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POOS4U - Puppy Purchase Review from Tacoma, Washington

I met Tami for the first time at poos4you at her house where she does all of her business and I have come to the conclusion that she is a very caring woman who obviously very much loves her animals they are family to her and I'm so glad that she has informed me of so much information on the puppy that I am getting from her I didn't know some things and she let me know what I need to do know and I'm so glad for that because not everybody doesn't know everything and whenever somebody knows more than you it is its good that you know there are people that can give you more information everybody dies not knowing everything and I think some people would take it as being rude to you know tell you that you know something's not right but me I love it I love it when somebody tells me what I need to know because it keeps me from making a mistake in the long run and I'm very excited to have purchased my lovely little girl that I haven't got yet but I'm so excited to eventually bring home when she's ready and I'm still working on the name and I just I'm so excited that I found poos4u two years ago and I'm so excited that now I'm able to actually go through with this and get my little baby fluffy Maltese that I've always wanted so anyways yes I've seen some reviews and yes of course there are a lot of dogs she runs a boarding and grooming place so of course they're going to be a lot of dogs that is definitely expected but she does a great job every dog I was greeted by was especially nice loving friendly I brought all 3 of my children in with me and everyone of them came to my children and loved on them not one of them snipped or bit or try to ,none of them were mean or scared at all so tami must be doing something good because she's raised her puppies to be good with children and that to me is a definite plus so thank you Tammy and I will be seeing you next week and I'm so excited that I'm able to get to know you in the circumstances and hopefully we will see each other many many more times through the life of my puppy and even outside of my puppy you know just even becoming friends so thank you so much and I will see you later Tiffanie
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#697878 Review #697878 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tacoma, Washington
Reason of review
Good customer service

Great Breeder, Groomer and Animal Nutritionalist

I have three dogs from POOS4U.COM. The owner, Tami Foster, grooms my four dogs monthly. Tami is amazing! She treats her dogs like they are her children and loves them all. Her website is very informational and only uses all natural products with her animals. She has great recipes for dog food and lots of great information on "how-to" on her website. I have known Tami for over 7 years and would not bring my dogs to anyone else. She breeds very loving, gentle dogs and would get another if I did not have 4 of them. She also does pet sitting and I love the fact that she does not cage them while they are there. I call her the dog whisperer.
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#628424 Review #628424 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Panama City, Florida
Reason of review
Good quality
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Review in Animal Services category from Youngstown, Florida

Tami Foster is a wonderful person who loves her profession with animals. I purchased a 2yr old Chihuahua from her several years back and she's a wonderful member of my family. Tami is very knowledgeable in pet health and pet sits for me my 8 dogs when my husband and I go out of town. None of the dogs are cage kept and she also supplements feeding with home cooked meals. She should NEVER be mistaken for puppy mill. Her dogs are not caged kept and they do have regular veterinary care by a licensed vet. I highly recommend Poos 4 U to anyone who is looking for a healthy small dog.
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#628383 Review #628383 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Youngstown, Florida
Reason of review
Good customer service

Good advice about pet food and medicines

I would like to thank you for the advice that you gave me on the food for our cats and dogs. I did not realize that certain foods had ingredients that can be harmful to animals. My dogs and cats are doing so much better on a healthier diet. I also got advice to on how cooking chicken livers are very good and healthy for my pets. Since changing there diets I have seen a beautiful change in there coats. They have also lost alot of extra weight. She was very good at explaining things to me. I cant thank you enough for helping me with my babies.
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#610570 Review #610570 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Panama City, Florida
Reason of review
Good quality

DO NOT BUY THESE INBRED MUTTS!!!!!

