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Be Wary Of This "Dog Trainer" That Possibly Steals Dogs To Resell (38 Images)

*Warning* the following story is long and will leave your heart in a twist. However, it is an important reminder for dog owners to please be careful, and do your research when leaving your loved one in the care of another. This is also a warning to be wary of a Hunter Nelson, owner of Four Legged Retrievers in Arkansas, the man suspected of stealing and selling off countless dogs. 

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    Text - 47% Verizon 6:21 PM HN Hunter Tue, Aug 28, 2:38 PM How's Ollie? Doing good his biggest thing we got to work on is being nice lol he hates when I take him somewhere and people walk up on us Really? That was never an issue with us! He always went right up to people! Oh he does but he doesn't like if a kid runs up to pet him it freaks him out That's so weird! He hasn't been around kids at all so maybe that's why! Next week sometime lol bring him over if ya want ? iMessage C Pay
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    Text - @ 48% Verizon 6:22 PM HN Hunter Mon, Sep 24, 4:32 PM Hey!! Hows Ollie doing? Doing great! Almost finished! About a week more and that's it Oh sweet! Do I need to reschedule his appointment for Monday? Sat, Sep 29, 6:14 PM I rescheduled for 2 weeks away to make sure! Do you know if we will get him back next week? Yes y'all will toward Thursday Okay great! Do we still need to do the midday thing? You want me to come over Tuesday and us see and hang out see how he does I have about an hour b
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    Text - @ 48% lVerizon 6:22 PM HN Hunter Tue, Oct 2, 9:11 AM I'm headed home. Are you on your way? Stuck waiting on this damn client to get here What time are they supposed to be there? An hour ago Gotcha, well I only have an hour and a half Sent as Text Message I'll call you back trying to call them right now Okay! Tue, Oct 2, 12:55 PM Havent heard from ya iMessage C Pay i
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    Text - @ 48% lVerizon 6:22 PM HN Hunter Tue, Oct 2, 12:55 PM Havent heard from ya They got here a little while ago but thought you had work at 12 I had school at 11, but I was just seeing what the plan was. I didn't get a call back from you. Can I pick ollie up Thursday? Yeah let me see how he does tonight with abbies family coming over and if he does good then yeah if not then it would be next week Pray he does good inside lol He won't be inside at my house, he's solely an outside dog. I had pl
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    Text - @ 48% lVerizon 6:22 PM HN Hunter Tue, Oct 9, 9:42 AM I could of swore Abbie said she made the appointment for today but when I went up there it's not till Friday afternoon I was totally wrong. I'll send you some pics and videos of him today everything is a lot better less jumping which is what his worst thing was. My phones about to die l'll holler at you later Alright Fri, Oct 12, 12:53 PM What time is the appointment today? 445 cancel your vet apt I can get his shots or whatever he need
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    Text - @ 48% lVerizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter> Okay, he already goes there so they should have what he needs Perfect! Quick question lol I'm putting on a demo Monday afternoon for some kids at west side school with another trainer named bo Brewer I'Il pay you if I can use him with some of my other dogs For obedience When would I get Ollie after that? Right after you could come watch if you were off What time would it be? 2 I have class then and won't be done until close to 5:15. What time iMessage C P
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter Fri, Oct 12, 6:33 PM How was the vet appointment? Mon, Oct 15, 11:34 AM They postponed the thing till tomorrow afternoon due to rain I figured. Okay! Tue, Oct 16, 9:16 AM What's your work schedule today? They moved it to Friday morning now since it is supposably to wet but I figured you would like to see him before then Yeah I want to see him before that, I will be home around 4:30 or so Okay I'll holler at ya tonight Okay! Tue, Oct 16, 4:22 PM iMessage C P
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter Tue, Oct 16, 4:22 PM I'm on my way home Tue, Oct 16, 5:30 PM Do you plan on bringing ollie tonight? Trying to finish dogs here in Corning Arkansas. What time do y'all go to bed? I have 11 more dogs It just depends, you don't have to come by tonight since you're so busy. Just let me know Friday what time you'll be done and I can just see him then, no biggie Mon, Oct 22, 10:10 AM You working today? I have school until 4 Okay we are up here in poplar iMessage
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter Mon, Oct 22, 10:10 AM You working today? I have school until 4 Okay we are up here in poplar bluff training right north of Corning and Ollie and Dax another dog was using the bathroom and got bit. Dax in the stomach and Ollie in the leg. They will be fine Swelling hasn't even started at all and the vet thinks it's because it wasn't a poisonous snake. Could of been a yard snake or something he said there going to keep them all today to keep watch and pick up
