BelKay Kennels Complaint - BelKay Kennels - papillon
FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- I too have had a bad experience with BelKay kennels. My daughter spent hard earned money at BelKay kennels for what we believed was a full blooded papillon that she wanted to learn to show and do agility with. I asked to see the puppy's parents and were shown two full grown and full blooded papillons. I read the parents names on the contract of the puppy we were buying and called them by that name. They did not respond. Ms. Atherton's son also called them by those names and they did not come. I did not think much of it at the time. He also stated to us that if the puppy is sick that he wants the puppy back and the contract is void if we do not follow the instructions to the letter. One of the instructions was to feed our new puppy buttermilk every other hour (which the vet said "no" too). We asked to see where they kept the puppy, and we were shown a nice room indoors; however, upon leaving, my daughter saw through a gate that there were many crates with many dogs in them. While she was looking through the gate, Ms. Atherton's son got between her and the gate as he tried to escort us off the property. Two days later, our puppy became ill with kennel cough. This was very frightening and costly. As the puppy did not get better after taking medicine and had to return to the vet for chest x-rays and a different round of stronger medicine. Of course, my daughter was attached to her new puppy, and we were not about to give it back for fear of what might happen to it. Now that our "puppy" is a year old, she is obviously not a full blood papillon. She is mixed with another breed. She has the opposite of papillon attributes - she is way too tall, short stringy hair, and her normal weight is 19 pounds. We love our new dog, but felt like BelKay kennels mislead us in telling my daughter that the puppy was full blooded (which the vet and our eyes know otherwise.) She was also sick from being in crowded and unsanitary conditions. Please do not purchase a puppy from this breeder. I know pound puppies are wonderful pets, and next time we are ready for another puppy that is where we will look.