Lori Palmer — Took Deposit under false pretense and refuses to return
I first contacted Lori in October regarding a Great Dane Puppy. I was specifically looking for a breeder in Massachusetts where I live. She portrayed herself to live here, but at the time said that she was temporarily in South Carolina caring for her ailing mother. I did not end up purchasing from the litter in October but did put in a deposit for fist pick on an early 2015 litter.
In early January I checked her website and she had a new litter up (that she had not told me about) so I contacted her. I wanted to see the litter and make a pick in person. At that time she let me know that she was still in South Carolina so I could not see the puppies. Between that, and several other issues, I ended up just getting a bad feeling, which is my right as I had not signed a contract of any type. I decided to forgo my deposit ($300) and go with my gut and get a puppy from a breeder I trusted. I will admit that I was not 100% honest with her as to the reason I decided to not purchase a puppy from her, but I didn't feel that saying "I don't trust you" was appropriate.
After doing more research I did come to find that Lori does not currently live in Massachusetts, nor has she for over 18 months. She does still own a home here, but she is not residing there/There was no intention of having a litter of puppies here. When I found this out I did ask her to refund my deposit as I feel she took it under false pretense and misrepresented her location, which was a major deciding factor for me. Her response was a rant, nasty and totally unprofessional, and, although it went on tangents about a number of different issues, it never actually addressed the information she provided when she took my deposit.
I really want to be clear: I am making no comment as to her dogs, breedings, conditions or anything else. I have tried to contact her to resolve this.
I was 100% ready to give up my deposit, for my own piece of mind, until I realized that she was not truthful about what I was putting a deposit on. The $300 is not what concerns me, and I want to be clear-this is not about the money-I was willing to give that up. If any of her responses had been professional or not just plain nasty I would NEVER have posted this, but not in any of the ranting, aggressive emails that she sent did she every directly address my request for the return of my deposit. I am happy to answer questions about my experience or share her correspondences with me directly with anyone interested. Please contact me at kbliss.[protected]@gmail.com