Couple faces lawsuit after giving pet-sitting company negative review on Yelp

- A Texas couple is being sued for posting a negative Yelp review of a pet sitting company that allegedly didn’t take proper care of their dogs and fish.

Robert and Michelle Duchouquette, of Plano, used Yelp last October to find the company Prestigious Pets in Dallas, according to KTVT-TV. Michelle Duchouquette said she chose the company because of the positive reviews. However, she didn’t like some of the business’s policies for handling pets but decided to sign a contract with them because she had a trip coming up shortly.

The Dallas Morning News reported the Duchouquettes checked into their fish tank’s live video feed and saw the tank looked dirty. Michelle Duchouquette said the billing also got messed up so she decided to post a negative review on Yelp.

“My usual pet sitter/walking company, Great Paws was closed to I decided to try Prestigious Pets based on all of the good reviews. We have 2 dogs and a fish that were being cared for while we were gone a Friday through Tuesday evening,” the review read.

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