Dixieland /Halo German Shepherds / German shepherd puppy
I found Dixieland/Halo German Shepherds in an online search. She had photos on her website of beautiful dogs and puppys. Located in Vidalia GA. I called and left a message and was answered by text. I told her what I was looking for and price range. She sent me several photos of puppies from 4 months to 6 months old. All very healthy looking. My first choice was a black and silver female which she said was 5 months old. We made arrangements to take the 3 hour drive to meet the puppy on 10/30/16. The night before I was told that she would bring the puppy to her home. Would not let us go to the kennel. Should have been a red flag. I wanted to meet a few others that she had sent pics of to see the different personalities. A puppy is not something you just chose from a photo. I asked her to bring a white male and another black/silver male. Said she would only bring 2. When we arrived she had the white male but told us that the female had hurt her leg and she wouldn't let us see her. Instead of bringing the third one I had chosen she brought an 8 month old male. Kind of skittish but she said that he just didn't like being away from the other dogs. We brought him home and he threw up twice on the drive. Puppy wouldn't eat or drink or even get up and move around. Messaged her and was told he was homesick and once he got used to us he would be fine. We were scared of parvo so we took to the vet the next day. Was tested and vet said he had the worst case of giardia that she had seen from drinking contaminated water. Also his ears were full of black crud and not standing up. Weighed only 38 lbs at 8 months. Got meds and fluid in an iv and took him home. He is slowly coming around. Eating some and drinking water but hasn't gained any weight. Still very skittish. Starting to act like a puppy when he is in the yard a little but still very quiet and sad when inside. Don't believe he has had any socialization or ever been inside. She got very indignant in texts when I told her his status and told us to "just bring him back". Can't do that to the poor puppy. If anyone is considering buying a puppy from this woman, Anglea Powell, please be very careful. If ours has these issues it stands to reason that other will also. (Photo the night we brought him home)
Updated by Kym Marie, Apr 19, 2017
This woman definitely doesn't need to be breeding dogs. She talked all about being a Christian but when I contacted her about the one we bought being sick she got very nasty and told me to bring him back. Wasn't about to take him back to her. He had an extreme case of intestinal parasites and only weighed 38 pounds at eight months old. Didn't realize how underweight he was until we got him home and took him to the vet. The vet said she never seen a case of parasites that bad. Contacted the Georgia Department of agriculture but they didn't do anything to her. Said they couldn't find any violations. Just glad we saved him from her!
Updated by Kym Marie, Jun 30, 2017
Our boy, that we dearly love, is 16 months and still hasn't made it to 65 lbs and we've tried numerous things to put some weight on him. He is also afraid of his own shadow most of the time, had parasites (giardia) and ears full of black crud. We were done exactly the same way, right down to communicating by text. Wouldn't allow visit to her "kennels" and showed up to meet us with only one of the 3 puppies I'd requested to meet. Beware to anyone who deals with Angela Powell.