As A side note: This is a scam…..

I found a thread at one point and checked it out. That is just what I do. I like collecting as much info as possible. So here is the link to the site:

http://freepuppylistings.com/index.php?a=5&b=582

What is occuring is that a variety of individuals are developing a company by trying to collect shipping money ($150) per puppy sold. They state that they are in Affrica or on a mission and can't care for the animals. I have pasted some of the responces that I got from my inquirey. (As a side note, Please do not attack me for checking them out. I am educated and understand when and when not to buy or adopt a basenji. I say this to avoid any criticizm but rather this post is to provide information to those who are unaware.)

**Here are some examples of what is being sent:

Example 1:**
Thanks and and great to read from you regarding my puppy for adoption .She are still available and needs a good home that will give her the love and care she deserve . I am giving baby away because I relocated to Central Great Lake Region in WEST AFRICA for my new job and when I arrived the new area 2 weeks ago , i realized that my working hours are not O.K. for me to continue to> keep her with me , I am always very busy at work and have less time to> spend> with her. Can you imagine I cannot spend more than three hours with her a day ? My apartment here does not accept pets and animals so> I cannot keep her with me as it is highly restricted in my apartment . That is , she is always lonely . their transportation documents renewal fee will cost 150$ each . She will be coming with the following ;# Health certificates. # 1 year health guarantee # Complete medical records # Crate and a compact CD package so that you can watch to see what she like and dislike . # and Playing toys So , getting a good home for Rusty is the most essential thing I have ever wanted . So i have some> few questions for you which I hope you get back to me with the answers sincerely . I just want to make sure she is getting into the right home . Hope you do not mind . Where are you located? Why do you need Rusty ? How soon do you need her ?Do you have any experience in raising a puppy ( or pets in general ) ? Do you presently have kids and other pets ? Are you morally and financially prepared for a puppy? Who will look after the puppy when you are not around ?She will be going for free so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that i can carry out shipping.

Price: Free
Shipping Fees:$150.00Usd
Total cost:$150.00Usd t amount.
Thank and God bless

Example 2:
Hello, Thanks for your interest in my pet. The little puppy is still very much available for adoption. This little girl is potty trained and friendly with children She fit in the palm of your hand.She is AKC registered puppy ..Adorable and sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines..She vet-checked,up to date on shots and deworming,and are health guaranteed…. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now I am in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us..we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, I want you to get back to me with your full name, address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me because I am giving her on adoption not because of bad condition or anything I am only giving this puppy out because we don't have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. She will be going for free so I will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that I can carry out shipping.

Price: Free
Shipping Fees: $150.00 Usd
Total cost: $150.00 Usd

Example 3:
Hello,

Thanks for your interest in my pet, Yes My Male Basenji Puppy is still available for adoption and am so sorry i couldn't get back to you on time. and i am leaving my puppy on a Trust and Honesty, I am a God fearing person, and i must know the kind of Family i am Giving out my baby into, firstly:

Are you Married?
What is Your Age?
are you from a christain Family Home ? Let Me Know These Answer YES Or NO?

I really appreciate you interest in him, This little boy is potty trained and friendly with children He will make a great pet to a new family,His name is Mark,Mark is 12 weeks old,Mark is AKC registered and his shots are given up to date,Mark love playing with kids and other animal.All his papers will accompany him with one year health guarantee….But right now I am in Africa on a Christian mission call Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us.we are going to ship him to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy , I want you to get back to me with your full name, address including the nearest airport to you.. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me because I am giving him on adopt i on because of bad condition or anything I am only giving this puppy out because we don't have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. i want you to get back to me with the following information below:

With your Full Name?
Your Home Address?
Your Telephone Number?
And including the Nearest Airport to your House. ?

Price: Free
Shipping Fees:$150.00Usd
Total cost:$150.00Usd

Thanks God Bless You .

Okay, hit me on the head here, duh. Are there actually puppies? Or is it a gimmick just to get $150 out of someone? Sorry for sounding so ignorant, though I myself would never get interested in someone offering this. It sounds shady.

There are no actual puppies. This site was discussed before because the people with "listings" have actually stolen photos from other sites to use.

Thanks so much for confirming what I thought. How miserable these individuals must be. Of course there would be tons of people looking to help a dog in a bad situation. This forum is a godsend. It is all about education! Learn first so you don't make mistakes down the road.

Here is the thread where it was discussed before:

http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=8254

Kathy and Robyn,
Were you able to get them to take your pictures off of there?

-Nicole

The photo of my pup is gone.

I had the same thing happen with pictures of our puppies. Can't remember which site but was very disturbed to see pictures of our puppies saying they were being offered 'FREE". Didn't know how to go about getting them deleted and also picture only was used, not any other information.

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