HOW TO SPOT A PUPPY SCAM 

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The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards

Once the money is wired, there is no way to get it back. Asking for gift cards as payment is also a common sign of a fraud.

The price seems too good to be true

Research the prices for the bred you are considering ahead of time. Purebred dogs sold at deeply discounted prices are typically frauds. If the seller says they register their dogs with a specific organization, you can call the organization to confirm.

The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone
Fraudulent sellers are oftentimes outside of the U.S. and may be hiding their phone number by only communicating by email.  

Where Can I Safely Look For a Dog?

While scammers are likely to start talking money immediately, legitimate sources will always take time and diligence to make sure the dog you are choosing is a good fit for your family.  Our breeder network is a safe resource to get your puppy.  You have come to the right place to find the puppy you desire.   If you don’t see the puppy on our website call us we do special orders where we can get photos of the puppies to you.   Our puppy concierge are here to assist you.

We are collection any information, telephone numbers, websites, etc.  from people and our community regarding any possible puppy and pet scams.    Please send us any information that you might have and we will send it to the appropriate representatives to fight against puppy scams .  Note:  Never send regular cash or money to anyone to purchase a puppy online.   Protect yourself with scams and ensure to use your credit card or paypal to pay for the puppy. 

there is a form for them to fill out 

PLEASE FILL OUT FORM AND TELL US ABOUT THE PET OR PUPPY SCAM