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    Buy a Dog Online: Tips and Advice

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Buying a dog online is one of the simplest ways to get yourself a new puppy. However, it is important to know exactly how to buy a dog securely from the internet. Unfortunately, scammers can sometimes strike on certain websites, so as long as you are careful when buying a dog online, you will be fine. See the following online dogs guide if you want to buy a dog. Browse dogs online securely.

     

     

     

     

     

    •    Find an internet section to find a dog online. Browse the site’s section and whittle down the selection to breeds of local online dogs that you would be interested in.

    •    Read the description and view any photos there may be of the puppy. The ad should have a contact telephone number and address. If the address is not a residential one, and is a PO Box, you should avoid this seller.

    •    You must be able to verify the online dogs seller’s address and phone number. Email contact only should be cause for concern. If the owner is not prepared to give you a phone number, this could be a scam.

    •    Call the advertiser’s number and ask about buying the dog. Arrange a meeting where they are based so that you can go and visit the puppy. Again, if the owner arranges to meet you in a public place, you should be weary. Buying a dog from someone who does not wish to be visited at home could be a scam.

    •    Once you are happy that the seller is genuine, go to buy a dog from them. Check that the living and care conditions for the puppy have been appropriate. Request background information about the dog and what vaccinations it has had, if any.

    •    When you are happy that buying a dog from this seller is acceptable, exchange the money agreed and take your dog home.
     

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