Complaint: We live in NJ and purchased a puppy (Sadie)from Lake Ridge Kennels in Cleveland, North Carolina, in September, 2004. We picked her up on November 13th, she was the cutest thing and we fell in love with her. Five days later she became ill with vomiting and diarhea. She was diagnosted with the Parvo virus. She spent the next three days isolated in the intensive care animal hospital in Newton, NJ. She died yesterday, not quite 9 weeks old. My two ten year olds have been crying for two days. Our vet told us that she must have contracted the Parvo in the kennel where she was born. I am convinced Lake Ridge sold us a sick puppy. We were originally supposed to get a puppy in September but the Lake Ridge breeder called us at the last minute to say most of the litter died. She would not at first tell us why the puppies died but later she let it slip out that it was probably Parvo. I was there and it is no fancy kennel. The website is very deceiving. It is a single-wide in a trailer park surrounded by a stockcade fence. It was not very clean. When I called to tell them the puppy was sick, they never replied to my messages. I finally got the breeder’s husbsnd on the phone and he said they would not return my money but would replace the dog. No way I am taking another sick dog from them and breaking my kids hearts again. (Besides $1550 vet bill we absorbed) Please save yourself — do not buy from this place. They know they have a health problem based on all the puppies that have died and have not acted responsibly and cleaned the kennel up. I wish I had seen this site before I ever got involved with Lake Ridge Kennels and Diane Gerrish. Please read the other notes on this site and this woman’s responces. That should convince you to stay away. We plan to go after her in court in NC.
Tags: Dog Breeders
Address: 165 cleveland, North Carolina United States of America