Sidney Bradford via Puppy Spot

Breeder's Address:   4014 CO Highway 47

Breeder's City:   Bloutsville

Breeder's State:   alabama

Kennel Name:   n/a

Breeder's Email Address:

Breeder's Phone Number:   (205) 237- 4582

Breeder Website

USDA #:   n/a

How did you find your breeder?   other

If found another way, how?   Puppyspot

If found through a broker's website, which one?   puppyspot

If found through social media, which one?:   other

Puppy Information

Date of Purchase:   2022-05-18

Breed:   Maltipoo

Age:   2 months

How was your puppy delivered to you?   delivery_service

Other Delivery Method:   My puppy was flown to Alabama to an airport in Boston. He was then picked up from the airport and transferred via truck to my house.

Would the breeder let you meet the mother dog?   no

   Additional Comments:   No - could not even meet my puppy himself prior to money transfer.

Would the breeder let you see where all of his dogs live?   no

   Additional Comments:   No

Did the breeder list other breeders for sale?    no

   Additional Comments:   Puppyspot has all breeds, unsure of Sidney Bradford as he does not have a website.

How many breeding dogs did the breeder have?   Never disclosed despite asking

Was your puppy healthy?   no

   Additional Comments:   My puppy Rocco died a month after arrival due to a congenital heart defect.

Did you receive the correct puppy?   yes

Did your puppy come with vet records?   yes

Did your puppy come with a health guarantee?   yes

   Additional Comments:   The health guarantee was not honored upon Rocco's death

Would you purchase a puppy from this breeder again?   no

   Additional Comments:   I hope no one ever buys from Puppyspot again.

Breeder Rating:   1

Additional Comments

My Puppy Spot Puppy Dead Within Months:
I first looked at Puppy Spot when I was searching. My mother’s friend verified it was not a scam, making me comfortable moving forward. Their “no puppy mill promise”, “health guarantee”, and “AKC certifications” convinced me. I contacted them, and their salesperson was extremely responsive and texted me about every day and went as far as giving me his “personal number” if we ever needed help with training. This seemed like a green flag to me and I completed the money transfer of $5,000 for Rocco. Once the money transfer was completed, I never heard from this individual again despite reaching out many times. I asked about the breeder and was told I could not receive any information, including the name of the breeder until the puppy arrived at my house from a breeder named Sidney Bradford. Rocco was purchased at around 8 weeks and was about 10 weeks when he came home (if I remember correctly) and was shipped to my house via airplane. Rocco arrived home to me on May 18th 2022. He died on June 29th, 2022. When Rocco arrived he was lethargic and scared to come out of his crate, and we immediately noticed he was scared of my dad and my boyfriend. Within weeks, Rocco had two emergency room visits – one for being dehydrated from the flight, and one for being so lethargic that his head was swaying (looking back, this may have been a sign of a defective heart). In the end, we were not refunded for any of these visits either. On the morning of June 29th, Rocco yelped and I looked down and he was unresponsive. We took him to the emergency vet, and he was pronounced dead. The vet did not have an explanation for his death, so I paid for a necropsy to be performed. It was determined that Rocco died of a likely heart arrhythmia, which is a congenital health issue. I reported Rocco’s death to Puppy Spot immediately and our claim was not looked at for about two weeks. When it was looked at, they did not look at all the documents in the claim and I was called neglectful towards Rocco and told I would get no refund on account of this. I immediately pointed out their error at which point they offered a quick apology and told me I would now need to wait another two weeks for information. I was eventually told that we would not be getting a refund, despite the necropsy report from a doctor about Rocco’s likely congenital heart issue. They claimed because we did not do an EKG to prove the heart arrhythmia at the time, we had “no proof” and the doctor “did not know what they were talking about.” It is impossible that Rocco would have randomly been hooked up to an EKG at the time of his passing (especially as we had no way of knowing about his heart prior), thus making it impossible for me to get a refund. I went back and forth with the company and was even yelled at on the phone about Rocco’s passing by a customer service member at one point. At this point, I considered consulting a lawyer but decided it was more important to heal from the experience and move forward. Please contact me if I can provide any more information, or be of any help. Thank you for reading.