Dunlap, TN asked in Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee

Q: what happens if someone says you sold them a sick dog

I rehomed my dog ruby and her two puppys they was Chihuahuas we agreed on the rehoming fee however she contacted me and had someone else contact me days later saying I sold her sick dogs she also said the vet told her they was fox terriers and that they had to be treated for worms and fleas I have 3 witnesses they was all doing good at my home before she got them I told her the man i got ruby from said she was a Chihuahua I told her everything I knew before she made the agreement with me on the rehoming fee ruby was with me 4 months before i had to rehome her because when she had the puppys my land lord said they had to go thats the only reason i rehomed them in the first place but she now says that i owe her money back for the dogs plus the vet bills I need advice on what to do and what's right

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Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It depends on what representations you made to her in selling the dogs. If you told them they were healthy and had been verified healthy by a vet, then you might want to get that proof ready. She can try to sue you for the vet bills. If she does, you should consult a lawyer. Dogs get worms and fleas. That is normal. I would think that you have a good chance of winning based on these facts if she does sue.

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