Puppy Too Good to be true?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fancbrd4me02, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, I have a dilemma. In November I answered an ad that somone had placed about wanting a new home for a purebred puppy. The story they gave me was that they had underestimated the work it was to have one and they just wanted it to go to a good home. I answered and after a few emails me they decided to keep the puppy & see if it worked out. Yesterday they email me and say that it worked out with the first one, so they got a second one but it isn't working out. They are saying that they underestimating the amount of work 2 puppies were and they want a good home for the new puppy but are keeping the first. Supposedly there is no charge for this purebred puppy with shot records, but to me this sounds odd. What do you guys think? Scam? Has anyone here heard of anything like this?
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    You know how the saying goes, "If it's too good to be true..." I would be very wary of this too good to be true situation. [​IMG]
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Are they asking to ship the Puppy too you at your cost.?. If so def. scam..There have been alot of these latley.. If not I still wouldnt trust them .. it sounds as if they have no clue how to care for an animla...
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree... if you cant go and pick the puppy up for some reason or another i would stay away.. also before you pick the puppy up make sure you call their existing vet and make sure that all is on the "up" sort of speak. it is very easy to "fudge" pet records
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I don't think I'd trust them. It sounds very odd that first they are overwhelmed with puppy #1 and looking to re-home it but then they go the opposite extreme and get puppy #2? Now it needs to be re-homed because they are once again so surprised and overwhelmed at how much time and effort a puppy requires? I'd look elsewhere. Unless you are able to go and see these dogs, meet the people, have the pup vet checked etc. They just don't sound trustworthy to me.
     
  6. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So far they have only said they want me to agree to take the dog right away. They don't really answer my questions directly. I asked what her name was, which city they lived in, why it wasn't working out. When they answer its kind of like a rehash of all the things that sound okay on the surface, like: "We just want her to have a good home" "it is more work having a dog (or two dogs) than I thought." I think I will trust my instincts and all of your advice and email them some links to a breed rescue. Any breed rescue would take a puppy no problem, they are so easy to find homes for. Thanks everyone.
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    It could be a sick puppy .. watch out for that too
     
  8. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Quote:Yep dont take it.. Also if they sound like english is there second language its a scam.. These are getting really bad nowadays .
     
  9. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:Yep dont take it.. Also if they sound like english is there second language its a scam.. These are getting really bad nowadays .

    Yep! Especially if they aren't answering basic questions like name and location!
     
  10. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Sounds like baloney to me. If they don't answer what the pups name is that is a huge red flag.
     

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