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La Verne, CA, United States Review updated:
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Laura and Valentino Warren Picazzo and scam artists, dogs not in this country as claimed, they will not let you see the puppy they will only bring to you BEWARE. These puppies are NOT cared for well, no championship or AKC, CKC or anything as claimed, no health certificate, the whole ad is one big lie, first they told me they owned the male, then the friend owned the mail, then Valentino told me his wife Laura was confused they owned the female( who dies ont know what dog you own? a puppy mill that's who). Conditions dog are kept in show a need for animal control to get involved only problem the dogs not in this country in MEXICO. my advise BEWARE, they will only lie to you to get your money and then, threaten you when you realize that they are frauds. BAD PEOPLE!!!
The photo below tells the story of how these poor dogs are treated, trash everywhere, no water, chain link fence, dirty condition !!
Do you want your puppy to come from this HOT MESS?

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  • Th
      24th of Apr, 2012

    Puppyfind was just the medium between you and the seller. If you had an experience with a bad seller on eBay, it wouldn't necessarily be eBay's fault. Both good and bad breeders list with Puppyfind. Make sure you report these breeders to puppyfind and you local authorities.

    Just be glad you found out before any money was exchanged. Be sure to research the breeder first and ask for references. As Jon said, make sure you can see and interact with the puppy in person before opening your wallet.

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  • Je
      19th of Jun, 2012

    Hello,
    My name is Jessica and I am one of the Relationship Managers with Puppyfind.com.
    Since Puppyfind.com was mentioned in this complaint I wanted to take a moment to respond. Oftentimes when individuals mention Puppyfind.com in a complaint such as this one, it is the immediate assumption that our company had a direct involvement and connection to the parties involved. While it is true that our website was created to bring dog breeders and buyers together, Puppyfind.com does not take part in the actual sales of the dogs shown on our website. We do not actively endorse any specific members that come to our services, nor do we participate in any agreements or contracts made between individuals who decide, on their own accord, to deal with each other. Furthermore, Puppyfind.com does not participate in the exchange of any funds for the dogs advertised on our site, or the transportation of any dogs that are sold while advertised on our website. In short, Puppyfind.com is simply a meeting place for people to come together, and all who come to our site do so of their own volition.

    Puppyfind.com does not knowingly allow "puppymills" to advertise on the site. Every seller/breeder goes through an approval process, however, as stated in our Terms of Service policy, we are not able to offer any guarantees that the individuals listing on the site are reputable breeders. It is important that buyers do ask questions and feel comfortable with whom they are working with. We do offer Buyers Tips located at http://www.puppyfind.com/buyer_tips/ which gives buyers several tips on what questions to ask and how to protect themselves when purchasing a puppy.

    If you feel someone is a puppymill, we ask for you to provide proof of why you feel this way so that the seller in question may be investigated thoroughly. If they are proven to be a "puppymill" we will have them removed from our site.

    I have researched the seller that this review has referred to and have not been able to find any documentation that supports the claim that they are a puppymill. If you have information, please feel free to contact the Customer Support Department at [protected]@puppyfind.com.

    At Puppyfind.com, we care about our members, and it is our hope that all who come to our service will do the best to equip themselves with the proper tools before going into any transactions with other members. We provide Buyers Tips for people interested in purchasing a dog online, our TOS is available for all to read if any questions or concerns are had regarding our services, and members have the power to report any suspicious activity with the touch of a button. It is our hope that these tools, coupled with common sense, will provide all of our members an enjoyable experience while visiting Puppyfind.com.

    Thank you for you time and I wish you the best of luck!

    Jessica
    http://www.puppyfind.com

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  • Be
      15th of Oct, 2012

    Thank you for posting this! I encountered the same tactic when trying to view and purchase a beagle from Laura Warren. I cannot say anything about the conditions the dogs are in, but after I asked to view the parents and puppies she said she was very busy and it would be easier for her to bring it to me. Keep in mind I live an hour and a half away...not exactly around the corner for a busy person lol. After reading this I confronted her about the review and she says it is because she does not like people at her home, which is a huge red flag! Buyer beware on this one!