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter> good just wants to keep him and Dax under supervision for 24hrs. I'll keep phone on me. Don't freak out everything is going to be okay it happens to a lot of dogs in training when there going from place to place training on different grounds especially around water and tall grass I'll keep you updated every time the doctor text me l'll just send you the screen shot of what he says And you can holler at me when you get off work. Now like I said don't let it
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter> Mon, Oct 22, 11:22 PM Just got call from Dr hart which is the assistant everything is going good there was some swelling in back leg come up looks like infection treating it told me they would call around lunch time tomorrow Sorry for the late text Tue, Oct 23, 7:55 AM Nonprob Tue, Oct 23, 10:01 AM Just got call going to keep him till 830 am in morning just to make sure swelling is going down they said but slowly. Everything in vitals is great. I can pick
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:23 PM HN Hunter Tue, Oct 23, 10:01 AM Just got call going to keep him till 830 am in morning just to make sure swelling is going down they said but slowly. Everything in vitals is great. I can pick him up whenever you get off tomorrow come grab him or out of school Alright, I can just grab him from the vet tomorrow. I have a break in the morning I can grab him Tue, Oct 23, 3:56 PM Call me Okay can I call you after we get out of this meeting? I called the vet and they don't
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:24 PM HN Hunter> He's not at Jonesboro pet? I called and they didn't have an Ollie When I get back to kennel this afternoon I'll send you the paper work to show you for you Is he still at family pet hospital? What name is he under? I'm saying he's never been at family pet he's at the vet up here I'm going to keep my phone on me walking into this HRC meeting I'll contact you soon as it's over for you! Alright Tue, Oct 23, 6:17 PM Still in the meetina? iMessage C Pay
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    Text - @ 49% Verizon 6:24 PM HN Hunter Alright Tue, Oct 23, 6:17 PM Still in the meeting? Yes about to eat here then I gotta pick up some stuff in jonesboro then I'll be back tonight to send you the stuff for you Okay What's the vets name Hart Thats the business name? Can't find it on the internet Wed, Oct 24, 3:19 AM Hey we just left dr Hart's office up here by Corning with Ollie. The llin from hic Iom Indun toward iMessage C Pay
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:50 PM HN Hunter Wed, Oct 24, 3:19 AM Hey we just left dr Hart's office up here by Corning with Ollie. The swelling from his leg led up toward is chest and neck which wasn't good at all. Ollie ended up not making it, with it being late and the temps outside we will hurry Ollie in a good burial on our property behind the kennel and have everything proper we would not want him to sit out all night. Again I am so sorry and it sucks when things like this happen to dogs or any a
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    Text - Verizon 5:50 PM 51% HN Hunter everything done right. Also I know it doesn't replace Ollie by NO means no dog would ever be able to replace another dog that's for sure and I don't want you thinking I am saying that but I will replace y'all with another dog that's ready to go of yalls choice or y'all can pick out a dog if y'all would like and I'll purchase it and refund yalls money that y'all paid for Ollie. Again I know it's the middle of the Night/Morning and I am very deeply sorry and I
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    Text - lVerizon 5:50 PM 51% HN Hunter> running a hunt test all day I will keep my phone on my side and be able to text back when I see it. Again I'm sorry this message is coming at such a late hour in the night. And again I'm truly sorry for what has happened I wish I could of known where each snake is around and been able to grab Ollie way before. Again I am very sorry and I know you are heart broken Again I'll keep my phone on me tomorrow while we're running an HRC hunt test in dyersburg TN We
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    Text - @ 51% lVerizon 5:52 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 17m ago NOV 2, 9:33 AM Hey, can I come today or will it be Monday? NOV 4, 6:49 PM I won't be able to come tomorrow at 9:30, so l'll come at 3 instead. NOV 5, 3:29 PM On my way Wait till after all this storm passes this afternoon it's piss pouring rain and storming I'm already in Paragould Okay well we're in Manila still Dude you told me I could come see my dog anytime today. Aa GIF :) +
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    Text - @ 51% lVerizon 5:52 PM Hunter Nelson > Home Active 17m ago NOV 11, 5:34 AM Okay we're going to have to wait till Monday or any day after I didn't know we had something to do NOV 25, 1:42 AM I want to see my dogs grave and I want his collar back. I am not going to take another excuse on why you can't meet. I will come out there the day and time we meet and that's that. I will meet you Monday at 9:30. Send me your address please. Thanks. NOV 25, 3:21 PM Forgot to respond this morning It'll
