Shake-A-Paw Puppies

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77 E Old Country Rd Delco Plaza

Hicksville, NY

11801

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Went to Shake A Paw spur of the moment and was surprised at how nice and clean their facilities are. I fell in love with a yellow lab and couldnt resist taking him home, despite the fact that he was WAY OVER PRICED. Took him home and a week later he had phnemonia and was hospitalized for 5 days.Called Shake A Paw and they took care of the expenses. However, in the 3 days that the new dog was in my house, he infected another one of my dogs and Shake a Paw wants nothing to do with it! They would not cover my hospital expenses and said that they would not take the dog back. In all they sold me a sick dog and the customer satisfaction is zero.

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Went to Shake A Paw spur of the moment and was surprised at how nice and clean their facilities are. I fell in love with a yellow lab and couldnt resist taking him home, despite the fact that he was WAY OVER PRICED. Took him home and a week later he had phnemonia and was hospitalized for 5 days.Called Shake A Paw and they took care of the expenses. However, in the 3 days that the new dog was in my house, he infected another one of my dogs and Shake a Paw wants nothing to do with it! They would not cover my hospital expenses and said that they would not take the dog back. In all they sold me a sick dog and the customer satisfaction is zero.

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Similar to other posting I purchased a puppy from shake a paw. All together it costed me over $2,000. Driving home he immediately started sneezing and coughing. We brought him to the vet the next day and he had Kennel Cough and an upper respitory infection. He spent 3 days at the vet and he came home. (Shaw A Paw covered the $1,000 bill. The week after that we realized his ears smelled and he constantly scratched them.. back to the vet we went and he had ear mittes. 2 months later (after the free 3 months of vet coverage we over) He was coughing again. The vet said Kennel cough never truly goes away and he had a relapse. I had to pay more $$ for medicine and the vet visit. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM he had was when we took him to the vet for his 1 year birthday. We noticed he was limping in his right leg and it was crooked. He was diagnosed with CARPAL VALGUS which is hereditary and he had since he was little. We now need to have surgery and it will cost THOUSANDS of dollars out of my pocket. I love my dog to death and wouldn't trade him for anything but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T BUY YOUR DOG FROM SHAKE A PAW!!!!!!!!!!

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Similar to other posting I purchased a puppy from shake a paw. All together it costed me over $2,000. Driving home he immediately started sneezing and coughing. We brought him to the vet the next day and he had Kennel Cough and an upper respitory infection. He spent 3 days at the vet and he came home. (Shaw A Paw covered the $1,000 bill. The week after that we realized his ears smelled and he constantly scratched them.. back to the vet we went and he had ear mittes. 2 months later (after the free 3 months of vet coverage we over) He was coughing again. The vet said Kennel cough never truly goes away and he had a relapse. I had to pay more $$ for medicine and the vet visit. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM he had was when we took him to the vet for his 1 year birthday. We noticed he was limping in his right leg and it was crooked. He was diagnosed with CARPAL VALGUS which is hereditary and he had since he was little. We now need to have surgery and it will cost THOUSANDS of dollars out of my pocket. I love my dog to death and wouldn't trade him for anything but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T BUY YOUR DOG FROM SHAKE A PAW!!!!!!!!!!

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Well, let me start out by saying that this place has turned my house upside down. We recently purchased a puppy for a pretty penny, and they sold us a sick dog. We left the store with him and literally 4 blocks away, he sneezed and green mucus came out. We called the store, and they told us to call the Vet, I guess they wanted to wash their hands of the dog. We call the Vet, they tell us to bring him in.We bring him in, and he has a full blown pneumonia. 7 days of treatment, and we didn't even own him for 24 hours. We notified Shake a Paw and their answer was "well we cover the Vet bill, so that shouldnt be an issue. Really? Disgusting. The idea of this store getting business is now sickening to me, I hope you seriously consider other options before buying a pet from this place....absolutely horrible. I would never, ever even think about giving this store another penny.

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Well, let me start out by saying that this place has turned my house upside down. We recently purchased a puppy for a pretty penny, and they sold us a sick dog. We left the store with him and literally 4 blocks away, he sneezed and green mucus came out. We called the store, and they told us to call the Vet, I guess they wanted to wash their hands of the dog. We call the Vet, they tell us to bring him in.We bring him in, and he has a full blown pneumonia. 7 days of treatment, and we didn't even own him for 24 hours. We notified Shake a Paw and their answer was "well we cover the Vet bill, so that shouldnt be an issue. Really? Disgusting. The idea of this store getting business is now sickening to me, I hope you seriously consider other options before buying a pet from this place....absolutely horrible. I would never, ever even think about giving this store another penny.

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Do not buy from this store. We bought a puppy from them 2 year We bought a dog 2 years ago. The dog got cherry eye which is hereditary within the first few months. Now at 2 years old he is having seizures. my kids are devasted and this is so hard to watch. We paid $1200 for him and were told we needed another $800 worth of things for him. We didn't need half of the stuff they sold us. When I called the store to tell them the health of the dog the manager told me off and hung up on me. If you buy from them expect very high bet bills and a very sick dog!! My friends that rescued have much healthier dogs!!!!

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Do not buy from this store. We bought a puppy from them 2 year We bought a dog 2 years ago. The dog got cherry eye which is hereditary within the first few months. Now at 2 years old he is having seizures. my kids are devasted and this is so hard to watch. We paid $1200 for him and were told we needed another $800 worth of things for him. We didn't need half of the stuff they sold us. When I called the store to tell them the health of the dog the manager told me off and hung up on me. If you buy from them expect very high bet bills and a very sick dog!! My friends that rescued have much healthier dogs!!!!

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A NIGHTMARE!!! Do NOT buy your puppies from this place. My puppy was so sick she had to be hospitalized and won't get her back after a week. I went to the store to speak about this situation and all they said was, "we will pay for the bill but if you want go in there and get yourself another puppy" They did not care on bit about the sick puppy they just sold me. They treat their puppies as SUBJECTS! Anthony who sold the puppy to me was not as nice as when I first walked in to the store. I guess he made his sale. He quickly pushed me over to someone else. They were nasty and "yanked" off my hands the paperwork I had and did not want to return it. I had to get aggressive to get it back in my hands. I was lied about the puppy's age. Once I started reading the paper work they give AFTER you pay I realized the puppy was 4 weeks older than they originally told me. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE, will hate it for anyone else to go through what my kids and I am going through. DO NOT GET PUPPIES FROM THEM.

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A NIGHTMARE!!! Do NOT buy your puppies from this place. My puppy was so sick she had to be hospitalized and won't get her back after a week. I went to the store to speak about this situation and all they said was, "we will pay for the bill but if you want go in there and get yourself another puppy" They did not care on bit about the sick puppy they just sold me. They treat their puppies as SUBJECTS! Anthony who sold the puppy to me was not as nice as when I first walked in to the store. I guess he made his sale. He quickly pushed me over to someone else. They were nasty and "yanked" off my hands the paperwork I had and did not want to return it. I had to get aggressive to get it back in my hands. I was lied about the puppy's age. Once I started reading the paper work they give AFTER you pay I realized the puppy was 4 weeks older than they originally told me. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE, will hate it for anyone else to go through what my kids and I am going through. DO NOT GET PUPPIES FROM THEM.

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Horrible! They buy from the same puppy mills every other pet store buy from. The.puppy you buy maybe healthy(if your lucky) but think of your puppies mother... Being bred every 6 months in a tiny cage with nothing but bare minimum food and water if that. Don't buy from a pet store. ARescue or go to a reputable breeder where you can see the parents and conditions they live in.

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Horrible! They buy from the same puppy mills every other pet store buy from. The.puppy you buy maybe healthy(if your lucky) but think of your puppies mother... Being bred every 6 months in a tiny cage with nothing but bare minimum food and water if that. Don't buy from a pet store. ARescue or go to a reputable breeder where you can see the parents and conditions they live in.

