Gratitude Farms / No refund of deposit
We contracted with Gratitude Farms in May of 2011 to acquire a South African Boerboel puppy that had yet to be born. They required a $250 refundable deposit in order for us to reserve a puppy. They cashed my check, #6012, on May 10, 2011. Several months later we were contacted by Gratitude Farms. They indicated that the female dog had gone into labor. They then told us that only one puppy had been born. A day later they called us back to say that this single puppy had not survived. We had initially agreed to leave the contract in place in the hopes of acquiring a different puppy from Gratitude Farms. When it became clear that Gratitude Farms had no plans to offer another breeding in the near future, we asked that our $250 deposit be refunded. To this point in time, we have not received our refund. Phone calls and emails are not returned. We have since purchased the same breed of dog from another breeder. And so we have no need for a puppy from Gratitude Farms. All we require is for our $250 deposit to be returned to us, along with interest.