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Free puppies or not.

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Free puppies or not.

I was looking for puppies for my daughters and trying to adopt one from Humane Society as everyone should be doing instead of getting it from stores. I didn't see anything interesting but came across with this site here . It shows beautiful lovely puppies. Vaccinated with documents etc.. So I emailed the person. Sorry for the long email. Skip it if you are not patience enough.

Him :
Thanks for the love and interest you have toward our puppies. the puppies are still available. Which breed of puppy are you interested in?

Me :
Sent him the link.

Him:
Hello

Thanks again for the love and concern you have towards our Samoyed puppies.We had 5 puppies and 3 of them have already been adopted remaining Kelly and Nelly. Kelly is the male and Nelly is the female.The puppies are well trained, vaccinated ,very friendly with kids and other home pets and toys , 11 weeks old ,am giving the puppies for adoption since all i want for them is a caring and loving home for them where they will be given the love and affection they need , But before we proceed with you adopting the puppies i will like for you to answer this question:

Are you Familiar with Samoyed puppies?
where are you located?
Do you have a vet doctor?
How old are you?
What is your occupation?
Are you interested in Kelly or Nelly or both?
How soon do you want the puppy?


Below are the available puppies documents:

* 1st and 2nd round of shots (given VET)
* Two vet checks.
* Complete health records.
* Complete deworming protocol.
* Bathroom / WC.
* CFA papers.


My reason for setting these babies for adoption is being that i just lost my only sister who was the only one who could take good care of these babies and I've just relocated to a new location and my duty here is tight up that we even regret bringing the puppies over with
us. So we will very much happy given them out for adoption as soon as possible to reduce our work load. We are looking for reasonable, knowledgeable and cautious person who can offer them tenderness, nursery with lots of love kisses.

Thanks and Waiting to read from you
God Bless You

Me : Answered those simple questions.

Him : Thanks for your response, from all what you just told me, i am really sure that you are a pet lover and i have a very strong feeling that you are going to take very good care of my cute babies, am not out to sell these Puppies for money okay, all i want for them is just a good
loving and caring home. We recently moved to Halifax since we had to move closer to my son's doctor and since you are far from our present location, we would arrange for a delivery of the puppy using a nearby delivery agency in charge of pets transportation which is near our
home this once you ok with the arrangements. I will be using the Multiport Shipping International to ship Kelly to you, there are specialist in transporting pets, they have special agent that take very good care of the pets during the transportation, i have used their service once.
I have just made some inquiries, the total you will be paying for the transportation of Kelly is $ 400 and you will be making the the payment directly to the delivery agency for the flight ticket of Kelly. Once i have all your delivery details, that is your Names, State/City, Home Address, Zip code, Nearest airport to your location and your phone number, i will go have Kelly registered at the delivery agency, as soon as am done with the delivery registration, they are going to contact you and informed you on how to make payment to activate the flight ticket of Kelly.

Me : I Don't mind paying to transport the puppies. In fact I am thinking of paying even though you said it is free when I pick them up. It's just that I would prefer to have a chance to look at them first. I have a friend in Halifax whom we've been sending Christmas cards for the past few years. May be I can get him to drive by and take a look at the lovely puppies if it is OK with you.

Him : Am from a christian home and am a Father with childrens i don't cherish lies telling or playing around with people's feelings since its a sin against God and against what my family stands for. i double guarantee and greatly assure you that you will receive Kelly without
any problem . All i want for him is a good and carrying forever home,I have used this same delivery agency before and it all went successful. you're safe dealing with me so i don't expect you, for any reason to feel insecure, with me okay

Me : I think you've mis-interpreted my words here. I didn't say you are lying. In fact I do appreciate for what you have done by giving out those lovely puppies. My point is I have to actually see how they actually look like before bringing them home. The friend (actually my wife's) is working for a shipping company there. He can take a look for me and can probably bring it to us in Christmas and save you the trouble. I'll say it is the best plan unless you don't want to give it away.

