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Old 01-07-2013, 02:18 PM
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Woops! I'm reposting this, as I realized it really belonged more in Chi Pics, than in Chi Chat...

I had no idea how great chihuahuas were, before adopting our precious Chica back in April...but now that I'm completely smitten with the breed I really want another...specifically this little 3 year old, 7 lb sweetheart, available for adoption at a small-town shelter less than an hour away. The problem is that our city only allows a maximum of 3 dogs per household...and we have, in addition to Chica, also been blessed with 2 other wonderful furry family members (Squirt, our 9 year old toy poodle & Rascal, our 2 year old rescued yorkie-poo). I'm not looking to become an episode of one of those animal hoarding shows or anything, I would just like to adopt 1 more...both for the joy another furbaby would bring our whole family, and also so that Chica could have a little friend. Squirt and Rascal are the best of buds, but Chica avoids them both like the plague. I've heard though that many chis (especially those like Chica, who weren't properly socialized from an early age) strongly prefer the company of other chis.

Anyway, I am finding myself so drawn to this little furgirl, and I only learned about her a few days ago. I even called our city's animal control department, just to make sure that there wasn't some sort of special permit I could apply for that might allow us to rescue this little one, but no. The limit is 3, even if all of your dogs are toy breeds as ours are. I don't exactly understand why this little one in particular has grabbed my heart so strongly, but she has, and it's really hard. I keep an eye on the websites of a few different shelters in our area, so as to post pics of adoptable animals to my facebook page/in order to encourage rescuing. I run across chis all the time, and while I of course wish I could save them all, I had accepted that our furkid family was complete...but not now. It makes no sense to grieve the loss of something you never even had, but I just can't explain it. I've purposefully not driven out to the shelter, because I know if I do I'm in real trouble. I don't believe in knowingly breaking the law, so I know it's best if I never even meet or interact with her. I find myself feeling very protective of her though...like when a woman posted on the shelter's fb page, asking only "Is she housebroke?" and "What are the fees and requirements for adoption", I found myself instantly on guard and quite sure that this woman would not provide this little one with the life she deserved. Anyway, I knew the only place that wouldn't think I was totally nuts sharing this was CP, so there it is. Thanks, guys, for listening. Someone is going to be so blessed to have this little girl in their family, and I only hope and pray she knows nothing but love and kindness the rest of her days.

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I can see why you fell in love,i don't look at adoption sites anymore it's too upsetting as i know i can't have one (at the moment )!!!!!!!
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She is so so so pretty! I think we have a limit on dogs per household too but my dogs are not registered through the town so nobody would know
I think a lot of people have more than is allowed....not trying to twist your arm or anything! I would want her too!! Good luck!


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I can see why you fell in love,i don't look at adoption sites anymore it's too upsetting as i know i can't have one (at the moment )!!!!!!!
I obviously shouldn't be looking at the shelter sites either! I only do it so that I can share posts on adoptable animals, in the hopes of encouraging rescuing...and usually I'm ok with it, but this little one has completely and unexplainably (considering I've never even met her) captured my heart. I honestly can't help but wonder if maybe that means something. We do have the financial ability as well as the time for one last furry family member (otherwise I would never even consider adopting another). I am soo tempted to drive out there to meet her today, and to see how Chica does with her. My Chica girl is fully up to date on all of her shots, so visiting a shelter wouldn't serve as any sort of threat to her. I'm SO tempted to go see this !!
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You go !!!!!!!!!!!!!! it must be fate you could do with another one (LOL)
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She is so so so pretty! I think we have a limit on dogs per household too but my dogs are not registered through the town so nobody would know
I think a lot of people have more than is allowed....not trying to twist your arm or anything! I would want her too!! Good luck!


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As if I need any arm twisting, LOL! I am already SO inexplicably drawn to this little one. It's really strange, because I see pictures of beautiful, adoptable chis online all the time, but all of a sudden now I'm calling animal control (I didn't leave my name though) and stalking the shelter's facebook page like some sort of chi crazed lunatic! I think I might call AC again, and see if I get a different answer. That may sound silly, but I've learned over the years that (when I would call a retail store, for example) oftentimes when asking a question you will get one answer from one employee and an entirely different answer from another. I figure it couldn't hurt to double check!
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I would not worry about the limit, the city I live in has a limit of two pets as I understand, I can think of several people I know who have more than that, I don't think it really matters. If you can provide her with a good home and love her then I say go for it.
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I can see why you fell for this one - she's precious. I think strict limits are somewhat silly. I agree that some people tend to bite off more than they can chew when it comes to pets, but I think exceptions should be made for responsible owners.

I can't even browse adoption sites anymore. I probably would've snatched this girl up without thinking it through!
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