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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 19, 2018

Worst puppy shop. I will never ever purchase a dog from this company again. I purchased this dog two weeks ago. I literally had it 14 days. On the 14 day it seemed a lil sick never went outside. Did everything the kennel said to do. So on the 14 day I took it to my vet and they said it looks like it had parvo. I called Puppy Boutique and they said, "Well bring it to our vet hospital free of no charge." I take it there and this place is even worse. Horrible. Called Pret Pet in Brooklyn New York said, "No it doesn’t have parvo. It looks like an upper respiratory infection." I said, "Well where would that come from because the dog never went outside or not do I have other dogs." So I been calling for 2 weeks about the dog, the kennel, and the hospital for 2 weeks. I got the runaround. "Oh the vet ain’t call. Oh The Puppy Boutique ain’t call you" so now I’m getting pissed 'cause no one knows about the dog or whereabouts.

I calls today and ask the vet, "What’s going on about the dog and kennel place now?" All of sudden the dog was malnutrition and a whole different diagnoses so I said, "How was it all that when I did exactly what the puppy store said?" So now the puppy store like they wanna press charges. First off I have all papers saying dog lost 1 pound. I have all papers saying what my vet treated it for. How all of sudden it’s malnutrition now. I’m asking where my dog can I get papers on it. The place Puppy Boutique doesn’t wanna give me papers or doctors there. All in this together but I will not end here because I spend 900 on a dog for my daughter's birthday.

Please anyone I’m telling you please don’t purchase a dog from here. They're hiding what’s going on as well as their dog hospital so I’m putting their ** out there 'cause they did something to my dog and don’t wanna replace it or give me a refund. Maybe my story a help. They never answer the phone nor call you back. Now the hospital saying they don’t have the dog. Now the puppy boutique store saying they don’t have papers or the dog so know I’m lost outta 900. I’m sure how many people they scammed and said first it had a respiratory infection now to malnutrition. It’s all **.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Sept. 2, 2018

Do you remember we came in about 5:30 and you were rude from the start, asked us if we had been to another puppy store, we said yes but did not handle any puppies. You told us we can look but not touch, and then said go home and shower and come back tomorrow. Big mistake. Huge mistake, you lost a big sale! And will continue to give you bad reviews. Forever. Very disappointed customers.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Aug. 9, 2018

I bought a Micro Yorkie female puppy. It was and still is very ill to this day. I have been in touch with them from day one regarding the problems. My vet called and spoke with their vet two days after I received the dog. Tons of medical records faxed 8 times. I only asked they take the dog back and give me another one. They have danced me around telling me to talk to a Craig I have never spoken to. I have been into the store every week since dog was bought. 20,000 in debt trying to save the dog.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: July 26, 2018

I see a lot of bad reviews. I only agree on one thing and that's one of the ladies was a little rude. But come on now. She was working her tail off. She wasn't even really rude but just working hard. Maybe a little tired or something. But anyway, I bought a Yorkie. Was asking 1500 but I talked them down to 1200. They was very honest with me on the phone and in person. I love my little Noah. I took him to the vet three days later and they say he is healthy. I even already have him potty trained and he is only 10 weeks old and I only had him a week which means they have been training him. He is the best thing ever and very smart. The shop was clean and they make you sanitize your hands before holding. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone wanting a Yorkie.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: July 7, 2018

BEWARE. BAIT AND SWITCH! Quoted one price over the phone and a much more expensive one once I got there. The pics they sent me were stock pics, not real pics. Staff is extremely rude. Ask them any questions about the contract and they take it as a personal attack! They will tack on a $35 chip fee that is EXTRA, and ONLY lasts for a year!?!? There are also OTHER fees they will tack on to the final price. So no you are not getting a bargain. Pup had constant diarrhea diagnosed by my vet with Giardia (intestinal infection marked by abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and bouts of watery diarrhea; caused by a microscopic parasite). So right off the bat, in addition I got hit with vet fees for a SICK puppy. BEWARE!!!