I bought my very first puppy a few months ago. Unfortunately, I didn't know about Tami Foster & Poos4U's bad reputation! I bought a little malti-tzu cross, which is supposed to be 1/2 maltese, 1/2 shi-tzu. Everyone kept telling me, including my groomer, that they saw no shi-tzu in her. So I had her DNA tested! She is NOT a cross! She is 1/4 shi-tzu and 3/4 maltese! She could very well be inbred! I paid $850. for a MUTT! Tami Foster took advantage of me, knowing that I had no dog experience. She is an evil person! Now that I look back at the situation, I should have known she ran a shady business when I counted over 60 dogs in her house! I should have known when I saw *** and *** everywhere! I should have known when she wouldn't let me go into the room where the mother has her babies. Since this happened, I have heard of so many dogs who came from Poos4u that are unhealthy, inbred and have died of illnesses from inbreeding. DO NOT EVER BUY A DOG OR A PUPPY FROM POOS4U!!! DO NOT BUY A DOG OR PUPPY FROM TAMI FOSTER!!!
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#977736

If the same thing happened to you than why don't you put your name out there and allow Ms Foster to dispute the comment. Anonymous only means the business owner does not know the specifics and can't respond to the complaint.

#977732

It sounds like it is a cross to me. It must be a second generation and she does not Cross-Breed.

$850 is a comparable price for a Malti-Szu. I disagree with this comment. All her dogs are beautiful, loving and go home with all shots, vet check, blankets and toy.

I can understand putting comments on the internet about a bad business practices but I know Tami Foster personally and she is very contientious about her dogs. Do your homework....this price is comparable to others.

#949994

The same thing happened to me! i don't know how that woman is in business!

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#599431 Review #599431 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Panama City, Florida
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U

Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U
Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U
Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U
Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U
Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U
Don't buy a dog or puppy from POOS4U
The breeder (Tami Foster) has at least 30 dogs in her house. When I went in the front door they all came running & barking. I watched them hike their legs on furniture, hump each other, etc. I purchased a 6 month old malti-tzu that had not been sold. She had been thrown out with the pack & was unsocialized. She suffered with fear & anxiety. She exhibited selfish behaviors-guarding & stealing food, toys, etc. I fed her well, trained her, & spent a lot of time working with her. She still had to take anti-anxiety medication. She became very ill at 3 years old with bladder stones. Even with surgery, they would have returned. She could never have stayed in the hospital without me or Louie, my other dog. I had to have her euthanized. It absolutely broke my heart, my husband's and Louie's. Louie mourned for her! This could have been prevented through proper breeding, handling and socialization. She charges hundreds of dollars for an inbred mutt that she calls 'designer dogs'. She cares NOTHING for the animals- only the $$$$$$$.
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#984145

Ummmm...maybe u need therapy lady... the people, from my experience, who like to tell everyone on social networks how "wonderful" they are and "my kids are my life "..either want people to feel sorry for them and they're trying to get attention, and 9 times outta 10 someone else is raising their kids while "mommy of the year " is out smoking crack or Wtf ever dead beat parents do.

#977755

Just for the record. POOS4U is not a puppy mill and Tami Foster loves her animals.

Tami was inspected by American Kennel Association and Animal Control in 2014. Passed both inspections with flying colors. It is impossible to tell Animal Control to leave due to grooming when they are coming to your house based on a complaint. It is irrelavent what other dogs are there at her home, you were a customer.

It is shameful to publicly disrespect a business owner when you are not sharing ALL the facts. Hopefully, no one lies to your boss about your job....that would suck if you lost income because of someone opinion and inexperience of the whole picture.

The ol' sayin always seems to say it all...if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything. Nuf said.

#984050
@PissedConsumer977755

thats where you are wrong!!! The AKC told her that dupe she didn't get that mess xpcleaned up they would yank her AKC affiliation from her.

There are at least 5 dogs that we know if who have died before the age of 3 due to inbreeding. Did you also know that she laughs behind people's backs when she charges them $850. For a mixed mutt??? Don't believe it???

You've been fooled!!! The house she rents is owned by an elderly gentleman. He told me that after she moves out they will have to bull doze it down because of the urine in the floors & walls. A good breeder cares about the integrity of the breed.

