Fake check halts Internet sale of puppy

Fake check halts Internet sale of puppy

There are 32 comments on the Public Opinion story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Fake check halts Internet sale of puppy. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Police are investigating the attempted theft of a puppy from a Shippensburg woman.

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come on

South Plainfield, NJ

#1 Dec 15, 2008
I hope you still have the puppy
I Feel Your Pain

Landisburg, PA

#2 Dec 15, 2008
A responsible breeder never sells a puppy to someone until they have checked out the home and interviewed the buyer to be sure the pup has a safe, permanent home. They also have a contract stating they will take their puppy back at any time for any reason so their puppy never winds up in a shelter. Guess somebody isn't a responsible breeder.
JDMcgee

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Dec 15, 2008
I Feel Your Pain wrote:
A responsible breeder never sells a puppy to someone until they have checked out the home and interviewed the buyer to be sure the pup has a safe, permanent home. They also have a contract stating they will take their puppy back at any time for any reason so their puppy never winds up in a shelter. Guess somebody isn't a responsible breeder.
There is no such thing as a responsible breeder, they are all in it for the money.(WHAT ELSE)
Just Curious

Toms River, NJ

#4 Dec 15, 2008
I wonder if this is the couple that has the puppy mill in that area?
I Feel Your Pain

Landisburg, PA

#5 Dec 15, 2008
There ARE resonsible breeders. A responsible breeder will:

1) be breeding to the breed's standard..no teacup, micro, mini, imperial,
king, or other goofy term for runts or oversized dogs. No intentional
"rare", meaning unaccepted by the breed standard, colors either. And no designer mutts.

2) will be actively showing or working the parents.

3) will have genetic health testing done, such as OFA or PennHip, CERF,
VonWillebrand's, etc.

4) will give you the results of that testing in writing

5) insists on spay/neuter for pet pups.

6) has a contract citing the spay/neuter clause and also offering to take
back the pup at any time for any reason for the rest of its life.

7) is open, honest, and available to the new owner, and can talk about their
breed for hours.

8) does a home check before placing a pup, and will turn down homes that
might not be suitable for a pup of their breed.

9) does not put money above the well-being of their animals.

If the breeder you are considering doesn't fit these guidelines, find a
better breeder. You are more likely to get a mentally and physically
healthier pup from a responsible breeder.
JDMcgee

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Dec 15, 2008
I Feel Your Pain wrote:
There ARE resonsible breeders. A responsible breeder will:
1) be breeding to the breed's standard..no teacup, micro, mini, imperial,
king, or other goofy term for runts or oversized dogs. No intentional
"rare", meaning unaccepted by the breed standard, colors either. And no designer mutts.
2) will be actively showing or working the parents.
3) will have genetic health testing done, such as OFA or PennHip, CERF,
VonWillebrand's, etc.
4) will give you the results of that testing in writing
5) insists on spay/neuter for pet pups.
6) has a contract citing the spay/neuter clause and also offering to take
back the pup at any time for any reason for the rest of its life.
7) is open, honest, and available to the new owner, and can talk about their
breed for hours.
8) does a home check before placing a pup, and will turn down homes that
might not be suitable for a pup of their breed.
9) does not put money above the well-being of their animals.
If the breeder you are considering doesn't fit these guidelines, find a
better breeder. You are more likely to get a mentally and physically
healthier pup from a responsible breeder.
Read the classifieds in all news papers, responsible breeder yea right. If you believe they are responsible I have some ocean front property in Wyoming to sell you.

Since: Nov 08

Chambersburg, PA

#7 Dec 15, 2008
I Feel Your Pain wrote:
There ARE resonsible breeders. A responsible breeder will:
1) be breeding to the breed's standard..no teacup, micro, mini, imperial,
king, or other goofy term for runts or oversized dogs. No intentional
"rare", meaning unaccepted by the breed standard, colors either. And no designer mutts.
2) will be actively showing or working the parents.
3) will have genetic health testing done, such as OFA or PennHip, CERF,
VonWillebrand's, etc.
4) will give you the results of that testing in writing
5) insists on spay/neuter for pet pups.
6) has a contract citing the spay/neuter clause and also offering to take
back the pup at any time for any reason for the rest of its life.
7) is open, honest, and available to the new owner, and can talk about their
breed for hours.
8) does a home check before placing a pup, and will turn down homes that
might not be suitable for a pup of their breed.
9) does not put money above the well-being of their animals.
If the breeder you are considering doesn't fit these guidelines, find a
better breeder. You are more likely to get a mentally and physically
healthier pup from a responsible breeder.
Thats a pretty helpful list..thanks :)
scooby doo and munky too

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Dec 15, 2008
Just Curious wrote:
I wonder if this is the couple that has the puppy mill in that area?
what puppy mill is in shippensburg?

