Pet / Puppy Mill
I purchased a female Maltipoo from this source on Dec 6, 2009 for my grandchildren's Christmas gift. At one week of age the pup quit eating, slept alot and began having diahrrea. We took her to emergency vet and she was put on meds. Next day she was better. On Dec. 25, she had a seizure, another major one on Dec. 26th. Vet diagnosed Coccidiosis. Started meds again, but seizures did not stop. They were severe and constant and she had to be euthanized on Dec. 29. I can't describe how horrific the seizures were!
Joe Lozano, the seller, was advised of each incident.
After a healing period, we decided to try again and accepted a replacement puppy on January 24, 2010. Saw vet in San Antonio before returning home to Corpus Christi. Everything checked out fine, and she was prescribed Panacare for worms and Giardia (sp?),
as a preventative. January 30, around noon, this puppy quit eating and drinking, became very weak and exhibited the same signs as first puppy, except no seizures. Called vet and followed instructions. Puppy continued to weaken, began vomiting and having diahrrea.
We attempted to call Mr. Lozano, and his phone was turned off. We left voice messages to call us to no avail. We emailed him and ask him to call. At 11:40pm he finally returned email. As he asked, we drove to Castroville the next morning with our puppy. Even after trying to keep her hydrated and fed with a syringe, she continued to worsen.
Mr. Lozano accused us of not properly caring for the dog, he ranted on the telephone, was more concerned about his guarantee than the sick puppies he sold us. He was defensive, and not one time did he show any compassion about the puppy; however, he continually ranted that we had not abided by the guarantee to return the dog to him immediately. We live in Corpus Christi and weren't driving to Castroville when we didn't know if he was home, because we hadn't spoken to him. We were more concerned about the condition of the puppy and her care.
Our family is devastated by the loss of these precious puppies. This was to be the first puppy for my granddaughters, ages 9, 5, and 3. They have now lost two puppies. Their entire Christmas was about receiving their first puppy. eg all gifts, etc. They are so sad.
Joe Lozano is selling sick puppies. Do not subject yourself or your family to his animals! Research the info on the web about other complaints. He will try to tell you it is the fault of the purchaser, and I listened initially. But, now know the truth. Within the first week, the majority of his animals are sick and eventually die. Our puppies had the very best of care. Their kennels were kept extremely clean and their environment was healthy.
I am so disappointed in myself that I failed to do adequate research on this guy. We just got caught up in the excitement and emotion! Don't make this mistake.