An Estero woman says pet store won't take her puppy back
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ESTERO, Fla.- Puppy problems! An Estero woman bought a puppy from a local pet store and says the store promised her a tiny dog, but now the animal is more than she can handle.
Jeanne Vogt can't deny cuteness, but she says she isn't buying what the pet store told her when they sold her a puppy.
"I was told it was a teacup Yorkie and they told me it would be 3 to possibly 4 pounds," said Vogt.
Jeanne says she bough Sophia from Minis Puppies at Gulf Coast Town Center less than a month ago. Since then the dog has nearly doubled in size. Jeanne says it's more than she can handle.
"I paid $1,537 thinking I was getting a teacup puppy and I'm just very upset over the whole thing," said Vogt.
Jeanne says the store won't take the dog back so Fox 4 took her concerns to the pet store's manager. She didn't want to go on camera but calls this a case of buyer's remorse. She points to Jeanne's receipt which clearly states this dog is a Yorkshire and says Jeanne signed paperwork saying the dog is non-refundable. Jeanne argues she was misled by the paperwork the store gave her when she bought the dog.
So what should you look out for before making a puppy purchase?
Fox took that question to a Naples vet who has not treated this specific dog, but says there is no such thing as a teacup Yorkie.
"If you're concerned about how big the puppy is going to get, you need to see the mom and dad because that's the one thing from a pet store purchase you don't have the ability to do," said Dr. Randy Eisel,Animalife Veterinary Center.