Signs of Pomsky Breeding Scams
If you are looking to adopt a pomsky puppy or are just interested in some general information on the breed, you’ve come to the right place. At Rocky Ridge Pomskies, we are proud to be experienced, reputable and licensed pomsky breeders providing these wonderful animals with great homes.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the pomsky breeding industry is quite so reputable. Scammers are always looking to make a quick buck, and a world like puppy breeding – where most amateurs know virtually nothing about pricing or other important factors – is a common area. Let’s go over a few tactics to help you avoid a scammer when looking for pomsky puppies.
Contact and Questions
The number one trick to avoiding scams is getting in contact and asking numerous, detailed questions. A reputable breeder should love to answer these questions – it makes you more likely to buy, and informs you on important details of the animal. A scammer, on the other hand, will be impatient to complete the sale. They will try to gloss over important details, or may simply not know many of the answers you’re looking for.
Do your best to have these conversations at least by phone, or if possible in person. Scammers will often refuse to communicate by methods other than text or email, and they will send you pictures but refuse to meet in person.
At every stage of this process, ask for lots of pictures and videos of the pomsky in question. A reputable breeder will send past photos, sibling photos and parent photos – they can even provide new photos nearly every day. A scammer, though, may include basic breeder info, but won’t have good photos or documentation of their dams, sires or puppies.
Ask for references, both from a veterinarian and at least one previous buyer. Previous buyers can tell you if there were any issues with the animal, as can vet offices that have dealt with the breeder before. If a breeder is unwilling to provide these references or is in a rush to get money from you first, this is a red flag.
Pricing is another big indicator of a scam. On average, a pomsky will range between $1,500 and $4,000 based on the quality of puppy and breeder – in the case of a scam, though, you might be quoted a much lower price that just seems too good to be true. No true pomsky puppy will be available for $300 or $400, and this is likely a sign of a scam or of puppies that aren’t real pomskies.