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Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter

Have you or someone you know ever gone online to look for your new furry friend? Beware, there are plenty of online scammers willing to take your money. The American Kennel Club is reiterating this message in a campaign called "Beware of Internet Scams."

Don't buy a pet online, sight unseen or from an unrepeatable pet store. Pet stores often buy from middlemen who get their animals from a mill. We are sure that you have heard of a puppy mill.

Things to look for and to be aware of:

1. Anyone who seems overly concerned about getting paid and requests money to be wired


2. Be wary of heart-wrenching tales online containing pictures that most likely have been

lifted from legitimate breeders' Web sites.

3. Research, research, research can not say it enough. Find a breeder through the AKC

breeder referral at

4. If you or someone you know has been a victim of scam, report it to local authorities and

the Better Business Bureau (

We actually know people who found their furry friend online, sent an airline ticket to the

seller and purchased their pet. It was determined that their puppies probably came from

a puppy mill. They had some pretty bad habits but with lots of love and patience, they

were able to break the bad habits and have a wonderful pet. Please keep in mind that

this is not the case in most of these kinds of adoptions.

Remember that we are not professional doctors, and should always read instructions

and talk to your vet about what is best for your pets.

If there is something that you want to read about in the future or send us some great

shots of your pets, email us at If you wish to to removed from

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Johnny & Connie

1 comment:

  1. The skunk picture is hysterical. That is so good. Thanks for the great laugh. Love the other picture too. Have a great week.