Anyone know this breeder?

Have any of you ever heard of a breeder named Cindy Clausen, in the PNW?

@JazzysMom:

Have any of you ever heard of a breeder named Cindy Clausen, in the PNW?

Not a BCOA member… and I have not heard the name before

Okay,

There's a woman in my area selling her 3 yo boy due to a change in family status, and the breeder listed on the paperwork is Cindy Clausen. The owner doesn't have a lot more info – nor do I as I only spoke briefly with her on the phone -- because the dog was purchased at a {dirty little} farm/pet supply place in a nearby town.
Just hoping someone knew of the breeder......

Makes me curious… but this says she is/was in KS and we are in WA. Not that it couldn't be the same lady.....

I'm going to keep digging here; thanks.

I don't know if it is the same lady…

I just googled: Cindy Claesen basenji: no hits
and then: Cindy Claesen puppies..

The dog came from Farmland, a pet store that sells companion animals.
SIGH!
I do believe this is the KS basenji.
I called as this b is for sale in the local paper.
They want to "recoop" some of the $$ they spent to get him.
So, I left my phone number, BRAT info and asked them please to give my contact info to the folks they sell the basenji to..
Sigh.

Yup, sound to me the pup came from a puppymiller in KS…. I would guess the same person.. and the pet store got the pup/pups they sell from this person...

ARGH!!! I really HATE this store. It is very small, dirty, over-crowded inside and out with all kinds of stuff – from farm supplies to picnic tables. I went inside once to buy some crickets for a frog we had, and was claustrophobic as soon as I went in. They have a sign outside that always has a list of puppies available, always a multitude of breeds.
When the woman told me she got the dog there 3 yrs ago, my heart sank.

Man, I hope the right person calls her about this dog. From her description, he sounds like a really great pet.

I am hoping they will decide to turn him over to BRAT.
Fingers crossed, that will be what happens.
I also wish we could get that place shut down.
I know the Humane society is over there a lot!

@sharronhurlbut:

I am hoping they will decide to turn him over to BRAT.
Fingers crossed, that will be what happens.
I also wish we could get that place shut down.
I know the Humane society is over there a lot!

Me too, on both counts.

I've been wracking my brain - -how can I scare up $400 to buy him and turn him over, but….. there's just no way.

I know many of you see and deal with such things regularly, esp. those involved in rescue, but this is the first time I've had one so close and it is B-U-G-G-I-N-G
me that I can't help this dog find a great forever home.:(

I agree, with luck they will turn the B over to rescue…..

@JazzysMom:

Me too, on both counts.

I've been wracking my brain - -how can I scare up $400 to buy him and turn him over, but….. there's just no way.

I know many of you see and deal with such things regularly, esp. those involved in rescue, but this is the first time I've had one so close and it is B-U-G-G-I-N-G
me that I can't help this dog find a great forever home.:(

I would also go crazy when I would know of such a case! Hope the owner will do the right thing!

I'm so happy that it isn't allowed in the Netherlands to sell puppies in petstores.. (not that there aren't puppymills… :mad: )

@JazzysMom:

Me too, on both counts.

I've been wracking my brain - -how can I scare up $400 to buy him and turn him over, but….. there's just no way.

I know many of you see and deal with such things regularly, esp. those involved in rescue, but this is the first time I've had one so close and it is B-U-G-G-I-N-G
me that I can't help this dog find a great forever home.:(

Also with any luck, someone that is responsible will buy this guy… and at least he is neutered... so that is a good thing... and seems like they are letting him go due to circumstances.. not because of behavior issues... of course the fact that they would rather "recoop" money is a poor excuse to not just turn over to rescue...

I'll donate to the cause. $50 from me. Anyone else?

We just had a friend die and instead of flowers, they requested that a donation be made to a cause relating to animals. So…I'll donate $50 also.

Pat

I guess this means we only need $300 more to get this dog out of hock.

After seeing the Oprah show, it's REALLY hard for me to not go out there and start adopting every dog I see. However, I simply don't have the resources at this time but rest assured, when I DO have the resources I'll have a backyard full of B's! I have $50 bucks, though, so I'll happily donate to the cause of getting this dog into BRAT's hands.

I'll donate $50 also!

Well, don't forget me!! I can kick in $50. So that is $150…but by the time we trickle up to $400, he may be gone....or maybe, just maybe she will have called Sharron back and turned him over!! {fingers and toes all crossed!}

we're up to $200 now, right? I think jazzys mom and i posted simultaneously…

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