Ridge Valley Miniature Schnauzers Reviews - Ridge Valley Miniature Schnauzers Scam or Legit

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Rosa – Aug 06, 2020

I was awaiting the arrival of my puppy on 8/7/2020, I recently found the website taken down and no response when I call or email. I emailed several times and nothing. I even called and left a voice mail message. When I first emailed them and then tried to email again the email they said had been compromised. Upon calling hd told md he loved the puppy i picked out and to send my email info to the phone and they would then send me another email from a new email address.

April – Aug 02, 2020

I have been checking this site multiple times in the last month. The pricing sounded too good to be true. Pure breed puppies are normally 100+. “Eric” claimed that they were doing a promotion because they had another litter coming $490 for the puppy. I was debating between ROUGE (a black female miniature schnauzer) and ZARA (a brown/chocolate miniature). I was told they were located in Pittsburg,PA , due to Covid they don’t allow pickups (makes sense right?) although I live in Virginia I was willing to make the 6hour drive. But they said they would charge a flat rate of $200 to have someone chaperone/bring the puppy to me. Total of $690 (amazing deal for what they claim to be an AKC pup. Something told me to wait. I kept checking the site. I knew that if they sold, there’s a new litter coming. They sent me a copy of the puppy contract, their guarantees were unheard of and three weeks later all the puppies were still available. This morning (8/2/20) I check and the site has vanished. Then I’m googling and I see a site stating that the IP and site location are in Romania. Then I stumble upon this site. SMH people BE CAREFUL. I literally prayed that if it was fraudulent for God to show me and Oh did he. I was talking to my husband prior telling him that I really wanted a miniature schnauzer but I don’t feel secure going through this site. If I send this money how will I know that I will receive the puppy? They claim to be in Pittsburgh (the user above was told NC). No address given so I would have no way to verify or find them if they got the money and didn’t come through with the puppy. Zelle and Cashapp were their forms of payment Cashapp especially tell users to KNOW who they are sending money to. Correct me if I’m wrong but, I don’t believe that there is any protection from fraud with either of these forms of payment. DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT JUST SEND STRANGERS MONEY ESPECIALLY ONLINE! IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS! We hear these things all the time. I know the excitement of getting something you really want can blur your judgement.

Just know they can change the site name and do this again claiming another state or breed. It’s not expensive to buy a website. It’s not hard to use the same picture, google pictures or copy pictures from other sites. Try to find someone local so that you can meet them and interact with the dog/puppy first then buy (DON’T GO ALONE/ MEET IN A PUBLIC PLACE).

I’m so glad I prayed and waited, I didn’t send them any money.
Honestly I’ll probably try to find a local breeder now. I don’t trust doing things like this online. God bless whoever reads this.


Diane – Jul 29, 2020

Scammer’s phone 4123075348

Scammer’s website ridgevalleyschnauzers.com

Scammer’s address Celestine Clayton Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scammer’s email ridgevalleyschnauzers.com

Country United States

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Initial means of contact Website

We wanted to purchase a puppy we found on their website. They sent us additional photos that we requested and a puppy contract. We signed it and sent the money via Zelle to Zelle phone number 6513737365 Name:Celestine Clayton. They told us our puppy would ship out on Wednesday and we never heard another word after that email.

Wesley – Jul 29, 2020

Scammer’s phone 4123075348

Scammer’s website ridgevalleyschnauzers.com

Scammer’s address Pittsburgh, PA

Scammer’s email [email protected]

Country United States

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Initial means of contact Website

We wanted to purchase a puppy that we saw from the website. They asked about our family and home to make sure we were a good fit. They sent us a puppy contract to sign. We sent payment through Zelle to Zelle phone number: 6513737365 Name:Celestine Clayton then they disappeared.

Hilary – Jul 21, 2020

Victim Location 80831

Total money lost $655

Type of a scam Online Purchase

Fake miniature puppy site – used zelle to pay and the scammer disappeared.

Denise – Jul 17, 2020

Victim Location 44720

Total money lost $655

Type of a scam Online Purchase

DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THIS WEBSITE. It is a scam. I lost $655.00 on the purchase of a supposed puppy that was to be shipped to me. The website is very convincing as were the emails exchanged. Here is a copy of the email I received when I inquired about a puppy. Several emails were exchanged including a video of the puppy playing. I later found pictures of the same dog on various other websites.


We are a small size Miniature Schnauzer loving family located in Raleigh,NC and all the puppies on our website were all born and raised in our home around our kids. Our puppies come socialized. Handled everyday loved and played with. We want our puppies to leave our home well socialized to the world around them. It’s important to us that the puppies have an easy transition from us to you and your home to become a forever companion.

Don’t hesitate to welcome one of our beautiful miniature babies into your life, you won’t regret it!

Puppies are given their vaccination and are health checked by our licensed veterinarian! We find it very important for the health of our puppies to not give our own vaccination! This sets us apart from so many breeders!!

Puppies come:

Tails docked

Dew claws removed

Bath, groomed and nails clipped.

First haircut

All age appropriate vaccinations and de-worming by a licensed veterinarian.

Puppy Welcome package

Every purchase is covered by our 30 days 100% money back guarantee.

We’re giving a 30% discount on all our current puppies because we’re expecting our new litter by the end of next month so we want to sell the current puppies in order to reduce the workload since we have other jobs.

Donatello the puppy you are interested in is still available and eager to join his new home. His discounted price is 455$!

****Shipping to any major airport across the United States and Canada is 200$. Your puppy’s will fly safely in-cabin with our puppy nanny(chaperone) to meet you at your nearest major airport or home address. During the flight, the chaperone will tend to your puppy’s every need.

With our puppy’s safety concern in mind, please take time to answer all the questions below so we can be sure that you are the right match for our little one/ones.

– Tell us a brief summary about yourself and the immediate environment (home), and also if it’s your first experience with this breed……..?

-How soon do you want to make the purchase….?

Please email back to let confirm how soon you wish to purchase the puppy so we can commence with paperwork/shipping arrangements. You will be provided a puppy contract once your purchase is confirmed.



"Our commitment doesn’t end when you buy a puppy , We’ll always be available to advice, assist and help you get the best experience with your furry friend.

Hannah – Jul 25, 2020

Thank you for sharing. I almost bought Donatello too. Glad I saw this!

Phone: +1 (412) 307-5348

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