Make sure you post a review on her PuppyFind.com ad.
Let it be known that this is something she has done.
I am sure your children are greatly disappointed.
But, this let's you in on her ethics.
Quite frankly, I could CARE LESS if someone [even someone looking for a show/breeding prospect] wanted one of my puppies when ?I had already taken other reservations/deposits.
With a deposit comes a puppy. This year I did not end up with a tri, so I referred the puppy owners to Debbi Hauri [it took me two solid weeks of daily calls and emails to find an available tri puppy!] because she had tris and that was what they wanted. They also got their deposit back.
Some people think that a 'show home' should come first.
But my philosphy is that if they wanted a nice show dog bad eough, they would have been better prepared and contacted me much earlier.
Loving companion/pet homes are what make it possible for me to breed and put occasional puppies in great show homes.
Sorry this happened to you. Go hrough the directory, read websites, ASK FOR REFERRALS. If you do not mind getting a dog from far away, look throughout the US.
I have not heard of any spring litters other than the ones that we bred. I doubt anyone has any fall puppies left at this point. It is either time for you to look at spring puppies, or wait til fall again.
Best of luck to you!