KATIE Price is locked in a row with her late puppy’s breeders who insist they told her to “NEVER leave Rolo alone”.
The 42-year-old had defended KRC Bullies after fans “pointed fingers” over the French Bulldog pup’s death.
But now the breeder has spoken out to insist they gave clear instructions to remain with Rolo at all times.
A spokesman from JRC Bullies told the Mirror: “We are heartbroken that this has happened as we told Katie not to leave a small puppy on its own.
“We can’t believe that the puppy was left unattended as we had left strict instructions.”
Rolo was a special gift for Katie’s 13-year-old daughter on her birthday.
But just three weeks on, Rolo was found dead in a tragic accident at Katie’s home.
In a lengthy statement on JRC Bullies Intagram, the breeders wrote read: “Just like to say how devastated we are about the news we have seen online about Rolo (NOTORIOUS).
“First of all for everybody who’s sending their hate messages and telling us what we should have done or could have done it is really not needed, for the people commenting on our page for something that we couldn’t control also is not needed we did absolutely everything we possibly could of done to make sure Rolo was getting the perfect 5 star home.
“We visited the property, we saw exactly where he would be living, we settled him in before leaving and then we kept in contact with @officialprincess_andre to check on him.
“We were there 24 hours a day for her with advice and support if it was needed.”
The statement added that background checks were made on Katie.
It ended: “Rolo’s death was a tragic accident that had nothing at all to do with his health or @jrcbullies.
“Rest in Peace our special and unique little man you will be truly missed.”
The accident happened five months after another of the family’s dogs, Alsatian Sparkle, was killed running into a busy road.
Mum-of-five Katie also has an Alsatian called Blade, who works as a protection dog and sleeps in the star’s room.
Another dog, Queenie, died in tragic circumstances in 2018, when she was struck by a delivery diver.
Animal rights group PETA yesterday said Katie should be stopped from owning any more pets.