Haven't heart from him still. I just don't see why he is so defensive. And if you click the 'ALL Ads by this Poster' link, you 'll be surprised to see how many different puppies he own and willing to give away.
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sounds fishy. That religious banter too :|

Does he own a puppy farm ?
I have just made some inquiries, the total you will be paying for the transportation of Kelly is $ 400 and you will be making the the payment directly to the delivery agency for the flight ticket of Kelly. Once i have all your delivery details, that is your Names, State/City, Home Address, Zip code, Nearest airport to your location and your phone number, i will go have Kelly registered at the delivery agency, as soon as am done with the delivery registration, they are going to contact you and informed you on how to make payment to activate the flight ticket of Kelly.
Sounds like a phishing scam

Once he has your phone number and other personal info he's got info to work on to scam you ... For example he may have answers to your recovery questions and reset a password and with a mobile # he can pinpoint your online identity to a real preson
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Scam with puppies.
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Yup. Just found out that the same guy has been scamming many people and some actually sent money to him here.

Too bad we have scums like these exist in the world. Even use religion to back him up.
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If you are looking for husky type pups, there are a lot of rescues with northern dogs. Contact the NWT SPCA. There are rescue transports that will help get the dogs to you.

NWT SPCA

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Heart Dog Rescue /Transport

Air Angels Canada (on facebook) also helps with transport.
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When we got our most recent dog, all the local Humane Societies were mostly empty. We looked for months. There were a few dogs in each, only available to homes with no under-18s. We applied for a few from rescues only to be told no because of kids (all over 7 and raised with dogs), pool, no stay at home adult etc. We got our present dog at the THS, and she was significantly older than what we were originally looking for, and has behavioral problems stemming from neglect. There aren't as many family-friendly dogs out there needing homes as you may think.
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@Beachdown. Thanks. I love Husky. Will check it out.
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pimom wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 1:53 pm
When we got our most recent dog, all the local Humane Societies were mostly empty. We looked for months. There were a few dogs in each, only available to homes with no under-18s. We applied for a few from rescues only to be told no because of kids (all over 7 and raised with dogs), pool, no stay at home adult etc. We got our present dog at the THS, and she was significantly older than what we were originally looking for, and has behavioral problems stemming from neglect. There aren't as many family-friendly dogs out there needing homes as you may think.
With half a million dogs euthanized every year, I'm sure you're wrong. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of rescues across the country; applying from a few is anecdotal, not the true picture. Importing dogs from other countries is irresponsible, not just for the sake of our own homeless dogs, but from those countries as well.
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Beachdown wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 8:47 pm
With half a million dogs euthanized every year, I'm sure you're wrong. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of rescues across the country; applying from a few is anecdotal, not the true picture. Importing dogs from other countries is irresponsible, not just for the sake of our own homeless dogs, but from those countries as well.
There's definitely not ~500k dogs euthanized in Canada every year. CFHS hasn't been releasing new reports, but check out here

http://cfhs.ca/athome/shelter_animal_statistics/

~40,000 dogs are taken into Canadian humane societies in a given year. ~50% are adopted, ~30% are reclaimed strays, ~10% are put down. That's ~4,000 dogs, in a country of 35m people.

Puppy mills are definitely a problem, but as far as shelters & euthanasia go, cat intakes and euthanasia are huge. Dogs less so.
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Mike15 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2016 10:05 am
There's definitely not ~500k dogs euthanized in Canada every year. CFHS hasn't been releasing new reports, but check out here

http://cfhs.ca/athome/shelter_animal_statistics/

~40,000 dogs are taken into Canadian humane societies in a given year. ~50% are adopted, ~30% are reclaimed strays, ~10% are put down. That's ~4,000 dogs, in a country of 35m people.

