In the midst of the pandemic, there have been reports of online scams where people are falsely advertising the availability of puppies for sale. Many hopeful pup-parents have sent money as a ‘down payment’, then quickly learned they’ve been tricked into a scheme when the puppy never arrives. The Better Business Bureau advises never to buy a pet without seeing it in person, and never pay with wire transfers, cash apps or gift cards.

Our Take?

We’re all eager to have a dog by our side, but it’s crucial to trust the source of where your pup is coming from. Read reviews, ask for references, and request a video call with the organization you’re working with to better get to know about their practices.