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pay by paypal and get your designer puppy shipped to you!

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ggirl Tue 11-Dec-12 16:39:43


SaintNiChaolas Tue 11-Dec-12 16:43:48

There are no words.


PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 16:46:08

Beggars belief sad.

rubyrubyruby Tue 11-Dec-12 16:46:35

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exexpat Tue 11-Dec-12 16:52:57

Awful even if it's all as it seems, but these things are often scams - you buy a pup sight unseen, pay loads for it plus shipping, and the puppy never arrives. These scams have been around for a while, I thought people were wise to them by now, but I heard of someone (an overseas student) getting caught out a few weeks ago.

BeataNoxPotter Tue 11-Dec-12 16:53:11

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PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 16:53:31

And that's without P&P, ruby.
How on earth do you 'ship' a puppy??
Across the United States FFS!

ggirl Tue 11-Dec-12 16:54:13

tbh I'd rather it was a money scam than an actual breeder

needastrongone Tue 11-Dec-12 16:57:46

I wondered if it was a scam. I am on scam alert tbh as some bugger tried to have us at work today. The payment logos look really dubious that's all (paypal etc) would rather it was a money scam tbh.

PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 16:59:32

Oh, a scam - good!!


exexpat Tue 11-Dec-12 17:04:50

Might be a scam, might not - maybe in the US people are happier with puppies as commodities? In the UK the scam sales are often through effectively untraceable places like gumtree, facebook, small ads etc. That one is quite a full-on (though very unprofessional-looking) website. I wonder if the twee-sounding address of the farm actually checks out?

tabulahrasa Tue 11-Dec-12 18:11:21

hmm, I suspect it is real - I've heard of american breeders shipping puppies before.

WoodRose Tue 11-Dec-12 18:58:19

"Bargain Babies" - bloody hell!! angry

PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 19:03:57

But how?? How do you ship puppies?

I so hope this is a scam...

SantaIAmSoFuckingRock Tue 11-Dec-12 19:14:31

why on earth would anyone buy a puppy they have never even seen? fucking stupid bastarding assholes, both sellers and buyers. how can any of them think that is best for the dogs?

SantaIAmSoFuckingRock Tue 11-Dec-12 19:16:44

i hope it's a scam. i hope anyone stupid enough to think they are doing right by a dog to buy it this way gets stung for thousands and learns a very valuable lesson.

QuietTiger Tue 11-Dec-12 19:49:30

Quite apart from the "ethics" involved, HOW THE FUCK can anyone justify paying that amount of money for a CROSSBREED dog?

I thought I'd seen it all, working in rescue. Obviously not so.

ggirl Tue 11-Dec-12 20:07:29

If you read the section on the delivery of the puppy , she says her vet has said it's better and easier for the dog than a long drive hmm
they're crated and taxied to the airport then flown and taxied again , I could cry

GrimmaTheNome Tue 11-Dec-12 20:16:09

I hope its a scam too sad

there's a 'Contact us' button - maybe we should.

Does the US have any equivalent to the RSPCA?

ScariestFairyByFar Tue 11-Dec-12 20:26:14

I think in America it's probably not that odd they do sell puppies and kittens in pet shops or is that just on tv?

PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 20:31:12

Just because it might be common practice (I have no idea), but that does not make it right.
There is an animal protection thingmy... let me have a google think

PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 20:33:41

American Humane Association

Humane Society of the United States

Not sure what the difference is between the two??

PacificDogwood Tue 11-Dec-12 20:35:41

Puppy shipping does seem to be common practice sad
With predictable results. Jesus wept!

GrimmaTheNome Tue 11-Dec-12 20:36:09

>I think in America it's probably not that odd they do sell puppies and kittens in pet shops or is that just on tv?
they certainly did when I lived there about 20 years ago. Shops in the mall. Pups in glass-fronted cages. I hadn't ever owned a dog at that point and didn't realise quite how bad it was - especially for the last pup left.sad

sununu Wed 12-Dec-12 09:46:27

I am sure it is real. Ian Dunbar talks about puppies being shipped across country in his book I remember.
I also remember cooing over puppies in shop windows when I lived there less than 10 years ago, not understanding what it meant.

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