Returning a dog to the breeder - Questions/Rant
I have a dog I am trying to return to the breeder. I say "trying" because it has now been a solid week since the day I called the breeder, letting the breeder know I would like to return the dog. The breeder said I would get a call back in an hour after arrangements were made to come get the dog - and it has now been seven days since I have heard from the breeder. I tried calling the breeder again on Tuesday and left a voicemail. I emailed the breeder in the past few days as well. Still, NOTHING.
Previously, I told the breeder I was having doubts about the dog and we talked about things and the breeder gave me some suggestions on how to work things out. This was a month ago. In the same conversation, the breeder told me that if things didn't get any better, the dog was welcome back at their house.
Now, things did not improve - and the breeder is not getting back to me.
So, my question is - where do I go from here?? The dog was brought into my home under a contract, and I was to make payments on the dog. So, technically I don't 'own' the dog as the breeder retained the dog's papers, to be signed over to me when the dog was paid in full. However, it is throwing my house into chaos to have the dog here and the dog is not getting the attention and training it needs because, quite frankly, I want the poor dog gone. This dog does NOT fit into my household or my pack like a dog of its breed should fit, and no one is happy - including the dog.
I am just incredibly frustrated that the breeder told me that the dog was welcome back should I not be able to work out the issues I was having with the dog - only to drop off the planet when I attempt to return the dog.