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Pet Seller in Chyna's Doghouse

11/8/2007 1:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ChynaA word of advice from Chyna: "Don't buy your dog on the Internet!"

The wresting reality star tells TMZ that last April, she paid $4,000 to a web-based Chihuahua co-op in Phoenix, hoping to find a tiny companion for her two pups, Honeysuckle Honeybunny and Bambi Roo. But by November, no four-legged friend arrived.

So rather than go all Ellen DeGeneres on the folks at, she took her gripe to Christina's Court -- and won! The episode airs November 19.

Now Catherine Knell, owner of the site -- which does not permit buyers to pick up dogs in person or inspect them before paying -- is pissed.

In an e-mail to TMZ, Knell says: "We have sold several other puppies to Chynna [sic] with no problem. Her most recent order was cancelled after our cobreeder wanted more for the puppy once he found out it was going to Chynna. Because we're a coop, each Breeder has an individual responsibility to provide delivery of their pups. Another problem arose when we found out that one or more of the pups previously shipped to her had died after escaping into the street. As Breeders and animal lovers, we are always concerned about alleged cases of animal negligence or abuse. We agreed to appear with her on Christina's Court to resolve this issue and believed that Chynna was a friend. That court episode turned out to be an ode to Chynna with video clips and photos from her various ventures shown during the kangaroo courtroom happening. We quickly found out that Christina merely wanted to turn the event into a lovefest for Chynna and had no intention of giving us a fair hearing. I guess she hoped that Chynna would boost her ratings (good luck on that). Judging from her lack of concern for us or the pets involved, the only thing Christina should be judging is Michael Vick dog fighting contests." Ouch!

Though Knell can't properly spell Chyna's name, her website continues to use the star's unauthorized "endorsement" to promote their business.


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all stories about dogs help. we need more people going to shelters and adopting dogs.

my friend runs a golden adoption group in the south. we need to help animals who cannot help them selves!

2533 days ago


So one look at the "breeder's" web site should have told her this was nothing more than a puppy broker. Pups are registered with a variety of bogus registeries, sold sight unseen...

She was asking for trouble. Claims to have done her homework, but obviously did not.

2528 days ago


Oh the humanity! Or the dogs and cats anyway.

2467 days ago


It's a shame she won her case, it would serve her right to lose her money considering she is probably supporting a puppy mill anyway!

2510 days ago


NO ONE should EVER BUY A DOG FROM THE INTERNET....these breeders do not have any respect for the breed or the well being of their pups and only do it for the MONEY. A responsible breeder will place pups through referrals and not the internet.

2539 days ago


why do people/celeb's go to breeders?!!! PLEASE do not buy from breeders

2539 days ago

Christy M    

I could not stand her on eh surreal life..... she is just stupid

2539 days ago


First, this web-based PUPPY MILL has a nerve claiming to be animal lovers. They treat animals as a commodity. NO ONE SHOULD EVER BUY A DOG FROM A PUPPY MILL.

Second, with all the adoptable dogs - including purebred Chihuahuas - available at shelters, Chynna should never give $4000 to a puppy mill. If she wants to spend that much, she - and the dogs - would be better off giving that amount as a donation to the shelter from which she adopts a caring, loving, yet homeless dog.

2539 days ago

baby girl    

Wow! she actually looks good in that picture. Is it photoshopped?

2539 days ago


OMG! She actually looks good in that photo

2539 days ago


she looks actually nice in this picture. yes, photoshop i know (i know how to use photoshop very well) but still...she looks ok

2539 days ago


A "co-op" (read PUPPY MILL) selling dogs over the internet while MILLIONS of healthy, beautiful, homeless dogs are euthanized (read KILLED) in American shelters every year.

What a sick, sad world we live in.

It's too bad Chyna wasn't smart or compassionate enough to adopt a homeless dog.

2539 days ago

Olde Grfeywoolf    

More BS about draconian breeders.

2539 days ago

who cares    

who care why would you by a dog on line anyway????

first bitches

2539 days ago

Enough With The Commentary!    

Good, I hope they keep your money!!! There are sOOOO many dogs that are homeless.
Go to any Shelter or Rescue Group. They have plenty of dogs that need a good home.
But as they say people with new money dont know any better, They have to tell people around them how much they pay for something. What a loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2539 days ago
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