New dog owners beware!
We know how exciting getting a new four-legged friend is. But the thrill of the moment can mean potential new dog owners can miss tell-tale signs that they’re being sold a smuggled pup. Take a look at our dogfishing checklist to be in-the-know about anything that should raise your suspicions.
Getting dogfished is more common than you think. Online sellers often use a false mother and forge documents to trick owners into believing the sale is genuine. It means owners unwittingly fuel this cruel trade. In some cases, people are left with a dog with considerable underlying health issues or life-long behavioural challenges.