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Dj's Premium Chihuahuas
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
I would like to share my experience with prospective chihuahua buyers who might get involved with DJChihuahua.com. I will be honest and tell it exactly as it happened. I live in New York, DJChihuahua is in Idaho. I found them in Dogster Magazine. They ship so I contacted Dalene Gee & husband, Joe. Their puppies were tiny and adorable. The pup I selected was $1375 plus $350 to ship. I put down a $250 Paypal deposit. He was too tiny to ship at 8 wks. so I waited and put down another $750. Still he was too small, Dee wanted me to fly there and pick him up. I was in love, so I booked a $500 flight and $115 hotel. Joe picked me up at airport, their home was clean, adult dogs and puppies seemed happy. I gave Dee the $375 balance in cash. One thing about the puppy troubled me. His eyes were not clear and very squinty. They said he was tired & would be fine by tomorrow. He wasn't but I thought he just needed some ointment.
We flew home the next day. Next day, I took him to the vet where I rent space for my grooming business. He is an old fashioned vet and has no modern technology. He said he was okay and gave me ointment. The eyes did not get better so I took him to a more modern vet who said I had a very sick dog on my hands with an unusually large open fontanelle and openings above both eyes and referred me to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island for a neurology and ophthalmology consult. They have the most updated technology and he was diagnosed with HYDROCEPHALUS in which the spinal fluid backs up and crushes brain tissue. The only help is surgery inserting a shunt into brain. I was devastated. The vet spoke to Dee on the phone and told her the findings and emailed the diagnosis. I told Dee I could not keep the pup and she wanted him shipped back. Too tiny to ship to me but not too tiny to ship back to resell! She accused me of having the vets in NY lie for me because I changed my mind about him. She said I was cruel and insensitive and he was perfectly healthy. I contacted the Idaho Falls ASPCA and they made a visit to her home and insisted she bring him to a vet. The vet reported he had PROBABLE HYDROCEPHALUS (no modern technology) since he was not exhibiting the signs yet, he gave a health certificate to resell. My total expenses for this horrific experience were a total of $2606.38. Dalene Gee became accusing, vicious, combative and threatening. She has only given me back $1200 because she says I have to take responsibility! I also opened a case pending with AKC. It was her ignorance, deceit, and greed that caused me such emotional and financial loss. She never apologized or acknowledged that the pup was very sick! I pray she doesn't resell him. I hope that you will be well advised if and when you choose to buy a puppy from DJ Chihuahua!