The last week has brought a larger than usual set of calls and messages from people who bought or were given a dog from a private seller/owner. They happen frequently, but suddenly there’s more. I don’t know whether the change to compulsory microchipping is behind it as many turn out to not be chipped.
Whatever the reason, both sellers and buyers do some really crazy and dangerous things. How can you avoid the pitfalls of private sellers who lie? Or buyers who lie about their circumstances? Or disreputable rescues? Continue reading