Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dan, Dan, The Scammer Man Part 1

Your phone rings early one morning.  It's a friend.  You are just informed that your friend's daughter went to bed the not before, but never woke up.  Cause of death?  Dead in Bed Syndrome.  It's a horrible, and extremely scary term for an unexplained complication, due to Type 1 Diabetes.  Sadly, most of these cases have been found in patients UNDER the age of 40.

Now, imagine when you received that phone call, that you also happened to have a child with the same auto immune disorder. AND that child also happened to be asleep in her bed at the time of the phone call.  First reaction?  Run as fast as you can to that child's bed and shake the child, all while fumbling for test strips and a meter, and yelling for her to wake up!  That's the answer I would not only assume, but have heard from a T1D (Type 1 Diabetic) parent.   A parent who happens to be a friend.  A parent who, after receiving that exact phone call, called me devastated.  A parent whose ramblings were incoherent.  She was terrified!  This happens to other people.  People you don't know.  People you can't touch, and aren't real.  This is stuff on the news.  The news that is far, far, FARRRRRRR away!  That's who it happens  to.  Not to your friends, and definitely not to you.  Except. it did happen.  It happened in our own backyard.  It happened to a real, live person.  A person you care about.  A person you can touch, and hug, and cry for, and if it happened to that person....then surely it could happen to you....

Then you break down, and you wonder...

"What if this happens to me?"
 Now, more than ever, you set your sites on a cure.  You grasp on to what little hope you can that someday, if you do enough JDRF walks, and raise enough funds for these companies, that a cure will happen.  Preferably before your kid falls victim to Type 1 Diabetes.  During all of your research for cures you stumble upon a miracle.  A furry, four legged, squishy, puppy faced, MIRACLE.

Guardian Angel service Dogs

Their motto?
Building Relationships. Changing Perceptions. Enriching Lives.
What do they do? (from their site)
"Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Inc. is a fully incorporated 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to provide education and training about the role of service dogs and the different types of assistance they may provide to persons with health issues such as Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, Hypoglycemic
Unawareness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. It is important for the general public to know that people whose lives might be improved or even saved by having a service dog, may not have a visible disability. Health issues that are classified as disabilities by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) offer diagnosed individuals the legal entitlement to enjoy full public access with their service dogs."
A dog that can alert to changes in blood sugar!!  This is an answer to the prayers of so many T1D parents, and T1D adults!  No more worrying!  You might finally get a good nights sleep thanks to your loved one's new Guardian Angel.  Obviously, calling and learning more would be your next option, right?

RIGHT!

So, you get in touch with the company, and a few days later you receive an email from none other that Dan Warren himself!  He wants to chat with you personally about everything!  Wow!  This must be a great company if the owner of the non-profit chats with his clients personally!
And that motto at the bottom!!  "Until there is a cure... There is a dog.  Hope is good!
Wow!  Heart=Melt
Hope=Revived
Dan Warren is every mom's new hero!! 

Sign me up!

Then you receive your welcome letter.  That really makes it official. 

Only $1,000 to get a family on the list!  Can't put a price on peace of mind, right?







Wow!  This is a lot of information to take in, but can you imagine the excitement these families must have been feeling??  The fundraising ideas that were already filling their heads.  Their minds full of vivid images, and dreams of their child or loved one's savior, were becoming a reality with every passing minute.  Donation solicitation letters are already being drafted in your name, and a dream is now a reality.



Can you imagine getting hundreds, or even thousands of these sent out on your behalf?  Then news stations pick up your amazing story.  Fundraisers such as; 5K's, raffles, benefits, 50/50 drawings, home based business parties, etc... all getting set up.  An outpouring of love from the community begins to flow in, and all of the warm, fuzzy, feel goods, fill up your insides.  You are one step closer to having your mind put at ease.  All you need to do to be on the puppy list is simply raise your $1,000 deposit! 
A few days after your fundraising attempts start emails like the following start coming in. 



$1,000!!!!!!!  It's official!  Your family is on the list.  Now it's just a matter of waiting for your puppy!  In the meantime, you will be encouraged to fund raise, fund raise, fund raise.  

