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    Vet says her paw can be saved. They might even bring to you if you're interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post


    Vet says her paw can be saved. They might even bring to you if you're interested.
    She's ADORABLE! Too bad we already have more than our share, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    SO....

    I'm still looking for a puppy to adopt. There are plenty out there, but I am hesitant to deal with these people. The SPCA and Humane Society (is there a difference?) don't have any real chihuahuas. I'm not demanding purebred, but I do want it to conform in size, ie 6 pounds or less. These other "rescues" appear to be people who are making a living or a supplement by "rescuing" litters and then "rehoming" them for a "rehoming fee" that is between 2 and 5 times as high as the Pound.

    I know that the right dog and moment will come along, as it always does. In fact, I know that if I mention it to enough people around here, someone will show up on my doorstep with an adorable chihuahua baby who wants a daddy. I'm just surprised at how many people look for any crack in a system which they can exploit for a few dollars.
    We have 2 Chihuahuas (Max is a Katrina rescue. We live in Michigan. Rico is a local that was dumped because of an injured leg) that I would gladly send you free if not for the fact that my wife adores the little couch rats.

    Since we work with rescues, let me explain why the rehoming fee is higher than the pound in most cases.

    First, most rescues survive only on donations and adoption fees. They do not get any money from local, state or federal entities nor would most reputable rescues accept any money from HSUS or other "humane societies" where more money goes to executive salaries, advertising revenue and legal teams than the animals they pretend to care about.

    Second, most rescues are no-kill and in their at times stupidity will take in animals with zero chance of adoption and pay for the food, care taking and vet bills for the rest of that animals life. Our rescue has had some dogs and cats for years that because of looks, temperment, age or illness will be there forever. The pound is a week and dead.

    Third, even with volunteers for many tasks, the overhead cost of running a rescue is staggering. Code compliance, energy costs, transportation costs for showing adoptable animals, legal fees, liability insurance run even our small rescue thousands per year, again without taxpayer dollars to supplement.

    Fourth, we will not adopt out any dog or cat that has not been spuetered and micro-chipped and most of the ones we get are neither. Even though we have arrangements with local vets, it is still not free for us.

    So yes, getting Fluffy from a rescue will be more than getting him from the pound and in many cases, more than getting one from a breeder (did I mention that many rescue dogs are dumped on rescues after the back yard breeders (or ACK breeders, not that there is a lot of difference) have bred them out and we take them in?) but it is to support the larger goal of saving as many as possible.

    ETA: This is what we take in that the pounds kills without hesitation...



    Paws got a 911 call from the police about a dog that had been hit and laying in a flower bed not moving .

    Paws volunteers responded, after a couple of hours the volunteers were able to get him in a crate and transport him to an emergency vet. Brady has a punctured lung, fractured leg, severe road rash, many bumps and bruises. He was treated with xrays, pain meds, and antibiotics at the emergency vets. 2 days later he was taken to a regular vet for a recheck. His punctured lung did not get worse, Great news! He is on crate rest for several weeks so the lung and fracture can heal. His foster mom says he is a very sweet boy even thru the pain he is enduring. If you would like to donate towards Brady's medical bill and care please use the link below. A big thank you to the police that called us and gave Brady a second chance!
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    Try your local craigslist (with caution of course). May have to spend a couple bucks but dogs are offered for adoption there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Try your local craigslist (with caution of course). May have to spend a couple bucks but dogs are offered for adoption there too.
    While our Border Collie mix is a shelter dog, his "brother and sister" Jack Chi's were adopted from a Craigslist ad....

    I found a lady offering them for free...and she turned down almost 15 offers prior to mine for them...the others just wanted to get them to sell them. We wanted them as companions. Altho she thought they were "Cheagles". She had three, one went to her mom and we took two. Right now they are sound asleep on my husband's lap.

    We would not trade them for the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    A can't abide in your choice of a dog, they're nothing but over grown rats, but just keep up the search. Try this out, maybe you'll see something you like.

    http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?...on=Tampa%2C+FL
    Foxes actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    They're about the size of a greyhound's head.



    I started out with schnauzers, but after the last one died, I vowed that I'd never have another small, yippy dog. I went from schnauzers to Norwegian elkhounds to greyhounds and finally found the perfect dog for us. I've had greyhounds for at least 15 years. Love those gentle couch potatoes.

    Chihuahuas definitely have an advantage---you can take them on a plane in a teeny tiny carrier. But they're hard to housetrain, ditto small poodles. You'd think that the little guys would be easier. Our Bella Blue (greyhound) was good from the moment that she entered our lives, never had an accident in the house. And she's in the house 98% of the time.
    Buoy (the future Chihuahua) would be replacing our late beloved Edy, a toy poodle. Edy was fairly high maintenance because she had ear problems. So she needed to go to the groomer once a month and the vet every six months, and I cleaned her ears every other day. If it weren't for that and the size factor (mom couldn't lift Edy) then we'd be looking at another poodle.

    The chihuahua we looked at last night was $1800. I gasped. It was adorable, but $1800 is a bit steep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Buoy (the future Chihuahua) would be replacing our late beloved Edy, a toy poodle. Edy was fairly high maintenance because she had ear problems. So she needed to go to the groomer once a month and the vet every six months, and I cleaned her ears every other day. If it weren't for that and the size factor (mom couldn't lift Edy) then we'd be looking at another poodle.

    The chihuahua we looked at last night was $1800. I gasped. It was adorable, but $1800 is a bit steep.
    Are you serious?
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    Good luck in your quest, Nova.

    After avoiding having a dog for 30+ years for a lot of reasons, the military being one of them, I'm amazed at how much impact that animal (make that animals as Mrs E and I have two) has on my life.

    They are wonderful creatures and they certainly enrich our lives.

    Now, if I could get Belle to stop bugging the shit out of me at 2 A.M. I just might be a rested, enriched person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernlady View Post
    We also have a Border Collie/Aussie Shepard mix (also has some water dog in him).

    Liz

    I'd guess that is one smart dog.

    My dog is 14, I'll be on a puppy search at some point in the next few years. I love my dog, who is mostly norwegian elkhound (I got her from the Humane Society). When I've researched the breed, I found that they are not a common breed and very expensive, so I may have to find a different type of dog. I'm thinking about Huskies, they are cute and look kind of like wolves.
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