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The Better Business Bureau

September of 2017, the Better Business Bureau published an exceptionally helpful ten page report documenting its thorough research into puppy scams. That detailed BBB report was entitled “Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal from Unsuspecting Pet Buyers.” The BBB report was written by their international investigations team, and it is the best research that I have read on the subject. The specific bullet points below are taken from the thorough 2017 BBB article as well as an updated BBB report (9/1/2020).

  • The BBB estimates nearly 80% of puppies advertised online are puppy scam frauds.

  • The U.S. and Canada have been hit the hardest and are pursuing legal action. Many of the frauds have come out of Cameroon, West Africa.

  • Typically the puppy scammer offers a pup for free (or very cheap), once the victim wires a small amount of money for the pup, the fraudster will demand more money for travel, crates, unforeseen expenses, etc.

  • Puppy scam artists often play on people’s emotions claiming that a puppy is in desperate need of a home.

  • In addition to fake puppy scam websites, most puppy fraudulent sales happen on Ebay, Craigslist, and Facebook.

  • Approximately 24% of all online purchase fraud reported to the BBB involves puppy scams. It’s a huge category of online fraud.

  • Puppy scam victims lose about $700 on average, but some have reported that they’ve been taken for $5,000 or more.

  • These breeds are those most often involved with scams—in order (French Bulldogs, Yorkies, Pomeranians, Bulldogs, Huskies, Golden Retrievers, Shi Tzu, Maltese, Pugs, Pomskys, Labradors, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Beagles, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, English Bulldogs, Poodles, and Corgis).

  • California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York were the states whose residents reported the highest numbers of scams. The scammer often time did not live in that state, but these are the states with the most victims of puppy scamming.

  • Puppy Scams hit all time highs during the Covid-19 pandemic.





Should your puppy be diagnosed with a congenital illness (something it was born with) we will refund you in full and take the puppy back. You will need a letter from you Veterinarian stating such.


How to reserve your puppy:


We require a $500 deposit to reserve the pup. Should anything change and the pup becomes unavailable the deposit will be immediately refunded. All pups will be hand delivered to your home when they have reached 9 weeks and are ready to meet their new parents. We don’t have add on or delivery fee’s. Puppy's will arrive with all vaccinations up to date for their age and vet checked within the last 7 days. Included in the price will be a starter package containing food, a chew toy and leash and collar. 

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