SOBERS Kennel, owned/operated by Bitte Ahrens and Pierluigi Primavera Of Italy, guilty of fraudulent business practices, scammers, will not deliver, Will not refund deposits, not to be trusted. Breeds, sells multiple breeds of dogs.
DO Not Buy from Sobers a show dog Kennel owned/operated by Bitte Ahrens and Pierluigi Primavera of Rome, Italy.
Our complaint with Sobers is well founded and documented.
In 2006 we purchased two show quality greyhound puppies from Bitte Ahrens and Pieri Primavera of Rome, Italy. One puppy matured as expected and we are pleased with him. The other greyhound,however,a dog named Sobers Jett, did not mature into a show quality animal and we were promised a replacement puppy by both Pieri and Bitte.
Over the years, we waited patiently for the puppy that was promised us. Many litters came and went,and we waited anxiously. Our puppy never came. When I called Bitte, she would say that "many persons had been waiting longer than us for a puppy were due first, but our puppy would surely come out of the next litter".
After a run of puppies not being available from any litter spanning years of waiting, we grew weary of this, it was now half a decade later and no puppy. In Feb of 2012 we informed both Bitte and Pieri that we were tired of all of the excuses and we wanted our money back. Bitte and Pieri agreed to refund our money In February of 2012. In the meantime, we had learned about persons who bought puppies at shows (no wait if you have cash in hand) and Bitte and Pieri would go on expensive trips to other countries showing their dogs and judging (Bitte is an FCI judge) and yet not have the money to pay their creditors.
Communication has been at best, spotty and clearly Bitte is
avoiding us for emails had come only from Pieri. Pieri has a long history
with us of promises for payment that never came. Phone calls were never returned.
Now, here it is, six years later, we are still waiting for full refund of our money that we entrusted in good faith to Bitte Ahrens and Pier Primavera. We were due a refund of $1900--that was the purchase price of the puppy and the cost of shipping the dog was another $1000 which of course, was not their problem, and only after many many requests and broken promises by Pieri, we have only recently received a partial payment of $615.22 in December 2012.
We have purchased show greyhounds from Bitte Ahrens in the past and experienced no difficulty. The dogs where as represented and shipped in a timely manner.
We advise persons looking to buy show greyhounds to look elsewhere as Bitte and Pieri are not to be trusted. They are all too eager to take your money but do not deliver. As evidenced by all the broken promises of a replacement puppy and then non-payment of our refund, they are clearly
not people of their word. They have taken money that we sent them in good
faith and failed to deliver. We have heard from multiple sources in the US and Europe that our experience is not an isolated event, that other people have been similarly victimized.
And pity if they owe you money, good luck on getting it back, we haven\t.
The link to their web page is : http://www.greyhounds.it/ so you know who to