Juliet Piccone's answer I'd suggest you repost your question with what it is you want to know and more facts. Was this an expensive dog from a breeder or a rescue? Or just a purchase from a private party/ non animal dealer? You probably need an actual consultation with an experienced animal attorney to figure out if you have any recourse.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You may have grounds for a case. You should continue to try to seek an agreement between you and the seller (not UPS), but if this does not work litigation is your best choice. You likely qualify for small claims court. You may need an attorney for assistance, but you are not required to have an attorney.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You may want to contact an attorney familiar with Colorado's lemon law. Colorado's lemon law is powerful, but restricted in its application. Specifically, the vehicle must be "new" and sold by a dealer. If these do not apply there are potential general civil claims (e.g. breach of warranty and/or misleading claims). Again, it is best to contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation. Most attorneys offer free consultations.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Colorado has Lemon laws--note the vehicle must be new. Here are the rules: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Colorado's%20Lemon%20Law%20for%20Consumers%20and%20Dealers%20DR%202440_0.pdf . For used cars (and new too), there are a host of civil claims--for the details you will need to contact a lawyer (look for lemon law or defective vehicle lawyers).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You can void the sale and/or seek a reduction in price. Try talking to the seller. If the seller will not negotiate, you will need to file a small claims case. For small claims, you can file pro se (w/o an attorney) or with an attorney. Your local courthouse will have self-help resources also try the CO courts webpage (link: http://www.intotolegal.com/upcoming%20Events/Forms.html ).
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