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We bought a Morkie (maltese yorkie) in August 2011. The puppy was 2 months old at the time. She is a beautiful puppy, very good natured and playful. However, from the first evening that we got her, she displayed symptoms of kennel cough. Since then, it has been 1 vet visit after another and I incurred cost of over $3,000. I have been waiting for over 6 weeks to get reimbursed from their "so called" puppy warranty insurance. Plus I discovered that they will only reimburse up to $1,000. I am not one to complain, but when I called the store to complain about the issues I have been having, they simply told me to file my claim with the insurance company....and as I said, I am still waiting to get reimbursed. They claim not to get their dogs from puppy mills, but based on my experience I highly doubt it. So buyers...beware of Shake a Paw..they leave a lot to be desired, and also a huge additional vet bill to boot!!

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We bought a Morkie (maltese yorkie) in August 2011. The puppy was 2 months old at the time. She is a beautiful puppy, very good natured and playful. However, from the first evening that we got her, she displayed symptoms of kennel cough. Since then, it has been 1 vet visit after another and I incurred cost of over $3,000. I have been waiting for over 6 weeks to get reimbursed from their "so called" puppy warranty insurance. Plus I discovered that they will only reimburse up to $1,000. I am not one to complain, but when I called the store to complain about the issues I have been having, they simply told me to file my claim with the insurance company....and as I said, I am still waiting to get reimbursed. They claim not to get their dogs from puppy mills, but based on my experience I highly doubt it. So buyers...beware of Shake a Paw..they leave a lot to be desired, and also a huge additional vet bill to boot!!

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My brother, his girlfriend, and I bought our dogs from Shake a Paw, they are now 6,6 and 5. We've never had any problem with our dogs. I frequently visited the store just to visit the puppies and 2 years later decided to buy a puppy. I love her, she is a Yorkie and Maltese mix. They always have good toys for dogs of her size and I pick up all of my cat toys there as well. Other family members have bought from breeders, but I fell in love with my pup's personality and couldn't leave the store without her.

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My brother, his girlfriend, and I bought our dogs from Shake a Paw, they are now 6,6 and 5. We've never had any problem with our dogs. I frequently visited the store just to visit the puppies and 2 years later decided to buy a puppy. I love her, she is a Yorkie and Maltese mix. They always have good toys for dogs of her size and I pick up all of my cat toys there as well. Other family members have bought from breeders, but I fell in love with my pup's personality and couldn't leave the store without her.

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ALL RETAIL PET SHOPS SELL PUPPY MILL PUPPIES!!!
This store and all others like it will DENY IT up and down but they LIE! They all buy puppy mill puppies. Private breeders are too hard to find, want too high a price, and so retailers buy super cheap pups from mills.
Then all these pups come into the store from all over, a few are sick and they infect all the others. Thats why you see even most of the positive reviews mention their dog had a "little cold" (retailers jargon for KENNEL COUGH!) or worms. These are CONTAGEOUS and throwing dogs together like that is a recipe for disaster.
When you buy a puppy, demand to see at least ONE of the PARENTS of the puppy!
Notice how most of the positve reviews have the same format and similar info, are they written by the store owner's friends and family???
Do your research online: Goggle search "Puppy Mills" and educate yourself BEFORE you make the mistake. Call ANYONE in the dog business: Vets, friends who show dogs, Trainers, Groomers, Kennels, Breeders and get their opinion.

Most people that buy pet shop puppies find out their mistake once they take it to a vet or trainer, too late! Don't make that mistake!

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ALL RETAIL PET SHOPS SELL PUPPY MILL PUPPIES!!!
This store and all others like it will DENY IT up and down but they LIE! They all buy puppy mill puppies. Private breeders are too hard to find, want too high a price, and so retailers buy super cheap pups from mills.
Then all these pups come into the store from all over, a few are sick and they infect all the others. Thats why you see even most of the positive reviews mention their dog had a "little cold" (retailers jargon for KENNEL COUGH!) or worms. These are CONTAGEOUS and throwing dogs together like that is a recipe for disaster.
When you buy a puppy, demand to see at least ONE of the PARENTS of the puppy!
Notice how most of the positve reviews have the same format and similar info, are they written by the store owner's friends and family???
Do your research online: Goggle search "Puppy Mills" and educate yourself BEFORE you make the mistake. Call ANYONE in the dog business: Vets, friends who show dogs, Trainers, Groomers, Kennels, Breeders and get their opinion.

Most people that buy pet shop puppies find out their mistake once they take it to a vet or trainer, too late! Don't make that mistake!

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I was VERY UPSET WITH THE SHAKE A PAW IN HICKSVILLE,NY. I was NEVER TREATED SO AWFULLY IN A STORE IN MY LIFE. THIS heavy set employee there asked my husband and I if we looking to purchase a puppy? I told that we have been disgusting it for awhile but I really don't know how my 3 yr old will handle a puppy. . WELL WITH THAT THIS GUY SAYS TO ME THAT HE WAS NEVER ASKED FROM HIS MOTHER IF HE WANTED A BROTHER AND THAT HE HAS A HANDICAPPED CHILD AND NEVER ASKED THE CHILD IF THEY WANTED A DOG SO WHY AM I LEAVING THE DECISION TO A CHILD??? HE WAS ABSOLUTLY RUDE. WHILE ANOTHER EMPLOYEE THERE WAS BUSY CURSING OUT A COSTUMER AND YELLING AT HER AND TELL HER THERE IS THE FING DOOR IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WAY WE TREAT OUR DOGS. SHE WAS ALMOST IN TEARS .. I CAN OUT BELIEVE THE WAY THEY SPEAK TO THEIR COSTUMERS , IT WILL BE A COLD DAY IN HELL BEFORE I EVER SET FOOT INTO THAT PLACE AGAIN. WHERE DOES THAT GUY GET OFF TELLING ME THAT I SHOULDN'T LET MY CHILD HAVE ANY SAY OF WHAT KIND OF DOG WE PURCHASE.. AWFUL PLACE AND SMELLED DISGUSTING --I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND SHAKE A PAW TO ANY OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS......AWFUL EMPLOYEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was VERY UPSET WITH THE SHAKE A PAW IN HICKSVILLE,NY. I was NEVER TREATED SO AWFULLY IN A STORE IN MY LIFE. THIS heavy set employee there asked my husband and I if we looking to purchase a puppy? I told that we have been disgusting it for awhile but I really don't know how my 3 yr old will handle a puppy. . WELL WITH THAT THIS GUY SAYS TO ME THAT HE WAS NEVER ASKED FROM HIS MOTHER IF HE WANTED A BROTHER AND THAT HE HAS A HANDICAPPED CHILD AND NEVER ASKED THE CHILD IF THEY WANTED A DOG SO WHY AM I LEAVING THE DECISION TO A CHILD??? HE WAS ABSOLUTLY RUDE. WHILE ANOTHER EMPLOYEE THERE WAS BUSY CURSING OUT A COSTUMER AND YELLING AT HER AND TELL HER THERE IS THE FING DOOR IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WAY WE TREAT OUR DOGS. SHE WAS ALMOST IN TEARS .. I CAN OUT BELIEVE THE WAY THEY SPEAK TO THEIR COSTUMERS , IT WILL BE A COLD DAY IN HELL BEFORE I EVER SET FOOT INTO THAT PLACE AGAIN. WHERE DOES THAT GUY GET OFF TELLING ME THAT I SHOULDN'T LET MY CHILD HAVE ANY SAY OF WHAT KIND OF DOG WE PURCHASE.. AWFUL PLACE AND SMELLED DISGUSTING --I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND SHAKE A PAW TO ANY OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS......AWFUL EMPLOYEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Bensalem, Pa. Shake a Paw went downhill then out of business and most of the dogs sold were sickly and died young. I purchased from them in 1995 back when I was ignorant of puppy mills etc and I was so fortunate to have probably one of the few dogs who wasn't sickly. I had her for 15 1/2 years and she passed Jan. 10, 2011. I can never condemn Shake a Paw because the sold me the love of my life but I also know I was just lucky.

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The Bensalem, Pa. Shake a Paw went downhill then out of business and most of the dogs sold were sickly and died young. I purchased from them in 1995 back when I was ignorant of puppy mills etc and I was so fortunate to have probably one of the few dogs who wasn't sickly. I had her for 15 1/2 years and she passed Jan. 10, 2011. I can never condemn Shake a Paw because the sold me the love of my life but I also know I was just lucky.

