Controversy at Pottsboro kennel

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

POTTSBORO -- A dog debate is swirling in Pottsboro after an out-of-state buyer bought a dog from area kennel.

Shortly after she brought him home the puppy started to get sick. Ryan Loyd explains why the buyer says the kennel is to blame.

Diana Montgomery breeds puppies in Pottsboro. She says her love for great danes and toy cocker spaniels led her to start a business of bringing up what she calls a couple of misunderstood breeds.

But recently, Montgomery’s business has caught criticism from several buyers like Melissa Miller from Louisiana who claim their dogs came down with parvo and died soon after purchasing from Montgomery.

Parvo is a potentially deadly disease, especially to young dogs.

Now miller wants Montgomery to pay thousands of dollars in vet bills.

"She sold a dog to a family that she knew was sick...and it makes me sick."

"We’ve never had parvo on our property."

Miller says Montgomery offered her a contract with a 100 percent health guarantee.

And now, after paying for medicine and failed attempts to save her dog, that guarantee has turned into a gamble to get her money back.

"I want her kennel to be shut down; I found posts on websites of another case similar to this…"

According to the law, violations of any contract concerning dogs have to be settled in small claims court.

And in cases like this, it's the old saying -- buyer beware.

"Buyer always beware when purchasing an animal... that's why contracts are brought up."

Montgomery showed us around her kennel and insists she operates fairly.

And she says her family of dogs is happy and healthy.

Miller says she plans to take the case to small claims court in about a week. She says she just wants what's owed to her.

Miller says another buyer is facing a similar situation and also plans on filing a small claims case against Montgomery.

It will be up to the courts to decide if Miller and other dog buyers will get their money back.

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  • by Eric Location: Denison on May 3, 2007 at 01:31 PM
    I bought a Great Dane from Diana's Kennel in November of 2006. When I ask what the pups were eating, so not to disturb the pups stomach, the young man stated that they feed all their dogs O'Roy. I am no dog expert but I would think that a nursing mother would need a little more nourishment. Never mind that, when I got the pup home it had runny stool but I thought it was just nerves. But the second day the pup was not eating and was still going through the motions of using the restroom with no stool present. I took the pup to the Vet and the Vet stated that the pup had a bug and that the appearence of the pup was less than desirable. It took us three or four Vet visits and four to six weeks to get the pup's stool to become solid consentantly. I also spoke with two people that know Diana very well and they both stated that I did not buy a Great Dane , I rescued a Great Dane. I would love to get the contact for Mrs. Miller so that I give her my pups vet records if she needs them. I would love to see this kennel put out of business.
  • by John Location: Pottsboro on Apr 14, 2007 at 10:51 PM
    Wouldn't be the first scam the Montgomery's had tried to pull off. Doubt it's the last.
  • by HEATHER Location: SHERMAN on Apr 13, 2007 at 09:33 AM
    Miller come on the dog is sick you picked it out you can normally tell a sick dog from a healthy dog and you knew he was sick and took him anyway
  • by Cindy Location: LA on Apr 10, 2007 at 07:29 PM
    Miller is a EMS. If the puppy was sick when she bought it why did she take it home?
  • by Vanessa Location: Bossier City on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:51 PM
    Breeders watch out. Miller runs a puppy mill. She sells dogs on the internet. Look her up on the web
  • by Sandy Location: LA on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:28 PM
    The Kennel needs to watch out for Melissa. She is know to be a troublemaker. Someone needs to check into her past. Its not very pretty.
  • by Tanya Location: Ardmore on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:10 PM
    Don't Miller know what a sick puppy looks like? Is she a couple puppies short of a pet shop? She picked the puppy out. Makes you wonder about her.
  • by Pam Location: Durant on Apr 10, 2007 at 04:59 PM
    miller is a fruit cake. It is bad people like her that make it necessary for breeders to have to have a contract. The dogs looked wonderful. Loved the Cocker spaniels.
  • by bob Location: Denison on Apr 10, 2007 at 04:50 PM
    If this puppy was so sick why did miller buy it to began with? No one forced her to buy it! Some one needs to Shut miller down or Tell To Shut Up.
  • by Susan Location: Sherman on Apr 10, 2007 at 12:27 PM
    With the shape her place is in, no wonder her Kennels has Parvo. BEWARE MILLER!!!!
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