Four years ago, we purchased a purebred ShihTzu from Petland in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Petland refused to give us the breeder's name or location.
I loved this puppy on sight and named him Errol.
Soon after we bought Errol, he had severe ear infections non-stop due to genetic narrow ear canals.
Now, today, we find out he had another progressive and incurable disease
Today, Errol had to be put to sleep. He was diagnosed with Granulomatous Sebaceous Adenitis, an inherited genetic defect.
We are sad beyond description and angry at the irresponsibility of of a store that claims to "care" about the animals they sell and the people who buy them and love them, and does not thoroughly research the breeders they get the animals from. obviously they don't or Errol would still be with us.
Petland claims they sell healthy animals but ujust try holding them accountable when something goes wrong.
They wouldn't even tell me the breeder's name so I could warn him/her about the genetic defects in the bloodlines Errol came from! This will happen to someone else.
The money I paid Petland isn't important because I paid a lower price than Errol paid. he paid with his life, and there's an empty space where Errol used to curl up beside me.