Paul Bhullar alleges his best friend was mistreated by a Richmond training facility.
He signed up his six-month-old Itialian mastiff for training lessons with BC Canine and when he picked him up, he says Drogo wasn’t the same.
“The thing that really stood out was when I went to go pick him up, he didn’t look right. And he [owner Phil Moriarty] said, ‘You know what. Your dog is very low energy.’ He kept referring to Drogo as not an Alpha dog – low energy and not attentive, and everything that he’s not.”
Bhullar says he took his dog to the vet after he was vomiting and suffering from diarrhea.
He says the vet told him the dog appeared to have eaten an object, which resulted in extreme dehydration.
Bhullar says Drogo passed the object and is doing well now.
When asked whether he would take his dog to BC Canine again, Bhullar said, “That was the biggest regret that I had. I’m liking with it every day. I can’t believe I left our pup there. Thank God he’s fine and now he’s healthy enough that he’s back to normal, but it was a big scare.”
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These claims come weeks after an owner of a Great Dane said his dog was malnourished and starving after he left his pet there while on vacation.
The BC SPCA hasn’t yet confirmed if they are investigating Bhullar’s claims, and BC Canine has not responded to a request for comment.