The Bulldog Exchange / sick mini bulldog
DO NOT BUY A PUPPY FROM THE INTERNET OR THE BULLDOG EXCHANGE. BE CAREFUL.
We are from Toronto, Canada... Me and my husband bought a mini bulldog from the bull dog exchange. From Stacey.
At frist she pretends to be so nice as we pick out our puppy. The day our puppy arrived from a flight that was suppost to be 4 hours long. She was on a stop over in New Wark and was flying for more than 10 hours with the stop over.
We picked her up from cargo with no water in her cage. She was crying and cold. It was 5:30 when we finally arrived home. She started to play for a little bit then the diareah started, then the coughing by 5:30 the next morning our puppy Lola was very sick and not responsive. We took her to the animal hospital were our nightmare began. They told us she has severe Pnemonia and she had to stay there for 8 days. We called and asked Stacey for her vet info, that checked Lola prior to leaving and said she was fine.
Our vets told us by her white blood count she had already had the virus for at least 3 days. Of course Stacey was not returning calls I had to scare her on the phone with numerous calls. Also to post our situation on the internet. Until we got our credit card company involved. It took months we fought. Finally a break Staceey got nervous with the numerous contact from our credit card company so they sent a email saying they would pay us back in insalments. I can be a constant pain when I am anger. Especially when I feel violated and ripped off.
Our credit card company citi bank said that based on the email from her saying she would refund us. They could force the bull dog exchange to honor the email. So the credit card company gave us our $2700 back. Finally some type of payment and no call from Stacey... To ask how our sick puppy was. We were under so much stress.
Finally after 8 days we brought our puppy home under serious medication. She had bronchitis for 2 weeks after we had to give her a neubulizer 3 times a day. Then tap her lung to help her break up the mucas. We now have purchused a fullpet medical care at $80 a month so if she ever gets sick she will be covered. Her total medical cost have excedeed $5700 and counting. I think she has a weakened amuin-system. She gets cold easy. Has some scar tissue on her left lung.
And who know what else. I know we got $2700 back but it was the most stressful thing me and my husband have been through so far. We love little Lola. But we worry about her future health. She is 5 months and her weight is about 36 pounds. Miniature we dont think so. Please be carefull buying a puppy any puppy. Next time we would fly anywhere to pick up your own puppy.
So tell everyone you know about our story as we have told many already... And one day we will personally pay the bull dog exchange a visit in Florida to see Stacey and what kind of care they have with there puppies.