Ok I am really upset right now. I saw people selling dogs at the Wal-Mart parking lot everyday last week and this weekend. First I saw one person then now we are up to 3 people. I guess they see the dollar signs. I seriously doubt they have any licenses. I called the Wal-Mart store today and asked them if they gave permission to these folks and why. They said they gave them permission just as long as the sellers are not near the entrance. I guess it's not their problem when it's not at their door...grrrrrrrrrrr. I see more people coming. I just know it. Wal-Mart won't do a darn thing. Who should I call? What should be my next course of action? I cannot sit here and just watch this crap go on. I'll be d**ned if I allow anyone to make it easier for these losers to make money of these poor animals.
I suggest trying to find out more information about the people selling the dogs. Sometimes people will sell pups in a parking lot for a small fee because they are trying to place pups from an oops litter and don't know a better way for placing the pups. The problem is lack of education, not greed. In such a case, I would politely talk to them about placing an ad in the paper and screening buyers.
In other cases, people are trying to make money. Generally, those people are charging considerably more than the clueless people with the oops litter. For the greedy types, you may be able to get help from the SPCA. I saw the animal cops stop parking lot sellers on an episode of Animal Precinct. You can also check with the police to find out if a permit is required by law in your area or if the people only need the store's permission.
Happens here too.Everyday last week.I think these were oops litters.They were not selling.Our human shelter sits in from of Wal-Mart all the time w/ puppies.All last month they were raffling off a 4-wheeler.I should won I bought 6 tickets @$5.00 a pop.Oh well,I bought them to help the shelter.
I do know of people that will meet other people half way if they live far from them. My husbands parents purchased a Boston Terrier pup from people that lived 6 hours from them and they each drove 3 hours partway to make it easier on eachother. Is that against the law? I had no idea? I never knew you needed a lic to meet people partway to deliver a pup.
I see it happen all the time at wal mart here in o'cliff texas. You need to call the local ANIMAL control and have the animal control go see if those people have a PERMIT. If they dont have a permit they will be told to leave or be fined.
Animal control wont take their dogs but will make them leave.
holidayzbliss how is meeting people to deliver a puppy the same as selling puppies in the parking lot? What do you think are the odds of three separate parties meeting someone halfway to drop off a puppy?
Crazyboutdogs Never said it was the same thing, but from reading all the posts it sounds like even if a person meets someone partway they have to have a "permit". I never heard of that and I have had family meet a breeder partway. I just wanted to know if that was ok. I did not see a problem with it if it is helping out the person buying the puppy. I did not know if it was legal or not I never thought about it till now.
If 3 seperate families are selling a whole litter of dogs in the parking lot just sitting their trying to get people to buy them, then yes I do not think that is right.
If someone is just delivering a dog to someone else I don't think that is wrong, but if you need a permit for that I would like to know so if I see someone doing that I can let them know. That was all my question was.
There are people who sell pit pups literally it seems every week or two, always from a different mom. They are ALWAYS in the same location(side of the road) The pups look relatively healthy but there is nothing I can do. AC won't do anything and neither will anyone else........
I have driven by them many times. They are selling pit bull puppies mostly. They sit there all day on their truck bed with their dogs. It started with one person now there are about three of them. They have big signs on poster boards PIT PUPPIES $300.00. Someone was also selling boxers and another was selling rotts. Trust me, these are not people giving away puppies from an accidental litter. They know there is money to be made so they don't care about the animals. If I didn't love animals and cared about their welfare I would be there too.
I told my mother one day if I wanted to make extra shopping money I would get 4 female dogs a shih tzu, maltese, pom, and peke and one male dog a toy poodle. I could buy them cheaply because I wouldn't need papers. I would be laughing all the way to the bank. I would never do it of course. I would rather work hard or not shop as much because I love the animals. I know exactly why these people are selling dogs in the parking lot. Do you think they screen people or ask for vet references? People are greedy and we need to help the animals who do not have a voice.
What's bad about people buying pets in parking lots is that if you get a sick puppy there's no way of finding this seller to get your money back. I bought a puppy from a breeder he lived kinda far from me so he meet me half way. Two days later my baby came down with Parvo and died a week later. This idiot never gave the puppies any shots and when I tried to find him he disappeared of the face of the earth. Changed his phone number and everything. I'll never buy a puppy unless I go to the breeders house and can see the living conditions and they must have shots.
my brother got a black lab 3 years ago from the parking lot of a mcdonalds, and the poor thing had parvo too!! we got so attatched to the dog though, that we paid the hundreds of dollars to treat it. oh well.. we love her still.
I bought my beautiful eskie, Nikki, from a family on the parking lot of Wal-Mart. The dogs were well tended, and came from a good home, just one of those OOPs litters. It turned out to be the family of a girl my daughter goes to school with.
Find out more about the people selling the dogs, they may just be trying to find good homes for them. I'd be more worried about the ones in the pet stores, you don't know anything about where they came from. At least you can size the people up, and check out the litter-mates for health and fitness.
I believe people like that would be out to make money and thats all. Dollar signs is all they see. I am sorry but I believe if you really love animals even if there was an accidential pregnacy I would screen the people that took each puppy, not sell them on a parking lot. Who knows what kind of home they will get. Makes me mad too. We see that here alot.