OMG, I am so glad (and yet saddened) that I saw this first. I spoke to Arlene just a couple of days ago in regards to an ad she ran in our local paper for Poodles. She told me about the male puppies she has for sale, and a 5 year old male adult, also for sale. She totally gave me the impression that she was strictly a breeder of Poodles, for like the last 35 years. She gave me NO indication that she had a Pet Store. We talked about her being disabled from MS & her being in a wheelchair. I totally felt sorry for her and wanted to buy from her because I could sympathyze with her; I too am disabled. I did mention that I thought her price of $800 a puppy was rather high for a direct breeder, but she told me she had been doing this for 35 years with no complaints. I felt so sorry for her; she sounded so sincere. I definately wanted to get at least one Poodle from her because I had just lost my baby, my Poodle, Dylan. I also was looking for a legitimate breeder who could help me get started in breeding Poodles, pure-breds, registered with papers, who could be trained to be Therapy or Companionship Dogs. I had faith in her. I am so glad I found out before I actually did commit to anything. Thank you very much.
P.S. She did tell me that she was selling these dogs because she couldn't continue taking care of them anymore because of her MS. Of course, all the time she was totally leading me to think that she bred Poodles only and that she did it herself, so I suppose her having to close down was a lie too.