Then something magical happens.  You're just scrolling through facebook minding your own (and everyone else's) business, and BAM!  You see this!!


Could this be your litter??  You're back to that overwhelming feel of joy, and excitement.  This could be your litter!  It's just a matter of matching puppy temperaments with each family's specific needs.  Things don't get anymore nerve wracking, or exciting than this!!!  Just a few short weeks, and you will know if one of these sweet, perfect, life saving puppies, will find it's way into your home, and your heart.  You stalk The Warren Retrievers Facebook page every day until it happens!  Then when it does, you get to post this::

Heart=Melt

This family received their life saving news, and couldn't wait to share it with the world.  I can only imagine the excitement that the entire community felt for them.  They did, after all, help this family achieve their goal.  

Now the fun starts!!!  YAY!!!!!  
First, the families get a delivery date.  Like this family did:


Then the families start receiving more information.  One thing at a time.

 The first email a family usually gets is the one about the "care package"
It goes a little something like this::



How adorable!!  Puppy care packages, and it's all included in the fundraising totals!  Finally feels real now, doesn't it?  Better get those homes puppy-proofed, there's a playful, pint sized pup coming your way!  
After this letter is received, things start to pick up.  Family's must start prepping their homes, friends, family, community, and lives for this new addition.  It's just like having a new baby.  Except, this new baby is going to be under strict rules, special training, wearing training gear, and beginning it's journey to save the life of it's new human.  That's a lot of responsibility for a small pup, but thanks to Warren, it is possible.  The families are all anxious to see their new bundles.  They are always sending emails with questions about the training and arrival dates.  Who wouldn't want to get this party started???  Am I right?
Warren sends out emails to let all new owners, to inform them of what to expect, flight numbers, and other training related information.  This is an example of an email that one would receive prior to their new pup's  arrival.





Holy smokes!  Things are really starting to move fast.  Before you know it, this is what is happening::


Yes, you guessed it!  This is a Type 1 Diabetic child meeting her new, life saving, life changing puppy for the very first time.  This photo was taken in the airport the moment the puppy got off the plane.  Wipe the tear, it gets better. 



See, I told you.  


Now, imagine you have all of these emotions rushing through you you!  Imagine your state of mind.  Imagine the emotions that are taking over your thoughts.  Imagine how you would feel if you saw your child's savior staring you in the face. 

Can you imagine the load that has been lifted.  The idea that after a lot of hard work and aggressive training can lead to a peaceful night's sleep is more than any T1D parent could ever dream of...could ever hope for...could ever imagine!

Now, imagine speaking with the media about your miracle, introducing your pup to all of the local emergency management teams in the area.  Think about taking him to restaurants, book stores, Target, Walmart, and any other place your little heart can think of.  Spending 2 days of your time doing this training, visiting the vet, falling in love, and 
FINALLY.FEELING.HOPE.

Feels good doesn't it?

Now imagine the trainer looking at you, (right before leaving) throwing a stack of papers on the table and telling you, 
"This is your non-negotiable contract with Warren Retrievers.  Sign it before I leave, or you will forfeit the puppy, and I will be forced to take it back with me."

Wait, what? 

Yes, you just read that right.  A contract.... a contract that you will be strong armed into signing, or risk losing the life saving, NON-REFUNDABLE, puppy that you, AND your community worked so hard to get.  
What would you do?  

 Call a lawyer? The lawyer can't help...the contract is non-negotiable. 
So, not being a lawyer, and realizing that if you don't sign them, that your life saver will slip between your fingers, you'd probably sign them.  What else do you do?  Tell your child, husband, wife, sister, aunt, brother, mom, dad, whoever may have the disease, that they lost their last bit of hope?  No one is going to do that.  What's the worse that could happen anyway?  This is a legit 501(c) corporation.  They are producing beautiful, life saving animals, and making my family life saving promises.  Surely, a company wouldn't be cruel enough to lie....right?

Find out HERE.







Dan, Dan, The Scammer Man Part 2

Like I said in my last post.  Surely no one would be that cruel.  No one would pray on the emotions of innocent families trying to overcome their fears of a disease that could take a life, without notice, at any time.
If you think that, then you haven't met or heard of Dan Warren.  The owner, and President of Service Dogs, By Warren Retrievers.