They don't have 60-70 dogs in a single family home.

All dog authorities in town- even the vets- know that she is a backyard breeder. Believe me, I've talked to most of them.

#972342

You are using the excuse of bladder stones, and a disordered belief that the dog couldn't stay in a hospital with you, to help you feel better for putting your animal down. You didn't want the trouble of a nuisance dog and it's vet bills - but you don't have a strong enough grasp of reality to admit it.

#958964

Sad you put a poor animal to sleep over something she should of had surgery and a change of diet to be able to live a few more years For

#954068

I am so sorry for your loss. Just to mention that we had 3 Schnauzers at one time and we had one Schnauzer Chloe she got bladder stones twice and had surgery twice to remove them.

Bladder stones are an issue this breed faces. It can also be due to their diet. We had to put her on special foods to try and break up and pass them (prescription food). Surgery always had to be done.

Our dogs are our children. And they get better care than we do (LOL). But with so many dogs in the breeder home and all the puppies that is generated I am sure there were other dogs who had socialization issues too. I am sure many had to fight for a meal.

I am sorry your dog had to be euthanized such a sad ending to such a young dog. No dog can snap out of being ignored, or abused. We have all rescued dogs and they all come with problems and we just love them for who they are and give them a life while they are with us. That's all they want.

Maybe you should try your local shelter next time. We always had such good luck adopting a dog usually older ones.

Again I am sorry for your loss.

#897494

Bladder stones wouldn't have been fixed by socialization. Animals are like people, sometimes they get medical issues that just aren't fixable.

Some of the issues you mentioned were the breeder's fault, but the ultimate issue was not. I'm sorry :(

#905274
@PissedConsumer897494

I understand that the bladder stones were not the breeder's fault. However, as you said, the other things were.

How sad that, because she didn't sell right away, she was thrown out with the pack. Again, her behavior clearly showed that she 'd had to fight for toys, food, etc. She was anxious, fearful and unsocialized. She never stopped craving the company of a pack.

The one and only time I felt her relax was when they kindly agreed to let me hold her while they euthanized her. How sad for her. I am just glad she was well cared for her while she was here on earth.

Last report I got about ms.

Foster she had over 50 dogs in her single family home- way too many. Her web site advertises that they are well socialized, loved, played with all the time... That is absolutely not true. How can one person correctly care for and socialize 50+ dogs?

I just recently spoke with another victim. Ms. Foster charged her $850. For a mutt, which Ms.

Foster calls,"designer dogs". Another person bought a 2 year old shi-tsu from her. The dog was fearful, unsocialized & aggressive. After it bit 3 different people they took the dog to a shelter.

How many of these dogs should be abused like this?

How many more people should be heartbroken? It's a sad situation.

Ms. Foster needs to be shut down.

#931887
@PissedConsumer905274

Suggestion: #1: write the animal society writing to get your heart broken thought out and revenge on this page will not help you or the animals . They have many animal Societies to protect and close down these operations, next write to your attorney generals office about your lose.

Take free legal action. I can promise you , you will get results.

Also write a complaint to the better business bureau. Even if she is not listed you can write to complain to warn people. Trust me God said leave the revenge to me, but you must report this to the Human Society.

There is legal help out there for free. Check it out. You have rights as a consumer Federal Consumer LEgal Lawyers waiting to help you out.

It is worth a try. Sorry for that is very sad to hear thanks for the heads up.

#954384
@PissedConsumer931887

unfortunately, we have tried all possible leads and are now posting on social media. When animal control went to investigate Tami would not allow the inspectors in because she was grooming.

Animal control listed 2 hybrid wolves as Alaskan Huskies.

It is against the law to have hybrid wolves in Florida. Sadly our laws in Florida have not caught up with those in New York.

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#545724 Review #545724 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Panama City, Florida
Cons
  • Bad breeding
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Preferred solution
i want the bad breeding stopped.

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