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Please! Please! Do not buy from this estalishment. Go to a repretable breeder who is going to make sure you get a healthy puppy.
We purchased a 14 week old puppy who we brought to a vet 2 days later as we were told to. The vet informed referred us to a specialist who told us we had a vey sick puppy with a very serious congenital heart defect that was untreatable. It is unconceivable that they did not know about this heart problem, which of course they claim they didn't.
This should not happen and now we are faced with making a very difficult decision on keeping her or return her and getting another dog. (like she is a piece of clothing that we can return to a store)

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Please! Please! Do not buy from this estalishment. Go to a repretable breeder who is going to make sure you get a healthy puppy.
We purchased a 14 week old puppy who we brought to a vet 2 days later as we were told to. The vet informed referred us to a specialist who told us we had a vey sick puppy with a very serious congenital heart defect that was untreatable. It is unconceivable that they did not know about this heart problem, which of course they claim they didn't.
This should not happen and now we are faced with making a very difficult decision on keeping her or return her and getting another dog. (like she is a piece of clothing that we can return to a store)

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I just bought an eight week old beagle puppy from shake a paw in HICKSVILLIE and it was great he is just a blessing and had kennel cough which shake a paw paid for great envirment for pups and I recomend

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I just bought an eight week old beagle puppy from shake a paw in HICKSVILLIE and it was great he is just a blessing and had kennel cough which shake a paw paid for great envirment for pups and I recomend

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Bought my White Lab puppy from Shake a Paw about a month or two ago, and I could not be happier with my purchase. The friendly staff at Shake a Paw helped me every step of the way with getting everything I need to make my pup feel welcome at his new home. I have never had a large breed dog before, but the guys who were helping me assured me that I could always come to them with any questions I have, which was a very comforting thing to hear. I love my new puppy so much, thanks Shake a Paw!

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Bought my White Lab puppy from Shake a Paw about a month or two ago, and I could not be happier with my purchase. The friendly staff at Shake a Paw helped me every step of the way with getting everything I need to make my pup feel welcome at his new home. I have never had a large breed dog before, but the guys who were helping me assured me that I could always come to them with any questions I have, which was a very comforting thing to hear. I love my new puppy so much, thanks Shake a Paw!

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We purchased a Cavalier for $1600 and within 1 day, it was in ICU from dehydration and malnutrition (at 8 weeks!). He was healthy for a while, and then within a few months, was back in ICU for over a week. $7,000 in vet bills and many painful tests on his little body later, and Shake A Paw refused to help with any and all bills. Without a second thought, they said to "just pick out another puppy". This is not a sweater we're returning here! This is a living, breathing, family member! We, unfortunately, had to put our baby down because he was so sick. Shake A Paw didn't pay for a dime of our expenses, not even the purchase price, and if you read their contract, everything is null and void if you have to put the dog down without checking with them first (as if the store is on our minds when we're hysterically crying in the vet hospital). We are heartbroken and have no recourse w this nightmare of a store. All we can say is DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS STORE! NOT A TOY, NOT FOOD, NOT A LEASH, AND DEFINITELY NOT AN ANIMAL!! THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! PUPPY MILL DOGS ARE BEING SOLD HERE AND INNOCENT ANIMALS AND FAMILIES THAT LOVE THEM ARE SUFFERING!! SHAME ON THEM!!

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We purchased a Cavalier for $1600 and within 1 day, it was in ICU from dehydration and malnutrition (at 8 weeks!). He was healthy for a while, and then within a few months, was back in ICU for over a week. $7,000 in vet bills and many painful tests on his little body later, and Shake A Paw refused to help with any and all bills. Without a second thought, they said to "just pick out another puppy". This is not a sweater we're returning here! This is a living, breathing, family member! We, unfortunately, had to put our baby down because he was so sick. Shake A Paw didn't pay for a dime of our expenses, not even the purchase price, and if you read their contract, everything is null and void if you have to put the dog down without checking with them first (as if the store is on our minds when we're hysterically crying in the vet hospital). We are heartbroken and have no recourse w this nightmare of a store. All we can say is DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS STORE! NOT A TOY, NOT FOOD, NOT A LEASH, AND DEFINITELY NOT AN ANIMAL!! THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN! PUPPY MILL DOGS ARE BEING SOLD HERE AND INNOCENT ANIMALS AND FAMILIES THAT LOVE THEM ARE SUFFERING!! SHAME ON THEM!!

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I recently got my English Bulldog from Shake A Paw and could not be happier. He is such a cute and amazing little puppy! The staff was so helpful and the store itself was very beautiful and clean. I was referred to Shake A Paw by some friends who have gotten dogs from them in the past and they were absolutely correct, it is a wonderful pet store!

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I recently got my English Bulldog from Shake A Paw and could not be happier. He is such a cute and amazing little puppy! The staff was so helpful and the store itself was very beautiful and clean. I was referred to Shake A Paw by some friends who have gotten dogs from them in the past and they were absolutely correct, it is a wonderful pet store!

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Shake a paw is the place to get you puppys i have got my 3 pups from there and john helped me they have lots of pups and they give you FREE vet care john work with me to get the best price he will go out of his way to help you so if you are looking for a puppy go to shake a paw in lynbrook ask for john and now i just want to say thank you to john for all your help and to shake a paw in lynbrook see you soon for pup#4...

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Shake a paw is the place to get you puppys i have got my 3 pups from there and john helped me they have lots of pups and they give you FREE vet care john work with me to get the best price he will go out of his way to help you so if you are looking for a puppy go to shake a paw in lynbrook ask for john and now i just want to say thank you to john for all your help and to shake a paw in lynbrook see you soon for pup#4...

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I bought an English Bulldog in April of 2010. I knew she was my dog the moment I saw her. The person who sold her to us was great and didn't try to push us into a sale. She developed kennel cough the first week we had her, which the shake a paw recommended vet covered and she quickly recovered.

However, at the end of July we scheduled her appointment to be spayed. Our puppy had an adverse reaction the anesthesia and immediately went into cardiac arrest. The vet (not the shake a paw vet) was unable to revive her. She was only 6 months old.

I did my research to determine why the vet didn't know and what could be done. The vet did all the blood work necessary and our dog was healthy. There is no test to detect this allergy. It turns out that new research suggests this is genetic. From my understanding, this means it would be covered under our contact with Shake a Paw, as they cover genetic disorders.

I called Shake A Paw to simply ask what the process would be to determine if this was covered. I understand this is very rare. After listening for less than 5 minutes, the manager said "well what do you want me to do about it. Call the vet - he screwed up" he later continued with "What- you just want me to hand you another dog?". I had already had other vets review the report to determine if it was the vet. The dosages were correct- the vet is not at fault. I was simply looking to determine if there was anything Shake a Paw could do. He was rude and not the least bit sympathetic. I was not looking for another pet, as I feel I have lost a family member. I was looking to see if we had options at some point down the road. He had little to no customer service skills- I can't believe he's the manager.

I am so disappointed in the way I was treated. We spent over $3,000 at Shake A Paw and lost our puppy just 3 months later. I at least deserved to be treated with respect and for the manager to have some compassion when I called.

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I bought an English Bulldog in April of 2010. I knew she was my dog the moment I saw her. The person who sold her to us was great and didn't try to push us into a sale. She developed kennel cough the first week we had her, which the shake a paw recommended vet covered and she quickly recovered.

However, at the end of July we scheduled her appointment to be spayed. Our puppy had an adverse reaction the anesthesia and immediately went into cardiac arrest. The vet (not the shake a paw vet) was unable to revive her. She was only 6 months old.

I did my research to determine why the vet didn't know and what could be done. The vet did all the blood work necessary and our dog was healthy. There is no test to detect this allergy. It turns out that new research suggests this is genetic. From my understanding, this means it would be covered under our contact with Shake a Paw, as they cover genetic disorders.

I called Shake A Paw to simply ask what the process would be to determine if this was covered. I understand this is very rare. After listening for less than 5 minutes, the manager said "well what do you want me to do about it. Call the vet - he screwed up" he later continued with "What- you just want me to hand you another dog?". I had already had other vets review the report to determine if it was the vet. The dosages were correct- the vet is not at fault. I was simply looking to determine if there was anything Shake a Paw could do. He was rude and not the least bit sympathetic. I was not looking for another pet, as I feel I have lost a family member. I was looking to see if we had options at some point down the road. He had little to no customer service skills- I can't believe he's the manager.

