|Barked: Tue Nov 6, '12 3:31pm PST |
|Saw this on a facebook page regarding pet theft. I was surprised to read it. It's not just individual people who flip dogs, some of the worst cases out there are fake/knock off rescue organizations and animal shelters.
Take a gander at this:
Did you know this is happening? If you shared this would your friends believe this is what happens to pets that are just tossed away? And does it have anything to do with the increase in pet theft?
I am a dog/puppy flipper
Submitted by a Humble Sinner on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 05:25
My husband and I are both dog/puppy flippers. It is our full time job. We have both had really good jobs before, but the money we make doing this is much much more than what we made at regular jobs combined. I do feel somewhat guilty about having to cut corners on telling the truth to people, but we make it as honest as possible. We treat the animals as if they were our own, feed them, bathe them, and if they haven't had shots or been dewormed yet we do that as well. We are basically a free-lance rescue, just not non-profit. You should see some of the people we get them from, some people dont even care about the puppies, and just want a quick buck out of them. People who buy them really want them, and are willing to pay the price we charge. Win-win =] We have "manipulative" ways of being able to not be caught by anyone. I started doing this on the side, and it's been a learn-as-you-go experience, and perfecting the tactics used in this business. We get most of our dogs/puppies for very low prices or sometimes free (since dog flipping as become a little more well-known, the people who were giving them away for free are now charging) Usually do this through craigslist. When i have set up a time and place of pick up, before i even leave to go get the puppy, i will post an ad up on other sites (ones that don't flag your ads) for MUCH more than i will pay for them. As for pictures, I simply google pics of puppies that look similar to the puppy i am picking up (avergae purchase price we pay for a puppy is between free-$150, and depending on the breed of puppy, I can sell it for $300-$450, at rare times when i find extremely popular or rare breeds like yorkies, i will make upwards toward $800-$1,000) This way, before i even have the puppy, i am getting responses from people who are interested in buying said puppy. Theres a few times where i will have a buyer lined up, and we never have to bring the pup home. Our best record sale time is 20 minutes that we picked up the puppy and had her in the car before selling her! I have two prepaid phones, one for buying, one for selling. No one suspects i am buying and reselling because i have specific emails and phone numbers for buying, and same for selling. Foolproof. I never use my real name (not my first name anyway) I go by my middle and maiden name instead. I always meet in public, and we are able to travel all over the state of florida and surrounding states as well (gas pays for itself) I ALWAYS buy females, toy breeds, these are the most sell-able and profitable. We make an average of 1-3 sales per week, profiting over $200- sometimes $300 per puppy. When people are selling litters, i will offer them a break price for multiple pups. Its really an easy way to make money without adding to the dog population by breeding!
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