To whom it may concern,
My family began searching for a dog to make our home complete. Our son would always want a puppy when we would visit at local pet stores. After debating for months we decided to research breeds that would fit our family and lifestyle. We decided that a boxer was perfect!
We got in touch with Mr. Thomas from Picture Perfect Boxers who seemed to have a lot of knowledge and we proceed to send him a deposit for a puppy.
We later find out that he lied to us stating the puppies father was a champion "kodiak" and we never received copies of any health testing on either parent even after we purchased the puppy.
Despite all this our little boy was set on a puppy so we went thru with the purchase. We picked up our puppy at Mr Thomas house. I must say, he had several dogs and multiple breeds. Many more dogs than he proclaimed. My wife was in shock. We thought we had done all the proper research to ensure we were buying from a responsible and reputable breeder and not some puppy mill. Thinking we might be over reacting a little we tried to remain positive.
He brought out our puppy and I was shocked to see his coat was very dull and he seemed quite small for a 9 week old puppy. I still thought I would wait for a veterinarian to evaluate his condition.
We left the Mr. Thomas's home and headed back home. The next morning we took our puppy to the vet.
This is what they tell us
The puppy weighed 4.3 lbs
Full of hook worms and giardia
Grade 4 heart murmor
1 testicle present (we were going to fix him so this wasn't a huge deal to me)
Coat was dry and dull
After a 200 dollar vet visit and several things wrong, I told my wife I would contact Mr. Thomas
He proceeds to have all these excuses and wouldn't take the puppy back. It was the worst experience I have ever had with an individual.
I stumbled across this site searching for another boxer breeder because our puppy from Mr. Thomas died just shy of 15 months from cardio (heart)
I felt compelled to share my story in hopes of saving another family of such heartache as our family.
When I contacted the BBB in regards to this person they assisted me and in turn have found out
that this man has quite the criminal back ground. Numerous forgery charges, assault, and registered sex offender!
When my wife read this she literally puked. My god, we had our 5 year old son at his home!
Do your homework when buying a puppy. A person sales pitch on the phone may be good but I encourage you to check references.