Pet Travel Question: Is This A Puppy Scam?

Name: Sierra
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Puppy
Pet Breed: Cane Corso
From: Frankfort, Indiana
To: Joshua, Texas

So there is a guy on Craigslist who says I can have one of his Cane Corso pups, and I just have to pay the transportation company direct. This seems fishy; is there a way to find out if he really has a dog to send to me?




Hi Sierra,

This definitely sounds fishy, and we advise that you do not send this person any money. Usually puppy scammers say they want to give you a "free" dog and all you have to do is pay transportation costs. They often keep trying to get more money out of you and never make a shipment because there is in fact no dog.

Here is more information about puppy scams and how to avoid them. Instead of dealing with people you don't know (never wire money to an unknown party, by the way), try checking your local animal shelter for pets in need of a home.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and proceed carefully out there!



PetRelocation Team




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