Richmond, CA asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: Dog Seller lied to me the puppy was a Teacup Maltese. But the dog grows bigger, more than 12lbs when she was 7 months

Due to the Craigslist's dog seller advertised the puppy was a teacup maltese and the parents were not more than 5lbs, i paid $3000 when i picked up the puppy when she was about 2 months old. But the puppy started to grow bigger, even when i took her to the vet to get her second shot vaccines, i was told it was not a teacup size Maltese . When i took her to the vet again when she was 7 months, she was already more than 12lbs. I would not have purchased or paid $3000 if not teacup size as i have already a 20lbs dog and i have been wanting to have a teacup size dog. I feel I was scammed. What can I do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Hard to say, but I'm sure you have options. Assuming you and the dog have bonded and love each other, I'd get a value for this one and assuming it is lower than $3,000.00 I'd demand the difference from the seller, if it were me.

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