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We didn't want any more puppies at first (we already have a dog,a cat,a rabbit,and some fish) but it all changed once we left to get supplies at a local pet shop. It was 2007, We left to grab food for our rabbit, and some toys for our 3 year old Retriever. We walked into the place with hopes of playing with the birds and petting the random cats that walked around the place. We were fond with playing with the animals but couldn't stand the odors of the place that the store owners and employees lacked of cleaning. My sister and I traveled to the back of the store to play with the puppies to find a cage on the floor with a little Dachshund in the corner. He was shy,had no tail,and missing teeth. We called our mother over and we all immediately felt the need to hold him. We asked the owner how old he was and how much. He told us he was 8 mths old and $75. We bought him on the spot! We named him Romeo, and he has fallen into our hearts so much! But sadly, later on in life he began to have seizures. We took him to a vet where he comes to tell that not only is he 2 years old, not 8 months, but that he is diabetic, has liver damage, is prone to seizures, and has been abused, which is where he lost his tail and has had these conditions. We were all in shock! We vowed to never shop at that place again! We felt bad for the little guy! But all is okay now, he still cuddles into our laps whenever and gets all the treats a puppy could ever want (did i mention hes overweight)!

North Canton, OH

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