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I just went to look for the thread from Vicki (barefoot contessa) to post about Halle and it's gone. So here's a new thread... Although I do not know who, as hinted to in the other thread, I can safely say Halle is going to be with a SM member. Vicki is totally heartbroken, and has spent the day saying her goodbys. :crying:
 

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Marsha,

I believe there was a reason that thread was taken down.

After hearing about this thread over on YorkieTalk: Breeders please beware of this yt member!! - YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community I have to wonder if she was just as broken up about the other 6 dogs she has given up in a similar way in the past 3 years.

I sure hope that whoever on SM is getting this pup does ok with her and I pray as well that this doesn't end up as an opportunity for another dog to end up in a similar situation. :prayer:
 

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:new_shocked: WOW is all i can say....and I remember that her thread got me down (with all other sad stories/videos i came across with in different places in just one day)!!!!

I am just mad at myself for allowing that thread of her situation to effect my day. I just hope that Halle goes to the place that she belongs and REALLY hope that NO MORE other fluff will have to go through the same thing again!!!!
 

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I sure was taken in too. Although I didn't comment on the Halle thread, I was following it closely and, like you The Malts&Me, I was deeply affected. I was sad and upset for "Vicki" and was trying to figure out some way to help both Halle and "Vicki". This kind of thing really rips through honest trust in people. HOW people can be this devious is just beyond my comprehension. UGH! I was upset that I couldn't find the thread again and was really questioning what the heck was going on. Now it all makes perfect sense, unfortunately.

Thanks for the update!
 

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This is heartbreaking for ALL the dogs who have been rehomed and for all the humans who have been duped. I may sound like a broken record but this situation is exactly why I will not discuss puppies via the internet or email. Call me so that I know a real person with a real phone number exists and if the discussion goes well then meet me somewhere to discuss and possibly see puppies. That face to face opportunity is priceless both for the buyer and the seller.

And, when you read something on this forum that is not "quite right" at the very least let the admins know so it can be looked into further. There is a scam artist on every corner. Off my soapbox now ...
 

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Marsha,

I believe there was a reason that thread was taken down.

After hearing about this thread over on YorkieTalk: Breeders please beware of this yt member!! - YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community I have to wonder if she was just as broken up about the other 6 dogs she has given up in a similar way in the past 3 years.

I sure hope that whoever on SM is getting this pup does ok with her and I pray as well that this doesn't end up as an opportunity for another dog to end up in a similar situation. :prayer:
Good work Carina! I certainly hope the member here hasn't been duped into taking a dog wiht health issues etc. I knew there was something about her that was wrong. Why would anyone resist help from rescue and be requesting a "re-homing fee".
 

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Marsha,

I believe there was a reason that thread was taken down.

After hearing about this thread over on YorkieTalk: Breeders please beware of this yt member!! - YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community I have to wonder if she was just as broken up about the other 6 dogs she has given up in a similar way in the past 3 years.

I sure hope that whoever on SM is getting this pup does ok with her and I pray as well that this doesn't end up as an opportunity for another dog to end up in a similar situation. :prayer:
Yup, and I pray she went to a GOOD home. I also pray money was not exchanged.
 

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This is heartbreaking for ALL the dogs who have been rehomed and for all the humans who have been duped. I may sound like a broken record but this situation is exactly why I will not discuss puppies via the internet or email. Call me so that I know a real person with a real phone number exists and if the discussion goes well then meet me somewhere to discuss and possibly see puppies. That face to face opportunity is priceless both for the buyer and the seller.

And, when you read something on this forum that is not "quite right" at the very least let the admins know so it can be looked into further. There is a scam artist on every corner. Off my soapbox now ...
Exactly ~ :thumbsup:

And yep, you, and Pam, are right. Something seemed terribly wrong with the original thread. Especially coming from someone who was involved with Yorkie Rescue. How odd, she wouldn't consider a Rescue. Perhaps it's because Rescues will not pay for the dog. Once again, I hope this dog was not purchased.
 

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All I can say is WOW. I'm a little confused here. I was willing to take Halle in and even offered to return her, once Vicki got settled. I sure hope Halle gets the good home she deserves and whom ever gets her, that she is healthy. Sad...
 

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Honestly, one of the worst parts about this after SM has been 'scammed' by Vicki - is the next time a legitimate, established member finds themselves in a situation where they cannot keep their malt, that thread will most likely be removed before help can be given. Vicki's 'rehome' was in violation of SM rules (I don't think anyone can argue that) and it's just too bad that this person has most likely ruined it for the next person who truly needs help.

