Annie ~ Our blessing after being involved in a scam.

by Helen
(Hamilton, OH U.S.A.)

Annie with her beautiful long coat.

Annie with her beautiful long coat.

Annie with her beautiful long coat. Annie's one and only hair cut!

There is a long story behind our Coton de Tulear, Annie. I will shorten it tremendously as follows. We were looking for a puppy on a website that was 'supposed' to help you find the perfect puppy for you. I stumbled across a picture of a dog that I fell in love with; it was a Coton De Tulear. I did research on the breed as I had never heard of it before. After doing research I decided it was exactly what I was looking for.

Upon contacting the person with the ad their response to me went something like this: I am so glad you are interested in this puppy. It was bought by a previous customer of mine who is a missionary and has been sent to Nigeria on a missions trip. He took the puppy and has contacted me saying the puppy is miserable there because of the heat. He said if I can find a good Christian home for the puppy he is willing to give it to the family for just the cost of shipping him back to the U.S. The lady gave me contact information for a "Rev. Peters" and he and I talked several times over the phone, supposedly from Nigeria.

I decided I definitely wanted little "Quincy" as he called him and wired him the money he asked for. A short time after wiring him the money he called and needed an additional $400 for insurance of safe arrival. Once Quincy arrived safely in the U.S. the money would be refunded. It was then I began doing my homework.... It was too late. The money I had wired was gone, there was no such dog named Quincy and the lady with the ad had disappeared.

I began looking locally for a little dog I had never heard of and in a short amount of time found little Annie in Indiana. She is spoiled beyond spoiled but I wouldn't have it any other way. She is a joy!

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Jul 07, 2013
How's Annie doing? NEW
by: Anonymous

I was just checking back to see how Annie was doing? I think I know where you are talking about but couldn't figure out if it was reputable since I don't live close enough to check it out and it not be ! :)

Mar 06, 2011
Answer for Karey Ann
by: Anonymous

Hi Karey,
I purchased Annie from an Amish man just outside of Richmond. Annie was from his first litter of Cotons and the litter was just two females. Thanks for asking.

Mar 06, 2011
Were did you find little Miss Annie?
by: Karey Ann

If you don't mind my asking... I live in Indiana, and was just wondering. I to have a coton & Love my Ziggy ~Doodles very, very much!!!

Jan 07, 2011
she s very cuteeeeee
by: souheila

she s so cute and very adorable :)

Nov 23, 2010
Re: How old is Annie?
by: Helen

Annie turned two Sept. 29, 2010. Thank you for reading our story!

Nov 23, 2010
Annie
by: Joyce

Good Luck - How old is Annie? She looks adorable. Joyce from Michigan

Nov 19, 2010
Happy endings
by: Gale

Thank you so much for sharing your story. Hopefully you will be helping others from making the same sad mistake.

I'm so glad your story has a happy ending. Annie is beautiful!

Nov 19, 2010
So cute
by: Debbie Miller

Annie is soooo cute. She is lucky to have you and Roy to love and take of her.

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