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Hello all;

I'd appreciate some advice on a situation I'm in with my breeder. After much research, we found a reputable breeder for a Havanese puppy we are looking for. Puppy is now 3 weeks old. We drove to see the puppy who was adorable and then we put down a $500 deposit to reserve the puppy. The breeder is very knowledgeable and informative. We spoke on the phone before the deposit was made regarding the AKC pedigree info and health of the parents etc; I was satisfied and comfortable with the info she provided. She has a contract online which we completed and sent back to her with deposit. There is a final page of the contract which she is supposed to sign and send back to us which we're still waiting for. After receiving the deposit, she has not replied to any of my correspondence. This is concerning as she's been super responsive previously. We've emailed, called and texted her to follow up on receiving the final page of the contract and also some pics of the puppy which she'd promised that she would send weekly. It's been almost 10 days since she last replied. Yesterday I texted her to ask if she was OK as we've not heard from her. No reply. We're very concerned and not really sure what to do from here. Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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How are you supposed to receive your puppy? Are you to be notified about picking the puppy up and when would that be? Did she give you references from other puppy owners before you went to visit and see the puppies? Are there any other puppy buyers out that have bought puppies from this breeder (previous litters)? Could the breeder have fallen ill or had an accident?
 

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We were supposed to pick her up end of september; I received a one line email with the contract but no other replies to my several messages. I don't have any of her references but was recommended to her from another breeder who told me to contact her and that she's in good standing. I know she's not ill as she is active on her FB business page. Ive received no pictures or any replies to any of my correspondence.
 

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We were supposed to pick her up end of september; I received a one line email with the contract but no other replies to my several messages. I don't have any of her references but was recommended to her from another breeder who told me to contact her and that she's in good standing. I know she's not ill as she is active on her FB business page. Ive received no pictures or any replies to any of my correspondence.
Any further communications with the breeder? Very disheartening to read such posts, i too as of late have been asked to make a substantial deposit. Now am reconsidering finding a local byb rather than risk being scammed. Best of luck and please update us asap... 👂
 

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Good news, I finally am back in communication and all is good. Not sure what happened there, maybe she was out of town? Obviously communication is not a strong point; but I'm feeling optimistic!
 
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