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 3, 2018

I purchased 3 Yorkies from Puppy Boutique over the last 8 years. All have been Healthy and Never had any issues of any kind. My bosses daughter also bought a poodles from them as well. I am very happy with my puppies that I have purchased from them.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 15, 2017

First let me start by saying I would never spend any money in that shop. I call Jamie **. He told me he had morkies for 650 and yorkies for 750. I explain I was coming from CT so make sure you have what you say. When I got there he wasn't even there. The 2 Girls showed my wife and I the puppies. The 2 he did have for 650 was almost full grown and very big. Then they said, "That's the only one for 650 but we have others starting at 2,000." I couldn't believe it. I showed her the email Jamie sent. She didn't care. They will tell you anything to get you in the store but don't go. Not worth it.

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Rated with 3 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 26, 2017

I was reading all the reviews and very skeptical about purchasing my puppy from this place. Overall just scared from all the bad things I read. I got there and it was crowded. The people working there were actually nice. I was expecting rude people but the owner also said he was the "new owner." Didn't get his name though. Over the phone they did say the price starts at 650 which there was only one puppy for 650 there whom was being sold, I ended up paying 900 plus tax for my puppy totaling 1033.

My puppy is a teacup Yorkie. She's 2 months old and weighs 1 lb. Her name is Rubi, I took her to the vet. They said she's a healthy girl. Other than the prices being ridiculously high another thing that annoyed me was after bringing her to the vet he seen her papers said she had a hernia which scared me because I read hernias are common in dogs from this place but he felt for it and couldn't feel it, when I bought her they didn't mention the hernia which I think would've been good to mention being that they know this information and they know people don't always thoroughly read the papers. I was too excited about bringing my baby home. Overall I love my Rubi and pray she stays healthy and playful for many years. It would be so heartbreaking for anything to happen to her. Hopefully with this "new" ownership the pups will be taken care of better causing less illness and deaths.

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6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Aug. 21, 2017

I drove two hours to this store in Brooklyn NY. I was told by phone the puppies cost was $650. When I get there this guy comes with all this BS talking about fees, surgery price etc. They had told me they had female dogs but had only one which costed over $1000. My daughter really wanted a puppy so we ended buy a male Shih Tzu. They gave me all these instructions. A bunch of vitamins and antibiotic for the puppy. Talking about because all of these puppies were together they could get sick with bacteria etc.

Puppy gets home, he's doing fine and a week after our puppy is extremely sick. They give you papers of the medication or shots they given the puppies which are BS. Our puppy ended in the hospital and us with a $1000 bill. What he had? Giardia and Coccidia. Just great. Our puppy hasn't even finish his medication because he has to be in it for three weeks. SMH. The nerve on these people with their high price sick dogs. They should be closed down and taken to court.

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23 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 15, 2017

After purchasing my Yorkie in April 2017, within 7 days he was in an animal emergency room with severe kennel cough that turned into pneumonia. We decided to take him to the hospital Saturday morning at 4 a.m. Easter weekend. He was coughing and wheezing and appear to have trouble breathing and was very lethargic. He spent four days receiving IV fluids, medications, oxygen and a nebulizer and just barely made it through the first night. My daughter and wife were in tears. I received a letter from the veterinary hospital that the puppy was unfit for purchase and a healthy bill also over $3,600 for treatments. I contacted the store, spoke with the manager Chris who told me to send all the bills to him and the x-rays and the letter unfit for sale and my bills would be covered because of the guarantee.

After 3 weeks of talking to Chris and the owner Jamie, I was offered $500. I call to speak to Jamie whose then told me he is not a owner. His wife is the owner and now I am playing phone tag with her. These people are impossible to get put the blame between Chris, Jamie and Marie. They have lost my file and all of the paperwork I sent them and told me in New York this would have only cost me $500 because of their contract with the veterinarian who by the way is not open 24 hours or on the weekends. When I explained to Jamie that I was told the dog would not have made it through the weekend he told me, "Well just call my wife. I don't know what to tell you. I don't deal with this" and hung up on me.

