A warning tonight about puppy flipping.
It's a new term for an old practice. Thieves steal your pet, then turn around and sell the animal.
Online marketplace sites like Craigslist are making it more common.
But animal control experts say there are ways to make sure your furry friend doesn't get taken.
Jane Brundage is Vice President of Pets, Inc.
“People really miss the importance of microchipping….a visible color and tag is critical to getting your dog back…quickly…but it doesn't protect you from flipping.”
Experts also recommend keeping your pets indoors or confined, and keeping a close eye on them when they are outdoors.