Teacup Puppies For Sale
Detecting A Puppy Mill
Buyer's Beware Part # 4
We have all been touched by the commercials on T.V and talk shows that urge us not to support puppy mills by buying their puppies.
Below you will find how to detect if you are buying from a puppy mill or
Purchasing a puppy from a unethical breeder can cost you a lot a of pain & heartache if you are faced with large vet expenses.
We have been hearing horror stories from people who e-mail or call and say that they purchased a puppy from a breeder that basically closed the door in their face when their puppy died only a week after they purchased it.
We want to make you aware of the warning signs to watch for.
Their are a lot of great breeders in the united states today, and we want to do our best to help you find one.
Clues to knowing you are buying a puppy from a puppy mill.
When you support a puppy mill chances are you will purchase a unhealthy, uncontrollable, un trainable pet.
The money you save at time of purchase could well exceed what you will spend in vet bills, house training and obedient classes.
They appear healthy at time of purchase however once the richness of their Mother's milk has gone out of their system. They are left to depend on their own immune system to keep them going.
This is the number one reason that 50% of puppies raised in a unclean & unhealthy environment die within the first 14 days they arrive at their new home.
We call them quick cash breeders because they are looking for a quick cash turn around and have no care or concern for you or the puppy you are purchasing.
1. Breeder or seller suggest they will meet you at another location other than the place puppies are kept, and will not meet you at their location no matter how much you offer to make the drive to the home or place puppies are kept.
Even if you are willing to meet them at another location you may want to call their bluff to see if they are willing to allow you see their home or location puppies are sold from.
2. Puppy Mills also sell their puppies AS IS or with a 48 or 72 hour health guarantee, because they are not willing to stand behind the puppies they sell.
3. They have no veterinarian references to give you, because their breeding pets are not properly cared for by a licensed veterinarian.
4. The health guarantee they offer does not have their personal name and address for their location or may have incorrect address.
Because if you report them to SPCA they risk being closed down.
As a precaution you may ask them to show you their drivers license so you can verify they are giving you their correct name & address.
If they use the excuse they have moved. You may want to ask their permission to write down the old or new information from their drivers license on the part of the health guarantee that has their signature.
Just that little bit of information may help you to get your money back, if they are participating in deceptive business practices using a alias name and address. It is called "FRAUD" and yes their is something you can do to recover your money if they sell you a bad puppy.
But it will be up to you to provide information about them.
As an extra precaution gather additional information such as their description and make note of the phone number in the add you called.
Write their license plate number down from the car they meet you in, on the papers they gave you so you won't have a hard time finding it at a later time if needed.
Gather this information even if you purchased the puppy " AS IS "
5. They have a bad record or unanswered complaints with the Better Business Bureau.
6. They own or operate their business outside of the city limits where S.P.C.A. & Animal Control has no jurisdiction.
7. Promise they are selling you a teacup or purebred puppy for a unbelievable low price.
8. They have a unclean home or facility.
9. They have over 40 breeding dogs without a professional kennel facility or full time nursery staff to care for them.
10. They take Cash Only
Owning 40 or 50 breeding dogs is to much for one or two people to properly care for.
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