First, you cannot legally "give away" something you do not own, so whatever friend has received the dog does not have a legal right of ownership over the dog. The owner has every right to retrieve his dog. Alternatively, he could sue you for the fair market value of the dog, whatever...Read more »
It usually depends on whose name is on the purchase/adoption contract. If you both appear, you might have a claim to the dog. If you don't both appear, then you likely have no claim. Most courts don't recognize shared custody. But if you had an agreement to share the dog after the breakup...Read more »
murmur 3 weeks before I picked him up but on the day I got there to pick him up I was told the heart murmur was gone. When I got back to arkansas I took the pup to vet for a wellness check only to discover he still has a murmur. I texted the breeder but no response. Am I entitled to my money back ?
It depends on what your breeder purchase contract says about health defects. Generally, heart murmurs in young dogs or certain types of dogs are normal, and just need to be monitored. Sometimes they even go away in young dogs. Either way, keep your dog healthy with regular vet checkups and take a...Read more »
Most likely, no, he can not take the dog away from you. Dogs are property, not children, so he has no right to the dog, even if he paid bills, etc. If you're the owner listed on the adoption/purchase paperwork, and not him (jointly or individually), then he would not win against you in court....Read more »
So my mother sold our family dog who is a yorki mixed poddle. We gave her to a couple who has 2 other dogs and wanted our dog Chloe. Of course we gave them Chloe. We checked up on them to see if chloe has adjusted to the new environment. They told my mother that she kept throwing up. So I told my... Read more »
Someone called saying it’s his dog. The son of the guy called said not to give it back to the father to keep him or give it to the son because he would take him. Not sure what to do. I still haven’t said we found him because of all of this. But they didn’t get him from the shelter from one... Read more »
2 years ago, my family was given a dog by a man who had taken her in. When he took her in, she was a stray, and he tried to find her family but never heard back from them. He couldn't care for her anymore, so we took her in and she's since very much become our dog. She was very obviously... Read more »
I can't answer your situation specifically because you aren't my client. Generally speaking, there are various ways to prove dog ownership, such as being the owner on a microchip ID, being listed as an owner at the vet, registering the dog with the city or town to get a dog license, and...Read more »
- my sister moved out and left the dog to me. I then moved out due to family problems. And they dog is still there. I come by regularly and see the dog. I want to take her back from my Grandmother and I feel like there might be some issues. What could I possibly do about this situation? The place... Read more »
I can't give you legal advice on your exact situation because you aren't my client. Generally speaking, a dog is considered property in Massachusetts. That means someone has to show they own the dog in order to take that dog away from someone else. In dog cases, it's usually easier...Read more »
so i put to puppies on hold with a deposit of 150 on each puppy so i only needed to pay them 300for the remaining of what they wanted . i picked one out on the 13th and one out on the 14th. 2wks latter i get a phone text that her sisters dog attacked one of my puppiues and needed to be put to... Read more »
The police in either state will consider this a consumer/civil matter not criminal. If you paid by credit card, call credit card company to dispute charge. You can make a complaint with Better Business Bureau, Attorney General’s office and Department of Consumer Affairs. If all else fails you can...Read more »
I have two small dogs. Ocassionally, if a cat takes off running thru the house, my smallest dog will chase. He stops immediately when I say "no". When cat isn't running, he licks instead of chasing. They have a large breed dog who chases their cats constantly. So, it isn't an... Read more »
If only Republicans and Democrats could get along as well as dogs and cats, we could be happier. No, your roommate cannot legally "shoot" your dog for chasing your cat because discharging a firearm is a crime. I doubt that any "officer" told him it was OK. Of course, people...Read more »
This is really not a legal question. The dog was a gift and now the donor will not assist you in getting the chip information changed. Perhaps you should take the dog back to them and tell them it is theirs and they can pay for it now, give them a bill for all the food and care expenses. Have a...Read more »
If you have made several attempts to contact the breeder without a response you can certainly call the Better Business Bureau or the Department of Consumer Affairs. If the $200 was on a credit card, you can dispute the charge with credit card company.
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