why would someone do

(54 Posts)
Nagoo Thu 25-Jul-13 16:06:19
Floralnomad Thu 25-Jul-13 16:08:53

Unbelievable and an idiot ,Bassets are most definitely not small dogs . Some people just shouldn't be allowed animals .

Oh FFS angry This shit shouldn't be allowed.

Presumably, as soon as the swapped pooch stops being a puppy, it will also be swapped? What a total bellend of a human being.

Gay40 Thu 25-Jul-13 16:11:44

I don't know, but it boils my piss. I can't understand people who get rid of pets for such reasons.
She's a cute little dog, too. I like her face - if I wasn't in the middle of moving house with a holiday pending, I'd get her.

Gay40 Thu 25-Jul-13 16:13:31

I always think animals advertised this way are going to end up as bait for fighting dogs.

Gay40 Thu 25-Jul-13 16:16:09

I might have to accidentally find her as I'm drive around one day - you know, just sat by the side of the road.

sweetkitty Thu 25-Jul-13 16:24:42

Tell you what ill swap my chihuahua, you know the dog I've had for a few years, bred from making loads of money, as I fancy a change, I got a new rug in my front room the dog doesn't really go with it now and I fancy a change.

Utter idiot

EauRouge Thu 25-Jul-13 17:00:14

That poor dog sad

I signed up to a couple of FB pet groups to sell my aquatic plants and the ads on there make my blood boil- why do people not take their unwanted pets to a reputable animal shelter if they really have a 'genuine reason' for needing to rehome it? confused So many back yard breeders too. Bastards.

digerd Thu 25-Jul-13 19:47:33

Pugs are usually very friendly and sweet natured. Why didn't they keep one of the pups then? Bassets are not toy dogs by any stretch of the imagination. I can't believe they want to swap mum for a pup of another breedshocksad

tabulahrasa Thu 25-Jul-13 20:00:27

That is disgusting - notice they helpfully put in how much profit you can make from breeding the poor wee thing. angry

belatedmaybe Thu 25-Jul-13 20:23:22

Bassett s are set to be a popular top price breed so it is please take my out of fashion breeding bitch and give me a younger one who will have pups worth three times as much. Poor pug sad

welshfirsttimemummy Thu 25-Jul-13 20:30:44

People like this make me so angry. They say the children want a dog to "call their own" , what is the little pug then? People who have such disrespect for animals shouldn't be allowed them. Dogs are getting stolen all over the place, wouldn't surprise me if someone stole a chihuahua or basset puppy just to get the poor little pug and use her as a breeding machine confused

HoneyDragon Thu 25-Jul-13 20:38:38


I was just thinking that the children mentioned were probably fictional.

sweetkitty Thu 25-Jul-13 21:24:46

It's utterly disgusting

Itsnotahoover Thu 25-Jul-13 22:48:33

I've just reported this member to preloved and asked for the advert to be removed. Poor, poor little girl sad

angry they don't deserve that dog the selfish wankers. And what happened to neutering you arse holes, they want love not some inexperienced idiot breeding them for a few quid sad

Itsnotahoover Thu 25-Jul-13 22:55:24

It's very tempting to contact them and get details then report to the RSPCA or a breed specific rescue, but would anything actually get done? People like this proper boil my piss sad

Poor poor little pug. And she is just sitting there looking beautiful and loving.

Absolute bastard fucking shits. I hope she gets fanjo rot.

MrsWolowitz Thu 25-Jul-13 23:00:10

sad angry

Maybe she struggled with pregnancy or nursing the pups , perhaps that's y they want rid. Only trouble is if she's sold as a breeder and is no good anything could happen to her sad poor baby. How could you not want her sad

MultumInParvo Thu 25-Jul-13 23:03:45

That's made me get up and give my pugs a hug

tittytittyhanghang Thu 25-Jul-13 23:03:47

oh this is heartbreaking. How could you have a dog for any length of time and not get utterly utterly attached to it? Poor poor doggy. Total bastards doing this. Am tempted to reply with a nasty email giving owners what for. Not that it would do any good.

tittytittyhanghang Thu 25-Jul-13 23:05:57

also ironically the advert next to it about giving forever homes. sad

That advert makes me really really :-(

Is there anything we can do?

Itsnotahoover Thu 25-Jul-13 23:09:08

I've actually just forwarded the link to Pug welfare. There won't be anything they can do but I just thought someone ought to be alerted that this was going on. So tempted to email them and drive over there and get the poor dog, I'm only half an hour from Mansfield.

I hope they can help hoover well done for forwarding. I'd give anything to be able to have a dog and she's sooooo beautiful. sad

Not interested in any paperwork :-(

shock there's actually a pet section wtf

MissMarplesBloomers Thu 25-Jul-13 23:21:12

On the right handside, under "Upgrade now" there is a report button.

I did it under the suspicious ad tab.

I'm on my mobile I can't find anything to report the ad

Itsnotahoover Thu 25-Jul-13 23:29:38

The only problem with reporting it is that the ad will get removed and they'll probably just sell the poor thing on fb instead sad

sad she's just so sweet looking

Doodledumdums Thu 25-Jul-13 23:40:05

She's very loved?! What, so loved that you want to swap her?! Doesn't exactly reek of love to me!

I saw an advert on gumtree once where a bloke wanted to swap his staffy for a motorbike. Unbelievable!

