Why would anyone do it ?
Put down a NON REFUNDABLE reservation fee of $500 for a puppy from Rutland Manor, that is?
For months now Bev Manners has advertised for all to see that the latest Puppy Booking Reservation date is being closed on February 28, 2011. She shouts from the roof tops that:
“We close bookings at intervals throughout the year to prevent the wait list from becoming too long.”
The HOME page of her web site tells all that this is your last chance to put a reservation down on a Rutland Manor pup until a reopening date LATER ON IN THE YEAR. Then today she has a disclaimer, that now …
“A period of grace is extended for two weeks following the closing date of applications, for families who have commenced dialogue with us prior to the closing off date.
We all know that Ms Manners needs money (isn’t that what happens when you file for Liquidation?) and in the old days this was an easy way to get some quick cash. Not anymore though. In the old days Bev would never give anyone a second chance because she was able to get enough deposits to carry her over for a few months. Now the story is completely different. Think about it. Her home is no longer for sale, instead it is up for AUCTION on March 19. This is a much more desperate action.
What does that mean for Rutland Manor and those Puppy Reservation deposits? Once her property is sold at Auction on March 19, Bev Manners will no longer have a place where she can breed the few dogs she has left. How long will it take her to fulfill those puppy reservations with no legal kennel space or breeding license? Liquidation means you need to pay your creditors. How can one afford to buy a new property under those circumstances? So if you are considering putting a non refundable deposit down on a Rutland Manor puppy from Bev Manners take a long hard look at this site. Read all the stories that have come out over the last decade+ from breeders and owners alike regarding Bev Manners and her business practices. Hopefully you won’t mind playing Russian Roulette with your currency because that is exactly what you will be doing.