I am so disappointed in the way I was treated. We spent over $3,000 at Shake A Paw and lost our puppy just 3 months later. I at least deserved to be treated with respect and for the manager to have some compassion when I called.

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I purchased my puppy in April of 2010 from Shake A Paw and I couldn't be happier. This place was only one I've seen that had the puppy I wanted. The staff was so nice and helpful. I would recommend anyone to go there.

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I purchased my puppy in April of 2010 from Shake A Paw and I couldn't be happier. This place was only one I've seen that had the puppy I wanted. The staff was so nice and helpful. I would recommend anyone to go there.

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Shame on this store. I purchased a puppy and the poor baby became so sick., after 3 days. He did not want to eat, he vomited constantly and was completely dehydrated. I had to bring him to the vet and leave him there for 1 week. WHen I went back to Shake a Paw, they told me it must have been something I did. I guess giving hugs to the puppy hurt him... They would not acknowledge the pre existing condition. They took no responsiblity for any of the Vet bills. Needless to say, the bills were quite expensive, but, the little guys life was saved and needs meds everyday for the rest of his life.
SHAKE A PAW LIES, conditions are terrible, they do not care about the puppys AT ALL.

GO ELSEWHERE, THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT NICE AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE ANIMALS; I KNOW IT FIRST HAND.

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Shame on this store. I purchased a puppy and the poor baby became so sick., after 3 days. He did not want to eat, he vomited constantly and was completely dehydrated. I had to bring him to the vet and leave him there for 1 week. WHen I went back to Shake a Paw, they told me it must have been something I did. I guess giving hugs to the puppy hurt him... They would not acknowledge the pre existing condition. They took no responsiblity for any of the Vet bills. Needless to say, the bills were quite expensive, but, the little guys life was saved and needs meds everyday for the rest of his life.
SHAKE A PAW LIES, conditions are terrible, they do not care about the puppys AT ALL.

GO ELSEWHERE, THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT NICE AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE ANIMALS; I KNOW IT FIRST HAND.

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I purchased a puppy from shake a paw 1 1/2 years ago. a beautiful baby chihuahua. i went in just to look, but fell in love with her and couldnt say no. She did have a little cold after i brought her home, and being a nervous new owner i brought her to the vet like 5 times for it, all of which shake a paw paid for. other then that, she hasent had any other issues. i really dont think i can blame them for the puppy getting a cold, but i do thank them for paying the vet to make sure she got better fast. overall great experience. I have recommended 3 of my freinds to them and all of them got great healthy puppies too. If your looking for a puppy, 1 word of advice... Go to shake a paw!

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I purchased a puppy from shake a paw 1 1/2 years ago. a beautiful baby chihuahua. i went in just to look, but fell in love with her and couldnt say no. She did have a little cold after i brought her home, and being a nervous new owner i brought her to the vet like 5 times for it, all of which shake a paw paid for. other then that, she hasent had any other issues. i really dont think i can blame them for the puppy getting a cold, but i do thank them for paying the vet to make sure she got better fast. overall great experience. I have recommended 3 of my freinds to them and all of them got great healthy puppies too. If your looking for a puppy, 1 word of advice... Go to shake a paw!

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I purchased my family a gorgeous baby boxer from shake a paw. I searched for 4 weeks to find the perfect puppy. Shopping breeders online, going from store to store, and visiting breeders out of newsday. I know what everyone sais about puppy stores, but the fact is.. whoever i decided to get the puppy from, i was giving alot of money. And i didnt feel comfortable buying a dog offline, And shake a paw guarantee's against everything. So far (4 months) my puppy is in perfect health. I even spoke to the breeder and got pictures of my dogs parents. Shake a paw was very upfront and honest, and a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend them to everyone.

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I purchased my family a gorgeous baby boxer from shake a paw. I searched for 4 weeks to find the perfect puppy. Shopping breeders online, going from store to store, and visiting breeders out of newsday. I know what everyone sais about puppy stores, but the fact is.. whoever i decided to get the puppy from, i was giving alot of money. And i didnt feel comfortable buying a dog offline, And shake a paw guarantee's against everything. So far (4 months) my puppy is in perfect health. I even spoke to the breeder and got pictures of my dogs parents. Shake a paw was very upfront and honest, and a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend them to everyone.

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I got my puppy 2 months ago! We coiuldn't be any more happier! She's been nothing but healthy and a ball of fun and cuddles! We were very satisfied with the help (James & Ricky.) The vet that they suggested is absoultley AMAZING. Very sweet, animal lovers, helpful, etc. We have an older dog, who is a 9 year old lab (NOT purchased at shake-a-paw) Six years ago she had a stroke in her spine, she was in rehab for 2 weeks at the vet they suggest, West Hills (I would ay the BEST vet on LI) Our lab WAS NOT bought @ shake-a-paw. We couldn't be any happier with our newest addidition, a chicuhua and mini dashund mix. Thank You everyone at shake-a-paw.

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I got my puppy 2 months ago! We coiuldn't be any more happier! She's been nothing but healthy and a ball of fun and cuddles! We were very satisfied with the help (James & Ricky.) The vet that they suggested is absoultley AMAZING. Very sweet, animal lovers, helpful, etc. We have an older dog, who is a 9 year old lab (NOT purchased at shake-a-paw) Six years ago she had a stroke in her spine, she was in rehab for 2 weeks at the vet they suggest, West Hills (I would ay the BEST vet on LI) Our lab WAS NOT bought @ shake-a-paw. We couldn't be any happier with our newest addidition, a chicuhua and mini dashund mix. Thank You everyone at shake-a-paw.

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We lost our baby chin, a Japenese Chin purchased May, 2007 on Tuesday March 16th after a 5 week stay at a speciality hospital. Within two weeks of purchasing Sunny
he was diagnosed with both kennel cough, an expanded pallet
and a collapsed tracia. We dealt with it but Sunny always
had special needs..irregular bowel movements and constantly hungry..Since July he has been treated with a genetic disorder that the specialist diagnosed as lower bowel intestional issues..Sunny would have a few good weeks, then
be rushed to emergency losing all his proteins near death...
I promised my baby chin that I would do everything possible to
let the public be aware that SHAKE A PAW SELLS VERY SICK PUPPIES AND SHOULD NOT BE IN BUSINESS.

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We lost our baby chin, a Japenese Chin purchased May, 2007 on Tuesday March 16th after a 5 week stay at a speciality hospital. Within two weeks of purchasing Sunny
he was diagnosed with both kennel cough, an expanded pallet
and a collapsed tracia. We dealt with it but Sunny always
had special needs..irregular bowel movements and constantly hungry..Since July he has been treated with a genetic disorder that the specialist diagnosed as lower bowel intestional issues..Sunny would have a few good weeks, then
be rushed to emergency losing all his proteins near death...
I promised my baby chin that I would do everything possible to
let the public be aware that SHAKE A PAW SELLS VERY SICK PUPPIES AND SHOULD NOT BE IN BUSINESS.

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I bought a puppy at Shake A Paw in January 2010 at the Hicksville store and I am very satisfied. My dog is healthy. He had mites in his ears which was cleared up quickly and the store picked up the tab - no hassels. I would recommend this facility to buy a puppy and would not hesitate to do so again. The sales help (Joe, Matt) were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great dog.

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I bought a puppy at Shake A Paw in January 2010 at the Hicksville store and I am very satisfied. My dog is healthy. He had mites in his ears which was cleared up quickly and the store picked up the tab - no hassels. I would recommend this facility to buy a puppy and would not hesitate to do so again. The sales help (Joe, Matt) were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great dog.

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Shake A Paw puppies come from puppy mills, if you want a puppy from a puppy mill, go adopt one at North Shore or another shelter. You only have to pay the adoption fee and the animals are usually healthier because they have been vet checked. Many of them have even been fostered in someone's home. By buying at a pet store, you are promoting and encouraging puppy mills! Go save a dog, not promote the breeding of more.

