Secret Garden Pomeranian — Mislead and fooled into believing this breeder is truthful and honest.
It has been brought to my attention from two different veterinarians, at separate clinics, that my Pomeranian, purchased from Secret Garden Pomeranians, was born with the genetic disposition of her knees. She is a little over a year old and has to have two luxating patella surgeries on both of her legs. Upon examination it was determined by both doctors that it would have been known about Pippi's knees at her examinations done when she was a puppy, at the time of being in the care of her breeder. Pippi's knees were never in correct placement. When addressed with Ania, she was adamant that there were no irregularities determined at Pippi's checkups. She also stated, her dad is the only one that had his patellas certified, not her mom. So,
according to her, Pippi's knees could be the result of her mom's genes. While researching breeders in the beginning, I was looking for someone who was reputable, honest and would stand behind their dogs. I did not find this with Ania. She claims her dogs are certified and guarantees them of genetic disorders. She is AKC certified, after all. Do not get fooled into believing she is a good reputable source. She is not and it has been brought out into the open by two different veterinarians that she knew from when Pippi was a puppy, being cared for by her, that her knees were faulty. I will do anything for my pet and I will get her the care she needs. At the beginning there were signs, but having Pomeranians in the past that have had knees that would pop in and out; it was a condition they lived with. Pippi was in perfect condition otherwise and I never knew or would ever imagine it would take one appointment to the vet, that she would be clinically diagnosed with level 4- luxating patellas, the worst she could have. Secret Garden Pomeranians leads on a false claim that they are trustworthy, reputable and honest. This is not true.