Do not buy from this woman, Annie wasserman unless you want a broken heart
There is so much I want to say right now. My heart is broken and I cannot stop these tears from falling. My other two pugs (from REAL, loving breeders) are devastated and lost right now.
Now let me begin, here's my story:
I recently graduated nursing school and during my studies lost my 9 year old yellow lab. After a year losing my best friend, I wanted another dog (also to keep my 2 year old and 9 year old pugs active with a play mate). My parents decided to get me another dog right after graduation. I was set on wanting another yellow lab after seeing Annie Wasserman's ad for a dog named "Bebe." She was contacted and on the phone truly sounded like a reputable breeder as well as a caring breeder. She even mentioned how Bebe was going to be in a tv commercial. Once she found out that I had two pugs, she mentioned that she also has pugs for sale. Her pugs were in the Susan Sarandon and Robert Deniro movie (which is bs). She posted the pictures of "Lola" the pug. After seeing her picture, I fell in love. Now I was tossed between two dogs. At first this sounded great because this woman had my two favorite breeds! However, my father was against going to this woman's house because he made sense about saying what reputable breeder breeds more than one kind. Of course, my father gave in and an appointment was made to go see this woman. My parents went because i didn't want to have to decide between the two dogs so I preferred to be surprised.
My pug puppy arrived! She was a gorgeous puppy. After unwrapping her blanket from my mothers arms, I noticed what looked like cigg burn marks on her head and paws. My parents were unable to see this because this woman met my parents outside her house at 9pm in the rain! You would think she would invite them in to see the puppies ! However, after reading these forums now I can see why she didn't want my parents to see how these poor puppies lived. Not only did I get a pug puppy but it wasn't even Lola! She wouldn't sell Lola because she had an eye infection. Why didn't she say this from the beginning! She ended up bringing a 13 week old pug puppy out of her house. Meanwhile she never even mentioned she had another pug. Bebe the yellow lab was there. My parents loved her but she was huge compared to the old pictures that she posted. My mom was going to buy her and the pug but decided against it in fear of my 2 pugs getting trampled by this huge puppy. It would have been different if bebe was younger and smaller for my other two pugs to get accustomed to but this wasn't the case. Before letting my parents take my new pug puppy (we named Daisy), she gave her a bath while leaving my parents outside in the rain. What breeder comes out in the cold and rain with a wet puppy? Nevertheless, she handed Daisy over to my mother with inappropriate handling.
Daisy took a long time to be trained compared to any dog that I had. She would urinate and defecate all over the house! On the beds, couches, dog beds, etc. we weren't used to this at all since my last puppy that we got two years ago was trained at 10 weeks by the breeder! Eventually she became trained after about 6 months but still have accidents here and there. We didn't mind because she is the most loving, affectionate dog ever! However, she had this thing of biting my 2 yr old pugs ankles and didn't understand the word "stop or no." Now thinking back I wish I seen her doing this still just to see her walk again!
Daisy is 10 months old now and battling for her life. She was fine one day and the next refused to jump like her usual crazy self and began shivering. We thought it was pain from possible injury. She was brought to the vet and an X-ray confirmed she had inflamed cervical discs. She was placed on pain medication. A few days later she started having seizures, trembling, and foaming from the mouth. She was rushed to the vet again and admitted for observation. The vet dx her with epilepsy and placed on an anti epileptic medication. Unfortunately, this didn't work and she kept seizing. She was rushed to a neurologist at blue pearl in NYC and in critical condition. She underwent a MRI and spinal tap which confirmed that she had PDE. PDE is pug dog encephalitis and is rare well mainly because little is understood about this horrifying disease and goes undiagnosed a lot. It is usually caused from interbreeding! And one thing about this woman is that you don't receive a lot of paperwork about the dog you are buying. The paper looks as if it was bullshitted and nevertheless she came from Tennessee. Who knows what Daisy's parents look like since she never provided pictures and who knows if she even got vaccinations out there. PDE is fatal! Her MRI has shown extensive inflammation throughout her entire brain. She lost her eyesight and ability to walk. No medications are working and the last resort is praying that chemotherapy works. But is it worth my baby dealing with all the side effects from chemo and the devastating effects of PDE or should she be put to rest to stop the suffering. All I know is I miss my baby so much. I am heart broken and feel like my heart was ripped from my chest. She is only a baby and was the most unique, affectionate, and loving puppy. She is the most beautiful pug I ever seen and everyone would always comment on that and even mentioned placing her in modeling. That's one thing I must admit that Annie wasserman sells beautiful dogs. By the way she sells not breeds! That's why on her ads she has a million diff breeds now and even the same breed has different birthdays! I wish i seen this forum sooner but I wouldn't of had the chance to experience these short lived months with my Daisy. I pray that she makes it but know its most likely she only has a few more days.
Sorry this is so long but wanted to bring awareness to this phony, piece of garbage breeder. Don't buy from this SELLER unless you want to have your heart broken by buying an interbred or sick puppy that you fall in love with then lose shortly after. PDE is devastating and awareness should be made to hopefully one day find a cure!
Please pray for my Daisy that she makes it.