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40 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 10, 2017

When I first walked into Puppy Boutique it looked clean and nice and cute puppies they looked healthy. I was contacting with a staff member about a 700$ dog. When I got there I asked I have reserved a 700$ female yorkie. They said that it just got sold so the next dog was 1,500$. My daughter begged and begged so I got pulled in to getting it. So I stood in line for 1 hour and 30 mins. Some people in there got a puppy and just left but other people got a lecture about what to feed it and had to fill out a huge packet like me.

After about 2 weeks of having her I know it is that she didn't want to eat. And she was very weak and she could barely stand up. After while I took her to the vet and they said to give a Royal Canin. So I started to feed her that but she didn't like it. We went to the store and my daughter got a Dave's Single from Wendy's and she ate the burger with cheese on it. And after I was thinking "oh I should go to another" but we finally found something that she likes to eat. So I bought another one and she didn't like it. So I realized she won't eat at all. So I started to syringe feed her and it was working. But today I fed her and she wasn't eating well, like her lungs weren't like open. She could barely breathe and I realize that her one eye was very weird and glossy. I looked up and it said that she had water on the brain which is common in most Yorkies.

Why would I brought her to the vet they also said that this dog breed should I leave exist because she's from a puppy mill of this is why she so sick. Then when my daughter went to her friend's house the puppy was sleeping on the side of the couch. And I went upstairs the syringe feed her and her mouth was wide open and I thought her heartbeat and she wasn't hurt her heart was beating. I realize that she was so sick and had a severe case of kennel cough because she had a bad cough the couple few days that week.

I believe it's a she is from a puppy mill and her mother wasn't strong enough to have another litter. They probably breed them a lot too much to have so many puppies. If you read some of the other reviews it's the same to my story kind of. This is all why I believe that you should not buy from Puppy Boutique in Brooklyn New York.

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25 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 21, 2017

I came in to Puppy Boutique to buy a Yorkie teacup for my 6 yo son. After speaking to the staff and looking at a good amount of Yorkie puppies and doing my research I specifically asked to puchase a teacup Yorkie puppy that weight category does not exceed 5 pounds fully grown. I was shown a puppy and was told and guaranteed this puppy to be a 100% teacup and not to grow more than 5 pounds fully grown. I was told they screen all their breeders and their dogs to guarantee breed accuracy. They even went as far as to show us pictures of teacup Yorkies and stated that these are the parents of this puppy. We paid $300 more they asked for this puppy.

Adventures begun. Dog got severely sick only 10 days after we got him. Our veterinarian told us to take dog back because he might die. He had severe kennel cough. It was a pre existing condition. They had the dog for 14 days and somehow made him better. 2 months later the puppy weighs 7 pounds. 2 pounds over teacups top weight of 5 pounds. And continues to grow. We called the store 5 times asking to speak to the owner only to be told he is not available or "we will call you back". Never to get a callback. Then on the 6th time the person named Chris picked up. Argued with me continuously and kept saying we signed a contract where now it appears they claim they do not guarantee size and there is no such thing as a teacup. It's just a name and owner is not available.

We paid extra $300 (all other Yorkies were $600 to $700). We paid $1000 for absolute lie and deception and misrepresentation. These people claim to be dog experts. The guy tells me "It's possible that your dog skipped a generation and is big because of that". What a shame of a business and lying individuals that don't care that they will break a child's heart when they lie about a puppy they misrepresent.

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26 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 28, 2017

In August of 2002 I adopted a female Maltese puppy. The staff quoted me $600.00 for the puppy and that's what I paid. I visited the store two days in a row to have extended time with the puppies and the staff was patient while I formed a bond with the puppy that would become one of the most valued members of my family. Since the 15 years have passed and I have had no health problems whatsoever. In January of 2017, my Maltese passed away quietly in her sleep after minimal health complications due to old age. Up until 12/2016, she was a happy, healthy playful dog. I miss her every day and am thinking of flying from my new home in Florida to Brooklyn New York to adopt another Maltese. My best friend also adopted a Shih Tzu in 2002 and her dog is still alive and healthy.

