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Old 12-06-2012, 05:59 PM
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We got Lola from a breeder on puppyfind.com when I was a college student. I also at time didn't know about quality dog food, holistic vets, reputable breeders, ect. I thought all breeders were the same! And we only paid $325 for her.
Then we rescued mojo from a rescue in Indianapolis, his previous owner bought him and his brother a gifts for her 2 and 3 year old kids and realized that was a mistake.
Finally we found Leo from a very reputable breeder about 5 hours away. The breeder I was initially interested in (lots of people from my local chi club meetup have bought from her) didn't have any pups but told me her friend in southern Indiana did, which is how I found Leo!!


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I really wanted a blue short haired female chihuahua. I found a breeder online that had regular blue chihuahua litters and I decided to get a puppy from them. I was initially hesitant because they would have to ship her to me as I'm nowhere near Idaho and I couldn't really drive up there to see the litters. I started communicating with the breeder in February and a month later or so they had a litter with 7 short haired puppies three of which were blue girls but none them seemed like the right pup for me based on the pictures they sent. I waited and waited, and seven months later they had a litter of three. Two of them were black and tan boys and one was a blue girl. They were all long hairs since both parents were. I wasn't expecting to get a long hair since I've never owned one before but I knew right away she was the one for me and put a deposit on her. They shipped her to me 9 to 10 weeks later. There were moments when I wasn't sure if I was going to get scammed or not as I was only communicating through email but I felt like I had to go with my gut and it ended up being a great decision for me. I'm lucky to have Jem even though it can sometimes be hell training her but I wouldn't have it any other way.
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We searched for our boy for over a year. Originally I wanted a long haired girl who was over a year. We couldn't find anything in any of our local shelters so started to search a website that people post their pets on. A few months of scouring this every day we finally found an older chi. I went to look at him that night, paid a deposit and picked him up two days later. In hindsight I would have asked a load for questions but I saw him and fell in love. OH was not keen on getting a chi but also fell in love. In a way we rescued him as I have later found out that his owners are going travelling so needed to get rid of him to someone or he was going to the shelter


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I got Jazz off of craigslist from a guy that got her from another person that got her from an Amish breeder in Wisconsin (whew that was long). I was going to actually get a short coat male but then I saw Jazz and had to get her because I love long coat chihuahuas.
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First off, hi everyone nice to meet you guys!!!
So we found roxie abandoned and tied to a pole at a dollar store. She was shaking and scared, and everyone kept trying to touch her making it worse. My father tried to find out who left her there and the only clue was a man who tied her up and drove off. So we decided to take her since no one was willing to do so. So when we got home, she tried to hide, she was so scared, but after some food she was letting us touch her.

We had no idea what to do with her, we never had a dog before, so my father wanted to send her to our local shelter, but I refused and I'm glad I did. A few hours later we noticed her scratching a lot, Lo and behold, she had FLEAS!! In desperation (we honestly had no choice due to the stores being closed around that time) we use CAT flea shampoo, I had that because we have a street cat we take care of (really long story there) Even though it was the completely wrong thing to use, it worked and we managed to get the fleas out.

So after that we kept roxie, while trying to contact and find the previous owners ( longer story there) and we have been happy since.
Wow! I'm so glad you got to keep her!
What a horrible thing to do. Did you ever find out who did that to her? Here you can be jailed for something like that.
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I really wanted a blue short haired female chihuahua. I found a breeder online that had regular blue chihuahua litters and I decided to get a puppy from them. I was initially hesitant because they would have to ship her to me as I'm nowhere near Idaho and I couldn't really drive up there to see the litters. I started communicating with the breeder in February and a month later or so they had a litter with 7 short haired puppies three of which were blue girls but none them seemed like the right pup for me based on the pictures they sent. I waited and waited, and seven months later they had a litter of three. Two of them were black and tan boys and one was a blue girl. They were all long hairs since both parents were. I wasn't expecting to get a long hair since I've never owned one before but I knew right away she was the one for me and put a deposit on her. They shipped her to me 9 to 10 weeks later. There were moments when I wasn't sure if I was going to get scammed or not as I was only communicating through email but I felt like I had to go with my gut and it ended up being a great decision for me. I'm lucky to have Jem even though it can sometimes be hell training her but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Aww I love hearing these stories!
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I got my Zoey from a breeder and got Olivia from an add on facebook
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I have a big lab mix, but when my parents divorced, my mother took her. She will not give her back and is not taking good care of her. (She is overweight, eating awful food, etc)
I work with dogs all day long, and everyone else brought their own dog to work every day. It always reminded me of my girl and that I couldn't have her back. One day someone came in with a chi who needed a home, a little girl from the side of the road. I loved her. Long story short, the woman who had her was a hoarder. She lied in order to keep the dog, we found out later. She had claimed someone else had first claim and then a month later we saw a craigslist ad. She had lost the chi and her name and number was on the ad.

I was heartbroken of course. I looked online at shelters around my area. One was a complete no, I wanted a small breed and they charge 300 for little dogs. One in the next city over had a chi I liked though. A black female named Lady. We drove out to look at her. She was too big and acted very aggessive.. but in a cage next to her I saw Douglas. He was perfect. I looked at all the other little dogs but Douglas was the one. I brought him home right away.
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