False Advertising

If you look really closely, you’ll see this is a picture of Zoey.

How much is that Zoey in the window????

Months after we brought her home from Raising Rover and Baby, “Manhattan’s One of a Kind Puppy and Baby Boutique,” she was still being advertised on this website by the owner of the store, who claims repeatedly that he “is not an Internet farmer.”  This ad remains(ed) on numerous websites until I requested that my dog’s picture be taken down and reported the store’s owner to the website for using false advertising. The store was soliciting buyers with a picture of a dog that came straight from a large-scale dog breeding facility (some may call it a puppy mill) in Missouri and was very ill at the time of purchase.  I recounted Zoey’s Story (at least the first few months of it) on a highly-trafficked review website to let other well-intentioned but unsuspecting customers know who they were dealing with.  The owner responded almost immediately, disputing every fact and becoming person, calling me, “a know it all and a liar.”   He stressed that he had never used my dog’s picture on other websites to solicit business and that even if he had, I had never requested that any such image be removed OR that he had never received such a request from one of their advertising websites. See for yourself who’s telling the truth.  Just add it to the growing list of reasons not to buy puppies from a pet store.

Was it really a posting mistake? Your call...

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