Posts Tagged ‘BYB

24
Aug
10

Worst, most obvious puppy mill yet.

All of these ads were posted to Denver Craigslist within a few days of each other. Several were posted in a row on the same day.

In the interests of length and because the screenshots are all small and readable, I won’t transcribe the ad text, and there’s a jump in the middle of the list to read the rest.

More after the jump:
Continue reading ‘Worst, most obvious puppy mill yet.’

11
Aug
10

Uncannily honest BYB is uncannily honest.


Ad Text:

male 13week old shar-pei akc eyes tacked needs new home soon due to his agr we do want rehoming fee just to make the money back on his eye surgery so the least we can take is 250$ call only if very intrested 303-[redacted]

This ad was ridiculous enough to bring me out of the Land of the Blog Hiatus (inhabited mostly by people with too much paying work to focus on a funny snarky blog) in order to comment on the (probably) unintentional honesty here.

Needs to find a new home soon due to his agr. Now, I suppose they might mean “aggression,” but in a 13-week-old pup? Nah. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about the matter.

Oh, Adjusted Gross Revenue. That clears it right up. As in, this puppy needs to generate some, cause he ain’t making no adjusted gross revenoos sitting around the house going through puppy chow and needing things like vet care. Cause everybody knows when you make puppies, you’re not supposed to have to spend money on keeping them healthy!

So go on, somebody hurry up and buy this poor Shar Pei, Mama needs to save up for a new doublewide.

Shar Pei puppy held by BYB.

22
Jun
10

Honesty is the best policy, and this guy’s honestly horrible.


Ad Text:

I need to give away these pups. Ive been trying to sell them using craigslist, but no one wants to pay the price Im asking. I am a breeder, but I dont want to pay to buy and ad to sell them. They are getting to old, no one is gonna want to pay the high price I am asking anymore. So I am either giving them away free or taking them to the pound (wjere I will have to pay a fee to turn them in) so they can be adopted out for 50 bucks, which ensures shots, registration, and fix. 623-[redacted]

Wait, what am I supposed to snark about here? What can I say about this person that makes them look any worse than they’re admitting to being? I’ll give it the old college try, but I’m not sure it’s possible to mock someone who’s this frank about being a worthless, BYB jackass who is busy filling shelters’ euthanasia lists with more unwanted Pit Bulls.

What if this person’s Pit bitch had required a c-section or other emergency care? That would cost a little more than an ad in the paper–which, of course, is just another BYB tactic. Responsible breeders don’t need to advertise; they have a house or kennel full of walking advertisements, which they display at shows and/or performance events. Maybe they buy an ad in a breed-specific newsletter or on a show’s class list, but the newspaper classifieds are BYBs all the way down. But back to the pet who produced these puppies: Of course, he’d just have let her die. And he’d probably have posted any surviving puppies on Craigslist with some blab about “dog died giving birth, don’t have time to bottle feed, anyone want them?” and they’d get fed to some sicko’s Boa Constrictor.

It’s amazing to me how people can go through life so completely immune to the idea that, just maybe, they did something stupid. I’m a forgiving person. I wouldn’t have posted this person here if the ad had said “I was stupid enough to think I could make easy money breeding dogs; now I’m stuck with a bunch of puppies that I realize nobody wants. If you can give one of them a good home I’d be eternally grateful. The mother has been spayed.” A mistake that could cost dogs’ lives is a big mistake, but it’s still forgivable if the person who makes it truly understands what they’ve done wrong.

But this guy/gal? Nope. I bet they’ll have another litter within the season.

Poor pups:

19
Jun
10

Poe’s Law meets Craigslist idiots.


Ad Text:

Hi all!!

I have some really cool puppies for sale for $50.00. The mother is crossed with a Pit Bull and Siberian Husky and the father is part Whippet and part Red Bone Hound. We were so happy when we bred these parents, the puppies are so cute, maybe we have a new breed, lol!

