There’s nothing quite like the love of a dog, and one self-proclaimed “Crazy Dog Lady” from Surrey, United Kingdom, knows this all too well.
This woman, who is a mother of five and a proud owner of nine dogs, recently shared her story of being cheated by a pet seller with her TikTok community, revealing that the sausage dog she had paid a high price for turned out to be something entirely different.
The woman had been assured by the breeder that she was paying a premium to adopt a miniature purebred Dachshund, but as the dog grew and grew, it became clear that this was not the case. The pooch was not a purebred sausage dog after all, but rather a mutt designed to look like a purebred animal.
In the video, which has since gone viral, the woman shares a slideshow of pictures of her so-called sausage dog growing up to become something entirely different than the “purebred dachshund” she paid thousands to obtain.
“When you pay for a pure breed miniature sausage dog with papers,” the dog-loving mother said on TikTok. “And you end up with this. We got scammed.”
The woman did not reveal how much she paid for the dog, but purebred dachshunds can cost thousands of dollars, and people are willing to pay a ton of money to get their hands on a purebred version of these dogs, which are known for having long “sausage-like” bodies and are bred with brown and black fur.
Despite being cheated by the pet seller, the woman and her family still love their non-sausage dog. “But we love him even more,” the woman said in the TikTok video.
The video has been viewed by thousands of people, many of whom shared their shock that this woman was scammed by the pet seller. They also shared comments on the TikTok video, turning the clip into a conversation.
“Oh no, oh no! #sauasgedog #sausagedoglife #fypt,” the mother of five captioned her video clip on TikTok.
Unfortunately, pet scams are becoming increasingly common, with research showing that pet scams have increased a whopping four hundred percent since 2020. As more people turned to purebred animals in the wake of the pandemic, many are trying to pass off mutts as purebred dogs and cats.
In the end, the love of a dog knows no bounds, and this woman’s story serves as a reminder that it’s not about the breed, but rather the bond between owner and pet.
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