PITTSBURGH - A man who watched Todd Haley’s four dogs filed a civil complaint against the Haleys alleging that they still owe him $10,090.
Nick Fiscante told Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle that he reached an agreement with the Haleys to watch their dogs last year because the Haleys were living in a hotel after moving from Kansas City to Pittsburgh, when Todd Haley was hired as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator.
Earlier this week, Target 11 broke the story about a civil lawsuit filed by a home builder, accusing the Haleys of backing out of a $1 million house deal in Upper St. Clair, and then allegedly taking off with appliances, fixtures and landscaping.
The Haleys, through their attorney, denied the allegations contained in the civil lawsuit, and said they only took items that belonged to them. They also claimed the home builder, Williamson and Jefferson Inc., still owes them $62,000.
Fiscante said that Haleys made one payment but have failed to pay him the remaining $10,090. At a hearing before a magistrate in August, the district justice ruled in Fiscante’s favor because the Haleys never showed.
Christine Haley then appealed the magistrate’s decision. In court documents, she wrote that Fiscante “does not have a boarding license and runs an illegal and filthy facility.”
She also stated that two of the dogs “when returned were extremely aggressive and had to be given away because they were brutally attacking neighborhood dogs.”
She also wrote, “We never had a contract.”
Fiscante told Target 11 that he doesn’t operate a boarding facility and that he agreed to watch the dogs after a friend put him in touch with the Haleys.
He said the Haleys spent a lot of time at his house visiting the dogs and never once complained.
"They became like family and we welcomed them into our home. We couldn't have been any nicer to them," said Fiscante.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have not commented on Haley’s situation.