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Shake A Paw puppies come from puppy mills, if you want a puppy from a puppy mill, go adopt one at North Shore or another shelter. You only have to pay the adoption fee and the animals are usually healthier because they have been vet checked. Many of them have even been fostered in someone's home. By buying at a pet store, you are promoting and encouraging puppy mills! Go save a dog, not promote the breeding of more.

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i am an animal lover and i think shake-a-paw should have a private back yard for the cats and dogs. Every time i go in there i see about 7-10 dogs in the same cage, and one time i went there i saw 7 puppies playing together then one of the employes came over and grabed a little cute shitzu by the neck VERY HARD. He thought he looked cute. So thats why i help collecting and donating money to other non-kill shelters like The Little Shelter and The North Shore Animal Leage. Employes of Shake-a-paw you suck!

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i am an animal lover and i think shake-a-paw should have a private back yard for the cats and dogs. Every time i go in there i see about 7-10 dogs in the same cage, and one time i went there i saw 7 puppies playing together then one of the employes came over and grabed a little cute shitzu by the neck VERY HARD. He thought he looked cute. So thats why i help collecting and donating money to other non-kill shelters like The Little Shelter and The North Shore Animal Leage. Employes of Shake-a-paw you suck!

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the people who have problems with your puppy...
your fault!if you would do more research on the dog you wanted to buy, you would know that pet stores are not the best places to get puppies. 99% of all puppy stores get their puppies from puppy mills who all have a higher risk of getting diseases, and health problems. i would suggest to get a puppy at a shelter near you. or if you have a specific breed you want, find a dog breeder around your area.

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the people who have problems with your puppy...
your fault!if you would do more research on the dog you wanted to buy, you would know that pet stores are not the best places to get puppies. 99% of all puppy stores get their puppies from puppy mills who all have a higher risk of getting diseases, and health problems. i would suggest to get a puppy at a shelter near you. or if you have a specific breed you want, find a dog breeder around your area.

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Shake-a-Paw in Hicksville is just like any other pet store that sells puppies - the puppies can get sick being that new puppies are introduced almost daily. Because they are so close together it is very difficult to keep them from being sick. I have purchased puppies from both Shake-a-Paw and The International Kennel Club and the Shake-a-Paw puppies were more healthy.

Shake-a-Paw also carries some products that are harder to find - Angel's Eyes (I have a maltese). I was so happy when I found out that they carried this product. Also, all of the other supplies that they carry there are high quality. It is nice to have an option other than the cheaper pet supply stores with overpriced junk. I will keep going to Shake-a-Paw for my pet supplies.

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Shake-a-Paw in Hicksville is just like any other pet store that sells puppies - the puppies can get sick being that new puppies are introduced almost daily. Because they are so close together it is very difficult to keep them from being sick. I have purchased puppies from both Shake-a-Paw and The International Kennel Club and the Shake-a-Paw puppies were more healthy.

Shake-a-Paw also carries some products that are harder to find - Angel's Eyes (I have a maltese). I was so happy when I found out that they carried this product. Also, all of the other supplies that they carry there are high quality. It is nice to have an option other than the cheaper pet supply stores with overpriced junk. I will keep going to Shake-a-Paw for my pet supplies.

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HORRIBLE!! Do not purchase a pet from SHAKE-A-PAW. MY SISTER AND I PURCHASED PUPPIES A SHORKY, MARLEY AND A PUGGLE, ELVY FROM THE HICKSVILLE SHOP. BOTH CAME HOME WITH KENNEL COUGH AS WELL AS PARASITES. IN ADDITION ELVY HAS CHERRY EYE (RED BUBBLE) IN BOTH EYES!. WE HAVE NO REGRETS AS WE LOVE OUR PUPPIES BUT IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULD HAVE DONE A BIT MORE RESEARCH!! AND GONE SOMEWHERE ELSE!! SHAKE-A-PAW IS ABOUT ONE THING..$! EVEN WITH THE CONTRACT THEY TRIED EVERY WHICH WAY TO CREATE LOOPHOLES AND AVOID COVERING THEIR END OF THE AGREEMENT. PLEASE RECONSIDER PURCHASING A PET FROM THESE CROOKS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR FURTHUR DISCUSSION. KAMATOPHOTO@AOL.COM.
THANKS GUYS!

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HORRIBLE!! Do not purchase a pet from SHAKE-A-PAW. MY SISTER AND I PURCHASED PUPPIES A SHORKY, MARLEY AND A PUGGLE, ELVY FROM THE HICKSVILLE SHOP. BOTH CAME HOME WITH KENNEL COUGH AS WELL AS PARASITES. IN ADDITION ELVY HAS CHERRY EYE (RED BUBBLE) IN BOTH EYES!. WE HAVE NO REGRETS AS WE LOVE OUR PUPPIES BUT IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULD HAVE DONE A BIT MORE RESEARCH!! AND GONE SOMEWHERE ELSE!! SHAKE-A-PAW IS ABOUT ONE THING..$! EVEN WITH THE CONTRACT THEY TRIED EVERY WHICH WAY TO CREATE LOOPHOLES AND AVOID COVERING THEIR END OF THE AGREEMENT. PLEASE RECONSIDER PURCHASING A PET FROM THESE CROOKS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR FURTHUR DISCUSSION. KAMATOPHOTO@AOL.COM.
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My sister bought the cutest American Bulldog puppy from Shake a Paw in Hicksville Dec. 07. Not only did she walk out with the puppy but the sales person sold her alot of items she did not need at the whopping cost of $3,200.

After a couple of months the dog starting having severe seizures and was diagnosed as having epilepsy. Shake a paw shrugged her off and told her that it is not a genetic condition and they will not do anything for her. Now she is stuck with vet bill each month.

I also had a friend that bought a beautiful "somthing" doodle dog and it had such severe skin problems that it is on cream medication constantly.

Dont believe their song and dance that they guarantee everything under the sun because they dont.

Do yourself a favor, mutt dogs are much healthier then full breed dogs and you can also get a healthy dog from a breeder for much less than shake a paw and they have the parents on the property to see. Do your homework on the internet first.

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My sister bought the cutest American Bulldog puppy from Shake a Paw in Hicksville Dec. 07. Not only did she walk out with the puppy but the sales person sold her alot of items she did not need at the whopping cost of $3,200.

After a couple of months the dog starting having severe seizures and was diagnosed as having epilepsy. Shake a paw shrugged her off and told her that it is not a genetic condition and they will not do anything for her. Now she is stuck with vet bill each month.

I also had a friend that bought a beautiful "somthing" doodle dog and it had such severe skin problems that it is on cream medication constantly.

Dont believe their song and dance that they guarantee everything under the sun because they dont.

Do yourself a favor, mutt dogs are much healthier then full breed dogs and you can also get a healthy dog from a breeder for much less than shake a paw and they have the parents on the property to see. Do your homework on the internet first.

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I would like to give a review about shake a paw and ANSWER MORE THEN ONE REVIEW I SAW ON THIS THING. MOST OF YOU POEPLE ARE RIDICULOUS. IVE PURCHASED 3 DOGS FROM SHAKE A PAW MYSELF AND INCLUDING MY FAMILY ( 5 OTHER DOGS ) AND FREINDS ( 3 OTHER DOGS ) ALL PURCHASED FROM SHAKE A PAW. IVE DEALT WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE MENTIONED HERE. AND I MEAN WORMS AND KENNEL COUGH. IM SORRY BUT IM NOT THAT IGNORANT TO EXPECT ANYONE IN THE WORLD TO BE ABLE TO KEEP A LIVING ANIMAL FROM ENCOUNTERING THE 2 MOST COMMON PROBLEMS SEEN IN THEM. I KNOW MANY POEPLE THAT PURCHASED PUPPIES FROM PERSONAL BREEDERS AS WELL AND SOME OF THEM HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS THOSE BREEDERS DID NOTHING TO HELP THEM WHEN IT DID HAPPEN. SHAKE A PAW A PAW PAYED THE VET BILL FOR THE 2 PUPPIES THAT DID COME DOWN WITH KENNEL COUGH. AND IN THE END MY PUPPY IS FINE AND I DIDNT SPEND ANYTHING EXTRA. AS FOR MY FREIND HE HAD TO PAY HIMSELF AND IN THE END HIS PUPPY IS FINE TOO BUT I AM 600 RICHER THEN HIM NOW. AS FAR AS THE DRUGGED REVIEWS, YOU HAVE TO LAUGH. I COULD ONLY IMAGINE THE COST FOR THEM DRUG 200 PUPPIES DAILY.. I WOULD IMAGINE IT IS MUCH CHEAPER TO JUST DO YOUR JOB. I ALSO COULD CHALK OFF SLEEPING PUPPIES IN THAT STORE TO EXACTLY WHAT THE BOOKS I HAVE READ TOLD ME, PUPPIES SLEEP 80 PERCENT OF THE DAY. WELL ANYWAY, IM SURE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME UNFORTUATE INCENDENTS EVERYWHERE BUT CAN TELL YOU FROM MY EXPERIENCE SHAKE A PAW IS GREAT AND I WOULD REFER THEM TO ANYONE THAT ASKS.

