Puppy Scam in the Neighborhood – Dorchester

Good grief

A Dorchester neighbor spotted this sign on Park Street on Wednesday.  The sign reads: There are no puppies here! You have been scammed.  See sign below posted by Janelle Nanos (Globe reporter and Dorchester resident) on twitter:

Well, Janelle did her own investigation and its seems the family who posted the said sign at two kids show up at their door on Easter Sunday looking to pick up a Patricia Teacup Yorkie puppy. The owner of the home had to break the very sad and disappointing news to the children.

Evidently, puppy scams are a thing.  The New York Times recently wrote about this situation.

Here is some information to help you spot a puppy scam from the American Kennel Club.

Image of Patricia Teacup Yorkie. 


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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.