If it's a charity, then why not state the name of the charity and the Scottish registration number? I suspect not, because the dogs are coming from Spain. Now it might well be the case that the individual is a volunteer for the Spanish organisation and there is an organisation for adopting Spanish dogs which is a registered charity in Scotland (is it the same one though?); the thing is, there is NO information on the advert to actually categorically state that it is on behalf of a registered charity. To me, there's far too many adverts for pets these days by ANY charity which really are emotional blackmail. They are run as a business; I have a friend in London who adopted from a medium-sized charity and before you know it, not only was she told which local vets to use, but also that she really should sign up for dog training classes with a specific individual ... and they weren't cheap and she ended up going to a different, better qualified dog trainer! It might well be the case that the person in Shetland isn't making a packet out of this, or, for that matter, this particular organisation in Spain but there are most definitely some adoption agencies that are basically big businesses. What does concern me are home checks and whether or not this particular organisation would take back a dog if things didn't work out; that's what is deemed good practice by decent dog breeders these days, yet sometimes I've seen people state on Facebook that they have an adopted dog and it can't go back to the adoption agency. That's strange, because with the larger UK dogs charities, it's a condition of the contract with them. Facebook doesn't permit pet sales any more (not that you'd notice!) and the Government are encouraging people not to buy pets over the internet so I can understand why some would rather not see this type of ad by what might well be an unregulated organisation here on Shetlink or it's new sidekick/whatever the pesky new ad section is called. If you are that concerned you should contact her like I did. I can only comment on my situation. My house was home checked after being interviewed on the phone and filling a questionnaire. The dog is still part owned by the charity and I have to contact them if I wanted to sell, give away or major medical procedure. The person in question is a volunteer for a large dog rescue organisation in Spain but also deals with rescues from the UK. I have met her and she seems a nice person and is genuinely an animal lover but is maybe not the most IT savvy person.