I recently read about some of the terrible experiences, including yours, that people have had with Mr. Jorge Pulecio and Puppygalaxy.com.
I have written this broadly based letter to address most of the complaints or issues related to business conducted with Mr. Jorge Pulecio and/or puppygalaxy. If you have specific questions or comments related to your experience that are not covered below, please feel free to send me an email me and I will answer them on an individual basis.
The following should clear up a few questions or at least shed some light:
1. For those of you that had to meet Jorge, or one of his associates in some parking lot instead of meeting him where he "bred" his dogs, the reason is because he had no breeding facility in south Florida. He bred and raised his dogs in Colombia. Then he shipped them to Florida where he had either his ex-girlfriend Luisa Pinilla in Pembroke Pines whom he was still friends with (go to the BBB listing for Puppy Galaxy at: http://www.bbb.org/south-east-florida/business-reviews/pet-store-retail/puppy-galaxy-in-pembroke-pines-fl-92006595, the address listed was her place of residence at the time), his friend, or his mother Esneda, pick them up from the airport and bring them to the “local vet” (Paradise Animal Clinic at 3300 W. 84th Street in Hialeah just off of I75 was one vet he used). He or one of his associates would then either deliver the puppy to the customer in Florida or ship them again aboard another flight to the customer. In some cases, he did make the flight with the puppies, but only if he was coming to the states on vacation or to try to get more business.
After the puppies made the trip from Colombia, and then were brought to the “local vet” in south Florida (so the puppy's birth records make it appear that the puppy was born in the US and not in south America), the puppies would then make another trip via airline to their final destination within the states, assuming the customer was not in south Florida. Since these puppies were bred in Colombia and not in the US (and health regulations are nothing in Colombia like they are here in the US), they were also more prone to having health related problems, like for example, intestinal parasites such as Giardia and so on.
For those that can recall Jorge's website, he claimed that these were not bred for show or AKC registration. Of course not. Since AKC registration has special requirements, no one would be able to register their puppy with the AKC without discovering Jorge was breeding puppies in some puppy mill in Colombia, and not in the US.
For the couple that was to meet Jorge at the airport, I hope this clarifies why he asked to meet him at the airport. As for the people in Fort Myers, this too should answer why he would never allow you to look at the puppy before he delivered it to you in some parking lot. As for everyone else that never even met Mr. Pulecio, you can see a picture of him on his myspace page. Go to: http://www.myspace.com/jorgitopillo
2. In regards to the so-called “independent letter” from Mr. Barry Lee praising Jorge about what a great breeder he is (go to: https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/puppy-galaxy--jorge-pulecio-c128318.html
), Barry is his former step father. Enough said! So as for improving his (Jorge's) reputation, I think this makes it worse since it is one less positive comment, AND he is asking someone under the guise or rouse of an independent buyer to give him a positive comment. For me, this only makes Jorge look worse.
3. As for another letter that praised Jorge and the breeding facility that he supposedly had in Southwest Ranches Florida – Please! This is another lie. He never bred puppies in SW Ranches, and, although I am no linguistics expert (one who can read a letter and really know who and what the writer is truly all about), the letter read like it was created by one of his Latin friends that has not quite mastered the English language. In this case, all I can say is that with 100% certainty, Jorge never bred dogs in Southwest Ranches so the letter was manufactured to help him.
In the end, Mr. Jorge Pulecio and his associates did people very wrong and even worse, exploited puppies to make money. I don't know if this is criminal, but it certainly is immoral and wrong. Since his website is no longer running, I can only wonder what other business (or should I say, con or scam) he is running now. If you believe that you should seek the authorities to determine what course of action should be taken, I encourage you to do so. Don't let Jorge Pulecio do more business and hurt anyone else.