PomSource.com / Heritable puppies defect
On June 19th I purchased a 10 week old pomeranian puppy from Pomsource.com. Carol and Scott Miller own this operation, and sell puppies over the internet. After signing a contract and paypaling them the purchase price, they shipped me the puppy. The contract I signed stated that once I recieved the puppy, I had 48 hours to take it to a vet to ensure it was healthy.
I did this. And the vet diagnosed the puppy with a severe heart murmur.
I then contacted the breeders, and they told me to put the puppy to sleep, mail it back to them, and they would refund my money!!
I then took the puppy to a separate vet for a 2nd opinion, and the vet again, found a severe heart murmur. The vet recommended I take the puppy to a cardiologist for an ultrasound to diagnose the severity of the defect.
I then took the puppy to the cardiologist, and with an ultrasound, the cardiologist stated that the puppy had a hole in her heart, and that without surgery she would die. However, WITH surgery, the puppy would be fine!
The cardiologist provided me with a report that stated that this was a HERITABLE trait, and something the puppy was born with.
I went ahead and had the heart surgery. The puppy is now fine.
However, I've invested over $5000 in a puppy that was supposed to be free of genetic flaws. When I contact the breeder, they tell me the puppy got sick because I don't rely on Jesus in my life!!!
This breeder uses the puppies father to breed all of their puppies, and this defect is HERITABLE!!! They may be producing these defective puppies and selling them to unsuspecting consumers.
I've started a website that houses all of the receipts and documentation about my experience, along with really cute puppy pics :)
If anyone else has had bad run-ins with Carol Miller or POMSOURCE.COM please contact me!!