Pet lemon laws: Would you trade Fido in for a better model?

Schnauzer
Schnauzer

A dog breeder in Central New York has been ordered by the Attorney General's office to repay customers $30,000 in restitution. Her crime: Selling "lemons" primarily, in the form of miniature Schnauzers.

Dozens of dog owners filed claims against Rocky's Canine Connection, in Jordan, N.Y., for the thousands they spent at the vet trying to keep their new puppies alive. And now, the AG has cleared the way for them to recoup at least some of their expenses.

Few realize the state of New York has a pet lemon law. Here's how it works.