Influencer Thinks the Pomeranian Pup She Bought at $50 Is a Wolf but Netizens Don’t Agree | “Ma’am That’s a Husky”
When we go out to adopt or purchase a new fur buddy, we usually check its breed first. Well, this influencer thought she purchased a cute and cuddly pomeranian but it turned out to be a ‘wolf.’ Or at least that’s what was claimed by the new pet’s owner over a viral TikTok video. Amanda Hamilton is a well-known model and content creator from Los Angeles who documents her posh life with her wife Shannon for their social sites like YouTube and TikTok under the username @issafablife.
Hamilton apparently purchased a pomeranian breed of dog for only $50 from the Mexican border area but she thinks it is actually a ‘wolf.’ The new pet owner raised the eyebrows of netizens with her claim that she was apparently scammed when she tried to buy a pom puppy for cheap. “I bought this pomeranian at the Mexican border for $50 only to find out it was a wolf,' she said using TikTok’s text-to-speech feature. In the 32-second-long footage, Hamilton held the black and white puppy which looked adorable but anyone could tell that it wasn’t a pomeranian.
The following clip showed pictures of the pet over the years and ended with a photo of the now grown-up dog dressed in a hooded sweatshirt. “I can’t believe they lied to me,” she wrote in the caption of the viral footage, adding that she was promised she would get a pomeranian. Viewed over 11 million times on the platform and amassing over 17000 comments so far, the clip created a debate amongst the netizens. Many were admittedly baffled that the influencer fell for the scam, insisting that the puppy she received looked nothing like a pomeranian.
According to Daily Mail, any small dog would cost somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000 if they are sold by a reputable breeder. Some questioned the content creator in the comment section, asking if she has “ever seen a pomeranian or not.” Others did not believe her claim but said that it was still a “win-win” situation.” A bunch of other netizens pointed out that the dog looked nothing like a wolf but an Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky or a mix of both but it was definitely not a wolf.
On top of that, owning a purebred wolf is a federal crime in the United States, according to Pet Keen. "A wolf doesn’t need much dog in it to be considered a wolf-dog. By law, a wolf must only have 2% dog in its DNA to be considered a hybrid wolf-dog rather than a wolf." But owning a dog-wolf hybrid depends on different laws in each state of America. "Ma’am. That’s a Husky. There ain’t no wolf anywhere in there," one person claimed in the TikTok comment section. At the end of the day, whatever breed the dog is, at least the furry friend found a nice home and owners who will take care of him.