Puppy Place reopens, but not with off...

Puppy Place reopens, but not with official consent

There are 39 comments on the WWLP Massachusetts story from Apr 29, 2008, titled Puppy Place reopens, but not with official consent. In it, WWLP Massachusetts reports that:

April 29, 2008 6:47 p.m. WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. A West Springfield pet shop that was shut down for a variety of violations is back in business, but the agency that issued the cease and desist order did not ...

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Gayle

AOL

#1 Apr 30, 2008
We bought a beagle puppy at the puppy place and one week after we got him home he had an eye infection and a resritory infection!! This place should be shut down for good!!!

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#2 Apr 30, 2008
The puppy place will send you to "their" vet to be checked out... wellll.... "their vet said my puppy was healthy.. even though my puppy had a respiratory infection and an eye infection. Thank God another vet caught this! This store should not have been allowed to re-open!!
Guy From Springfield

Shanghai, China

#3 May 1, 2008
Let them sell their remaining puppies, then close the store down to continue this leagal suit. I think it's horrible to keep the dogs hostage during this court ordeal.
YaGottaBelieve0z

AOL

#4 May 1, 2008
We purchased a black lab shortly before they were originally closed only to find out immediately he also had health issues. I as well took him to "their" vet as they gave me a certificate for a free checkup. What a scam, there was nothing free about it and although he did treat the dog and some things have gotten better my pup is still having issues. "Their" vet actually has been in business for years and I thought he had a good reputation but would not recommend him to treat a rat after all of this. I love our dog and wouldn't give him up for the world but places and people like this definately need to be shut down. They are in it for the $$$ and could care less about those poor animals.
west side

Holyoke, MA

#5 Jun 15, 2008
We purchased a puppy many months ago (not long after the store opened) only to have the dog diagnosed with parvo 4 days later. This was devastating. Our dog did make it after extreme hospitalization and constant medical care. Apparently their other store in North Attleboro has also had problems with parvo (this information came from their vet- who reported the case of parvo to the Dept. of Agriculture. Not sure if he is still their vet, but he was awesome; although our dog never saw him.) I would recommend people go to a reputable breeder if they want a dog. I'll never buy from a pet store again.
angelica

Tucson, AZ

#6 Jul 10, 2008
then maybe the puppy place is Arizona is fine. We've adopted puppies and they have been fine. One of my dogs got parvo but only after he had been around a friend's puppy who we thought was parvo-free. (This was months after adopting him from the store) I've also got a healthy tom cat from the store too. He's 6 years old.
bekah

Springfield, MA

#7 Aug 30, 2008
The puppy place is a disgusting place that supports breeder homes that are in poor conditions with unhealthy dogs that usually end up with breast cancer because of all the litters they are forced to have PEOPLE THINK BEFORE YOU BUY THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOGS PUT TO SLEEP EVERY YEAR THAT NEED GOOD HOMES GO TO A RESCUE PLACE LIKE throwawaypups.org these dogs need homes
toby mendez

Redmond, WA

#8 Oct 4, 2008
I bought a dog at the puppy place in west springfield mass. They gave me papers for free check up's for a year for my dog, what a load of bull I tell ya. I brought him to the vet in staten island ny to get him checked out and I had to pay for his check up. I called the vet recently to let them know that I bought a dog in mass. And the agreement was I get free check up's for the yr. and the doctor told me "I never heard of that before". Now I have to pay 200 dollars to get my dog checked out. The puppy place can go straight to hell. Sincerly, a very mad dog owner.
ROGER

Holyoke, MA

#9 Oct 4, 2008
The best place to purchase a puppy is fron a reputable breeder. Call your local AKC tell them what breed your interested in & they will give you breeder names.This way you know the quality ( pet or show)dog you are getting.Another option is to adopt from the SPCA. Stay away from chain pet stores. Most get their puppies from puppy mills.
migdalia

Middlefield, MA

#10 Oct 11, 2008
you are talking bullshit i bought two dog in the puppy place west springfield ma and there are in great health and there good dog i love my dog so stop talking about this place dumb people
diane field

Franklin, MA

#11 Nov 11, 2008
I do not understand now people still knowlingly support pet stores with all the information out there about puppy mills. STOP BUYING puppies at these establishments!!! Go to the shelter and adopt one so these "stores" go out of business. Animals are NOT objects to be sold like cartons of milk. You all got what you deserved.
geno

Springfield, MA

#12 Nov 11, 2008
hey diane you say these animals are not like cartons of milk. ok then you say goto the shelter and get an animal and have you been to an area shelter latly you will have to pay as much as $600 dollars to get a dog that someone thru away and that you just want to help the animal but they rob you blind for an animal they got for no charge. and instead of lowering the price on an animal they would rather KILL!! it than give it up at a cheaper price what do think of that diane.
Diane