I didn't like the tone of the request from the start and felt like Barefoot Contessa was 'dumping' the problem on SM and her attitude about rescue was disturbing. The fact that she wouldn't even consider it was a huge red flag to many of us.

To the SM member who got duped into taking Halle, I hope everything goes smoothly for you!! You are a special person.
 

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Honestly, one of the worst parts about this after SM has been 'scammed' by Vicki - is the next time a legitimate, established member finds themselves in a situation where they cannot keep their malt, that thread will most likely be removed before help can be given. Vicki's 'rehome' was in violation of SM rules (I don't think anyone can argue that) and it's just too bad that this person has most likely ruined it for the next person who truly needs help.

I didn't like the tone of the request from the start and felt like Barefoot Contessa was 'dumping' the problem on SM and her attitude about rescue was disturbing. The fact that she wouldn't even consider it was a huge red flag to many of us.

To the SM member who got duped into taking Halle, I hope everything goes smoothly for you!! You are a special person.
I would hope that if the situation arises again the thread will not be removed. However, I would also hope that the poster would not be allowed to request a "rehoming fee" and that the poster would not be allowed to across the board disparage all rescue groups. There ARE legitimate people who desperately need help and desperately need guidance as to where to turn. SM is blessed with a number of members who ARE affiliated with legitimate rescue organizations and they ARE long time members who others on this forum have met, have socialized with, and have adopted wonderful dogs from. Personally, I believe that this particular thread should have been removed or at the very least rewritten as soon as it appeared because of the clear violation in requesting a rehoming fee.
 

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I wondered,why she was so adamant against rescue.How could anyone not consider rescue? I thought maybe the rehoming fee was just to weed out the dangerous people... But the way she posted it,made me suspicious.
I had a customer who was the same way,she'd get something and tire of it quickly and sell it off or throw it way.Didn't matter if it was stuff or animals...

Besides, if it came down to my son or my dog,especially if the son commited a crime that forced my eviction,the son would have to go,not the fluffs!

It was an odd premise to say the least.
I hope an SMer's got Halle,even if money was exchanged,it's worth it to rescue a pup in need...

Something tells me she will do it again...
 

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I would hope that if the situation arises again the thread will not be removed. However, I would also hope that the poster would not be allowed to request a "rehoming fee" and that the poster would not be allowed to across the board disparage all rescue groups. There ARE legitimate people who desperately need help and desperately need guidance as to where to turn. SM is blessed with a number of members who ARE affiliated with legitimate rescue organizations and they ARE long time members who others on this forum have met, have socialized with, and have adopted wonderful dogs from. Personally, I believe that this particular thread should have been removed or at the very least rewritten as soon as it appeared because of the clear violation in requesting a rehoming fee.
I completely agree. I've met so many wonderful SM members. Even though she later said 'I guess I don't need a rehome fee', the fact that it was even mentioned broke sm rules. And it was posted in 'rescue' and she wouldn't even consider surrendering to rescue?

Very sad situation.
 

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I wondered,why she was so adamant against rescue.How could anyone not consider rescue? I thought maybe the rehoming fee was just to weed out the dangerous people... But the way she posted it,made me suspicious.
I had a customer who was the same way,she'd get something and tire of it quickly and sell it off or throw it way.Didn't matter if it was stuff or animals...

Besides, if it came down to my son or my dog,especially if the son commited a crime that forced my eviction,the son would have to go,not the fluffs!

It was an odd premise to say the least.
I hope an SMer's got Halle,even if money was exchanged,it's worth it to rescue a pup in need...

Something tells me she will do it again...
I know your heart is in the right place, but I strongly disagree.

Money CANNOT be exchanged. This is the problem. There are many
dogs in Pet Stores, from Mills, which I protest against on a daily basis.
We've had members say they, "Rescued" a dog from a pet store. Yep,
they paid $1,000, lined that store's pocket book, and supported a flippin' mill. Wow, way to "Rescue", support this crap financially. Makes me sick.

Know I love ya, just tired. I've spent most of my weekend dealing with rescue dogs. So those who want to "help" rescue, by purchasing a dog from a BYB, Mill/Petstore, DON'T. You're not helping, you're adding to the problem.
 

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I completely agree. I've met so many wonderful SM members. Even though she later said 'I guess I don't need a rehome fee', the fact that it was even mentioned broke sm rules. And it was posted in 'rescue' and she wouldn't even consider surrendering to rescue?

Very sad situation.
Oh yes, the "word" was already out there. And yep, it was MUCH later when she retracted. That thread should have been deleted as soon as it was posted. The dog was, basically, up for sale.

To the new owner of Halle. Get her vet checked, and spayed ASAP.
She could go into heat any day now.
 
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