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Tully's Kennels

(402) 391-24567777 D St, OmahaNE 68124-4049 Send email to Tully's Kennels

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A BBB Accredited Business since 08/25/1998

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Tully's Kennels' rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 5 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

5 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Guarantee / Warranty Issues1
Problems with Product / Service4
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 5

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (5)BBB Closure Definitions
06/27/2014Problems with Product / Service
05/20/2013Problems with Product / Service
01/16/2013Guarantee / Warranty Issues
12/29/2011Problems with Product / Service
02/10/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint Category: Defective, damaged, or incorrect product received

Complaint: No disclosure of medical procedures done to the puppy (i.e. Neutering and Hernia removal)
In **** we purchased a ********* puppy (**) and were told to take him to the vet to complete immunizations. At no time did they disclose to us that the puppy had surgery to remove a ***** ****** and at that time the breeder had neutered him. They sold him as any other healthy intact puppy in their kennel. We found out in ******** by talking with the breeder the circumstances in which he was neutered. The breeder mentioned that they had submitted the paperwork to Tully's that the puppy had been neutered and had a ****** removed. Tully's failed to disclose the condition and circumstances of the puppy.

Initial Business Response
Tully's Kennels apologized for the fact that our records did not state anything regarding a ********* puppy, born *******, being neutered or that he had a ****** repair done. We did not receive anything from the breeder about an ******** ****** repair. The health certificate from the vet did not have any notes on it. The bottom of the shot record that came in with the puppy did have neutered written on it and was missed at check in. We went off the record that was faxed to us. None of this affects the health or the temperament of the puppy. As per our phone conversation, Tully's will no longer rely on a shot record faxed over to us prior to check in. We have asked that the breeder send a neuter/spay certificate with the arrival of the puppy so we can give it to the new owner. We have already requested a letter of neuter from the vet and have mailed it to you like we said we would do. We are still requesting that you send the puppies vet record with a copy of the invoice for the surgery, so that we can resolve this matter.

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
The fact that the puppy went through an unneeded surgery because Tully's did not disclose that he was neutered is still very disturbing to me. And we should have been given the option to make an informed decision about the puppy at the time of the purchase but was denied to us due to Tully's negligence. To even suggest that we return the puppy continues to show Tully's disregard for the bond that happens between the puppy and family. If it is Tully's procedure to not take certain precautions when selling puppies and to just have owners return puppies like a sweater or other piece of clothing shows their disregard that this is a living thing and not just a piece of inventory. Why would I ever trust an animal in Tully's care again? The response given by Tully's still shows no regard for the owners or the puppy.

Final Business Response
Tully's Kennels goal is to find happy, loving families for healthy puppies. We do not sell or advertise them as breeding stock. We do not charge less if a puppy has been neutered. An error with paperwork does not take away from the care we provide for our puppies. We will refund the purchase price of the ********* if you are unhappy with him and want to return him by *******. If you are happy with the puppy and want to keep him we will mail you a check for $*** for bringing to our attention that we need to change some of our paperwork procedures.

Complaint Resolution: BBB determined that despite the company's reasonable effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied.

Industry Comparison| Chart

Pet Shops, Pet Services, Pet Supplies & Foods - Retail, Dog Breeders, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Transporting, Pet Cemeteries, Crematories & Supplies, Pet Boarding - Dogs, Kennels

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 07/02/1993Business started: 01/01/1958
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Corporation

Contact Information
Principal: Mrs. Julie A. Tully (Manager/Owner)Mr. Tom Westman (Operations Manager)
Business Category

Pet Shops, Pet Services, Pet Supplies & Foods - Retail, Dog Breeders, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Transporting, Pet Cemeteries, Crematories & Supplies, Pet Boarding - Dogs, Kennels

Products & Services

This company is a pet shop and kennel that offers sales of cats, puppies and pet products and pet boarding services. They also provide pet cremation services.

Industry Tips
American Kennel Club and Better Business Bureau Warn Consumers to be Wary of Puppy Scams
What to do with Fido?

Map & Directions

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Address for Tully's Kennels

7777 D St

Omaha, NE 68124-4049

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  • 7777 D St 

    Omaha, NE 68124-4049(402) 391-2456

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