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For the last 30 years, Shake A Paw has provided the best products and the most extensive selection of puppies to over 30,000 families. Shake a Paw’s pet consultants work seven days a week to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your new puppy. We have two locations in New York: Hicksville and Lynbrook, that also carry supplies, accessories, food, crates, toys and more. Visit our website today to learn more!
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My family and I stopped in at the Lynbrook store to see the puppies. We were approached by a salesperson and were shown a cute puppy in one of their playrooms. My children were warming up to the puppy, and wer were told, if were were not interested, we had to leave the playroom to give time to others that are interested in buying. We left the playroom, and soon, we went back into the playroom to see more puppies. We went back to the first puppy. The sales people there are VERY GOOD. They used such tactics as, this is a very unique color, and if your not interested, we have others that are.
We were concerned about our 2-year old who was crying, and they said, don't worry, she'll come around in a few days. The dog was very calm at the store, and I asked Suzanne if the dog was always this calm. She said he was. When we got him home, he was and has been hyper, and my 2-year old is frightened more and more each day. After using their no money down financing, what was originally a $1400 dog turned out to cost over $2,000.
Suzanne proceeded to bring us throughtout the store and pick all the products we NEEDED. $500.00 LATER, WE FOUND OUT FROM THE VET THEY RECOMMENDED THAT WE DID NOT NEED 80% OF WHAT WE WERE SOLD. My 2-year old is still extremely frightened by the dog, and now, due to their Famous Shake A Paw guarantee, we cannot return the dog. I still have not received the registration papers that they promised, and that is not a reason for breech of contract.
I purchased a puppy on 3/27/06. On 3/28/06 the puppy would not eat. On 3/29 I took him to my vet for his wellness exam. My vet deemed him unfit for sale due to enteritis and anorexia. He prescribed antibiotics for the intestines. The puppy got very sick that evening and overnight. on Thursday morning 3/30/06 I called the store and they yelled at me to take the puppy to their vet. I did. The puppy was near death. He was vomitting and had extremely bloody diharrea and he wasn't eating. He was very lethargic. The vet admitted him immediately and started him on IV and he was isolated in ICU.
The puppy was diagnosed with parvo virus and came down with pnemounia as well. Parvo is highly contagious and deadly. My puppy died in the hospital on 4/10/06, 14 days after I bought him. And I only had him in my possesion for 2 days in which he was sick anyway. He was beautiful and special and I loved him. I wanted to get him help and give him a fighting chance. The puppy was in the pet store for 1 week when I bought him. THe virus incubates for 1 week. And he got sick 24 hours after I took him home from the store. Therefore, the store is infected with parvo and the store manager is doing nothing about it to protect the other puppies.
I am heartbroken and distraught over losing my puppy. The store manager will not refund me what I paid for the dog. He will only give me store credit. I do not want another dog from them knowing now the experience I had and the fact that the virus is living in that store. The risk is too high and the manager was unprofessional and not empathetic to me at all. The virus lives for 8 months on surfaces and I just want to get my money back and try and have this place investigated. They are cruel to the animals and may be getting them from puppy mills.
I purchased a 5 month old Pomeranian puppy back in December 1999. I realize this is untimely but I feel people should be aware of the seriousness of this matter. Upon taking my puppy to the vet for his initial exam, I was advised that he had a very extreme case of kennel cough and needed to be treated with antibiotics. We got the meds and continued to follow up with our vet. 6 weeks later, my puppy was having a very hard time breathing and I rushed him to the vet where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and required IV care for 13 days.
I called Shape a paw and advised them of the situation. ANd told them I expected to be reimbursed for any and all expenses incurred as a result of this illness. I was told by Mike, that I had my dog at a 'very expensive vet' and that I should take him somewhere else. This was not an option as the dog was extremely ill and wasn't able to be transferred. $2750 dollars later, my kids and I had our dog back. When I submitted my claim to the 'healthy puppy' insurance company, it was denied and I was told that any and all arbitrations were held in British Columbia where the policy was written. I contacted Shake a paw and they had nothing to say. Just short of 7 yrs later, our dog died.
My kids and I are heartbroken. Kennel cough is a viral infection that spreads rampantly when not treated. If i had not been in the middle of a divorce at the time of this occurence, I would have taken Shake a Paw to Small Claims Court and sought repayment and sanctions.
On 9/8/2005 I purchased a French Bulldog puppy from Shake-a-Paws in Lynbrook, he was 3 months old. The total price financed was 2,395.00. We named him Enzo, and right away he had kennel cough, then he was diagnosed with Cherry eye, for which we paid 960.00,for surgery on 10/12/2005. We noticed Enzo was not responding to noises, and took him back to the vet on 10/28, and was told he might be deaf, and was directed to take him for a BAER test to determine if in fact he was deaf.The test was performed on 11/25/05 and diagnosed as congenital deafness.
We called Shake a paw and they told us as per the contract, our only recourse is to return Enzo for another bulldog. My question is what would He is such a loving dog with a great personality, it just seems so unfair to us and him that the only alternative is to return him to be put to sleep or we pay 2,395.00 for a deaf dog. I will never buy a dog from a pet store again and certainly not from Shake a paw, nor will I recommend them to anyone.Having a deaf dog will certainly present some challenges to us, but we love Enzo and will do our best with him, which is a lot more than I can say for Shake a paws.
The economic damage Purchas price $2,395.00 Cherry Eye surgery $ 960.00 BAER test $ 244.00 Vet @$55.per 9/05-11/05$ 400.00 Total $ 3,999.00 Hopefully the warranty will cover the cherry eye surgery and the BAER test.
On 8/27/05 I purchased a minature schnauzer from shake a paw.On 9/1/05 the animal was taken to windsor animal for a check up. The puppy was diagnosed with a upper respiratory infection. The puppy was placed on medication cost was 128.00 The puppy was taken back on 9/16/05 after not getting any betterm puppy was given 3 radiograph views.The dog was diagnosed with severe Bronchialpneumonia,partial collapse of left lung lobes.The puppy was placed on several medications the cost was 323.48
The puppy was still sick and was taken back to the vet on 9/28/05.The puppy was placed on more medications. The cost 124.08. The puppy was taken back to the vet on 10/7/05 for recheck.The cost was 35.00 I must also add that the puppy on 9/21/05 had 3 radiograph and had 1 ultrasound. the cost was 465.00 The owner of shake a paw Jeff Morton was given all the vet reports and doctor invoices. Mr Morton was also given 4 veterinary certificates of unfitness. Mr Morton has given only a 135.00 store credit. He has refused to pay any of the doctor bills.
I have used every cent i have trying to save this puppy. The stress I and my family are having is terrible. I need financial repayment from Mr Morton so I can pay my bills that I didn;t so I could pay the vet bills.
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