Scam Alert—Don’t Buy Your Puppies From The Internet

This story happened in a suburb of Detroit, but because it’s the internet, it could conceivably happen anywhere. A 70 year-old woman had hoped to replace her recently deceased dog, and stumbled upon an ad for teacup Yorkshire puppies online. There were money transfers, and unsurprisingly, no dogs delivered. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals dissuades pet owners from buying online for a variety of reasons.