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:52 PM Hunter Nelson > Home Active 17m ago NOV 25, 3:21 PM Forgot to respond this morning. It'll have to be any other day but today and tomorrow. We willl be gone all day till tomorrow night late. Leaving early in morning be back around 8-9 tomorrow night Tuesday at 2:30 then NOV 27, 8:22 AM Hey I totally forgot till this morning.. we have vet apt on her street in Jonesboro at 315 Can you do it later in the day? If so I can call you when we leave the vet in jtown? Yeah NOV
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 18m ago What was the vets last name Also why did you tell me it was in Corning and then poplar bluff now Paragould? I know there's 3 vets in there l'd be lying I told you let me try and look and I'll let you know when I look at papers late tonight I want a picture of the papers and phone number. That's fine I'll send you one late tonight when we get back. I believe they will be open tomorrow I'm not for sure I know a lot of vets are closed b
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    Text - @ 51% lVerizon 5:51 PM HN Hunter Wed, Dec 19, 12:36 PM Hey Hunter. I have assumed my dog is still alive and has been sold or you have kept, as you haven't proven my dog has died. I have asked countless times to see my dog/his grave and get a collar back and you have disrespected me over and over. I have been pushed to this position by you only. I will be making a Facebook post bashing your business, if you don't give me proof of where I can find my dog. I am giving you this chance to come
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    Text - lVerizon 5:51 PM 51% HN Hunter Hey just got text and I haven't seen post sorry. We are in mayflower right now with pups running I'll be back Thursday night late and free and free all weekend would you come out Friday anytime or weekend and I'll have a deputy there so it's all legal and I'll show you grave site. If you still do not believe we can have a person dig up if you are okay with that. You can decide on that part. Collar will still be on the pup. I can promise you that he has not b
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    Text - lVerizon 5:51 PM 51% HN Hunter Thank you for responding. I would love to come out and see what happened. I also need the vets phone number now. I will give all of it Friday everything that you will need. Also if you need family whoever to come that's fine by me. And can you take down post until then? Thanks Thanks. We will be there at 5 Friday. Okay sounds good. I'm fine without a deputy but if y'all would rather have one let me know and I can go two houses down and get Shannon to come up
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 18m ago DEC 23, 5:48 PM Also, I thought the Dr was Dr. Hart? DEC 23, 8:56 PM Hart left. It's just dr Carter now and one other person I don't know his name. I'm going to call in morning and see if they willl send us an email or I'll call and see if anybody is even in the office Since we're not back yet. I'll let you know in morning when they open I want you to send me the papers that you have Okay well it'll be in morning bright and early whe
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    Text - @ 51% lVerizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 18m ago Okay well it'll be in morning bright and early when I could We're staying at parents house tonight since it's going to be late and the dogs are here then loading up in morning and going back home I could send it early when we get back to you I don't have it in the car with me Okay, I want it in the morning. I'll call Wednesday morning also. DEC 24, 10:22 AM Send papers. DEC 26, 1:28 PM Hunter, never got the paperwork. Thanks. Hunter
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    Text - 51% lVerizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson> Home Active 18m ago Hunter, I called Paragould animal clinic and they have never had your name, four legged retrievers, Ollie's name, Abbie's name, no snake bites, or my name in their system. I'm tired of dealing with your crap. This was your last chance Okay here's the deal I promise your pup was bit and passed away and I hated it and felt horrible because l've known you forever and was nervous, I did bury your pup the proper way. How much will it cost
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    Text - @ 51% lVerizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson> Home Active 18m ago I can have my attorney write up something to make it all legal on both ends There's nothing that's going to make this right. There is no amount of money that will bring Ollie back. There is no amount of money that will cover up your lies. There is no amount of money that you could give me that will prevent me from warning other people about what you have done to me and to several others. There's nothing that your attorney can do to
