Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How Many Dogs Die at Pet Smart - And What Do You Do If It Happens To You?

Who is afraid to leave their dog somewhere?
You hear horror stories about dogs who die while
in someone's care. A dog died at PetSmart this past summer.
Actually, over the last couple years, several dogs have died at
PetSmart. But I do believe this could happen anywhere.

At any groomer. Or any
kennel. It's scarey leaving your dog anywhere.
I got this note yesterday from a reader....
"I took my Yorkie to the groomer at Petsmart this weekend and returned to the news that my dog had died. The groomers had given him water after being told that they do not feed or water the dogs unless they are boarding overnight. I had only left Carson with the groomer for 1.5hours they were under the impression he was sleep. He was not sick and was in perfect health when I dropped him off.

Please email me with legal information if
anyone can help at bizzie500 @" -

or feel free to leave comments here on this site.


Anonymous said...

Why would giving the dog water to drink hurt it? I hope the person took thier dog to the vet for a necropsy,(animal autopsy) to help prove thier point that there was nothing wrong with it. Calling lawyers in the phone book and asking the legal secretary if that particular lawyer has any experience with this kind of situation or know of a fellow lawyer who might have that experience? I am sorry that the dog died. Good luck to the person who lost thier dog this way. said...

oh my goodness - i just don't know what i would do

Anonymous said...

OMG.. I'm so sorry for your loss, I had taken my 4 yorkies to the groomers yestarday, only to bring them home to find numerous cuts and gashes on all of them, she also sliced one of the ears.. I was very upset as you can tell they are in pain, will never bring them back there again..

Dogs and pets said...

I'm really sorry for your loss. BUt the pic is soooo cute!!!

Wayne said...

Sorry that your dog died, but do you really think that just by someone giving the dog a drink of water would cause him/her to die? Before you take any legal action why not just go and sit down with the person who gave your dog the water and just calmly talk with them and let them tell you how your dog was acting before getting the drink of water.
Something had to already be wrong for something like this to happen. The only other excuse would be that the dog had a heart attack or stroke. Just be reasonable