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Dec. 21, 2016

I don't understand why so many complaints. I go way back with the same Puppy Boutique. I believe it was Maria and James--in the last 12 years or so I acquired a Maltese and 3 Shi Tzu--and I would recommend them any day of the week. Here is some helpful advice. No matter where you get a puppy from you should be letting your vet know and that’s where you should be going after you get your puppy--just for a check. Secondly the shelters are loaded with dogs that were once puppies. We don't need more breeders and generally a puppy of breeding quality is generally 3000 to 5000 dollars--I have never had a problem with the Puppy Boutique.

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Original review: Dec. 21, 2016

I am very saddened to read of all the deaths and terrible experiences people have had with this shop. My puppy (Tasyi) is 5 years old now and has been healthy and a bundle of joy in my life. I was weary to buy him cause of the shop I could tell ** was iffy but I of course like many wanted to rescue and adopt a puppy for myself. Tasyi was the 1st dog they gave me to hold and I never put him down. He clung to me and I knew he was mine. After I adopted him I set up a vet appt immediately to make sure everything checked out.

Thankfully the Vet said Tasyi was very healthy and wasn't sick. I guess I just really lucked out. But after reading all the reviews I wouldn't buy another dog from there even though I got a healthy pup. They do lie about prices ‘cause they quoted me $900 I think and I paid $1200 or more. I recommend finding a real breeder who breeds from home and sells from home and only has one litter at a time to sell. Condolences to those who lost their puppy. I can't imagine. Very sorry to hear.

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13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 11, 2016

First. When I walk to the store it was very clean and nice place. Salespersons was very nice to us but they lied to us about puppy condition. I want not spayed female Shih Tzu and I asked them few times if she can have a babies. They told me, "YES, of course." I was told that she had a hernia but it's nothing and that is totally normal and nothing wrong with her. So we took cute Cookie home. After few days we went to a vet for check up as we was told. Doctor aware us that she can't have a babies and she should be neutered because if she get pregnant it's risk of passing and 90% her puppies will have hernia, too. So I call the store. The manager was mean. He start yelling and telling me that I signed a contract. I tell him that he should not sell puppies with that condition (with hernia and not spayed). He put her at high risk.

21 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 13, 2016

Hello everyone. Please do not purchase puppies from Puppy Boutique in Brooklyn. I had the worse experience of my life. These puppies are sick. I spoke to the owner named Michael who first of all told me the puppies were $650.00 for a male and $750.00 for a female puppy. He gave me the wrong address. I spoke with him on the phone 4 times and he never disclosed that it was a pet shop. He just kept telling me that it was his wife's shop and she was a breeder. When we got there the puppies are marked up an additional $300.00 or higher.

He has all these signs posted that they charge additional fees for registration, micro chipping, neutering, vitamins, shots. He showed up puppies that look like they were in pain when we held them. Only to be told by another worker that the puppies were just neutered that morning. He stated that it was a state law that all the puppies have to be neutered. He told me that his pet shop was in good standing and that he is in compliance with the health department and even gave me the name of someone named Walter at the health department to call. This place needs to be shut down.

He told me he was a private breeder and gave me the address to his home which is next door. He never mentioned this pet store until I called him. He had also previously told me that he had the parents to the puppies and that there were two different litters. They had over 40 puppies there. Not only yorkies, but Shitzu, maltese. I asked him how could all these puppies come from the same two dogs when they are all the same age. Then he told me they came from breeders. Every time I spoke with him he came up with a different story and he never came to meet with me. I have a slew of text messages. We came with $650.00 as he stated and got there and could not purchase a puppy because now they are $950.00 and $1, 200.00 when he adds all these bogus charges. Someone needs to save these puppies.

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40 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 10, 2016

All I can say is I purchased a puppy yorkie from this rat hole. I called 4x. They said 750.00. I get there and she is 1575.00. My puppy was deadly ill. 3900.00 medical bills. She is on meds the rest of her life. Dr says she was unfit for sale. She had Giardia from bad water. She suffered seizures. Was placed in a induce coma. The owner Phillip had to change owners because this rat hole is still open and he put it under his wife's. Where is the city when you need them? And when a dog is sick, what do they do with it? Kill them? And by the way their veterinarian is in Howard Beach Mr. **, 1.4 ratings. Close this place down please.

