All About Puppies Largo

All About Puppies Largo

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Puppy Lover

Orlando, FL

#1 Nov 17, 2008
They are selling defective dogs and will do nothing about it.$500 dogs with pedigree's bought from shady breeders. They will not stand behind their products.

BEWARE!
Dog Lover

Orlando, FL

#2 Nov 17, 2008
Ot is a puppy mill. Low quality people and products. Avoid. Heartbreak awaits in dealing with Nicole or Regina. Rip Off Puppy Mill
Iwonder

Athens, TN

#3 Nov 18, 2008
I can tell you that from working in the animal care industry in Tampa for years that both All About Puppies locations dogs are from puppy mills.
There are stories I could tell you that would make you ill.
Steer clear of them.
ashley

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 Oct 5, 2009
my mom worked there for 9 years, she has her degree from vet care, atleast from the time they opened until 2 years ago thoes puppies were not from puppy mills i dont know about now, but when my mom was the manager there they all came from cert. breeders, they could pull out the paper work of being ckc akc reg, the puppies parents paperwork , everything you wanted to know about these puppies. i think you people just want something to bitch about or blame things on people.
verypleased

Estero, FL

#5 Dec 29, 2009
We had the most wonderful experience dealing with Jason and Courtney both! We found everything to be clean,neat,very well organized. Everyone was very out going and provided us with all the answers and information about the dogs we looked at and, of course, the one we took home! She is a wonderful puppy and I cannot say enough here about how wonderful it was doing business with them!
Real Pup

Palmetto, FL

#6 Dec 29, 2009
Adopt a dog from SPCA, Humane Society, Golden Retriever Rescue, or other legitimate place.

ALL Pet Stores ultimately support puppy mills.
really

Saint Petersburg, FL

#7 Dec 29, 2009
Iwonder wrote:
I can tell you that from working in the animal care industry in Tampa for years that both All About Puppies locations dogs are from puppy mills.
There are stories I could tell you that would make you ill.
Steer clear of them.
well then please do tell....what proof do you have that they are from puppy mills...you should back up your claims if your bad mouth a business.
janiecbirk

Lutz, FL

#8 Apr 2, 2010
I visited All About Puppies today in Tampa. The two women there were cold and totally uninterested in the dogs. They did not approach customers -- if they did, it was only to "hard sell" and let them know that this dog or that dog was $100 off. I fell in love with a little furball puppy who, like most of the rest, was way too young to be in this environment. Furthermore, she was wheezing and had serious respiratory distress. I couldn't help but say something and the salewoman said she had a "little cold" and was on antibiotices. I mentioned it again and she admitted the pup had kennel cough which is very serious and I believe the pup should have been separated from the rest. I can't get the image out of my mind. Yes, they lie. The dogs come from puppy mills in the Midwest and the breeders and brokers have no regard for the welfare of the animals or the heartbreak some of them will bring to individuals who have good intentions about adopting a pet and loving it for a lifetime. I will never go back -- I got a dog there many, many years ago and it died at age 3. I must have been wanting to see if what I believed about them all along was true.
Dog Pal

Palmetto, FL

#9 Apr 2, 2010
Real Pup wrote:
Adopt a dog from SPCA, Humane Society, Golden Retriever Rescue, or other legitimate place.
ALL Pet Stores ultimately support puppy mills.
100% TRUE. Adopt, rescue.
Animal Lover

Lithia, FL

#10 Apr 11, 2010
I purchased A Puppy here a couple days before Christmas 2009.I later found out that he had kennel cough, he was treated by one of the vets recommended by All About Puppies. I found a local Vet and took my puppy in for vaccinations.A few weeks later he was pooping out blood so I took him to the Vet and was informed that he has Colitis.The Vet also informed me that he was a Puppy Mill Puppy... I asked how he knew that and he said he has been doing this for years and knows one when he sees one. I was in disbelief because All About Puppies gave me paperwork, the pictures of his parents his AKC registration and the breeders information. I later went home very distraught at the thought that I supported such horrible treatment of animals and began to research the supposed "Breeder" that my puppy came from. The breeder was from Missouri which I now know is the Mecca for Puppy Mills. The breeders website seems legit but I urge you to dig a little further. I found records of previous visits to the breeders facility and it spoke of having somewhere around 275 dogs and 45 puppies at one time, what kind of breeder has that many dogs/puppies at one time?... There were also others complaints from people who had purchased puppies from the breeder that All about Puppies also purchased from. I am not saying that all the puppies there are from puppy mills but after researching I am certain my puppy is from a puppy mill.The Staff at All About Puppies were helpful and seemed to care about the well being of the puppies but if they really cared why would they sell puppy mill puppies?... I love my puppy with all my heart and would not trade him for anything but had I known about puppy mills prior to my visit to All about Puppies I would have never went into that store! I urge you to do your research and don't support the puppy mill cycle...
janiecbirk

