When a Dog is a Lemon

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Most Common Products & Services Law Issues:

If I Buy a Dog from a Store, Do I have any Recourse if the Animal Gets Sick or Dies Shortly after My Purchase?

There are two types of laws regarding unhealthy or dying dogs.  The two main types of laws are disclosure laws and special lemon laws: 

What Can I Do to Avoid These Problems?

A number of remedies exist to avoid getting a sick or dying dog: 

Should I Contact a Lawyer if I Purchased a Sick or Dying Dog?

Depending on your state, you may be entitled to a refund or to exchange the dog.  An lawyer experienced in consumer protection and fraud can determine whether your state's laws offer you any protection.  An attorney can also help you recover costs if the store you purchased your dog from is unwilling to work with you.

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Last Modified: 05-04-2011 04:12 PM PDT

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