What do I do if I purchased a dog from a breeder and just found out that the dog was not there to be sold but rather to be trained and the owners want it back?

I want my purchase back and want justice done for this scam. How do I know what is true and what do I do?

Asked on February 21, 2015 under Business Law, South Carolina


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the breeder for breach of contract.

Your damages (the amount of compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit for breach of contract) would be a refund of your money.

An alternative to damages (monetary compensation) would be to seek specific performance of the contract which would enable you to keep the dog.  Specific performance means the court orders compliance with the terms of the contract.

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