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I would like to give a review about shake a paw and ANSWER MORE THEN ONE REVIEW I SAW ON THIS THING. MOST OF YOU POEPLE ARE RIDICULOUS. IVE PURCHASED 3 DOGS FROM SHAKE A PAW MYSELF AND INCLUDING MY FAMILY ( 5 OTHER DOGS ) AND FREINDS ( 3 OTHER DOGS ) ALL PURCHASED FROM SHAKE A PAW. IVE DEALT WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE MENTIONED HERE. AND I MEAN WORMS AND KENNEL COUGH. IM SORRY BUT IM NOT THAT IGNORANT TO EXPECT ANYONE IN THE WORLD TO BE ABLE TO KEEP A LIVING ANIMAL FROM ENCOUNTERING THE 2 MOST COMMON PROBLEMS SEEN IN THEM. I KNOW MANY POEPLE THAT PURCHASED PUPPIES FROM PERSONAL BREEDERS AS WELL AND SOME OF THEM HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS THOSE BREEDERS DID NOTHING TO HELP THEM WHEN IT DID HAPPEN. SHAKE A PAW A PAW PAYED THE VET BILL FOR THE 2 PUPPIES THAT DID COME DOWN WITH KENNEL COUGH. AND IN THE END MY PUPPY IS FINE AND I DIDNT SPEND ANYTHING EXTRA. AS FOR MY FREIND HE HAD TO PAY HIMSELF AND IN THE END HIS PUPPY IS FINE TOO BUT I AM 600 RICHER THEN HIM NOW. AS FAR AS THE DRUGGED REVIEWS, YOU HAVE TO LAUGH. I COULD ONLY IMAGINE THE COST FOR THEM DRUG 200 PUPPIES DAILY.. I WOULD IMAGINE IT IS MUCH CHEAPER TO JUST DO YOUR JOB. I ALSO COULD CHALK OFF SLEEPING PUPPIES IN THAT STORE TO EXACTLY WHAT THE BOOKS I HAVE READ TOLD ME, PUPPIES SLEEP 80 PERCENT OF THE DAY. WELL ANYWAY, IM SURE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME UNFORTUATE INCENDENTS EVERYWHERE BUT CAN TELL YOU FROM MY EXPERIENCE SHAKE A PAW IS GREAT AND I WOULD REFER THEM TO ANYONE THAT ASKS.

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I considered puppy mill rumors when I shopped at Shake A Paw. I tried to find a breeder and looked in shelters. I needed a hypoallergenic dog and I didn't want to spend a fortune. I found the Shake A Paw experience to be satisfactory. My puppy is happy and healthy and was given very good medical care before and after we purchased him. To the other posters, maybe the dogs were tired when you visited. I have seen them active and sleeping. To the puppy mill oponents, the puppies there need homes, too. To say not to buy them when they are already there is just silly. How are you helping those puppies by leaving them there? I have talked to the woman who sold my puppy to Shake A Paw. She was lovely and sent me 'baby' pictures of Max because we adopted him at 5 months. I don't believe that she is a puppy mill person. All that information is on your paperwork. Look it over. And finally, to the folks who complain that their puppies required additional medical care, Shake A Paw paid for my vet bill. A friend also purchased a puppy there who had a few issues. They paid his bill as well, and it was substanital. So stop complaining. If your puppy needed care, call them and request that they pay the bill. By the way, we continue to use the vet that was recommended. he's wonderful.

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I considered puppy mill rumors when I shopped at Shake A Paw. I tried to find a breeder and looked in shelters. I needed a hypoallergenic dog and I didn't want to spend a fortune. I found the Shake A Paw experience to be satisfactory. My puppy is happy and healthy and was given very good medical care before and after we purchased him. To the other posters, maybe the dogs were tired when you visited. I have seen them active and sleeping. To the puppy mill oponents, the puppies there need homes, too. To say not to buy them when they are already there is just silly. How are you helping those puppies by leaving them there? I have talked to the woman who sold my puppy to Shake A Paw. She was lovely and sent me 'baby' pictures of Max because we adopted him at 5 months. I don't believe that she is a puppy mill person. All that information is on your paperwork. Look it over. And finally, to the folks who complain that their puppies required additional medical care, Shake A Paw paid for my vet bill. A friend also purchased a puppy there who had a few issues. They paid his bill as well, and it was substanital. So stop complaining. If your puppy needed care, call them and request that they pay the bill. By the way, we continue to use the vet that was recommended. he's wonderful.

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Over the past two months I have gone into Shake-a-paw in Hicksville. On both occasions ALL of the dogs were sleeping and barely moving. I find it hard to believe that these dogs are not being drugged up. I have had many dogs and been in many shops and I have never seen anything like this. I actually brought some people with me the second time I went. They all said the same thing. It was disgusting to see them that way. Don't buy a puppy from a place that is so commercialized that they are willing to do anything to make it easier on them!

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Over the past two months I have gone into Shake-a-paw in Hicksville. On both occasions ALL of the dogs were sleeping and barely moving. I find it hard to believe that these dogs are not being drugged up. I have had many dogs and been in many shops and I have never seen anything like this. I actually brought some people with me the second time I went. They all said the same thing. It was disgusting to see them that way. Don't buy a puppy from a place that is so commercialized that they are willing to do anything to make it easier on them!

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Okay i do tons of research before I add to my clan of doggie friends, i have 4. the point of this is all the reviews are about two different places.

I found almost all good reviews on shake a paw in hicksville and almost all bad reviews on one in lynbrook.

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Okay i do tons of research before I add to my clan of doggie friends, i have 4. the point of this is all the reviews are about two different places.

I found almost all good reviews on shake a paw in hicksville and almost all bad reviews on one in lynbrook.

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I have been an animal lover all my life. Dogs are my joy in life. I had two dogs previously and they were both from shelters. It broke my heart. The first one had seizures and was so sick. Thousands in medical bills and she died at 12 years. My other from the shelter was the most precious thing i have ever seen. We bonded so quickly, she was my little darling...when she was 2 years old i noticed a behavor change. A little attitude, it got so much worse. She was so aggressive I had to keep her from family, other animals, she even bit me. the doctor said it could be neurological. She had all sorts of test done, they couldnt find anything and finally she got sick. She had a very rare disease and died at 4 years. I can't take anymore heartbreak!!!!

So i bought a golden retriever from Shake a paw in hicksville. He is so beautiful. Now 8 months old and a hefty but we only say big boned 98 lbs. He has not been sick once.

So I ask you, what should I have done? I couldn't stand another heartbreak, and i wanted to have a happy healthy four legged friend in my life.

I hope every animals gets a full belly and a warm roof over its head. For now, my puppy mill dog, is healthy and sleeping at my feet. My precious little guy...

I also would like to add...North shore animal league is a animal deathtrap. I got both my previous dogs there...stay far from them. Both my neighbors got dogs there, both sick, both died.

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I have been an animal lover all my life. Dogs are my joy in life. I had two dogs previously and they were both from shelters. It broke my heart. The first one had seizures and was so sick. Thousands in medical bills and she died at 12 years. My other from the shelter was the most precious thing i have ever seen. We bonded so quickly, she was my little darling...when she was 2 years old i noticed a behavor change. A little attitude, it got so much worse. She was so aggressive I had to keep her from family, other animals, she even bit me. the doctor said it could be neurological. She had all sorts of test done, they couldnt find anything and finally she got sick. She had a very rare disease and died at 4 years. I can't take anymore heartbreak!!!!

