There are so many wonderful people out there that volunteer their time and money to help save rescues. Unfortunately, the woman you are about to read about is not one of them, and needs to be stopped. As they say on America’s Most Wanted “Let’s help get this one off the street”.
Vicki/Victoria Patterson, NJ Collie Rescueand Referral, Whitehouse, NJ 08889
This so-called rescue is operating like your run-of-the-mill pet store. It was confirmed in a conversation with the commercial kennel owner on June 23, 2008 that all or most of the purebred puppies listed on NJ Collie Rescue’s PetFinder website (http://tinyurl.com/4mo37g) were purchased from the MO breeder whose kennel name was superimposed on some of the pictures. In fact, the breeder stated she was under the impression that Vicki Patterson was a pet shop owner when she purchased the 12-14 week old puppies at prices “far less than the usual advertised prices” of $200 found on the website.
The first announcement broke on June 25th but it looks like she’s up to her old tricks again.
Well folks, with everyone’s wonderful efforts, we got scammer and NJ puppy broker, Vicki Patterson who went under NJ Collie Rescue and Referral, off Petfinder but she’s back at it. That’s right, she now has another website where she’s selling rescue’ dogs at a discount.
Just a heads-up to all rescues and rescuers who contacted us about Vicki Patterson and NJ Collie Rescue & Referral Vicki Patterson has a new website and is selling puppies under a new name: Purebreed Puppy Rescue. As you recall, Patterson was suspended from PetFinder and apparently had to find another way to sell her puppies, which are now listed at a reduced price of $400!
To find out what to look for or who to report any information to please read the full update.