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Old 02-15-2010, 11:09 PM
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Me, my sister and a friend were driving around pretty aimlessly and decided to go to Petland.. () to go look at all the animals, make sad faces at puppies etc. There were some Yorkie puppies in the play pen and my sister went gaga. Despite me trying to convince her not to get the 5 month old puppy who has probably lived in a box for atleast 1 month or so.. She came home with us anyways. Very disapointed.

Anyways, she shakes but otherwise is doing okay. My sisters kitten, Mia, thinks she's a toy. She's around 1.5 pounds I think. She's a tad underweight. Despite Mia being slightly .. rough (pouncing on her once) she loves her and does zoomies around her trying to iniate play.

She's cuter than the picture shows. She's out of standard obviously, as a Yorkie 'type'. The picture I have is from a laptop webcam, and she was falling asleep in my hand so excuse her haggard expression. Name suggestions please?

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:13 PM
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sad but she's still cute. and i don't know if it's just the photo but she doesn't look like the healthiest thing, so i must say today is her lucky day...
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:14 PM
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Dont be surprised if she is actually slightly younger then they told you... make sure she is getting 3-4 meals a day, one late at night.

She is probably just very nervous, hence the shaking, but get her out there meeting people and other dogs (obviously after vaccinations) as much as possible and she will hopefully come around.

Otherwise, good luck!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:18 PM
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It's mostly the photo. She's going for a vet check this week. Her eyes are pretty teary but her poops are normal, pulse, teeth, ears, I pushed a finger to her gums.. and her vet records show clear. We'll see, though.

Still pretty pissed how someone who knows why not to buy from a Pet store still went ahead and did it anyways.

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Thanks PoodleMommy. I know about the frequent meals because one of my favourite breeds is Pomeranians and they are at risk to hypoglemcia (sp?) as well. She's definitely going to go out and see the world under my wing. I hope she'll stop the nervous shaking!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:29 PM
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I'd pick up some nutrical too, 1.5 lbs is really really tiny. It's good to have on hand and you can get it at petsmart and petco (I think maybe even Wal-Mart?)

I agree it's her lucky day. There's not much you can do past telling people why not to buy from places like Petland. Some people are still gong to do it regardless.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:31 PM
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I agree it's her lucky day. There's not much you can do past telling people why not to buy from places like Petland. Some people are still gong to do it regardless.
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At this point, I'm glad that she'll be owned by someone/has people around who appears to know what they're doing.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:31 PM
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I'd pick up some nutrical too, 1.5 lbs is really really tiny. It's good to have on hand and you can get it at petsmart and petco (I think maybe even Wal-Mart?)

I agree it's her lucky day. There's not much you can do past telling people why not to buy from places like Petland. Some people are still gong to do it regardless.

Yeah, definitely. When I went to a breeders house for poms, she said she keeps her puppies on it until they weigh around 2 1/2 - 3 pounds. We're picking some up tomorrow.


Edit - Might as well call it my puppy actually. I'll probably do most of the training and other work. heh. It's just a extra sting since two days ago I had a conversation (me planning for a Toller puppy for the summer/fall) and they said they didn't want the responsibilty of a puppy. I hate impulse buyers.. and this puts a huge dent in my plans as well. Sigh!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:35 PM
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Yeah that's what pap people do. I've always heard about 3 lbs is considered 'safe weight'. A lot of breeders don't let dogs go based on age but by weight. Mia was well over 3 lbs but I had some on hand just in case anyways.

I agree, it's good she'll be in a home where someone knows what they're doing, especially with tiny tiny toy puppies.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:41 PM
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Yeah that's what pap people do. I've always heard about 3 lbs is considered 'safe weight'. A lot of breeders don't let dogs go based on age but by weight. Mia was well over 3 lbs but I had some on hand just in case anyways.

I agree, it's good she'll be in a home where someone knows what they're doing, especially with tiny tiny toy puppies.


How much does Mia weigh now? I know it's a weird thing to wonder about but I'm always guessing when I see a picture of her.

And yeah thats the only thing that makes me a bit disappointed about the size of toy dogs. I like having puppies at 8-10 weeks before their socialization window closes and it's a rare thing for a breeder to allow you to have a toy puppy that younng.
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I am so sorry. I get the with great dismay. I pray the pup is healthy.
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