ALWAYS: Require a vet reference check Require a home visit Require a contract When placing an animal. Do not take people for face value when it comes to living, breathing animals.
As a "reputable BREEDER" she should have KNOWN this beforehand (you would think) - you don't just give your dogs away.
No matter what sob story they gave.
And I agree, the story seems odd from BOTH sides.
A BYB complaining...Thats a new one.
And wow, what a way to make money, sucker people into giving you their pets, then turn around and sell them...geesh.
But, Ultimately, they are both doing the same thing, selling pets.
At least this story is receiving some attention. Hopefully this person wont get the chance to continue this scam, now...
And hopefully the "breeder" will learn to do home checks and etc...
ok I must of misunderstand...the original OP is a BYB?????>>>>...I thought I read the article that was the excuse the flipper was giving people..that the flipper was a breeder who was going into rescue not the person who started the thread here.
I just read it again and I'm sure they mean that the ad the "flipper" put on crags list said that, not the person that came to us for help...I dont think she has ever told us why she was re-homing the dog.
here is what it says...
But Wisler was horrified when, three days later, she found Zydi for sale ($100) on Craigslist.The seller didn't include a name, but the phone number matched Williams.
Wisler said she called Williams and asked to get Zydi back, even
offering $200, but, she says, Williams never responded. (The ad, by the way, stated that "im gettin rid of her because ive
started rescuing animals and i cant give her that attention i usee to
give her anymore she's an akc champion Chihuaha....[sic].")
The OP is a breeder. She has already said that several times now. I don't know about backyard breeder...not even entirely sure what that term means.
Do breeders get rid of dogs that can no longer breed? That's pretty sad.
BYB.... Backyard breeders are breeders that breed for money not the betterment of a breed. Yes good breeders do make some money, but it usually goes back into bettering the breed through training, rescue, and shows, where backyard breeders just want to make a salary and dont really care for the betterment of the breed. Some and I say lightly SOME byb's may love their dog or dogs they are breeding even caring for them well but they are still part of the problem not the solution.