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  • Sh
      16th of Dec, 2012

    I'M NOT SURE HOW I FOUND HER, BUT I DID.IT MAY HAVE BEEN THREW PUPPYFIND. I ANS. A ADD, BUT NEVER HEARD FROM IT FOR ABOUT THREE WEEK OR MORE.I ACTUALLY FORGOT ABOUT IT. THE EMAIL ADDRESS IR SHANELL [protected]@GMAIL.COM. SHE ADVEWRTISED FOUR POMS. 2M, 2F. THEY WERE FREE, YOU ONLY PAYED FOR THE FLIGHT AT THE AMOUNT OF &220. IT SOUNDED LIKE THE RIGHT AMOUNT FOR THE FLIGHT. THE ONLY THING WAS THAT THE AGENCY WOULD BRING THE PUPPY TO THE HOUSE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. SHE COMPLETELY CONVINCED ME.WE CHECKED ON THE COMPANY WHO FLEW THE PUPPY, AND THEY WERE REAL.WELL, TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT. I SENT THE &220. THEN THEY WANTED &900. MORE. I CALLED THE AIR PORT AND THEY SAID TO CUT MY LOSSES, & REPORT THEM TO THE AUTHORITES.I DID THAT.COULDN'T PRESS CHARGES, BECAUSE THE MONEY WENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY.I WANTED TO REPORT THIS TO YOU FOR FUTURE REFURENCES. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD BE IN THE PET SECTION. I SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE FLAGS, BUT THEY WERE PULLING ON MY HEART STRINGS & I HAD MY BLINDERS ON BECAUSE MY HEART WAS HURTING FROM THE LOSS OF BY DOG.

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  • La
      30th of Dec, 2012

    I'm not sure If I should respond to this nonsense but it's really frustrating and discouraging. Someone that was going to possibly buy a puppy adv me about these lies and innuendo was posted on the Internet. Anyone can throw mud when your anonymous. This is my good name and reputation. The lady in Garden grove may be a lady that was going to buy a weimaraner. She then spoke to my husband but he would not lower the price to what she wanted. I didn't think anything of
    it until this was pointed out to me today. I guess she got mad about it. My husband has a strong spanish accent so I guess that is the reference that our dog's come from Mexico. Seems like someone that doesn't like Mexicans or Mexico and that could be the worst thing they can say about us and our dogs and puppies. Seems pretty racist.
    We never sold Garden Grove a dog, never met her, we only had a couple of conversations with her. What is that picture she posted? She never met us or came to our home so I don't know what that picture is?
    I feel people should have a place to vent if they do get ripped off.
    We never completed a transaction with this person, again, only a conversation she suffered but she has the luxury or the right to anonymously throw dirt at our business.
    Then Beagle lover spoke to me. I was just trying to be nice to bring her the puppy because I was going to be in her area. I do this all the time to give good service but she saw this bad posting and then her mind starting being suspicious so now I'm hiding something.
    Now Shannell, I have no idea who this person is and i think she may have me confused with someone else. We do not sell pomeranians and I never advertise free dogs, just pay for the shipping. You can see how this negative BS can just take on a life of it's own
    because anyone can say anything especially when it's on the Internet and it's anonymous.
    Puppy find did post a response and indicated they found no evidence to substantiate Garden grove's claims.
    I hope i don't regret answering this because the worse thing would be that the same people that started this would come back to haunt me and then it never ends.
    We just sell puppies. Nothing sinister and if you see the puppy and it looks malnourished
    or poor quality, no one has to buy the puppy.
    We all have free will.
    I don't see a posting from anyone saying they bought a puppy and then got ripped off or something was wrong with the puppy.
    This is just my opportunity to answer to someone that got mad and wanted to hurt us and start bad press for us.
    Well we are doing fine and selling many puppies. If we had so many unsatisfied buyers PuppyFind would have cancelled our subscription by now.
    Thank you for reading my side.