Since: Jan 08

Joe's Bar & Grill

#9 Dec 15, 2008
Well I see the complainers are at it again!
I Feel Your Pain

Landisburg, PA

#10 Dec 15, 2008
JDMcgee wrote:
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Read the classifieds in all news papers, responsible breeder yea right. If you believe they are responsible I have some ocean front property in Wyoming to sell you.
I didn't say the majority of breeders are responsible, especially around here. I just said they exist. If more people were careful where they got thier pets, the irresponsible breeders would be out of business. If you don't mind not knowing the dog's heritage, you can always get a shelter or rescue dog instead of supporting irresponsibility. You can find responsible breeders by contacting the AKC, or the national breed club of any breed you are interested in. You will also find them at dog shows, field trials, and other working and performance dog events.
I Feel Your Pain

Landisburg, PA

#11 Dec 15, 2008
wjme wrote:
<quoted text>Thats a pretty helpful list..thanks :)
You are very welcome.:)
scooby doo and munky too

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Dec 15, 2008
the internet is just the new 'local paper'. i dont see all of you complaining about all the ads for pups for sale in the franklin shopper!! or the public opinion for that matter.
JDMcgee

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Dec 15, 2008
I Feel Your Pain wrote:
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I didn't say the majority of breeders are responsible, especially around here. I just said they exist. If more people were careful where they got thier pets, the irresponsible breeders would be out of business. If you don't mind not knowing the dog's heritage, you can always get a shelter or rescue dog instead of supporting irresponsibility. You can find responsible breeders by contacting the AKC, or the national breed club of any breed you are interested in. You will also find them at dog shows, field trials, and other working and performance dog events.
"You can find responsible breeders by contacting the AKC." The biggest puppy mill puppy distributer
in the World (The Hunte Corporation) Goodman Missouri, registers all of their Puppy's through AKC. Now isn't that interesting? http://www.thehuntecorporation.com/details.as...
justmyinput

Hagerstown, MD

#14 Dec 16, 2008
Just Curious wrote:
I wonder if this is the couple that has the puppy mill in that area?
I am also wondering, who is the puppy mill around here?
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#15 Dec 16, 2008
JDMcgee, Yes, the A.K.C. has, like all other businesses, turned into a profit oriented organization. Original intentions were (back in the day of Roger Carras) to the betterment of the breed. The puppies you see advertised in the classified are puppy mill puppies. A "reputable" breeder has no need to advertise in the general media. Any knowledgeable, worthy of a puppy person has done their research, and has no use for the puppies for sale part of the paper.

Since: Nov 08

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Dec 16, 2008
JDMcgee wrote:
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"You can find responsible breeders by contacting the AKC." The biggest puppy mill puppy distributer
in the World (The Hunte Corporation) Goodman Missouri, registers all of their Puppy's through AKC. Now isn't that interesting? http://www.thehuntecorporation.com/details.as...
Thats kind of scary they say nothing about genetics testing that i could see. I have 2 dogs who i love to pieces..ones a mutt, the other a purebred. Neither were gotten from a pet store or puppy mill. I think my next dog however, will be another mutt..purebreds these days are just too much of a grab-bag.
I Feel Your Pain

Landisburg, PA

#17 Dec 16, 2008
JDMcgee wrote:
<quoted text>
"You can find responsible breeders by contacting the AKC." The biggest puppy mill puppy distributer
in the World (The Hunte Corporation) Goodman Missouri, registers all of their Puppy's through AKC. Now isn't that interesting? http://www.thehuntecorporation.com/details.as...
There's certainly NO good breeders listed with any of the bogus registeries, like ACA, CONtenental KC, APRI, etc. At least the AKC has implemented things like the Frequently Used Sire program, which certifies ancestry via DNA, the CHIC program that gives certificates to breeders who have all the appropriate genetic testing done on a dog before breeding, and also does public education on responsible dog ownership. No organization is perfect, but if you are a responsible dog owner, the AKC and the UKC are the best available. It is up to the INDIVIDUAL to be the best breeder they can be. Blaming the AKC for what Hunte does is like you blaming the government for people stealing and doing drugs. It is also up the the individual BUYER to research the type of breeder they are buying from.
I Feel Your Pain

Landisburg, PA

#18 Dec 16, 2008
Lisa Schmidt wrote:
JDMcgee, Yes, the A.K.C. has, like all other businesses, turned into a profit oriented organization. Original intentions were (back in the day of Roger Carras) to the betterment of the breed. The puppies you see advertised in the classified are puppy mill puppies. A "reputable" breeder has no need to advertise in the general media. Any knowledgeable, worthy of a puppy person has done their research, and has no use for the puppies for sale part of the paper.
Tha AKC, is, and always has been, a non-profit organization. And if you don't reach out to the public once in awhile, how do you expect them to learn how to find and recognize a responsible breeder? The number one contributor to shelter overpopulation is the irresponsible breeder who does NONE of the things I listed above. That is how irresponsible owners who will let their dogs chained outside with no shelter and only occasional food and water, let them get bred by whatever dog is passing by, then dump the dog in the shelter for barking gets a dog in the first place.
JDMcgee

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Dec 16, 2008
I Feel Your Pain wrote:
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Tha AKC, is, and always has been, a non-profit organization. And if you don't reach out to the public once in awhile, how do you expect them to learn how to find and recognize a responsible breeder? The number one contributor to shelter overpopulation is the irresponsible breeder who does NONE of the things I listed above. That is how irresponsible owners who will let their dogs chained outside with no shelter and only occasional food and water, let them get bred by whatever dog is passing by, then dump the dog in the shelter for barking gets a dog in the first place.
I still have that ocean front property in Wyoming for sale. AKC may be non-profit but it sure pays some great salaries.
come on

South Plainfield, NJ

#20 Dec 16, 2008
justmyinput wrote:
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I am also wondering, who is the puppy mill around here?
No she does not run a puppy mill since she does live in ship.

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