29 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: June 9, 2016

I bought a toy Maltese from here a year ago and the first day I brought him home, he was lethargic and had like saliva pouring out of his mouth so bad his whole face was wet. My father calls the guy. He says give him pancake syrup it happens with all Maltese when they're young because they have low blood sugar. This puppy was sick the first couple weeks and I mean the amount of saliva coming out of his mouth was heartbreaking, but he did get better after couple trips to vet and thank God he's a healthy 1 year old now and is the cutest pup in the world!

I'm not one to bash people's hustle but these puppies are being sold at too young of an age and are sick because they're crammed in cages and one gets it they all get it and it's not fair to these poor little creatures to be treated like this and we the people have to be the ones to put a stop to it. If the law allows them to keep operating, ** that (Excuse my lang). Will take the into our own hands and end this torture to these defenseless heartwarming gifts from God that will never turn their back on you if you treat them with love how they're supposed to be treated!

I think Reno (my dog) just heard me because I'm sitting in bathroom writing this and he just came running to me LOL. They truly are a man's best friend and I couldn't ask for a better one than my lil man! But we really need Fox 5 on your side to shut this place down and every other place like it!!! Neil Cavuto we need Fox 5 to put these criminals on the wall of shame. Please help!!!

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31 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Feb. 14, 2016

It took me a while to get here myself to actually put down into words everything that we have gone through in the last month. A few weeks ago, we found an ad online for shih tzu puppies from a "local breeder" for $550 in Brooklyn. I was so excited to go and get a puppy and never googled the phone number or address where I was going. Just assumed people were truthful (stupid of me). When I got there I was surprised to find a store but went in anyway. There was the perfect puppy! As soon as I saw him I didn't care that it was from a store and I wanted him home with us. To my surprise the puppies were much older than advertised and all of those puppies advertised for $550 were "sold out". They only had puppies from about $700+. I didn't care because I fell in love. In hindsight this is exactly what the owners want. They don't care what lies they tell you. They just want you to get there and everything else becomes a decision of emotion.

Regardless we got our Benji on a Thursday. By Monday he was lethargic and his nose was runny. We took him to the emergency pet hospital where we were told he had an upper respiratory infection and needed antibiotics. We brought him home from the vet and before we could even give him the antibiotic he was vomiting and having diarrhea. We thought maybe it was the stress of going to the vet. But over the next few days it only got worse. By Thursday we took him back to the vet. He went from 5.5 lbs on Monday to 4.9 lbs by Thursday. He wasn't eating he wasn't drinking. The doctor tested him for parvo. It was a very strong positive. We were advised that he wasn't going to make it through the night and even with treatment it was very unlikely that he would make it. The doctor thought it might be best to euthanize him so he wouldn't suffer. We all knew it was the right decision but the hardest one I've ever had to make.

I was hysterical - my boyfriend crying in the waiting room. His daughter cried herself to sleep that night. It was an emotionally draining experience for me as an adult so I can only imagine how she felt. Even now a week since I'm writing with tears streaming down my face. The scary thing about parvo is that it's very contagious and I worry that other puppies from Puppy Boutique may be very sick. I give them credit that they didn't fight me on my reimbursement of most medical bills and for what I paid for my sweet angel but I would have paid quadruple what I did to still have him.

After doing a lot of research there are virtually no positive reviews of this place - only the same deceptive advertising and sick puppies being sold. I really hope that the other puppies there do not have parvo but according to the vet it's very possible. I am not saying they are as I could never prove that but just look up parvo. I just hope nobody else has to go through what we did especially the little kids with their first puppies. And I hope all of the puppies there are tested and treated before it's too late.

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42 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Jan. 30, 2016

Several years ago I purchased a Chihuahua from here. He was small, blue eyed and beyond beautiful. A month after I brought him home he become very ill out of nowhere. Around 1am I ran him to the hospital because his breathing was shallow and coughed very hard. I was told he would need X-rays and possibly surgery which would be about $2,000. I took him home that night so I can figure out how to come up with the money. Unfortunately, at 5am he took his last breath, let out one last cough which resulted in blood out his mouth. He passed away that morning at just four months old. I needed to find out what caused this so I decided to have an autopsy done. Turns out his lungs and some other organs hadn't fully developed which is a classic case of a puppy being removed from the mother prematurely in order to produce a "teacup" sized dog. Usually this takes place in puppy mills.

