Dogs Trust advises public against being ‘#Dogfished’

Dogs Trust has warned the public to avoid being scammed into buying puppies which may not be what they seem, following a rise in demand for dogs during lockdown.

According to new research by Propellernet, Google searches for ‘buy a puppy’ increased by 120% in the month after lockdown was announced on 23 March with ‘adopt a puppy’ seeing an increase of 133% in online searches.

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