So i bought a golden retriever from Shake a paw in hicksville. He is so beautiful. Now 8 months old and a hefty but we only say big boned 98 lbs. He has not been sick once.

So I ask you, what should I have done? I couldn't stand another heartbreak, and i wanted to have a happy healthy four legged friend in my life.

I hope every animals gets a full belly and a warm roof over its head. For now, my puppy mill dog, is healthy and sleeping at my feet. My precious little guy...

I also would like to add...North shore animal league is a animal deathtrap. I got both my previous dogs there...stay far from them. Both my neighbors got dogs there, both sick, both died.

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Shake a Paw is not only terrible for dogs, but for rabbits as well. I bought my 2 month old (sup. a flop, who knows) bunny and I was obsessed with him. He was so adorable and was doing great. My boyfriend works nights, so he was perfect and I could come home to him every night. He was so soft and fluffy and happy. About 5 days after I got him, I noticed he stopped pooping. I called the vet the following day and went in the next day. After a vet ($87), an emergency vet ($257), and a super rabbit vet ($480), I found my rabbit to have GI Statis. It's a condition that clogs up the rabbits intense. He was in an incubator in the ICU and I was devastated. I bonded with this amazing, personable bunny. When I called Shake a Paw to complain, they said they would give me a new one and I could give them the sick one back. Ohhh, okay, so I would give them the sick bunny back and they would toss him...or try to re-sell him? NO ONE there knew what they were talking about. My vet even called to complain. What are these people thinking? I am sorry, but I am an animal lover, not hater and I just don't toss out a 2 month old bunny and get a new one. My vet also said she has seen multiple animals come out of shake a paw with major problems. Yesterday, after spending the night over at the vet, my bunny had to be put to sleep and I am devastated. I am now going after the terrible and NASTY people at Shake A Paw. I have read many complaints that said Shake a Paw paid for their dog vet bills, but they will NOT pay for my bunny vet bills.

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Shake a Paw is not only terrible for dogs, but for rabbits as well. I bought my 2 month old (sup. a flop, who knows) bunny and I was obsessed with him. He was so adorable and was doing great. My boyfriend works nights, so he was perfect and I could come home to him every night. He was so soft and fluffy and happy. About 5 days after I got him, I noticed he stopped pooping. I called the vet the following day and went in the next day. After a vet ($87), an emergency vet ($257), and a super rabbit vet ($480), I found my rabbit to have GI Statis. It's a condition that clogs up the rabbits intense. He was in an incubator in the ICU and I was devastated. I bonded with this amazing, personable bunny. When I called Shake a Paw to complain, they said they would give me a new one and I could give them the sick one back. Ohhh, okay, so I would give them the sick bunny back and they would toss him...or try to re-sell him? NO ONE there knew what they were talking about. My vet even called to complain. What are these people thinking? I am sorry, but I am an animal lover, not hater and I just don't toss out a 2 month old bunny and get a new one. My vet also said she has seen multiple animals come out of shake a paw with major problems. Yesterday, after spending the night over at the vet, my bunny had to be put to sleep and I am devastated. I am now going after the terrible and NASTY people at Shake A Paw. I have read many complaints that said Shake a Paw paid for their dog vet bills, but they will NOT pay for my bunny vet bills.

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I figured I would add a review since its a substantial amount of time since I've had my newest addition. I purchased a german shephard puppy August 2007, she grew on me like wild fire.. I adored her and grew so attached, I had her for 7 months.. Through out that time she had various skin problems which we couldn't figure out.. wasn't fleas.. thought it was mange.. medication worked for a bit then stopped altogether. Always getting worms.. Brought her to my vet due to a check up and she was diagnosed with hip dysplaysia as well. I couldn't afford it anymore.. The medical bills were racking up and It was just getting to expensive. My heart broke that day when the Vet called Shake a paw and explained the situation. I was to return her for a store credit.. Not what I really wanted but I accepted sadly. I must admit they were very kind to me.. I cried on the phone with them and when I had to take my baby back.. I cried so bad i couldnt even go in the store.. I felt as if I betrayed her. They said she was to be sent back to the breeder she had come from.. I dont know how true that is but I hope she is living a better life. Later down the road.. me living alone I got lonesome.. So i went to shake a paw to redeem my credit.. It was hard finding a dog for the price i had gotten my last one.. But I fell inlove with a little dachshund.. He was over the price limit I had but they gave him to me anyway for the credit I had and renewed my guarantee at no extra cost. Its hard to tell when a puppy is healthy or not.. My german shephard was upbeat and happy always playful.. but she was sick. What can I say really.. who do you blame? Well my new baby is almost 1 year old and hes has been healthy and happy.. he is glued to my side.. He had one problem where he stopped eatting due to parasites and he had to stay overnight for a few days at the animal hospital.. I thought all was lost at that moment.. that I would have my heart broken again.. But he has been healthy since. I still miss my shephard and she's always in my heart. Next pet I get will be an adopted one. It's not always the pet stores fault.. but it can be.. in my case I can't really decide. You be the judge.. They were extremely nice to me and good people work there.. Oh and if a blonde lady decides to pick out what you need.. STOP she racked up my bill to nearly 400 dollars in useless stuff and me being a sucker bought it all.

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I figured I would add a review since its a substantial amount of time since I've had my newest addition. I purchased a german shephard puppy August 2007, she grew on me like wild fire.. I adored her and grew so attached, I had her for 7 months.. Through out that time she had various skin problems which we couldn't figure out.. wasn't fleas.. thought it was mange.. medication worked for a bit then stopped altogether. Always getting worms.. Brought her to my vet due to a check up and she was diagnosed with hip dysplaysia as well. I couldn't afford it anymore.. The medical bills were racking up and It was just getting to expensive. My heart broke that day when the Vet called Shake a paw and explained the situation. I was to return her for a store credit.. Not what I really wanted but I accepted sadly. I must admit they were very kind to me.. I cried on the phone with them and when I had to take my baby back.. I cried so bad i couldnt even go in the store.. I felt as if I betrayed her. They said she was to be sent back to the breeder she had come from.. I dont know how true that is but I hope she is living a better life. Later down the road.. me living alone I got lonesome.. So i went to shake a paw to redeem my credit.. It was hard finding a dog for the price i had gotten my last one.. But I fell inlove with a little dachshund.. He was over the price limit I had but they gave him to me anyway for the credit I had and renewed my guarantee at no extra cost. Its hard to tell when a puppy is healthy or not.. My german shephard was upbeat and happy always playful.. but she was sick. What can I say really.. who do you blame? Well my new baby is almost 1 year old and hes has been healthy and happy.. he is glued to my side.. He had one problem where he stopped eatting due to parasites and he had to stay overnight for a few days at the animal hospital.. I thought all was lost at that moment.. that I would have my heart broken again.. But he has been healthy since. I still miss my shephard and she's always in my heart. Next pet I get will be an adopted one. It's not always the pet stores fault.. but it can be.. in my case I can't really decide. You be the judge.. They were extremely nice to me and good people work there.. Oh and if a blonde lady decides to pick out what you need.. STOP she racked up my bill to nearly 400 dollars in useless stuff and me being a sucker bought it all.

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My friend bought a Visla puppy there and within 48 hours it was dead. Severe respiratory infection. Yes, he got his money back, but a young puppy died! When we informed that manager he should have the other puppies checked - he shrugged it off and said "this happens from time-to-time". Small consolation.

DO NOT BUY FROM PET STORES! You can get a happy, healthy pup from a reputable breeder for the same or less than what you are charged there and you know that the dog will not be sick.

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My friend bought a Visla puppy there and within 48 hours it was dead. Severe respiratory infection. Yes, he got his money back, but a young puppy died! When we informed that manager he should have the other puppies checked - he shrugged it off and said "this happens from time-to-time". Small consolation.

DO NOT BUY FROM PET STORES! You can get a happy, healthy pup from a reputable breeder for the same or less than what you are charged there and you know that the dog will not be sick.