After researching, I not only learned about these horrible mills but that "teacup" is not an actual size. A breeder or pet store worker CAN NOT know how big a dog will grow much like a parent won't know how their child will grow. Seems so obvious now but when you see a face you fall in love with all you want to know is how fast you can make them yours. While now all dogs from this location may have experienced something like this, check the reviews. There are extensive complaints about sick puppies. The best way to get these places to stop is for us to stop buying from them. It's sad that we can't help the ones that are already here but we need to stop the cycle. It's just not fair to these little guys. There are plenty of breeders out there with dogs that are medically cleared and where you know their bloodline. Good luck!

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24 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Oct. 30, 2015

I bought my puppy when he was 8 weeks old. He was born 4/10/15. At the end of August he became very, very ill. He was treated with antibiotics and got well. Three weeks ago he became very ill again. I was back and forth with the vet, HSNY, ASPCA and in the end my baby died today of congenital heart failure. Drs informed me that he was born sick. Please beware of this place. They are very bad people. I am heart broken and in debt because of this place.

35 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: Oct. 26, 2015

I purchased my Yorkie in 2012. I went through the same scenario everyone else has went through. They gave me papers saying my dog had a "hernia." Also she had stitches when I purchased her. My friend also purchased her Shih Tzu from the same place. Her dog also had a "hernia" with stitches. It is now 2015. Her dog happened to get pregnant, gave birth, and her placenta didn't contract out of the tummy. Her dog got sick. She took her dog to the ASPCA only for them to tell her that the dog didn't have surgery for a hernia. They did surgery on her dog so she wouldn't be able to produce more than one puppy.

So her Shih Tzu had one puppy and also had to get surgery so she wouldn't died from the infection the placenta caused. She was stuck with bills from getting multiple X-rays, sonograms, and was left with a $2,000 bill and now her dog can never have any more puppies. I'm afraid to mate my Yorkie because the same situation might occur for me.

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21 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Original review: Aug. 22, 2015

I purchased a female supposed to be teacup yorkie from this place. Also I name her Riri. When I inquired about the pup JAMES quoted me $550 and just like the rest of you when I got there the pup I was interested in was already sold so of course I fell in love with my lil girl and wound up paying almost $900 for her. Fortunately for me it was only three other customers in the store who were also complaining about the false price. They were quoted by JAMES who happen not to be on the premises (RIGHT!!!). Anyway I got my girl, took her home. She was perfect, I watched throughout the night room her to the vet, she was in good condition. So I waited for two weeks. Called the store and spoke to a lady who wouldn't identify herself so I hung up and emailed JAMES about getting a male pup letting him know I just purchased a pup.

JAMES told me he would give me a deal on a micro male because they didn't have any more teacup males available. So I asked how much should I be expecting to spend. He said "micro are anywhere from $700 +," but he would give me my male for $700 flat. Ok. I get there and of course who's not there--JAMES. So I showed the guy the email. He tells that JAMES didn't send that to me, LOL. Anyway no deal, no pup. I left empty handed because the store was packed and it was out of control. It was as if they were having an auction, whoever was willing to pay the ridiculous, overpriced pups. That's who got helped. All others were ignored, screamed at and just disrespected. I got the H out of Dodge but Riri has since passed on from hypoglycemia two months after her first birthday. She was loved, spoiled, and blessed. Oh, and grew to be about 7lbs teacup my ** SCAMMER!!!

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26 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: July 20, 2015

We got our little Yorkie from here less than 4 years ago. We were told she would be small- but we fell in love. She had a cold but our vet was comfortable with her prognosis at the time and she soon got over it. Around one year old she developed arthritis and back leg problems, then around two liver problems, then kidney problems. She did not even make it to her fourth birthday! They are not reputable- do not trust them!