You see, there were so many unsuspecting families for Mr. Warren to target.  He knew it, and he knew how to hit where it hurt.  Preying on the lives of children.  Hitting parents right in the gut.  Right where he knew it would hurt the most.  It is almost genius.  Like a mad evil scientist.  I bet he even does the crazy laugh before he goes to bed, and I would not even be slightly surprised if a clap of thunder and a lightning strike came down as he did it.

Only someone so arrogant, and narcissistic as a man like Dan Warren, could pull that off.  Let me tell you all the rest of the story.  The story his Facebook Pages, and Websites, AREN'T telling you.  I am going to tell you the REAL story.

In this story you will hear some things that will make your stomach churn.  It will break your heart, and make you want to commit a crime.  When all of the rage begins to boil, step back, take a deep breath, and think about the amount the people involved in this disaster feel, then quadruple that, and add a trillion.

Okay, so you signed the stupid contract.  The one mentioned in the previous story.  The one you didn't want to sign but did because of the threats.  Now, here you are with your puppy.  You have been through round one of puppy training school, and are excited to start working on "at home" training.  What kind of training tool were you left with for your very young pup?  Want to see?  I want you to have a visual.

This image is of a Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers trainer teaching a new Warren Family how to handle a pup by using an ill fitting prong collar.  A TRAINER.  Misinforming a client on proper dog training techniques.  
This image should be on a poster for "HOW NOT TO USE A PRONG COLLAR"


The collar is too far up and was yanked so hard, the pups 2 front paws left the ground.



A quick search of Ms. Campbell's training history revealed a torrid doggy affair in her past.  Yes, you read that right.  She got a little down and dirty in the K-9 Training Program.  Turns out, masturbating a dog was NOT part of the actual training, and will get you brought up on animal cruelty charges in the state of Virginia.  


Okay, so here we are with a forced signature on a surprise contract, and a doggy raping trainer, using the ill fitting prong collar, and you are unsure of what to expect once the trainer leaves.  You are responsible for the training now....well, until the next training visit.

For many families things went terribly wrong before that next visit occurred.

Upon learning of the above mentioned trainer's past dirty doggy drama, a request was sent for a new trainer from one family.  The request was denied, and training was withheld from the family.  This forced the family to be in breach of contract.

Another person, a veteran, hero, father, grandfather, found out he wasn't even going to receive a puppy, instead he would be receiving an older dog that was sold... and then returned.  The company hadn't even disclosed that the dog had already had $10,000 paid on it by the family that returned it, but they still wanted to charge this man $20,000 (full price)
When he questioned the price Warren got upset, and stopped contact with him.  A few days before the doggy delivery was supposed to happen, he received a phone call from another family, they (not warren) informed him that he would not be getting his dog, because he can't be trusted.  Apparently, he was friends with someone that Dan Warren disliked.  Private chats, full of derogatory comments towards this very nice man were taking place.  It went on and on, until someone finally stood up and stopped it.  Hope was lost for this man though.

The family of 2 Type 1 children received their dog, and it was sick.  Their puppy came during a time that a nasty parasitic outbreak of was moving around the Warren Cult Compound.  They did their best to treat the poor pup.  Then, they received a phone call to let them know that the trainer would be there soon to do more training.  The trainer showed up, put the leash on the pup (in front of the 4 year old) put the pup in the car, and left, as the 4 year old cried. The dog was never seen by the family again.  Warren claimed the dog had become aggressive, extremely ill and not properly cared for.  They dog was seen not much later by another family, the dog was playful and perfectly fine.  Another greedy Warren lie.  Warren had already taken $3,000 from the family, and refused to return it.