    Laura Warren

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  • Bu
      8th of Feb, 2013

    I too had a terrible experience with Laura & Warren Picazzo. I am to exhausted by our experience to go into detail. What I do suggest, and wish I would have done: Google Search ANY keyword, number, name in regards to Laura & Warren. When the searching their phone number, 310 6001569, I am floored with the amount of dog breeds that come up. TOO MANY in my opinion for these dogs to be living in a peaceful family home. There will also be numerous other negative reviews, which Laura will try to brush off as someone trying to ruin her "good name". Well I'm sorry, I'm not worried about her "good name", I'm worried sick about all these little puppies they keep pumping out. Puppyfind.com makes it pretty tough to leave a bad review, so other review boards are important to take into account.
    Google search idea: Warrenpicazzov

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  • Ja
      13th of Mar, 2015

    LAURA WARREN AND HER HUSBAND ARE RUNNING A PUPPY MILL. I have been in contact with them about a Weimeraner puppy. First they falsely advertise about giving a vet exam and health certificate. I have documentation stating they take none of their animals to vets from Laura herself. I asked to meet the mom of the puppy I was interested in and was told that I could not go to their home but instead they would bring the puppy to me with the mom so we could meet her. They husband went as far to tell me I could have the mothers kennel to appease me. The parents of the puppy I was interested in were 14 months and 2 years old, tyo young to be bred and have 2 month old puppies. At this moment they have 6 litters of puppies advertised on puppyfind.com. Puppyfind will not do anything to remove them because there are no police reports or news articles and do not allow reviews about sellers unless you purchase a dog. Their story has changed 3 times in one day. Do not buy a puppy from these people!!!

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  • Pu
      1st of Jun, 2015

    When I initially spoke with this breeder Laura, she had told us she had many puppies to chose from. She also stated that the mom was home so we could see her too (which I made very clear was important to us) When we arrived there was only ONE 8 week old puppy left. Laura was away on "Vacation" with the mother of the dog when we got there. They lost one of the dogs that was supposed to be home for us to choose from and that is when the worrying began. They docked their tails at 6 weeks which is very painful and was VERY rude when I asked some questions about it. Also, no vaccination paperwork was given to me, and they did not verify that the docking was done by a trained professional. With all this trouble we wanted to give the puppy a home so we adopted him. I would NOT recommend this "breeder" they are very misleading and unprofessional.

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO SO MANY PEOPLE.. THESE "BREEDERS" ARE HORRIBLE PEOPLE.

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  • Ju
      6th of Jul, 2015

    Someone who breeds on this level of volume would be consider a commercial dealer or a broker, then the California puppy lemon law will hold precedence. Lauren Warren Picazzo legally is responsible for 150% of the purchase price if said puppy is ill with a contagious/infectious disease, the same rule applies for the first year with anything congenital/hereditary. Last I check LA county and Orange county outlawed commercial breeding and retail sales of dog/puppies. Since this is their so called "business" and she wants to provide exception customer service I suggest she be reported to the IRS for tax evasion as well as the county for operating without a business license within residential ordinances. The IRS has a we tip 800 number for situations like this. Also feel free to google California Health and Safety code 122220. STAY AWAY FROM THESE BROKERS- DOGS BEING SMUGGLED IN FROM MEXICO CAN BRING PARVO & DISTEMPER!!!

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  • Am
      27th of Oct, 2015

    Oh the breeder is negligent on breeding dogs who may have a past of hip displaysia. Mishka only 1 year old struggled getting over her FHO surgery and eventually it got infected from losing balance and she died from this cause since it was a Sunday and no vet would make house calls to save her life and the vet whof did the surgery verified she would be ok and this happens. I would verify that the old English sheepdog has certified hips like the German shepherd breed because this was a heartbreaking, traumatizing, horrific experience that I cry about everyday and any breeder who knows or this from past old English sheepdog and still breeds the ones she has- she needs to be reported for animal cruelty.

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