Oh wow that's sad. Definitely WAY too early to remove a pup from her mom.I just got Holly Christmas Eve she was born November 15. So she was 5 weeks 4 days. I had to put a deposit and pick one out when they were 3 weeks old. Well then the lady calls and insisted I get her Christmas Eve. I stressed that small young puppies need their Momma's longer in my opinion in the beginning I told her she was not a Christmas gift and I really did not want to get her till she was ready. I was told if I did not pick her up then I would loose what money I had put down. I got her from a person selling them on a local pet posting site. I guess I learned my lesson and make sure if we ever get another to see how long they will keep the puppies till. She will be 7 weeks Tuesday. So far she is doing well I just hope things continue.