Lara and Brett Ryan have had to disappoint many people who come knocking at their door.

For the past two years, people have been coming to their Fergusons Cove, N.S., home to pick up a free puppy after being misled by a scammer.

People walk up to their house with a big smile on their face, said Lara Ryan.

“We’re still stunned by it, you know, strangers coming to the door and we kinda go, ‘Hello, what are you looking for?’ and by this time we’re going, ‘Please don’t tell us you’ve come for a puppy,'” Ryan told CBC’s Mainstreet.

Ryan has had to explain the scam to at least eight couples who’ve just spent hours travelling from Toronto, Saint John, Fredericton and St. John’s. On Thursday, they turned away a couple who had driven from Montreal.