Dunham Lake Aussie puppy photos stolen and used in Scam!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, April 30, 2010 Under: Dog Health and Current News related topics
Be very careful about buying any puppy or dog via the internet...Please read below.

It was discovered that a "rescue" organization out of Utah had taken two of my puppy photos from my website and placed them on their "rescue" page noting them to be puppies for sale. My puppy photos were used and misrepresented as puppies they have available for sale. Incidently, the puppy in one of the photo's they used is now over one year old, living with his family. Here is how one of my photo's (photo below) of my Aussie Terrier male puppy read in their false advertising scheme.

This was on a rescue site found on Petfinders:

See More Nittany a Australian Terrier Dog is available for adoption!

This little girl (with my male puppy photo above) is a rescue. She is 12 weeks old and ready for her forever home. Her adoption fee includes her spay, current vaccinations, deworming and a vet exam. Please email us at warescue@live.com for an application. No Phone calls please. Email only Thank you!

Petfinders has somewhat apologized and the "rescue" organization has removed my photos from their site. After this is all said in done, this is really about how sad it is for the actual dogs in this "rescue" situation.

No ethical Rescue organization would act in such a manner.  No ethical Rescue organization would have multiple puppies for sale with photos of dogs that weren't in their care. Rescue organizations that I know are ethical and put the dogs interest first.

I plan to get to the bottom of this. 

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Theresa Greetings from Northwestern Wisconsin! I am a wife, mother, grandmother, breeder and author. I also work with helping small businesses with their website needs. Previously, I had a 25 year banking career. Retired several years ago, as a Vice President of Commercial Banking and Business Development Director for a financial institution. I have owned and raised dogs and cats for over 40 years. In 2007, we started to show and raise Australian Terriers. We now have 10 Australian Terriers and 2 Australian Shepherds. Breeder of Multiple Best in Show Aussies. We own and have bred some of the top Australian Terriers in the USA. We have bred and co-own the 16th and 17th Best in Show Australian Terrier in America he held the #1 in All-Breed in the USA in both 2013 and 2014. We have bred/own/handle the 2015 #1 Australian Terrier in the USA Jake who also won his first Best in Show with my 15 year old daughter Ellie handling him. Jake is only the 2nd "red" Australian Terrier to ever win a BIS. Breeder of 2 Australian Terriers to Win Best of Breed Westminster 2014 and 2015. We have Championed many Aussies and we have Champions in training, that being said, our dogs are first and foremost our companions. I take my role as a breeder very seriously. I support health testing and temperament testing as well as evaluating proper conformation prior to breeding. We believe in breeding for quality not quantity. We do not ship our puppies. Regardless of whether your puppy comes from us or not I hope you find our site a helpful resource. If you have questions about our program or about the Aussie Terrier, please e-mail me theresaagoiffon@msn.com or give me a call@ 715-689-2675. Thanks for visiting us! Blessings, Theresa