I recently worked with a 'reputable' breeder and went through the interview process and left a depoist. I was clear that I was working with one other breeder at the time. She clearly stated that the deposit was refundable and the paperwork she provided also stated that it is refundable prior to the birth of the puppies. At the time they had not confirmed pregancy. I opted to go with the other breeder and notified this breeder prior to the birth of the puppies and requested my deposit After 2 months (and one email stating they were sending it), she notified me that had I told her I was working with another breeder as well she would have not accepted my deposit and it is instantly non-refundable. I sent a nice email and a copy of the original terms but no response. Any suggestions on how to work with her to get my deposit back. I am prepared to take her to small claims court if necessay but I hate for it to come to that.