You should have to pass some sort of competancy test to be able to own pets, some people just don't have a clue.

sweetkitty Fri 26-Jul-13 08:12:49

I had a quick look on the site just at the breed I am getting and there was quite a few adult dogs looking for homes through no fault of their own hmm

And of course loads of puppy adverts, loads of these new cross breeds too

Poor wee pug whose to say in a few years if they get a Bassett hound that they won't be swapping it after its had a few pups and made some money hmm

There are always adolescent dogs for sale on Preloved. Once the dog stops being a cute puppy, and its lack of training starts causing issues, they sell them on. Poor bloody dogs, passed from pillar to post sad

Fenton Fri 26-Jul-13 09:08:18

I've got a football table she can have as a swap, should do the job, will keep the kids amused this summer.

Poor little thing, has no idea what crap owners she's ended up with. sad

HaudYerWheest Fri 26-Jul-13 09:23:10

What a shame poor girl. I just don't understand how people can be like that. I love my dog and he is well and truly part of the family I would never swap him or want to give him up he will be with us forever. It makes me mad to think people act in this way with animals. The poor wee pug will be better off with another family if that's the way the treat their pets

thegriffon Fri 26-Jul-13 09:23:57

This is so sad, what a terrible life the dog must be having with such an uncaring owner, could be ill as well. They want a female puppy because daughter has already chosen a name hmm they must be really thick if they think people will believe that.
I've just e mailed to complain about ad, under category of dog welfare concerns. Also asked advertisers if they ever get rescue organisations involved in this kind of situation, perhaps a stupid question but will be interested to see what they say, if they reply.

sweetkitty Fri 26-Jul-13 09:32:30

We're getting a puppy soon (not a rescue I know hmm) have doesn't a year deciding, researching breeds, been to visit a breeder, name on waiting list, she will be spayed as I don't want to bring any more puppies into the world and be responsible for finding them loving homes, I've bought puppy training books and we are adapting our lifestyle for her. She will be a member of our family.

What kind of message is it giving to children, oh when you get fed up with a dog you can swap it for another hmm

I think animals should be banned from preloved and sites like that altogether, you should only be able to get an animal from a rescue or an approved breeder who must be vetted (ideal world I know).

CrabbyBigBottom Fri 26-Jul-13 09:35:50

Have just sent this message on the report function...

Is this a fucking joke?? How can you let idiots like advertise their poor animals as though they are toys to be swapped by primary school kids?

Makes me angry angry

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 26-Jul-13 09:42:25

AIBU to log on and leave a comment?

hmm hmm hmm

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 26-Jul-13 09:55:31

I've just joined for a fiver and sent this message:

"Please don't get rid of your poor little girl. She loves you and deserves your love, not to be passed off like some kids toy.

You do realise a Bassett Hound is huge, don't you? A puppy will grow up into a huge dog.

We think this ad is a front for dog abuse and we will have you shut down."

Just in case it is genuine and the person really is a thick as shit bastard who doesn't deserve that dog. Hope it has some effect, although for people like that I really don't know what to say.


MultumInParvo Fri 26-Jul-13 09:58:38

Pug pups sell at around £1000 so I'm guessing that she maybe can't have another litter so she's not 'profitable' anymore. Christ, I'm not profitable anymore. Hope dh doesn't swap me grin

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 26-Jul-13 10:00:31

And then I reported it with this:

"You cannot give pets away like they are old toys! This person doesn't deserve a dog! And she definitely doesn't want a bassett, they're huge! This ad is so awful that it could well be a front for dog baiting. I can't believe anyone could be so heartless."

Really hope it has some effect.

tabulahrasa Fri 26-Jul-13 10:10:48

'There are always adolescent dogs for sale on Preloved. Once the dog stops being a cute puppy, and its lack of training starts causing issues, they sell them on.'

And pets4homes and gumtree...often with a mention of how much they paid so it's worth x or saying they want to get some of their money back, like they're a used bike sad

tompuss Fri 26-Jul-13 10:46:29

I saw an advert on Preloved, last week for a 7 year old Tibetan Terrier bitch for £75 pounds 'useful for breeding'. I was so shocked and saddened. Having seen this thread I wish I had reported it.

Itsnotahoover Fri 26-Jul-13 13:01:03

Well it looks like the advert has gone but poor thing will probably be sold on elsewhere sad

thegriffon Fri 26-Jul-13 14:32:37

just had a reply re my complaint to Preloved, say they've removed the ad. Won't help the poor dog though. They ignored my question about rescue.


Itsnotahoover Fri 26-Jul-13 17:05:37

Yes I've had a similar reply. Got this from Pug welfare though:

Hello Jill, thank you for your email. I know it is really disgusting that there are ads like this but we are in a sticky situation. These people are not breaking the law, though some of us have different ideas about it and they are definitely not taking a moral approach to rehoming their dogs. We very much have our hands tied as we can't buy each pug who appears on these sites and it feels as though we are sitting back and doing nothing. The most effective thing to do,I think , is to do what you have done and contact the sites directly and protest about them placing the ads online. Hopefully they will get the message that the public do not want to see ads like this and they might do something about it. We can only hope that she gets someone who will give her a lovely home and lots of love.

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention.

Best wishes Margaret Trossell (Rehoming Secretary)

Itsnotahoover Fri 26-Jul-13 17:24:00

Just realised I've printed my name there for the world to see! Lol

I hadn't even noticed til you just said lol

Sad how its such a frequent occurrence they can't help sad

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Fri 26-Jul-13 22:27:58

I also had a reply to say that the ad had been removed.

I hope they told them why.

Shal we keep an eye on preloved and report every ad we see?

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