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Dog 'flipping' could be a concern for pet owners
CBSAtlanta ^ | April 26, 2012 | Craig Bell

Posted on 04/26/2012 11:17:35 AM PDT by Daffynition

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

A Smyrna family is heartbroken after giving their dog away, only to find out the new owner is now trying to "flip" the pooch.

Dog flipping is when a new owner receives a dog or animal for free and then immediately tries to sell the pet for a profit.

After posting the ad on Craigslist.com, Divina Mims thought she found the perfect home for her Chihuahua, Munchie.

"I just wanted him to go to a good home and money was not something I was trying to get for him," Mims said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsatlanta.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping
Stoopid people shouldn't own pets.

*Mims said she believes she is a victim.* ...no need to read past this statement..geesh.

If she was so concerned...why doesn't she offer a substantial amount [more than asking price] for the pooch?

1 posted on 04/26/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Sounds like none of their business. It ain’t your dog anymore.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 04/26/2012 11:21:36 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Daffynition

bad ju ju. i was given tickets to a game and one of my bosses wanted to buy them at a high cost for a client. i refused since they were a gift.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 11:27:19 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Daffynition
"Stupid is as stupid does!"
4 posted on 04/26/2012 11:30:20 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

5 posted on 04/26/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Daffynition

I’m waiting for the humorous picture to show up from a comic Freeper on “Dog Flipping.”


6 posted on 04/26/2012 11:45:14 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Daffynition

Buying a dog???? Who the heck does that?


7 posted on 04/26/2012 11:46:52 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Bingo. Dogs are property, just like a used car, the new owner is free to dispose of it as they wish. If you want to make sure the dog has a good home, then keep it and treat it well.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Daffynition

The only “dog” flipping going on around here is the end result of bending over backwards to satisfy my canine masters.

But it’s worth it, they keep the cats away.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Migraine

List the dog for a price, then give it away to whoever responds.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 11:58:15 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Daffynition

Is this anything like dwarf tossing?


11 posted on 04/26/2012 12:03:39 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Daffynition

Obviously the only way to fix the Scourage of “Dog Flipping” is to pass whole reams of new laws and create new governmental organizations to enforce them.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 12:04:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: tired&retired
Takin' one for the team...


13 posted on 04/26/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: GraceG
Exactly. We could call it the *Munchie Law.*

We'll appoint you as the new *Dogg Flippin' Czar*

14 posted on 04/26/2012 12:10:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Unscrupulous people scour the want ads for free pets. The lucky ones get advertised for sale on CL but the others may get sold for research or worse:

http://www.saveourshepherds.org/free2good_home.html
http://voices.yahoo.com/why-not-take-give-away-dog-without-5458175.html
http://www.nowisconsinpuppymills.com/free.html

If the new owner really wants a dog for a pet, chances are he’ll at least pay a small fee.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 12:21:01 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Daffynition

I saw the title and thought this was going to be an Obama dog pancake thread...


16 posted on 04/26/2012 12:21:46 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: tired&retired
"Dog Flipping", that's nothing compared to the horrors of Cat Juggling!
17 posted on 04/26/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Sherman Logan

Yesireee. Youbetcha. I did my graduate degree thesis on *dwarf tossing*. Good times. *sigh*


18 posted on 04/26/2012 12:27:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition; GraceG

Obviously the only way to fix the Scourage of “Dog Flipping” is to pass whole reams of new laws and create new governmental organizations to enforce them.

***Exactly. We could call it the *Munchie Law.***

M-m-m-m! Munchies for Obama!


19 posted on 04/26/2012 12:28:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Daffynition

This is just a guess, but I imagine the person who pays cash for the dog will give it a better home than the person who gets it free.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Daffynition

I rescue parakeets and other birds. If i could afford the massive deposit ($250) I would rescue cats and dogs as well.

While I do NOT understand why people are stupidly greedy or infinitely ignorant, I am still here to rescue pets. I would brave the management to protect a dog or a cat.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Four main food groups: chocolate, champagne, strawberries and chocolate. {le me})
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To: Daffynition

Coming to a TLC cable show near you.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Daffynition

Is this like “cow tipping”?


23 posted on 04/26/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: philetus

Free dogs are just as lovable as are those who had cash behind their drooly smile and wagging tail. I prefer “free” dogs. They are so grateful!


24 posted on 04/26/2012 1:18:28 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Four main food groups: chocolate, champagne, strawberries and chocolate. {le me})
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To: philetus

Sounds like Munchie’s former owner is a Hussein voter ....clueless....still clinging to her unicorns and rainbows.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 1:37:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: dfwgator
LOL...careful...you're walken dangerously close to the tipping point.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Monkey Face

I would be terrible at *rescue* b/c I’d keep them all! Bless you for your kindness for critters. :)


27 posted on 04/26/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

For now, I rescue birds. I am the proud owner of The Stig, The Magnificent Parakeet!

Even in this desert climate, he was left outside during the freezing cold of desert nights, and the overwhelming heat of desert days.

He sits at the corner of the cage closest to me, and sings his little heart out about how happy he is to be here with me.

With all the rescues I’ve had, he is the VERY happiest little bird I have had!


28 posted on 04/26/2012 2:04:06 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Four main food groups: chocolate, champagne, strawberries and chocolate. {le me})
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To: philetus

That is generally true, unless the person is Asian and wants to pay by the pound.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 2:21:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Daffynition

Boxers - Very sweet, affectionate breed...and often a couple of cards short of a full deck.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 3:00:38 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

That movie is hysterical!

The article was a little depressing. I can’t for the life of me figure out how people come up with some of the money making scams they do.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 3:56:42 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Daffynition

I never had that problem.

When I found new homes for my rescued Dobes, it came with the caveat that IF the new owner ever did anything bad, cruel or weird to the dog, their body would never be found.

All my re-homed dogs lived long, happy lives...but the owners might have been a bit nervous....;D

[and yes, I ‘surprise visited’ them frequently]


32 posted on 04/26/2012 4:46:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Darnright

*Always* ask more than the current going rate for labs.

Plus, labs will not take neutered animals.

It “throws off” the research results.

Microchips and tattoos are another thing they avoid.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 4:49:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Monkey Face
I prefer “free” dogs. They are so grateful!

You may think that only because they wag their tails when you feed them. But behind your back, they know exactly what they are, "freebie" dogs and they despise you for it.......

34 posted on 04/26/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Daffynition
I heard that Obama saw that Video and wondered where they got a Wok that big.
35 posted on 04/26/2012 5:10:32 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Salamander
LOL...I have visions of you teaching the pup to *dig* and when the prospective owner comes for your inquisition...and they innocently ask if the the dog is *trained*...and you show them how clever they are when you say *China*!

{{*scratch...scratch...scratch...*}} :)

36 posted on 04/26/2012 5:24:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Nah.

I just mentioned that they were all used to eating raw meat.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 5:28:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Daffynition

So cruel and greedy!


38 posted on 04/26/2012 5:57:17 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: Salamander

39 posted on 04/26/2012 6:03:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Monkey Face

>”I prefer “free” dogs”<

Better be careful. That’s probably where Obama figured out that there is such a thing as a Free Lunch.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 6:27:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Monkey Face

How do the dogs know if they are free or not?


41 posted on 04/30/2012 10:26:46 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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