Problems with customers and previous sales

andrew

Caretaker
Staff member
This story is not a happy one, although it could still end happier than it may look. A couple of years ago, brother got with sister, and she had his pups. So I rehomed those as pets. One of the agreements buyers make with me is that if at any time afterwards, they find themselves unable to keep the dog, and their only remedy is a shelter or pound, they must return that dog to me. No money refunded, but they agree instead of a pound, to relinquish the dog back to me.

Now this has never happened until know. This couple, Mr. X, and Mrs. X have split up, nasty divorce is likely, and the hound is in the middle. So we retrieve the dog because the wife calls and tells us she cannot keep him, and the husband has moved out. Sad story, she is crying, and I actually feel sorry for her. But the hound is overweight, and immature. I doubt they ever took him out for a run in the woods. He is beautiful, great markings, and I feel sorry for the hound too. His life is disrupted too. I think he is a lot better off not being with those people who did nothing they said they promised.

I think they only fed him dog biscuits. He is at least 15 lbs overweight. That is a lot for a short legged beagle that should be 20 lbs instead of 35 lbs. I will get the weight off. I may eventually rehome him, but he needs more than another family right now. I'll let him run and have some fun, and see that there is more to the world than inside of a house. Am I angry? Disgusted is more like it. I thought it would be interesting to share the experience.

We all have stories where customers let us down, and didn't keep their word, etc. At least, the wife did call and follow their agreement.
 

andrew

Caretaker
Staff member
If anyone has their own story to share, please do. It is always a learning experience when we see what others have dealt with.
 

Lpsc

Member
Years back my neighbor was down to one dog. He asked me if I would sell him a couple to run with his one. I probably had too many so I gave him two with the understanding if he ever got out I could have the two back if I wanted. He got out and gave them all to someone else. Luckily he never asked for another one.
 

maokusa

Well-Known Member
Staff member
This story is not a happy one, although it could still end happier than it may look. A couple of years ago, brother got with sister, and she had his pups. So I rehomed those as pets. One of the agreements buyers make with me is that if at any time afterwards, they find themselves unable to keep the dog, and their only remedy is a shelter or pound, they must return that dog to me. No money refunded, but they agree instead of a pound, to relinquish the dog back to me.

Now this has never happened until know. This couple, Mr. X, and Mrs. X have split up, nasty divorce is likely, and the hound is in the middle. So we retrieve the dog because the wife calls and tells us she cannot keep him, and the husband has moved out. Sad story, she is crying, and I actually feel sorry for her. But the hound is overweight, and immature. I doubt they ever took him out for a run in the woods. He is beautiful, great markings, and I feel sorry for the hound too. His life is disrupted too. I think he is a lot better off not being with those people who did nothing they said they promised.

I think they only fed him dog biscuits. He is at least 15 lbs overweight. That is a lot for a short legged beagle that should be 20 lbs instead of 35 lbs. I will get the weight off. I may eventually rehome him, but he needs more than another family right now. I'll let him run and have some fun, and see that there is more to the world than inside of a house. Am I angry? Disgusted is more like it. I thought it would be interesting to share the experience.

We all have stories where customers let us down, and didn't keep their word, etc. At least, the wife did call and follow their agreement.

I gave two adult hounds to a couple. They were nice hounds just a little slower than our pack at the time. I told them I wanted pick of the litter when they had pups. She had three pups one was way better looking than the other two I told him that’s the one I wanted. He said he couldn’t let me have that one his wife had picked it. Told me I could have the other two I told him to keep them. Have I ever mentioned I don’t care much for most people? I have met many fine people through Beagling but there are always people that don’t place much value on keeping their word.
 

.REBEL

Active Member
I could fill another world with other beaglers and their lies, con games and down below earth dirty actions..but that will be a long drawn out, page after page, and most would not believe what others are capable of, i prefer to name names and i bet there is not the first beagle site that would allow that on their web sight?I have said many times over, have a contract, notarized and name the State and State laws the action will be governed by, and list that if this agreement is not followed, they will agree that their actions will be a Felony..I am betting the percentage of buyers that will agree to this type contract will less than 10%?? In days gone by, you did not need a contract , a person you dealt with did not keep their word, that person would suffer physically and financially, by the person they were trying to get over on..Why not form a committee and offer your servicing at no cost, after the word got around, i am betting it would straighten a lot of beaglers up in a hurry!!!
 
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