- Is Puppyfinder com a reputable site?
- How do I know if a breeder is legit?
- How do you not get scammed when buying a puppy?
- How do you spot a pet scammer?
- How can you tell a puppy mill?
- Is PuppySpot com a puppy mill?
- Why are breeders bad?
- Why are backyard breeders bad?
- Why you shouldn’t buy a dog from a breeder?
- How do vets not get scammed?
- Is buying a dog online safe?
- How do I report a pet scammer?
Is Puppyfinder com a reputable site?
PuppyFind.com is a bulletin board service so we do not guarantee that the seller’s that post on the site are legitimate, but we do offer Buyer Tips on every ad to assist in a safe transaction.
The website has not been hacked, but scammers have been able to hack a seller’s account by answering a phishing email.
How do I know if a breeder is legit?
Ask if the breeder is a member of an AKC-affiliated club and contact that club to verify membership or check recent listings of available AKC Litters from breeders. You can also check with the BBB (www.bbb.org) and the AKC (919-233-9767) to see if there are any complaints about the breeder.
How do you not get scammed when buying a puppy?
Tips for Avoiding Online Pet Scams
If they do give the phone numbers, call and ask questions. If the seller says they are in a particular state but asks you to send money elsewhere, especially another country, avoid it. If the seller/breeder is not located in the US, avoid it.
How do you spot a pet scammer?
What are the Red Flags?
- Photos of the dog or ad text can be found on other websites. Do an internet search for the pet you are considering.
- The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards.
- The price seems too good to be true.
- The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone.
How can you tell a puppy mill?
Here are some red flags that indicate a puppy mill in action:
- The seller has many different types of purebred dogs, or “designer” hybrid breeds.
- Puppies are being sold at less than six weeks old.
- The seller/breeder is located “in another state” and will ship a puppy without an in-person meeting first.
Is PuppySpot com a puppy mill?
PuppySpot Promises Its Breeders Are NOT Puppy Mills
USDA Licensed Not only is PuppySpot licensed by the USDA (cert. # 58-B-0618), but we require every one of our breeders to be either licensed, or exempt from licensing by the USDA.
Why are breeders bad?
Inbreeding causes painful and life-threatening genetic defects in “purebred” dogs and cats, including crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems, and epilepsy. Distorting animals for specific physical features also causes severe health problems.
Why are backyard breeders bad?
Inadequate nutrition, fleas and worms are common in these situations, placing the welfare of these animals at risk. Backyard breeding contributes to the unwanted companion animal population in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopulation inevitably leads to the euthanasia of healthy unwanted animals.
Why you shouldn’t buy a dog from a breeder?
Why Some Dog Breeders Should Be Avoided
They pay little or no attention to genetic health issues in both the parents and the puppies. They often charge less money for the puppies than a responsible breeder, but still more money than they should (no one should pay for puppies that were bred carelessly).
How do vets not get scammed?
Ask about the common procedures, like vaccines, checkups, neutering and spaying. Plan on going to at least three vets before you decide on one. Make a mental note of just how clean the environment is when you look around. In addition, do not forget to ask for discounts from your vet.
Is buying a dog online safe?
To buy a puppy online safely, make sure you go through a reputable breeder with good references. Be careful searching on free classifieds like Craigslist since scammers are more likely to post on them. If an ad for a dog seems poorly written or too good to be true, there’s a good chance it’s a scam.
How do I report a pet scammer?
If you suspect, or have been victimized by, a pet scam, report it to:
- the Federal Trade Commission (online or at 877-382-4357)
- the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), if the scam occurred online.
- the BBB Scam Tracker.
- PetScams.com, an online watchdog that catalogs and reports on pet-related fraud.