An Amazon delivery driver allegedly kicked a customer's pet dog before swearing at his owner in a sickening incident.

Mum-of-two Eilis Pitwood was breastfeeding her baby when she was forced to run into the garden and rescue her pet.

The chihuahua, Crash, who has hip problems, was left limping following the attack.

Eilis, 19, was also branded a "b***h" by the driver, who is said to have become irritated by the presence of the dog.

The teen has since received a box full of treats from Amazon which came with the message: "Not in the dog house."

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She also said Amazon told her the delivery driver has been fired.

On Monday, Eilis took to Facebook to complain about Amazon, writing: "Disgusted with your carriers. Delivered my order and kicked my chihuahua six times before I chased the man out of my garden."

Referring to a bone condition which affects Crash's hips, she added: "Having to take him to the vets as he already has Perth's disease and is seriously limping from this attack.

"If he could do this to a dog, what could he do to a child?"

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Eilis, who ordered the item on eBay but had it delivered by Amazon, said she was happy the driver had been sacked.

"I've never had anyone have a problem with a chihuahua," she said.

"Crash was running around his feet barking. I think he thought it was acceptable to stand still and attempt to kick him instead of walking out of the gate.

"I had to leave the kids in the living room and try get my dogs away from him but because he was kicking them they obviously were running and barking more."

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Eilis said she had to run down the garden path in her dressing gown with no shoes to chase the driver away.

"That's when he called me a b***h," she said.

"I have a three-year-old and 18-month-old and my three-year-old was upset ad confused why I was running after a man in the garden."

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She later shared a photo of a box of crisps, fudge, popcorn, cookies and honeycomb dips Amazon sent her in a box with the words "not in the dog house".

The gift note read: "Thank you for allowing us to work through your recent concerns. Kind regards Amazon Executive Customer Relations."

Eilis thanked the company and said Crash was "doing well" despite being "a bit scared" after the encounter.

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A spokeswoman for Amazon said: "We have very high standards for our delivery service providers and how they serve customers.

"We are taking this matter seriously and have worked directly with the customer to make things right."

Last year an Amazon delivery driver stole a customer's puppy before lying about it to its heartbroken owner.

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