an image of that attached to this complaint too.
There is a Yorkie website who has posted complaints about her back to 2006:
There are conflicting ads and information online, positive ones she has apparently paid for. The magazines and organizations that allowed these ads to run should be notified. I am not sure who else to notify because clearly there is something very strange going on with all of this. Unfortunately more needs to be looked into because this entire situation and the way she represents herself is misleading to say the very least. It would great if DeeDee could provide an explanation for all of this.