Monday, May 5, 2008

PARVO threat: Buttercup Puppies a Scam

There are puppies advertised by a breeder located in Croswell, MI, at a website called

The breeder advertises "holistic" breeding practices, and sells Maltese, Shih Tzu, Poodles, Bichon Frise, Westies, Yorkies, and combinations and mixtures of these including "Buttercups", "English Munchkins", etc. Other addresses are also used, including Detroit and Sterling Hgts, although we believe this to be the only breeder of some of the advertised mixes.

Prices are advertised up to $1000. Health is advertised as Guaranteed. However.....

HOLISTIC practices seem to mean NO VETERINARY treatment.
No checkups, no testing, no deworming, no shots.... and sometimes, VERY VERY SICK LITTLE PUPPIES!!!!!!

PARVO was diagnosed in the last litter of "Buttercups". Since the mothers aren't immunized, the puppies aren't protected. But, the breeder assumes no responsibility, and to our knowledge, is still breeding, selling and holistically abusing these dogs.
Thanks for reading. People just have to know about this....