- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So, let me just start this out by saying that we are dog lovers! We have fostered over 5 dogs, and I am an adoption counselor for a rescue society. We love and understand dogs more than most people, so pleae keep in mind as you read my story.
Last night, we were meeting with our first DJ vendor. As we walked in, the owners (not the DJ’s) dog came out to greet us. In Chicago, it’s pretty common for a dog to stay in the office building. However, the owner wasn’t there. In fact, the DJ, the dog, and us were the only ones there. We were super friendly to the dog, and I made sure we both showed our hands and gave her friendly pats away from her face.
Fiance decided to turn around to go to the bathroom, and when he came back, the dog was standing in the hallway waiting for him. All of a sudden, I hear my fiance scream. The DJ and I both jumped up and went to see what happened. The dog had bit his leg as he passed him. No barks, no growls, no warning at all. Just a big bite in the back of the leg. He had hole marks in his pants and puncture wounds in his leg that were bleeding.
We obviously should have ran for the hills, but we had driven so far in rush hour traffic. So Fiance and I both nervously sat down. The DJ was stunned and put the dog in the other room. We tried to get going with the meeting, and about half way through, the owner came and picked up the dog without stopping in to see us. We were so upset and pissed off.
My Fiance is/was fine. Bled for a couple minutes and complained about it stinging, but it didn’t require stitches. The DJ offered to pay for the pants or give us a $150 discount. But considering she quoted us $1800 for 6 hours, we’re going to pass.
This morning, we got an email from the DJ who mentioned the discount, but didn’t apologize for the incident (or even mentioned it). Part of me wants to email the owner of the company and complain. We are doing him a HUGE favor by not reporting the dog and the incident. What do you think we should do?