United States

#13 Nov 11, 2008
geno wrote:
hey diane you say these animals are not like cartons of milk. ok then you say goto the shelter and get an animal and have you been to an area shelter latly you will have to pay as much as $600 dollars to get a dog that someone thru away and that you just want to help the animal but they rob you blind for an animal they got for no charge. and instead of lowering the price on an animal they would rather KILL!! it than give it up at a cheaper price what do think of that diane.
You are so full of cr*p. Nowhere on earth does it cost $600 to adopt a dog. It's less than $200 anywhere in this area. Please save your exagerations for someone who doesn't know better. The "price" reflects how much money they've spent on medical issues to get him healthy, spay/neuter costs, and possibly rehabilitation so he doesn't rip your face off, although now that I think about it I'm not so sure that's a bad thing....
devon

Webster, MA

#15 Nov 12, 2008
geno wrote:
hey diane you say these animals are not like cartons of milk. ok then you say goto the shelter and get an animal and have you been to an area shelter latly you will have to pay as much as $600 dollars to get a dog that someone thru away and that you just want to help the animal but they rob you blind for an animal they got for no charge. and instead of lowering the price on an animal they would rather KILL!! it than give it up at a cheaper price what do think of that diane.
How about when you get your animal from a shelter it has had it shots and has been spayed or neutered already!!! you dont have to pay for that yourself along with paying $500-$1000 dollars for a sickly puppy from a puppy mill that will end up costing so much more in vet bills!! And then you all go to your vet and complain about how much vet care costs and ask if their are "discounts" because you have no more money! and not to mention most of the shelters with the exception of the mspca are no-kill shelters and it costs a lot to keep these animals that some idiot bought it at a pet store then realised how much responsibility goes into pet ownership and just gives them up...how sad is that
Maggie

Chicopee, MA

#16 Jan 8, 2009
I bought a beautiful Schnoodle(half Schnauzer, half poodle), Daizy, back in July of 2008 at the Puppy Place in West Springfield. She has been a healthy pup and a joy in our lives. She may have been expensive, but she was worth every penny. I don't regret the purchase at all. I'm sorry for those who didn't get to experience the same joy and purchased sickly puppies. I couldn't imagine going through that.
Brook

West Springfield, MA

#17 Mar 26, 2009
Maggie, i think your my sister, you have Daisy Duke and Molly right?
Brook

West Springfield, MA

#18 Apr 6, 2009
I just bought a Border collie from them, and i luff him to death, but the way those people treat there customers is horribe.I was told that the pup would be ready by the friday after we met him, and my mom called at 1pm to make sure he was ready, an the women that my mom spoke to found out at 10am that the dog wouldnt be ready until the NEXT friday and they didnt even take the responsibility to call and tell us, then we called the next thursday and she said the vet would be by to see him by 4pm so he would be ready by 5:30 so we showed up then and the vet had not even come yet, so we waited, and the vet finally he showed at 6pm, then we were told that quarentined dogs are checked out after all of the healthy dogs and the new arrivals, so we waited until 8pm befoe we could take him home, and he was in horrible condition, he had his feces all over him
silly oaf

Holyoke, MA

#19 Apr 16, 2009
The pups get sick because thier immune systems are not fully developed at thier age. And everyone needs to realize the amount of stress these pups go through from the time of purchase (when they walk out the door) weakens them, there for they become sick. A pet isn't the puppy mill. Unforetunetly it is possible that where some of the pups come from is. Needless to say our state officials can't do anything about where these pups come from. The shop owner can put in a complaint about a breeder they go through, but it's the state officials of where the pup came from that do nothing about it.
silly oaf

Holyoke, MA

#20 Apr 16, 2009
Gayleb wrote:
The puppy place will send you to "their" vet to be checked out... wellll.... "their vet said my puppy was healthy.. even though my puppy had a respiratory infection and an eye infection. Thank God another vet caught this! This store should not have been allowed to re-open!!
You actually had a choice to see your own vet but you'd just have to pay for it.
silly oaf

Holyoke, MA

#21 Apr 16, 2009
toby mendez wrote:
I bought a dog at the puppy place in west springfield mass. They gave me papers for free check up's for a year for my dog, what a load of bull I tell ya. I brought him to the vet in staten island ny to get him checked out and I had to pay for his check up. I called the vet recently to let them know that I bought a dog in mass. And the agreement was I get free check up's for the yr. and the doctor told me "I never heard of that before". Now I have to pay 200 dollars to get my dog checked out. The puppy place can go straight to hell. Sincerly, a very mad dog owner.
1 Whole YEAR!!! That's freaking amazing, um maby 1 Visit. No company in thier right mind would offer 1 year of free vet visits.

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