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Shake a paw is a very bad a place to buy any animal. My cuz got a gunia pig from there and it had mites, ring worm and cuts all over it. Then one of my family friends bought a puppy for their daughter and it had fleas, and bite her, vomited alot and had diheria the as soon as they got it home. It was very expensive for dogs and everything else there i hope that this report helps all of you make the right choice when going to shake a paw.

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Shake a paw is a very bad a place to buy any animal. My cuz got a gunia pig from there and it had mites, ring worm and cuts all over it. Then one of my family friends bought a puppy for their daughter and it had fleas, and bite her, vomited alot and had diheria the as soon as they got it home. It was very expensive for dogs and everything else there i hope that this report helps all of you make the right choice when going to shake a paw.

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Any person who I ever spoke to that purchased a dog from Shake a Paw was very upset. The dogs came home and with in a day or so were sick. One friend spent $3,000 in vet bills. The dog would have died if they returned it to Shake a Paw. My daughter has a friend who worked in Shake a Paw in Hicksville and was told that papers are very often made up about the dogs parents and where they come from. Most probably puppy mills. So that pure bred dog that you are paying for is not what you think. If you want purebred dogs, North Shore Animal league and many other shelters have them who need homes. Take a look at the Pedigree dog food commercial and see how cute those shelter dogs are. Happily they have all been adopted. If everyone stopped buying dogs, there would be no more puppy mills in Lancaster, PA or anywhere else.

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Any person who I ever spoke to that purchased a dog from Shake a Paw was very upset. The dogs came home and with in a day or so were sick. One friend spent $3,000 in vet bills. The dog would have died if they returned it to Shake a Paw. My daughter has a friend who worked in Shake a Paw in Hicksville and was told that papers are very often made up about the dogs parents and where they come from. Most probably puppy mills. So that pure bred dog that you are paying for is not what you think. If you want purebred dogs, North Shore Animal league and many other shelters have them who need homes. Take a look at the Pedigree dog food commercial and see how cute those shelter dogs are. Happily they have all been adopted. If everyone stopped buying dogs, there would be no more puppy mills in Lancaster, PA or anywhere else.

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I VISIT THE SHAKE A PAW AT HICKSVILLE VERY OFTEN JUST TO SEE THE LITTLE PUPPIES. I DO ALWAYS SEE CLEAN PENS AND CAGES, WORKERS ARE ON TOP OF THE DOGS GROOMING, AND YEAH THAT STORE IS A LITTLE SMALL BUT THE DOGS ARE FAR FROM CROWDED MOST DOGS ARE ONLY 1-4 LBS. AND SOCIALIZING WITH OTHER PUPPIES IN THEIR CAGES IS GOOD FOR THE DOG RATHER THEN BEING LEFT ALONE. I ONLY FEEL BAD WHEN THE OLDER ONES A FEW MTHS OLD ARE STILL THERE BUT THEY DO HAVE A LARGER GLASSED IN FACILITY THAT THOSE DOGS ARE IN AND THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM PROBABLY MORE ROOM THEN YOU WOULD GIVE YOUR PUPPY AT HOME. I KNOW ABOUT GETTING A SICK DOG I'VE HAD THE PROBLEM AT THE OTHER STORE THEY HAVE BUT THEY DO COVER THE EXPENSE AND THE MEDS. YOU CANT GARANTEE ANYTHING WILL BE HEALTHY IN LIFE NOT EVEN OUR OWN CHILDREN. ALL DOGS NEED A HOME IF THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH TRY TO CHEW THEM DOWN IT WORKS THEY WILL SELL YOU THE DOG. OTHERWISE PLS GO FOR THE OLDER PUPS THEY HAVE BEEN LOCKED IN WAY TOO LONG .

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I VISIT THE SHAKE A PAW AT HICKSVILLE VERY OFTEN JUST TO SEE THE LITTLE PUPPIES. I DO ALWAYS SEE CLEAN PENS AND CAGES, WORKERS ARE ON TOP OF THE DOGS GROOMING, AND YEAH THAT STORE IS A LITTLE SMALL BUT THE DOGS ARE FAR FROM CROWDED MOST DOGS ARE ONLY 1-4 LBS. AND SOCIALIZING WITH OTHER PUPPIES IN THEIR CAGES IS GOOD FOR THE DOG RATHER THEN BEING LEFT ALONE. I ONLY FEEL BAD WHEN THE OLDER ONES A FEW MTHS OLD ARE STILL THERE BUT THEY DO HAVE A LARGER GLASSED IN FACILITY THAT THOSE DOGS ARE IN AND THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM PROBABLY MORE ROOM THEN YOU WOULD GIVE YOUR PUPPY AT HOME. I KNOW ABOUT GETTING A SICK DOG I'VE HAD THE PROBLEM AT THE OTHER STORE THEY HAVE BUT THEY DO COVER THE EXPENSE AND THE MEDS. YOU CANT GARANTEE ANYTHING WILL BE HEALTHY IN LIFE NOT EVEN OUR OWN CHILDREN. ALL DOGS NEED A HOME IF THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH TRY TO CHEW THEM DOWN IT WORKS THEY WILL SELL YOU THE DOG. OTHERWISE PLS GO FOR THE OLDER PUPS THEY HAVE BEEN LOCKED IN WAY TOO LONG .

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Animals are so overcrowded. I feel bad for each and everyone of those animals. We bought a puppy from them 2 years ago and it was flea infested. They picked up the tab but still don't they check the animals before they shoo them out the door.

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Animals are so overcrowded. I feel bad for each and everyone of those animals. We bought a puppy from them 2 years ago and it was flea infested. They picked up the tab but still don't they check the animals before they shoo them out the door.

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My sister purchased a dog here and the dog ended up being very sick. It was a very upsetting experience for her. I do not know if it was an isolated incident or not.

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My sister purchased a dog here and the dog ended up being very sick. It was a very upsetting experience for her. I do not know if it was an isolated incident or not.

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Shake a Paw Puppies had an ok selection of puppies to choose from, however no where near the 300 that they claimed. In addition, they had accessories for your pets and professional dog training. Everything was expensive, however.

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Shake a Paw Puppies had an ok selection of puppies to choose from, however no where near the 300 that they claimed. In addition, they had accessories for your pets and professional dog training. Everything was expensive, however.

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HORRIBLE!! Do not purchase a pet from SHAKE-A-PAW. MY SISTER AND I PURCHASED PUPPIES A SHORKY, MARLEY AND A PUGGLE, ELVY FROM THE HICKSVILLE SHOP. BOTH CAME HOME WITH KENNEL COUGH AS WELL AS PARASITES. IN ADDITION ELVY HAS CHERRY EYE (RED BUBBLE) IN BOTH EYES!. WE HAVE NO REGRETS AS WE LOVE OUR PUPPIES BUT IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULD HAVE DONE A BIT MORE RESEARCH!! AND GONE SOMEWHERE ELSE!! SHAKE-A-PAW IS ABOUT ONE THING..$! EVEN WITH THE CONTRACT THEY TRIED EVERY WHICH WAY TO CREATE LOOPHOLES AND AVOID COVERING THEIR END OF THE AGREEMENT. PLEASE RECONSIDER PURCHASING A PET FROM THESE CROOKS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR FURTHUR DISCUSSION. KAMATOPHOTO@AOL
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HORRIBLE!! Do not purchase a pet from SHAKE-A-PAW. MY SISTER AND I PURCHASED PUPPIES A SHORKY, MARLEY AND A PUGGLE, ELVY FROM THE HICKSVILLE SHOP. BOTH CAME HOME WITH KENNEL COUGH AS WELL AS PARASITES. IN ADDITION ELVY HAS CHERRY EYE (RED BUBBLE) IN BOTH EYES!. WE HAVE NO REGRETS AS WE LOVE OUR PUPPIES BUT IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME I WOULD HAVE DONE A BIT MORE RESEARCH!! AND GONE SOMEWHERE ELSE!! SHAKE-A-PAW IS ABOUT ONE THING..$! EVEN WITH THE CONTRACT THEY TRIED EVERY WHICH WAY TO CREATE LOOPHOLES AND AVOID COVERING THEIR END OF THE AGREEMENT. PLEASE RECONSIDER PURCHASING A PET FROM THESE CROOKS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR FURTHUR DISCUSSION. KAMATOPHOTO@AOL
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