“We Got Our Pet From Craigslist”

How to Avoid Scams When Adopting Craigslist Pets

It’s not doubt that affording a pet can be extremely expensive.  You need to buy them food for their belly, water to cleanse their body, and a home to provide them a warm,safe place to stay.

Let’s not forget you have the annual exams, depending on the pet you may need vaccinations, or spay and neuter.

Uh oh!  You find your pet dog, Fluffy, has gotten into your children’s toys!  Little Tommy is missing his favorite action figure, only to discovered after an emergency visit, and X-Ray, that it is residing in your dog’s tummy!

Or maybe you’ve decided you want to adopt a puppy or kitten so you go only to discover the adoption fee is a staggering 600 dollars!

You decide you want to adopt from craigslist, here are some tips to help avoid scams.

  • DO NOT give any payment to anyone before you meet the animal.  One of the biggest mistakes people make is depositing money to someone BEFORE meeting your new furry friend.
  • DO have cash in hand when you meet up.  IF you decide to go forward and adopt the animal it is wise to have the cash amount with you.
  • DO NOT meet in a private place.  For obvious reasons
  • DO meet in a park, city event, or parking lot of a busy store, again it is more safe than entering someone’s home you do not know.

While no advice can make adopting craigslist pet’s 100 percent safe these tips will help you avoid potentially dangerous situations..

 

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