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How do I safely buy a dog online?

Welbea Kennels has the knowledge and experience to safely air-transport your puppy to you if you live too far away to pick it up, and we offer this service. Still, if at all possible, we encourage you to go and see the puppy you want to purchase before actually making a financial commitment. This enables you to deal face-to-face with the seller, to be able to see the personality of the puppy you desire, and to see the location where your puppy was born. The kennel you have chosen should readily agree to this. Large and unsanitary "puppy mills" generally do not want you to come to them. We welcome your visit.

However, if because of distance or other reasons, you decide to actually make a purchase over the internet, here are several things you can do to protect yourself against internet fraud.*

  1. Call the seller. Legitimate online breeders post traceable phone numbers.
  2. Have the seller send a photo of the dog next to a sign with your name and date on it, as proof that they actually have what they've advertised.
  3. Never wire money for any internet purchase. Use a credit card.
  4. Be aware that yahoo.com and hotmail.com emails are often used by scammers because they are free and do not require verification.
  5. If you become a victim of a puppy scam, contact your state attorney general or local Better Business Bureau.

* from the article Caught in a Canine Con, AARP Bulletin, April 2007

Last modified: 12/05/2014