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Old 06-12-2014, 09:03 PM

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I just got an email from a rescue that I had viewed some chis on. Well, the email said you must commit to the dog without ever meeting it or seeing it. Red flag #1. Adoption fee $450. Red flag #2. This just doesn't seem legit. Hubby thinks it's a new scam for puppy mills. Anybody have any experience or opinions? I won't be adopting for them, ever.
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Sure sounds like a big old scam, I'd say. A $450 adoption fee for a dog you've never met...that's not normal.
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Sounds a bit iffy, I think I would report them.
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I agree, it sounds suspicious. What kind of rescue would ask people to commit to dogs without meeting/seeing them? Not a good way to find forever homes...
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I don't think I could report them. They're set up so they are practically untraceable. They take your money, then ship dog to you. I think I saw one with a $600 "adoption" fee! Awareness may be the only way.
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That definitely sounds like a scam to me. There's no way to Google the name of the "rescue" or the words of the email?
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I doubt they are even a front for a mill. They probably just take your money and never send you a dog. Not reputable rescue would make you commit to a dog sight unseen then SHIP it to you.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:40 AM
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Who would pay for something without actually seeing it ever? Thats like ordering a meal, paying for it and never eating it or actually see it.

Anyone can make a page with pictures with little chihuahuas on it and say they are for rescue...and be sitting in their dogless home chuckling at the suckers that send them money. You are right...red flag!!!
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