Precious Pups Rescue

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  • po box 2935

    Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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  • 631-605-1090

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So, I fell in love with his picture....his name was Feisty (I should have known something was not right). He was said to be 3 years old and 5 pounds a pure bred maltese. When I got in touch with them, they said he would be ready to be met on Sunday afternoon at his foster's house.

Saturday came and I was in touch with the shelter coordinator "Laura"...she said that Feisty's "adoption fee" would be $300 and they accept paypal and if I wanted him I could prepay because there were others that were interested in meeting him. Well, I didn't want to drive 2 hours to the Hamptons for nothing so I prepay without seeing the dog in front of me. I trusted they were a reputable shelter and that everything should be ok. When a shelter asks you for an adoption fee up front, beware....I guess I was nave.

I went to Long Island to pick up the dog and the dog was late being "transported" to the foster's home. Apparently, the dog was coming from Louisiana...I had no idea.

Long story short, they hand me "Feisty" and I see he is a bit discolored almost rusty on his hind and his paws but I chalk it up to he must have been kept in a kennel for some time and perhaps is a little dirty.

I brought him home and he was itchy and scratching all over--poor thing. I had never seen anything like it. My sister says to me...how could they give you a dirty dog. What kind of shelter is that. How true.

Well, I brought the dog to a vet and it turns out he is about 6 years old with deteriorating teeth which will cost about $600 to extract and clean. His ears had mites, he was not up to date on shots except for rabies and he had a skin infection that was the itchies. I have to bathe him in a medicated bath every three days and keep the shampoo on him for ten minutes. This dog doesn't like to be handled and growls and nips. The coordinator for the shelter in Louisiana emailed me that the dog was supposed to work with a trainer due to his aggression issues before he was adopted. That never happened and I was never made aware of the aggression issues until I tried to pick him up. Groooowl!!
$200 later he is up to date on his shots and is being treating for mites and skin infection. I will need to take a loan out from Animal care to get his teeth taken care of because frankly I am now attached to the 6 year old dog with the very bad teeth--$600. Between the $300 I paid as a "donation" and the $200 for shots and skin issues and the $600 I will pay for the teeth. Time spent at the vets and heart ache...I don't know if I would have adopted a a dog I didn't know the history of. Apparently, he was a stray in Louisiana....I haven't gotten the heart worm test results back but, I am praying he doesn't have heart worm because that will be costly and deadly treatment for the dog.

I can't say this has been a pleasant experience. He is currently sleeping on the couch and I don't have the heart to wake him up and bathe him in the medicated shampoo. I am also nervous to rattle him up to give him his ear drops. I figure he has been through enough trauma today at the vet's office. I will wait till tomorrow to treat him.

It is a heartless act to adopt a shelter dog, however make sure you go to a reputable shelter. After googling this particular shelter I found this online--I wish I had seen it sooner.:

Precious Pups Rescue (Calverton)
Written by admin on March 13th, 2012

Precious Pups Rescue in Calverton NY, is posing as a rescue organization. They apparently have the same type of licensing as a typical retail pet store. This simply means, with very few regulations, they can pull dogs from Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, as well as down south, and SELL them. It appears that most of the dogs never see a vet.
Do not entertain any adoption from this organization unless you really don't care about the health and well being of your pet.
*Location: Calverton
*it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial

I made a complaint with the BBB, but I don't know if they can do much. Any suggestions? I would hate to see others go through what I am.
Good luck in your search for your forever fur baby

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So, I fell in love with his picture....his name was Feisty (I should have known something was not right). He was said to be 3 years old and 5 pounds a pure bred maltese. When I got in touch with them, they said he would be ready to be met on Sunday afternoon at his foster's house.

Saturday came and I was in touch with the shelter coordinator "Laura"...she said that Feisty's "adoption fee" would be $300 and they accept paypal and if I wanted him I could prepay because there were others that were interested in meeting him. Well, I didn't want to drive 2 hours to the Hamptons for nothing so I prepay without seeing the dog in front of me. I trusted they were a reputable shelter and that everything should be ok. When a shelter asks you for an adoption fee up front, beware....I guess I was nave.

I went to Long Island to pick up the dog and the dog was late being "transported" to the foster's home. Apparently, the dog was coming from Louisiana...I had no idea.

Long story short, they hand me "Feisty" and I see he is a bit discolored almost rusty on his hind and his paws but I chalk it up to he must have been kept in a kennel for some time and perhaps is a little dirty.

I brought him home and he was itchy and scratching all over--poor thing. I had never seen anything like it. My sister says to me...how could they give you a dirty dog. What kind of shelter is that. How true.

Well, I brought the dog to a vet and it turns out he is about 6 years old with deteriorating teeth which will cost about $600 to extract and clean. His ears had mites, he was not up to date on shots except for rabies and he had a skin infection that was the itchies. I have to bathe him in a medicated bath every three days and keep the shampoo on him for ten minutes. This dog doesn't like to be handled and growls and nips. The coordinator for the shelter in Louisiana emailed me that the dog was supposed to work with a trainer due to his aggression issues before he was adopted. That never happened and I was never made aware of the aggression issues until I tried to pick him up. Groooowl!!
$200 later he is up to date on his shots and is being treating for mites and skin infection. I will need to take a loan out from Animal care to get his teeth taken care of because frankly I am now attached to the 6 year old dog with the very bad teeth--$600. Between the $300 I paid as a "donation" and the $200 for shots and skin issues and the $600 I will pay for the teeth. Time spent at the vets and heart ache...I don't know if I would have adopted a a dog I didn't know the history of. Apparently, he was a stray in Louisiana....I haven't gotten the heart worm test results back but, I am praying he doesn't have heart worm because that will be costly and deadly treatment for the dog.

I can't say this has been a pleasant experience. He is currently sleeping on the couch and I don't have the heart to wake him up and bathe him in the medicated shampoo. I am also nervous to rattle him up to give him his ear drops. I figure he has been through enough trauma today at the vet's office. I will wait till tomorrow to treat him.

It is a heartless act to adopt a shelter dog, however make sure you go to a reputable shelter. After googling this particular shelter I found this online--I wish I had seen it sooner.:

Precious Pups Rescue (Calverton)
Written by admin on March 13th, 2012

Precious Pups Rescue in Calverton NY, is posing as a rescue organization. They apparently have the same type of licensing as a typical retail pet store. This simply means, with very few regulations, they can pull dogs from Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, as well as down south, and SELL them. It appears that most of the dogs never see a vet.
Do not entertain any adoption from this organization unless you really don't care about the health and well being of your pet.
*Location: Calverton
*it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial

I made a complaint with the BBB, but I don't know if they can do much. Any suggestions? I would hate to see others go through what I am.
Good luck in your search for your forever fur baby

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