Skip to comments.Dog 'flipping' could be a concern for pet owners
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 ...
*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?
Sounds like none of their business. It ain’t your dog anymore.
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.
I’m waiting for the humorous picture to show up from a comic Freeper on “Dog Flipping.”
Buying a dog???? Who the heck does that?
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.
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.
List the dog for a price, then give it away to whoever responds.
Is this anything like dwarf tossing?
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.
We'll appoint you as the new *Dogg Flippin' Czar*
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:
If the new owner really wants a dog for a pet, chances are he’ll at least pay a small fee.
I saw the title and thought this was going to be an Obama dog pancake thread...
Yesireee. Youbetcha. I did my graduate degree thesis on *dwarf tossing*. Good times. *sigh*
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!
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.
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.
Coming to a TLC cable show near you.
Is this like “cow tipping”?
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!
Sounds like Munchie’s former owner is a Hussein voter ....clueless....still clinging to her unicorns and rainbows.
I would be terrible at *rescue* b/c I’d keep them all! Bless you for your kindness for critters. :)
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!
That is generally true, unless the person is Asian and wants to pay by the pound.
Boxers - Very sweet, affectionate breed...and often a couple of cards short of a full deck.
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.
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]
*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.
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.......
I just mentioned that they were all used to eating raw meat.
So cruel and greedy!
>”I prefer free dogs”<
Better be careful. That’s probably where Obama figured out that there is such a thing as a Free Lunch.
How do the dogs know if they are free or not?
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