About three years ago, my girlfriend and I started a search for a puppy. After a lot of research we decided on the French Bulldog.
So, our search shifted to finding a trustworthy breeder. This was a huge concern as the investment in this dog was substantial. We began by looking online and sorted through all of the web sites that offered Frenchies.
One of our other tactics was to join an existing Bulldog meet up group in the Pittsburgh area. Our goal was to meet and talk to current owners and pick their brain as to what they felt they did right and did wrong in their selection process.
It just so happened that Tracy was also a member of the meet up group. So, when I posted a request for advice, she quickly responded and was very helpful.
Soon after, she indicated that she had a litter of puppies that would be available. I had several phone conversations with Tracy in which she offered for us to come and visit and see her setup and meet her other dogs. Throughout the entire process, Tracy was very open and treated us more like friends than a potential customer.
We decided to put a deposit down which gave us the opportunity to select our puppy once the litter was born. One of my favorite parts of the process was the frequent e-mail updates Tracy would provide on the mommy and the pregnancy. It will be 2 years to the day on June 17th that our “Olive” was born. Tracy let us know immediately and soon posted pictures for us to see our choices. We quickly fell in love with Olive and it was clear to us that she was the one we wanted.
Later on, once ready, Tracy invited us down to meet and interact with Olive. Like I said, this process was more like dealing with a friend than a business arrangement.
When the puppies were ready, and we picked up Olive at Tracy’s, she provided us with a lot of information (including health and vet records) and items that got us started with our new puppy.
As we walked away with Olive, I could see Tracy holding back the tears. When I look back on it now, I can relate, as if someone took Olive from us now, I would probably cry as well.
Olive is a wonderful happy and healthy French bulldog.
We are having a birthday party for her next weekend!
Our vet is in love with her and ensures us that she is in wonderful condition with no health problems.
As you can guess, we would highly recommend Tracy and her services as we are extremely pleased.
Mike Rocco and Danielle Gais