Another family was delivered a puppy with Patella Luxation.  They didn't know this until they took him to the vet.  The trainer was there, and called Warren.  They claimed to have never heard of Patella Luxation.  (Even though it was listed as something not covered in their contract) The family was devastated, and begged Dan to help.  He agreed to the surgery, but said it had to be done at the Warren Cult Compound.  The dog was there for 3 months.  When they finally got their pup back, he was limping on the right side.  They found out the dog was crated too long post op. At 6 months post op, the family took their dog in for a follow up.  Warren agreed to let the family's local vet do the post op with the promise that the vet would send them the results.  They learned from their vet that the legs were not healing, and now the dog had severe hip dysplasia and would need a hip replacement.  They were also informed that their dog could never be a service dog with all of these issues.  Warren decided that her vet could no longer be trusted, and that they should send the dog to him to look at.  The family knew then that something was wrong.  They hesitated but sent their dog back and agreed to take a replacement.  Dan took their money, their extremely disabled dog, and they never heard from him again.  No replacement, and no returned calls.  They later found out that their dog wasn't the only one with this problem.  There were many others.

There are many stories like these.  Many dogs that never alerted like they were supposed too.  Many disappointed families, and millions of dollars made by this "non profit" organization.  There have been 28 complaints filed against this company.  You can read multiple stories on the Stop the Scammers Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Dan Warren, AKA The Almighty Leader of the Deadbeat Dog Dealing Cult, thinks that he has the right to sue all of these families, and try to take their dogs back.  You can see a few of the lawsuits by clicking HERE

You can also help support the family of the latest Warren attack.  #BringChewyHome is finding it's way to the Twitter, and Facebook news feeds after Dan sent the sheriff to a family's home claiming "He feared for the safety of the dog."  This is after the family found out that their 20,000 dollar dog had a birth defect.  When they notified the Warren Cult Compound, they were immediately contacted by Dan.  He said that he would forgive the rest of their debt (after paying $7,000 towards the pup) and they could keep Chewy as long as they signed a gag order.  The family refused to sign a gag order because Dan had already hurt multiple families.  They didn't want to keep this a secret from other potential D.A.D. families. Then Dan.  filed a lawsuit against them, and many other families.  The day before the hearing, he dismissed the cases.  They hired a a different company to do the Diabetic alert training, and they did a phenomenal job with the training.  Their dog was alerting like a pro!  Everything was going well, and they didn't hear from Dan for 8 months.  Until he sent the motion to have the dog taken from the home because of safety concerns, and their life saving dog, and only comfort for the last 2 years was ripped from their home.  They are now on a mission to get their sweet doggy back!  You can follow their story by clicking HERE .


I really hope this helps some families that are looking for Service Dogs.  Please stay away from Warren Retrievers!  They are some of the biggest scam artists around.  You can Google "Warren Retriever complaint" and find multiple news stories, blogs, forums, etc... from families that are going through this hell. This man needs to be stopped.  He is an insane narcissist, and needs to be put out of business.  His dogs are over bred to the point of abuse.  The over breeding is causing many medical problems in the pups, and it's costing families thousands of dollars, multiple tears, and too much heart break.  


Make the Devil STOP SCAMMING! 





We are all on to you Dan Warren.  We know your scam, and we will spread the word.  Your followers never stick around once they learn the truth.  You will run out of people to scam eventually.  That pitcher of Kool-Aid will eventually run dry, and people will move on to something better.  Hopefully you will be in jail soon.

Did you miss part one? Click HERE to get the back story!










Monday, May 26, 2014

Perfectly Posh Giveaway!!