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    Text - @ 51% lVerizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 18m ago off social media now yes I do understand if you tell somebody or mention my name but I'm asking about keeping it off social media. I apologize and want to make it right in any way possible All I've wanted was the truth for the past 2 months and you don't have the decency to give that to me. Again I apologize I do. I wanna make it right any way possible to you. I've already about gotten a divorce over this, and I'm just trying to kee
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson > Home Active 19m ago would have, but like I said I've known you for year and years Can I do something to keep it off social media Please? DEC 26, 2:29 PM Can I do something to keep it off social media Please? Why haven't you let me out to see my dog if you've buried him the proper way? How do you know he was bit? Why did you tell me a fake vets name and then tell me he went to 3 different vets, if he didn't go at all? I know he was bit because I know w
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Active 19m ago Home sure. when one gets bit in neck to chest area it doesn't take long at all couple minutes sometimes tops and that's what happened. And because I wish there would of been time to take him to vet but there's wasn't wished I would of taken him anyways just to have proper proof but I didn't and I know messed up on that part. Look I'm wanting to do anything just to keep it off social media, more for my wife's sake honestly she got so much
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 19m ago Because I was an idiot Rachel I was and I wishI could turn back time and never let Ollie with us on the trailer that day with big dogs and let him out to play by waters edge. And no it's not her fault at all but she gets drug into it since she's married and I hate that. And no I doubt you would do anything because I was an idiot and ridiculous towards you but I'm begging to do anything to keep it off literally begged you to let me ju
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    Text - 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson > Home Active 19m ago properly. There's been 5-6 dogs bit by snakes that have been in your care. I literally am at a loss whether my dog is actually dead or was sold or lost. You have had absolutely no respect for me or the people you've done this to. You've been unfair and heartless to everyone. I have been very lenient and nice to you, but I have to stop at some point. You've pushed me to this spot. Also, what was the death date of Ollie? Yes and from t
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:53 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 19m ago I'll literally do anything to keep it off social media to protect her being. She had everybody she is student teaching from teachers to principals to you name it questioning her and I'm trying to keep from that on her Nobody else did this, but you. I hate to bring her into this, but she either knew all along on what was going on or you lied to her about what was going on and she deserves to know what was really going on. I am blocked
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:54 PM Hunter Nelson Home Active 19m ago Originally, it would've never been a big deal if Ollie would have gotten bit if that was the truth and you would've told me the truth originally. If you would've just called me and let me know when something went wrong and something happened, this would've never been a conversation. I want her to message me and unblock me and we can talk about it. Okay she gets home from her grandparents tomorrow night they left this morning to head
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    Text - @ 51% Verizon 5:54 PM Hunter Nelson > Home Active 19m ago And yes I wish I would have called you automatically and had you come out then You tell her that this needs to be done right now. I'm done with the excuses. I tried to call her I'll try again after while Okay, give me her phone number DEC 26, 3:26 PM I sent her grand mother a message told her to tell Abbie to get in contact with you Idk if she's gotten it yet or not FRI 9:22 AM $ + Aa O O GIF :)
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    The beautiful Ollie

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    Ollie's distressed owner is updating the public saying, "Since then I have found out about SEVERAL people who have dealt with him with bad outcomes. Their dogs, like mine, have also been abused, sold, or "bit by a snake"." 


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    Please keep an eye out for this amazing pup

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    "We have no proof my Ollie is actually dead, besides what he has texted us. No pictures or proof. So keep your eye out for my Ollie please!!!"

    Here to hoping Ollie was indeed sold off, and the new owners see this post and do the right thing. #JusticeForOllie

    You can read the owner's full statement here.

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