30 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: June 18, 2015

I bought a Chihuahua puppy from this place a few years ago, once she turned about 1 years old she started to develop lots of health issues, losing fur, early signs of arthritis, back problems, and back leg problems, at the age of 6 she sadly passed away from her health issues. Her being the love of my life. I looked over her papers to find out her “breeder” since I was told this store gets their dogs from “good local breeders”. (I was too young at the time to know anything about puppy mills).

I looked over the papers I was given and found the breeder’s name was **, I did a few google searches and it did not take long to find a site with her name and her partner’s name (**) and their kennel name (Vertricia’s). I found all of their info on a puppy mill website. I was horrified. It wasn’t until a few years later I found them on this site, and saw the photos of the actual puppy mill my baby came from. This store sells puppy mill puppies, do not believe a word they tell you. Just search the name of the “breeder” on your papers and you will most likely find them on that site, if not now, give it a few years like it took me. Disgusting. Beware.

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26 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: June 14, 2015

I am a responsible maltese breeder from the UK. I called these Guys because I thought something was very very wrong, and if I could gather enough evidence report them. First off, NEVER EVER buy a dog without doing RESEARCH. Toy dogs can be very difficult to manage, demanding and headstrong if you don't raise them properly, and are not bred properly. Don't ever buy a dog because you want something that you can dress up. One of my maltese dogs costs around $130 dollars a month, plus any injections and vet care (consultation for example cost around $70) and insurance is the best part of $1200 each year.

If you think you can cut costs and save then you should not get a puppy. Bet you didn't know each and every dog should be tested for diseases which costs $2000!!! Teacup puppies are a bad idea. Too many people are rushing into a decision, they often have health problems and in general regardless of where you get them from, are sick. NEVER get a dog for a Christmas present. NEVER EVER buy without seeing mum.

Right, now, this boutique is rubbish, money making scam they should not be breeding dogs. Think about what kind of breeder will let their dogs go to this place, without ever seeing them grow up or anything, they produce sick pups. The fact that this store considers pups "batches" is not good at all. This place is a scam, DO NOT buy puppies, you are lining the pockets of those with much greed. No money = no business = no puppy mill breeding which is ILLEGAL. So please don't buy a dog to be a fashion accessory because they are not!!! Thank you for reading this and remember sharing is caring - please get word out!!

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46 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: June 4, 2015

This store is advertised online as puppy petite puppies for sale. There's a video of the puppies in a house, also on NJ newspaper. I call and a guy by the name ** give $550.00 dollars price for a female yorkshire terrier. When I ask about the puppy's age, health, he told me that his wife knows about it. I ask for her number, she didn't answer. I call couple times his number, he even sent me pictures of the puppies. And when I got there, it was a surprise for me. It was a store. Of course he wasn't there.

When I ask to see a puppy, ask for the price, the lady that works there told me $1200.00 dollars. Wowwww. The place is not even clean, puppies look sick, when you walk inside the door locks, the windows were closed. I have hard time breathing inside because I'm asthmatic. The guy ** was not there. I call the wife, and when she answer she told she is not the wife. Wowwwww. This people are up to something, and of course nothing good. This place should be shut down. God help me with this matter in the name of Jesus Christ.

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28 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 2, 2015

We bought a puppy and was told it was neutered. We were given paperwork that said the dog was neutered. We were grooming the dog and noticed that there was no scar or shaved area and that the dog still had testicles. Took the puppy to the vet and found out that the dog wasn't neutered. Contacted them and we were told that we would have to go from Staten Island to Queens and deal with the traffic and tolls for multiple days. We told them that's not acceptable and wanted it done on the Island by a vet we trusted considering we were told it was neutered and had paperwork from their vet saying it was. We told tough luck and to sue them. Was extremely rude.

23 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Original review: April 30, 2015

The man that answers the phone is a liar. From quoting false prices and stating that his wife is a breeder. There are too many yorkie pups day after day. I believe these people are puppy mill organized. Also, the pups are only 1 to 2 months of age. Way too young by standards of professional breeders to sell. This place needs to be shut down.

25 people found this review helpful
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