There are a few things to look out for when looking for Craigslist puppies for sale. Firstly, a
legitimate seller should not list an animal for sale on Craigslist. While some people may get
away with it, this practice is illegal. Read on for some tips and tricks to ensure that you don’t
end up with a puppy that has parasites, or that has no vet’s receipt.
Ads with headline “Willing to take people’s [sic] animals that
they don’t want or can’t take care of”
It’s no secret that consumers love a good bargain. And that’s why so many ads have the
headline “Willing to take people’s [sic] animals that they don’t want or can’t care for.”
Regardless of the topic, headlines like this are sure to get consumers’ attention.
Angelle’s campaign has been running anti-abortion and animal-rights ads before Vitter’s. The
Angelle ad is targeting conservative women in Louisiana, which is one of her target
demographics. “It’s very important to appeal to conservative women who want to make good
choices for their children,” Cross said in a statement.
Ads with misleading information
Beware of Craigslist puppies for sale with misleading information! These scam artists will use
photos and compelling descriptions to lure you in to buy their pets. They will ask for a
reasonable amount of money and will even claim that the pet is free and only needs a good
home. In other cases, they will ask for additional money for shipping, vet bills, or inspection
costs. Worse, these scammers may not even own a puppy or a dog.
Scott Duff, a resident of Leechburg, Pa., suspected his wife of having kept the dog. Scott Duff
told police that the dog had run away, but his young son told them that his mommy gave the
puppy to a woman they met on Craigslist. At first, Scott Duff insisted that his wife had sold the
dog on Craigslist, but he admitted that she had actually sold it for $50 on the website.
The owners of the dogs are now facing criminal charges for stealing a neighbor’s dog.
Roxanne Duff and Scott Duff, of Leechburg, Pa., were caught after they advertised two dogs
for sale on Craigslist. The owners told investigators that their Rottweiler, named Max, had run
away from their property. However, Shawn Lerch, a neighbor of the Duffs, suspected foul play
and called police.
The scammers use Craigslist to bilk unsuspecting pet owners of thousands of dollars. They
luring victims via Craigslist and social media. They promise live delivery updates and
additional fees to lure them in. Unfortunately, most victims never receive the promised puppy,
and some get different dogs with health problems. So, what should you do? The best way to
protect yourself and your puppy is to stay alert.
Ads with parasites
A recent investigation into Craigslist puppies for sale has uncovered an alarming trend.
Puppies for sale advertised as being vaccinated, farm-raised, indoor-only, and crate-trained
were actually infected with parvovirus, a fatal disease for young puppies. One puppy even
died. Police have identified three people who brought the puppies from North Carolina.
While Craigslist prohibits postings that promote animal breeding or pet sales, there are
countless ads for French bulldogs on the website. The problem is that Craigslist doesn’t
enforce the rules or take down ads when violators are reported. This means that puppy mills
and backyard breeders can continue to operate on Craigslist, selling puppies with a myriad of
The most common cities where puppy scammers target are Riverside, Ontario, and Rancho
Cucamonga, California. But their scams have spread to Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange
counties as well. The people behind these ads are generally clean-cut Caucasian individuals
who pose as adults in online correspondence. If you happen to purchase a puppy from them,
you should report them to your local animal control. It is not uncommon for the puppy seller to
have no previous knowledge of the puppy or owner, making it hard to trace them.
While it is very rare for a puppy to be rabid, it is still possible that it may be infected. If you
are planning to adopt a puppy from Craigslist, you must be sure that it is free of parasites.
Rabies is contagious, so it is best to avoid buying a puppy from an infected seller. Fortunately,
a recent case of rabies in a Wichita Falls puppy for sale led to the euthanization of the puppy.
Ads with no vet receipt
There are several reasons to avoid ads with no vet receipt for Craigslist puppies. Purchasing a
puppy from someone without a vet’s receipt is unsanitary and not only unattractive, but it could
even be harmful. Pet euthanasia affects 1.5 million dogs and cats in the United States each
year. The seller must be able to provide a pre-paid vet receipt.
The cheapest way to avoid getting ripped off is to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder.
Scammers will often ask you to pay up to $10k for a puppy, so don’t be tempted to pay more
than this. If you’re unsure about a breeder’s reputation, you can use the Internet to find
reputable dog breeders.
Ads with life insurance
If you are looking to buy a puppy from a Craigslist ad, consider getting one with life insurance.
This can protect you from the possibility of being scammed. Scammers will often ask you for
wire payments and direct you to a fake transport company website where tracking progress is
further complicated by contrivances that require more money. One scam ring busted by federal
authorities in 2020 used the excuse of being delayed in shipment due to a canine disease
Another way to avoid scammers is to purchase puppy insurance from legitimate Craigslist
sellers. The scammers are willing to charge astronomical crate fees or $1,000 travel
insurance. They’ll also require airport-to-door delivery, but it’s not possible to do that because
live animals must be picked up from the airport. Some scammers will promise a partial refund
if the puppies arrive safely. They may even use intimidation tactics to convince you to pay for
more fees and threaten to harm your puppy.
Another scam involves Craigslist ads with life insurance. The scammers often use puppies as
a lure to swindle unsuspecting buyers. These scammers may pose as local or even out of state
sellers and ask you to cover the cost of transportation. Providing you with the details of a fake
courier company is a scam. The scammers usually continue to scam you until you pay more