Complaint Details

Cust First Name Maria 
Shop Name Just Puppies 
Shop Address Line 1 5451 S US Hwy 17/92 
Shop Address Line 2  
Shop City Casselberry 
Shop State or Province Florida 
Shop Country United States  
Was Online Purchase No 
Shop Website 
Shop Email Address Not sure 
Date of Purchase 2/29/2012 
Price 1,400 
Shop Breed of Dog Golden Doodle 
Sex Male 
Date of Birth 12/19/2011 
Date of Death  
Breeder Not sure 
Broker Not sure 
Diseases and Illnesses I purchased two puppies who became gravely ill with complicated antiobotic resistant penumonia one day after purchase. They requiried 24/7 vet care, including IV, nebulizer, caupage therapy and much more. I got sick from the stress and had to surrender the puppies two months later and once I knew they were OK.  
When illness begin end Began one day after purchase. Puppies were cleared by the Vet in late April. I was unable to find a rescue organization on my own or throught eh vet willing to take the puppies and were surrendered on May to the SPCA (Seminole County) and adopted one day later. I have asked the SPCA for a report on the dogs without success.  
Hereditary Defects None known 
Recommend vet No 
Veterinary expenses to date ,000 or more 
How did you hear about shop Drove by 
Please describe conditions The dogs I purchase were extremely thin. I also notived that ventilation was inadequate. They have a portable A/C unit with ventilation that is not sealed. Rodents may enter through the holes. The owners and staff are uncaring. When you are ready to purchase the staff are all smiles making pretend they care. When I went to get my money back (they refunded up to purchase price) one of the members of the staff was hitting the "cribs" to make the puppies quiet down. Thie fact that they sell sick puppies is a well known fact to the mergrnacy vets and other vets I came in contact with as well as to the local SPCA. It looks like nothing is being done about it. The pet store refused to cover additional vet bills because I did not bring the puppies to their "vet".  
Breeders Name  
Breeders Email Address   
Breeders Address Line 1  
Breeders Address Line 2  
Breeders City  
Breeders City  
Breeders Website  
Can be registered No 
Did the shop communicate No 

Bea's Beat

Blog with CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, a puppy mill survivor and vegan advocate.

Blog with Beatrice!

Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Learn more about Deborah Howard, president and founder of Companion Animal Protection Society.

Meet Deborah


Keep up-to-date about CAPS and read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

Visit CAPS Blog

Contact Us

Contact CAPS

Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
Cohasset, MA 02025
p: 339-309-0272
501 (c)(3) Tax ID#: 58-2040413

Contact by Webform

Class Action Lawsuits

scales of justice

If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

Read more about Happiness is Pets or Barkworks.

CAPS Complaint Form