This woman sold me a dog 4 years ago. No problem. I bought another dog from her in December 2007. What a nightmare! She says she gets them vet checked. Lie. When we received the chihuahua we had 3 days to take her to the vet. We got her there on the 3 rd day thank goodness. When the vet put the stethoscope to her chest he said, "oh, she's got a really bad murmur. A stage 5 to 6. 6 is the worst" he then stated do not let her run around because I do not know if her heart could take it." My heart broke. I could either spend 1000's of dollars and possible open heart surgery on the dog or try to return her. She also had two rows of teeth like a shark! So sad. I called the woman and she said she would take the dog back and give me another one. She did made me drive 3 hours to pick it up and the dog she gave us had ringworm, was in heat and bleeding and was scared half to death. Obviously never had any human contact. Turns out she was also microchipped with someone else info! JLS Chihuahua world is a puppy mill in the truest sense of the word. The puppies she sells are kept in deplorable conditions. Don't trust her, buyers beware.
Karen, I'm sorry this happened to you and for your little dog. Now, spread the word about Joy and people like her. Tell people to investigate agricultural or kennel inspection reports before buying a dog from a breeder and to do their research. Most are available online now through the State Department web sites. Never depend on vet references, they are easily manipulated or faked. Good luck and I hope all is well.