We visited our prospective puppy’s parents and the breeder in person before purchasing. We liked what we saw and gave a $450 deposit on 8/20 in good faith for our unborn puppy. 9/1 Karen, the owner of Icewind in Philipsburg NJ sent over a contract that required us to feed TLC food and NuVet supplements ordered under her breeder number or her genetic health guarantee would be null and void. I stewed in disgust for a few weeks over the parameters of this contract. Karen reached out a few times in urgency that I sign her contract before puppy was 6 weeks old. This sent up a red flag. When the puppy was 5 weeks old I told Karen, the breeder that I felt she scammed us by taking our deposit without presenting the (unusual) parameters of her contract. I wanted my deposit back. She said “deposits are non-refundable”. I was angry and stewed another 24 hours but decided to move forward with purchasing the puppy from her for $4,000 even if I knew the contract would be “null and void. | (I know way overpriced) We wrote back to confirm our puppy picking appointment at 6 weeks. She wrote back and said she had sold our puppy to someone else. She said, I had asked for my deposit back and she figured I did not want her puppy. I said “now that you have re-sold our puppy and been paid, I assume you will send our deposit back. She said “no”. I am speaking out to warn others of this unethical breeder.