Lutz, FL

#11 Apr 11, 2010
Dear Animal Lover,

I am so saddened to hear of your plight. Your puppy is lucky to have you. I spent a good part of yesterday in tears. I called All about Puppies in Carrollwood on Friday and learned that the puppy in distress had been placed in "isolation" due to kennel cough which translates to she's in a confined area in the back of the store away from the other puppies but on limited meds when she should be hospitalized. This broke my heart. Furthermore, they will never admit that all the other dogs in the store have been contaminated with her illness as it spreads like wildfire. I was told she would be available tomorrow, Monday, for adoption. I really wanted to adopt her to "save" her. However, I pressed the staff for the name of the breeder and after much research yesterday I learned that this person operates a puppy mill in a small town in KS, pop 165 people. She has been cited many times by the USDA for sick pups and dogs. I also read about how young pups in such distress could end up with a collapsed trachea or die of pneumonia. I spoke with my veterinarian and he strongly advised not adopting her. I will have to say many prayers for her and put my energy into advocacy to shut these horrible places down. Unfortunately, these people do not really care about their dogs. They are doing a job called SALES and are given a quota and paid a commission. I just don't have the stomach for it. Again, I am so sorry for all you have been through. We have to work hard to put these types of stores and puppy mills out of business. I believe it starts with community education.
lol

Nashville, TN

#12 Apr 13, 2010
Puppy Lover wrote:
They are selling defective dogs and will do nothing about it.$500 dogs with pedigree's bought from shady breeders. They will not stand behind their products.
BEWARE!
lol
ashley

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Apr 18, 2010
Iwonder wrote:
I can tell you that from working in the animal care industry in Tampa for years that both All About Puppies locations dogs are from puppy mills.
There are stories I could tell you that would make you ill.
Steer clear of them.
yea the two in tampa.. i'm not talking about now.. im talking about 3 years ago.. my momworked in the one in largo and that store met everything it needed too.. im sure by now that it has gone to shit because the owners have let thier grandkids run thoes stores.
JJJ

Haines City, FL

#14 Nov 8, 2010
We purchased our Maltese from the store in Largo years ago. We had no problems. People need to place their pet store views aside and stop bashing a business where people are trying to earn a living. Animal shelters, human society and SPCA are great places to adopt a dog. Most of these dogs are mixed breeds where the owners neglected to spay or neuter their dog...don't blame the pet stores for over populated dogs.
Back your unfounded statements about All About Puppies. Slander?
Earl

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 19, 2010
We just purchased a puppy from All About Puppies. He is doing well and we love him dearly. The staff was great! They care about their puppies that are sold. The place was very clean!
D Johnson

Largo, FL

#16 May 8, 2011
I have a Victorian Bulldog that came from all about puppies. Before I speak of how pleased I am with the services from the company, I would like to say I am sorry for everyone's misfortunes. However, I am very pleased with my dog. I have not had any major health issues (KNOCK ON WOOD). My dog is very smart, healthy, and beautiful. I was very pleased with Jason's costumer service, and I did feel that the people who worked there (BEFORE HOURS STAFF INCLUDED) Care a lot about the puppies. Yes the person was correct about them pushing the puppies prices and telling you what is on sell,but that is their job and if you are against buying puppies why did you go there in the first place?
JHowe

Largo, FL

#17 Jun 6, 2011
I am a former employee of a large pet store chain in fact i was the Kennel manager and i know from personal experience that a good amount of the puppies that pet stores here get come from mills.....several times i took puppies from the distributors simply because i knew that the puppy would die if it went back onto the truck :( a lot of them were healthy but you get the few that have some serious issues....i personally bought a dog from my store and have not had any problems with him....but being the kennel manager like i was....i knew of countless issues that were being had by customers who purchased puppies from there......the vet bills were outrageous for the store....i've seen them as high as 40 thousand dollars in one month. There were some people that were very happy with their animals but there were others that had some serious issues....i wouldnt say don't buy from them at all....but my suggestion would be to take the puppy to your own vet not the one that is suggested by the pet store itself.....those vets see so many puppies from the pet stores that i think they just get them in and out as quickly as possible and they overlook things because in the end its more money for them from the pet owner or the pet store.....It may cost you a little more by doing that but i think your chances will be much better of finding an illness or problem far sooner by doing it that way......i also know from my experience there that people are tremendously over paying for these puppies..... they have purchased puppies for as low as 50 dollars and even got some of them for free because the distributors could not sell them....They got a puppy for 50 dollars (a maltese) and then turned around and sold it for 1500 dollars!!! that should not be legal yet they get away with it all the time
Livid

Bakersfield, CA

#18 Nov 12, 2011
I bought a puppy from the largo location 4 days ago, and took her to the vet they suggested just to be looked at in case, and that morning she stayed coughing and sneezing. I found out she had a severe case of kennel cough. One of the more severe the vet had seen. They were great and gave her antibiotics and seems to be doing better. When I called to inform them they said to come in and get wet food to help her eat. Come to find out they knew she had kennel cough and never told me she was being treated already. When I got upset they said I would be happy if she survived and to go ahead and call bay news 9, I sold them all their dogs. The people there seemed nice and kind of cared but if they did why wouldn't they tell me they were treating her for it and why would they let her go that sick? Now I'm attached and love her but feel bad for the rest in there.
BTP

Saint Petersburg, FL

#19 Dec 6, 2011
What I am curious of, is what do they do with the puppies that aren't able to be sold?
Lauren

Versailles, KY

#20 Jul 12, 2012
Their dogs do come from puppy mills, I have proof. I bought a dog (couldn't read the info on the breeder as they "forgot" to fill some in). I called because by law they have to tell you. My dog came from Nick Menne in Lime Springs Iowa (just google it). After seeing pics and people trying to shut it down I realized this place sells PUPPY MILL PUPPIES. It was my own fault for not checking first and I will NOT make that mistake again. I love our Lexi but she has had many health problems and now I know why. Also the dogs are APR certified and after looking more into that I realized it is a certification most Puppy Mills use. They claim they "lost" the dogs papers but hey are "sure" it's a pure-breed. Basically its a farce.

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