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From another list:

Quote:Alert – NJ Puppy Broker Posing as a Rescue on PetFinder.com
Complaints about sick puppies received from Ohio, New York and New Jersey

Be aware of this individual:

Vicki/Victoria Patterson, NJ Collie Rescue and Referral, Whitehouse, NJ 08889
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ315.html

This so-called rescue is operating like your run-of-the-mill pet store. It was confirmed in a conversation with the commercial kennel owner on June 23, 2008 that all or most of the purebred puppies listed on NJ Collie Rescue’s PetFinder website (http://tinyurl.com/4mo37g) were purchased from the MO breeder whose kennel name was superimposed on some of the pictures. In fact, the breeder stated she was under the impression that Vicki Patterson was a pet shop owner when she purchased the 12-14 week old puppies at prices “far less than the usual advertised prices” of $200 found on the website.

Patterson, advertising as NJ Collie Rescue and Referral, demands cash only for her ‘special rescue rates’ of $500 to $745! It’s also deceptive to state the puppies were ‘saved from auction’ when the MO breeder confirmed what we’ve known for years: that young puppies are rarely, if ever, sold at auctions - that most of the dogs found at puppy mill auctions are older, retired breeders. Reputable rescues attend auctions to buy these poor “used up” breeders to rescue, rehabilitate them and adopt them into approved, qualified homes. Plus, their adoption fees are much less than these pet-store prices.

And most importantly, Patterson/NJ Collie Rescue do not guarantee the health of the puppies once they are adopted. We all know that puppies born in commercial kennels, i.e. puppy mills, are highly prone to contagious, congenital and /or hereditary diseases and defects that can run into the thousands of dollars to treat or cure.

Visit this PetFinder forum link to read about previous problems associated with Patterson and NJ Collie Rescue: http://tinyurl.com/5f45b4

What You Can Do:

Please contact PetFinder.com and ask them to remove Vicki Patterson and NJ Collie Rescue & Referral. Allowing brokers to advertise and sell puppies on PetFinder.com defeats PetFinder’s purpose and mission and insults the reputable rescues who work honestly and tirelessly to find homes for thousands of unwanted and homeless animals.

Contact:

Cary Moran, Public Relations Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Copy: [email protected]
 

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Interesting, this "rescue" has finally been pulled from Petfinder. The shady dealings of Victoria Patterson have been going on for a few years. Happy to see she can no longer pass herself off as a rescue.
 

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Hopefully she stops the practice, and that no one from this list has been affected...
 

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Unfortunately, it looks like she is back <sigh>

Quote:Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 3:51 PM

Subject: Update:

Vicki Patterson - Whitehouse, NJ puppy broker

Just a heads-up to all rescues and rescuers who contacted us about Vicki
Patterson and NJ Collie Rescue & Referral

Vicki Patterson has a new website and is selling puppies under a new name:
Purebreed Puppy Rescue. As you recall, Patterson was suspended from
PetFinder and apparently had to find another way to sell her puppies, which
are now listed at a reduced price of $400!

http://www.siteskin <http://www.siteskins.net/purebreedpuppyrescue/>
s.net/purebreedpuppyrescue/

She is also selling on this website:

<http://horsetopia.horse-for-sale.org/local/products-and-tack/l289958>
http://horsetopia.horse-for-sale.org/local/products-and-tack/l289958

Rescue Purebred puppies!

Ad Text

Purebreed puppies need rescue too! When a breeder does not sell their puppy
to the big brokerage houses they have no other outlet for them. Many of them
end up in auction houses. We are here to help prevent this Anyone can buy a
pup at the auction house. .and there are many nice families who do. Then
there are the pit bull breeders looking for pit bull bait, the 'good ole
boys' looking to do a little target practice, the laboratories etc etc. and
some get homes where they will live out their lives chained outside in some
ones back yard.

We are the interceptor. We intercept them BEFORE they enter the auction
floor and transport them to NJ. Flying most of them in at great expense.
These puppies are not rejects. . .they are healthy. Been dewormed. UTD on
shots. Most are males. . .because it seems the puppy buying population
mainly wants females leaving many many male puppies unwanted. Most are older
then 7 weeks old.



Yet they are @ 8 to 10 weeks old.



Our adoption fee for these purebreed puppies is $400. that covers the
transport to Nj, shots de worming and foster care. Compared to similar
puppies our rescue pups adoption fee is very reasonable our current
adoptable puppies can be seen here http://www.siteskin
<http://www.siteskins.net/purebreed> s.net/purebreed puppyrescue/ sorry we
do not ship. Thank you for trying to help our puppies.



Details

Location:

Whitehouse Station NJ, 08889 (map)

Price:

$400

Condition:

Excellent

Contact Info

Call: Vicki (No calls past 7:30PM EST please.)

Day: 908 380 1539

Evening: 908 439 3645

Email: Send Email from
<http://horsetopia.horse-for-sale.org/emailowner.cfm?lid=289958>
http://horsetopia.horse-for-sale.org/emailowner.cfm?lid=289958
 

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we should all start calling her and letting her know what a bad person she is. 100-200 calls daily would drive her nuts
 
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