Email me for pics and times to come by to see them, they won’t be ready for a few weeks so hurry, hurry hurry and place a deposit

Is it some witty troll satirizing the worst of the worst BYBs on Craigslist? Or is it actually someone dumb enough to intentionally breed such mixed-up mutts and brag about it? Should I be laughing or facepalming right now? I’m so confused.

If these are real puppies, the temperament and physical characteristics in the litter are probably so diverse that you’d do better writing dogs’ personality traits on a dartboard and tossing darts at it than trying to predict anything based on their breeding. They’ll want to pull a sled into the woods to tree a coon while trembling on your lap and protecting your home.

26
May
10

Buy one byb puppy, get a few thousand worms free.


Ad Text:

male,11wks old current, on shots n wormer, pic of litter, mom n dad on site mom is boyles,crewnshaw,watchdog, dad is circle c n ruffin, best way 2 get me is txt 904-[redacted] or call 904-[redacted] rehoming fee or trade watca got

Either “current on… wormer” no longer means what I thought it meant, or there is something very seriously wrong with this puppy. Like, pregnant 11-week-old male puppy wrong. Or about to die of a horrifying case of megacolon wrong. Or, hey, it could be a Craigslist BYB lying again. Imagine that. See for yourself:

12
May
10

Nursing dog’s Wendy’s craving leads to lost and found posts?


Ad Text:

We have lost our mother dog. We call her SADIE. She is BLACK and LIGHT BROWN/TAN. Her face looks kind of like an owl becasue of the markings. She a fairly small dog, doesnt come up past your knees. She is friendly but might be very shy. She just had puppies so her teats should be huge! We have the puppies safe and sound. They miss their momma though. She disappeared yesterday, mid-afternoon.
If you see her please call. ‘

Photos coming soon

816-[redacted]

“What did you do after your shy dog had puppies?”

“Oh, I immediately let her outside unsupervised….”

Okay, this is dumb and a little heartbreaking. Breeding a litter is a dubious choice at best, especially with a dog of unknown parentage and marginal temperament, but failing to confine and supervise her is inexcusable. But wait! A little further down the Kansas City craigslist page, there’s hope:

Ad Text:

Saw a Female German Sheperd mix running down the road across from the ANTIOCH MALL on the SEARS UNDERGROUND PARKING side. Her teats was completely full of milk and she was going towards WENDY’S.

Either there’s an epidemic of wandering, nursing GSD mixes in Kansas City, or the first poster’s dog had one hell of a Wendy’s craving after giving birth. Here’s hoping the mama dog’s owner read a little further down the page and noticed that she seems to be touring the mall unaccompanied…

12
May
10

Wants to trade unspayed for unneutered for unspecified reasons; God blesses this endeavor


Ad Text:

I have a white and dotted female cocker that is one year and half old that is not spayed. I would like to trade Her for a male of the same age any color that is not neutered.
My Female is good around kids, cats, and other dogs. She is potty trained and crate trained. She loves to get in your lap and be held. She is also up to date on all her shots. Upon taking possession of the dog you will recieve her shot records. Please call at 936-[redacted] or email me at [redacted]@gmail.com
Thanks and God Bless

“White and dotted?” I’m surprised that the owner isn’t trying to command a $600+ “adoption fee” because her Spaniel is this rare, undiscovered color. Not to mention the funky pronoun capitalization going on, here. This Cocker Spaniel appears to be a Goddess. Quick, someone snap her up.

But wait–she’s not for sale or adoption, but for trade in exchange for a male, which must be unneutered. THAT SOUNDS TOTALLY ABOVE-BOARD AND NOT AT ALL LIKE A BYB WITH TOO MANY FEMALES, AMIRITE?

Wait, hang on, I almost missed the “God bless” part. It’s okay, folks, the owner is a Christian–that means no matter how shady and gross this ad seems, or how uncomfortable you are with the idea of trading your beloved pet in for a different model, she must be okay. Yeah?