How to spot puppy scams, https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/spot-puppy-scam/
Warning: There is huge movement afoot to ban all domesticated animals. Starting with dogs and cats through legislative means forcing mandatory spay & neuter, under the guise of over population. Fact is population is down and Humane Societies are importing dogs for adoption. (This is not all Humane Societies, most local ones are the good guys) They collect donations, again under a guise that they are caring for abandoned and abused animals, such as HSUS. These groups only support token and limited facilities and in the case of PETA, actually euthanasia for the majority they take in. Click on links below to learn more.
Truth About Animals Rights Groups (Peta) (click) Statement off Peta's own website: We believe that it would have been in the animals' best interests if the institution of "pet keeping"—i.e., breeding animals to be kept and regarded as "pets"—never existed
This statement by Katz better explains the motive behind Guardianship: "It is time we demand an end to the misguided and abusive concept of animal ownership. The first step on this long, but just road would be ending the concept of pet ownership." Elliot Katz, President "In Defense of Animals," Spring 1997.