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Old 10-17-2008, 08:01 PM
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By the way... I was just trying to point out some things to think about... I was not trying to dissuade you... small dogs totally rock!!! If you give up on the low grooming requirement, yorkies totally fit your requirements (but i swear Im not biased )
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:00 AM
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lol this is Miami, not the rest of the world. all restaurants, markets, stores, allow small dogs. sorry but thats just how it is, larger dogs are allowed in restaurants and such because most have outdoor areas because of the weather, but in most places, they arent welcome not because they are big, but because of the damage they can do when not contained. its not that small dogs are allowed because they are small, but because they are in something so they cannot bite, pee, or damage anything. and because they dont scare other people away, people arent usually scared of small dogs, especially when they are contained in abag
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:02 AM
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lol i would love a yorkie, but the thing is, to be truthful, i really dont think i can afford one. i really had no idea what the average price was for a small dog, id much rather rescue a small dog and then have that money for vet care, spoiling ect..
i was really looking forward to a puppy, they are just sooo cute. but sometimes what u want isnt whats best for you i guess lol
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:47 AM
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If you're going the rescue route, particular older papillons could work. Generally papillons (especially young dogs and puppies) are high energy. But I know quite a few paps that aren't. If you got an adult through rescue, they might be able to match a calmer personality to you. There's quite a few in rescue. Paps from a good breeder depending on your area will be from just under $900 to near $2000 for pet quality dogs. Around here, it's about $1400.

Here's some papillon rescues you can look at other than petfinder:

http://www.papillonclub.org/rescue/
http://www.paphaven.org/
http://www.pap911rescue.org/
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:13 PM
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So you only go to outdoor restaurants and malls? Because I don't think there's a health code in ANY us city that allows dogs under a certain size into restaurants unless they're service dogs.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:28 PM
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I'd keep an eye on Petfinder. They usually get an influx of pets two weeks to a month after Christmas, when people find out the dogs they bought as gifts don't fit in their lifestyle.

Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with leaving your dog at home while you do errands. Obviously a dog shouldn't be left alone 24/7, but there's nothing wrong with leaving the dog alone for some "me-time".
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:13 PM
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And you know because I'm bored...

(don't know about barking): http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=11137942

(if you get him PLEASE don't call him a pughuahua): http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=11547563

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=11812084

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=12015383

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...?petid=9910591

(I just think he's cute): http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=11773633

Just some to look at (if you haven't already seen them) for the record your shelters and rescues are CHOCK FULL of chihuahuas, I didn't post the ones from Miami Dade county animal services because they had no info but they have many small dogs. Now sure of the size, barking, grooming etc. of all those dogs you'd have to call and ask.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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yes small dogs are expensive but if you look hard enough there are plenty of rescues out there even private rescue situations. My friend just got a 6 month old yorkie with hundreds of dollars worth of supplies for FREE. Someone had gotten the dog and then realized that they were in over their head and offered it free to a good home with all the supplies she had bought it. It was wee wee pad trained already and everything.

Good Luck in your search though.

Also, not that you asked for this advice, haha, but I will offer it anyway. I bought many different bags and wasted a fortune finding the right one. Make sure you get one that is completley closed not one of those where they can stick their head out. Also make sure their is plenty of mesh so that they can see out (and breathe of course).
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:05 PM
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Have you considered a Toy Rat Terrier? The right size range, easy grooming, great indoor dogs, not usually excessively yappy, come in every color under the rainbow, and price is usually very affordable.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:30 PM
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a crestie definatly could be a good option, .
powderpuffs are actually easier upkeep than hairless who need lots of skin care upkeep.
but for you, of all the rescues i would definatly suggest a crestie x chihuahua
http://www.hopeshaven.org/toby.html (hes sooo cute!)

personality wise though i suggest cresties to anyone looking for a very devoted attatched breed who wants lots of attention and loving but also wants a dog that will realy play hard for a little while per day. cresties like a good 1/2 hour of good running/play time (just like sighthounds) then are happy to keep your couch warm for the rest of the day...miami weather is great crestie weather lol! just watch for sunburn...with chihuahuas too, in miami weather, sunscreen on the nose and ears are musts as many toy breeds tend to have very sun sentivie noses and ears. any high spf baby safe sunscreen is fine

honestly as Cute as puppies are, i think a young adult would be more joyfull for you...puppies often come with lots of frustrations...especially toy breeds who can be very difficult to housebreak (partially due to size)
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