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About a year ago I had a sponsor from Perfectly Posh buy some ad space from me. I didn't think too much about it until she sent me some product for a review and giveaway. I fell in LOVE with the product. So much so that I went back and bought some for my daughter (they have a line for girls) and for myself. The more she sent me samples the more I fell in love with the products. I'm not a frilly girl who likes a lot of extra pampering, but with age and education I have come to love certain pampering products. Let me explain. They have natural based ingredients, use essential oils, are gluten free, no sulfates, no petroleum, NO ANIMAL TESTING, and they make the products here in the US so they actual give jobs to people like you and me. I'm also coming to a certain age where I need to take care of my skin. I run a lot out in the sun and I'm not 21 anymore. Having as many kids as I do and working full time, it's nice to pamper myself at the end of the day. Perfectly Posh makes it possible. Every single product they sell is UNDER $25. You can't really say that about too many other products. Do you see why I love them?
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Well, the school year is coming to an end and we are moving to Maryland in a few weeks. That means I am unemployed again. My husband gets orders every 3 years so it's time for me to leave my job and move. I was talking to a dear friend of mine, a fellow Marine wife, who just signed up as a Perfectly Posh Consultant, and she was telling me how great she had done in just less than two weeks. She had signed up under the girl who sponsored me last year. I went back to the website and saw all the products I could get for just $99 and decided worst case I would get $300 in product for a great price.
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So I took the plunge and became a Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant. My husband knew that I have been a little bummed about finding a job so he went to Hobby Lobby and bought me a sample kit and supplies for making Perfectly Posh samples and bags.
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I'm so excited. I've already passed out about 10 Posh sample bags to friends who have never heard of the company. You see, Perfectly Posh is still new and people need to learn about it. I'm excited to spread the word!
So here I am offering a GIVEAWAY to you. I was going to choose a product to give you but I want you to choose your own product of choice. First, let me tell you some of my favorites.
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I freaking LOVE the Cozy Coma! This is like the best stuff ever. Even my baby loves this stuff. It's a bath bar but I use it in the shower too. Seriously, I have an addiction to this stuff.
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Calm Down is something I would try and make from a Pinterest Board. This stuff is AMAZING! It smells good, it feels good, and it leaves my face feeling great. You have to try it! I love making samples for these because it smells so amazing.
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Last but not least...Sweet Young Thing anti-aging, just what it says is just what I need. I'm not old, but I'm getting there. I love this stuff and I really feel like it helps. Don't I look young?
Okay, now to the good part. I will give one lucky winner ONE item from my website including free shipping to the continental US. Just enter the Rafflecopter below.
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Now that you're done entering, go read some of my other stuff!!  
Like my latest review::::::

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review!



I'm super excited today, because I got the chance to review Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, courtesy of one of their wonderful Independent Presenters, Ceani Singler



Younique is a company that makes great skincare products and their mission is to uplift, empower, validate and ultimately help build the self-esteem of women around the world.  Who wouldn't want to shop with a company like that??  

It was a little intimidating at first.  I had this long list of instructions, and I'm overwhelmed easily.  However, once I took a breath, and actually looked, I realized that they weren't as long as they appeared. There are only 4 steps. haha  The paper just made it look like there were more.  There are plenty of tips included on this paper that help you achieve the ultimate lash.  For that, I am thankful.  



Do you want to see a picture of me BEFORE any makeup??  Okay, don't get excited.  Put the jokes back in their box.  I cheater and cropped most of my face out.  I can hear each of you sighing "awwwwww man."  Stop it!  hehe

Okay, NO MAKEUP TIA:::




Boring, blah, non existent eyes, right?!

Now I want to show you how I look in my Mega Protein lashes made by Wet n Wild.  Stop judging me.  I was broke when I bought it.  


Not horrible, right??  I didn't think so either, UNTIL this happened::




Yeah, pretty freaking AMAZING HUH???  
Helloooooo Smokey Eye!  Where have you been all my life?
Want to see some more?  Yes?  Thought so!  




Moral of the story?  No matter how awesome you *THINK* your lashes are, they can be way more awesomer.  Yeah, I said "awesomer".  That's how much awesomeness I am feeling right now.  

If you have any questions, or want to purchase this product, or any others because they have TONS of amazing products (like the eye shadow that comes in the EYE-tastic Collection, I'm wearing in these pics)
Please don't hesitate to contact Ceani (it's pronounce like Jenny but with a shhhhh) at:: (808)228-4997
or via email at photogchic08@gmail.com

You can also purchase directly at

If you you purchase before the month of May(2014) is over, you can get in on the May Kudos Special for only $50!!


This Exclusive Mini Collection contains a 3D Fiber Lashes, Luxe Lip Gloss, Angelic and Confident Mineral Pigment Powders, included in a limited-edition Younique makeup pouch. You get all of this for only $50 USD/$60 CAD /$65 AUS. The products inside the Mini Collection would normally retail for $64 USD/$77 CAD / $84 AUS. That is a saving of $14/$17/$19 and the exclusive pouch is include for FREE!



Don't miss out on this great deal!!



Now that you've finished reading, and made your purchase, check out a giveaway I'm hosting.







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