Willow Ridge Standard Poodles / breeder is dishonest and unethical
Willow Ridge Breeder is dishonest. We purchased our red standard poodle puppy from Jen and for several months, took loving care of the puppy, successfully housebroke puppy, had all updated vaccinations, placed a microchip, had professional grooming, put puppy in 6 weeks professional dog training school and even had the dog spayed.
After my husband unexpectedly fell sick and was hospitalized we could not take care of the dog going forward having to leave the dog unattended while I went back and forth to the hospital to be with a seriously ill heart patient spouse.
I called the Breeder in tears about the situation and let her know how much we loved the dog but thought it best for her to be re-homed.
We discussed our expectation of payment for the dog after having had many new dog expenses at that point. We realize now that the Breeder intended all along to disregard our request for payment and also disregard our concern for having to part with our beloved pet.
Jen sent a driver to pick up the dog, and told us to pack up and send everything we had purchased for the dog including her crate. We sent along with the dog, all her health records, dog food, crate, lots of toys, collar and leashes.
On the day the dog was picked up, is when Jen began to disregard our calls and texts. We were not even allowed to know how the dog was doing, or whether our young puppy was nervous when it arrived back to her.
Prior to obtaining the dog back. Jen was in constant communication with me.
For several days after she received the dog, it became clear that Jen went unresponsive (blocking our texts and calls) in order that we would not have the option to obtain our dog back if we had known she was going to get rid of the dog to unsuspecting new owners, and not planning to provide any payment to us whatsoever.
Jen mislead us and dishonestly told us that payment would be discussed after she sees the dog's condition. Knowing how much we lovingly cared for the dog the puppy was in excellent condition. Given our stressful circumstances I didn't realize at the time that Jen was planning to steal the dog, sell the dog and all accessories, and proceed to easily ignore my calls.
It feels like our pup was practically ripped away from us with no concern that we were facing unexpected circumstances. We were thinking we were doing the right thing for the puppy and expected payment which we realized would only go toward our mounting medical expenses. We were unaware we were being taken advantage of given our circumstances.
My husband is still under doctors care but this Breeder's behavior has only caused more stress. If a pet owner must unfortunately separate from their pet, it is already heartbreaking enough without the add-on of a breeder who has been misleading, ignored most communication attempts and simply sold our dog to unsuspecting people.
Jen has also shown that she is dishonest when she stated, "Something must be wrong with my phone on my end" to explain her dishonest reason for her lack of responses to the several days of texts and voice mails that she ignored.
Be very careful before considering any purchase from a dishonest breeder like Willow Ridge Standard poodles.
We continue to expect payment for our puppy that was picked up from our home on November 16, 2018.