Puppy mills are definitely a problem, but as far as shelters & euthanasia go, cat intakes and euthanasia are huge. Dogs less so.
The CFHS statistics are based on reporting that is voluntary and barely 50% respond. It also does not include local pounds and animal control facilities. Quebec overwhelmingly uses local for-profit pounds and are prolific at euthanizing dogs (and cats). Estimates are that 80% of euthanized pets are in Quebec.

I'd also point out that organizations like the OSPCA are not transparent or accountable about anything they do, so any numbers coming from that direction are to be taken with a grain of salt.
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Beachdown wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 1:11 pm
Why import when there are so many Canadian dogs needing homes?
Beachdown wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 8:47 pm
With half a million dogs euthanized every year, I'm sure you're wrong. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of rescues across the country; applying from a few is anecdotal, not the true picture. Importing dogs from other countries is irresponsible, not just for the sake of our own homeless dogs, but from those countries as well.
If you lived in the Vancouver area you would realise that finding and then actually being the one to adopt a dog from a local rescue is not necessarily that easy. It is certainly the first thing I would recommend trying to do though.

Smaller dogs especially, and younger dogs, and any dogs without issues can be hard to find. Especially if you are looking for all of the above (small, younger and no problems) in Vancouver.

Almost everyone I speak with about their smaller dogs or puppies has either got them from a breeder or from a rescue that is shipping in dogs from California or Mexico or even Asia -- and I talk to a LOT of people about their dogs. That is, if they aren't getting them from a place like Kijiji (which I do not recommend at all).

In my search for younger smaller dogs 6-7 years ago and then again two years ago both online and in my area through rescues all would be spoken for unless they had problems.

Filling out forums when you're one of countless others only to be told no because of x stipulation (or get no response at all) is disheatening when you are a good home. I tried petfinder for closer to a year looking daily and emailing hundreds organizations across North America and got minimal responses (<25% response) despite citing references and expressing an openness to home visits. I also let them know I had the ability to exercise my dogs an hour or more daily off leash, and that someone was always at home. No one would send a dog to Vancouver... with so many dogs in need of homes in the world this was frustrating.

A local 9 week old puppy I was interested in had been abused and was hand shy and would have submissive urination. I contacted the rescue since I have experience with dogs as well as rehabilitating feral cats. They needed a home visit first which is fine... But the puppy was adopted in less than a week, before they even got around to visiting my home. There must have been a line up of people that were willing to adopt a puppy that had behavioural problems at such a young age and are willing to pay ~500 dollars for them to boot.

At that point I began looking more frequently towards breeders and ended up with a puppy from a breeder that did health testing and the parents were certified therapy dogs (so they had a good temperament), they updated their site almost daily with puppy updates and pictures and had a health contract. Cost 1,000 dollars but the breeder was more willing to place their dogs than any rescue I contacted while still ensuring they got to a good home. They even drove her 4 hours closer to me so we just had to pick her up across the border.
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Yeah, I've just been looking around, and it's hard to find small dogs. Just looking around for now, probably won't be adopting for another year or so though; but who knows!

Mainly looking at small dogs cuz my dog is a small dog, and I live in a condo that says max 25 lbs. While I see tons of people in the condo breaking the rules, I rather not lol...
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pimom wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 1:53 pm
When we got our most recent dog, all the local Humane Societies were mostly empty. We looked for months. There were a few dogs in each, only available to homes with no under-18s. We applied for a few from rescues only to be told no because of kids (all over 7 and raised with dogs), pool, no stay at home adult etc. We got our present dog at the THS, and she was significantly older than what we were originally looking for, and has behavioral problems stemming from neglect. There aren't as many family-friendly dogs out there needing homes as you may think.
I've been looking for a dog (an English or French bull dog to be more precise), but when I look around at rescues and see how much other breeds cost to adopt it almost makes more sense to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder instead. One place wanted $700 for a dog that was 5 years old.

While I support the idea of adoption and everything else, there is a problem when said places want close to $1000 in fees for them as well.

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