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Old 06-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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I consider myself a good person, Im loving and my pets mean the world to me. I probably worry about my chihuahua girls more than I do about myself. They have more clothe than I do, they eat the best food. But really Im not selfless, because having the opportunity to go to a shelter and adopt a chihuahua, I didn't even consider it. I wanted a tiny puppy with a certain look and every time I went to a breeder. Having room to save an animal that is probably at a shelter now or on death row. Just yesterday I gave a deposit on my fourth dog, all being from breeders. As I sit back and contemplate, I could be a better person. Instead of focusing on the color and size, I should focus on saving a life. We all have the power to change a tiny life and be selfless. I congradulate everyone who has rescued or fostered a chihuahua or any dog, you are what I hope to one day be.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:26 PM
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Yes adoption is always the best option but it doesn't mean ur heartless should you buy a pup. I have done both, my rescue dog was the most beautify loyal dog I ever had. My chi's are in a league all their own they own me I don't own them lol. I guess its all just personal preference. Don't beat yourself up over it, have you checked the shelters or the chi rescues? Your previous post u said you wanted a chi but got a yorkie, then felt toy should have stuck with ur first instinct, if it was me I would stick with the baby you have picked out or you may be looking to add #5
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This is a dilemma I find myself in I have two long-term foster cats who will be with me until they go to Rainbow Bridge. For the past three years hubby Neil and I have been fostering the old and abused cats...running a retirement home it often feels like We get SO much satisfaction in giving these oldies love and warmth and a full belly for what is often the first time in their lives - we spoil them rotten! Some have only been with us 3 weeks and others 14 months before health issues rear their ugly head and we have to let them go to The Bridge. Our current two have Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) which means their immune system is weakened and it's highly unlikely either will live until their teens....all because their first humans didn't neuter and vaccinate!

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I'm planning to get my longed-for Chihuahua in the coming months and partly want a puppy so he/she can be brought up with the cats.....but on the other hand I'd feel guilty because there are so many Chihuahuas in rescue.....so what do I do..... I've been a member of the British Chihuahua Club for 2 years now and am SO tempted to fill in an adoption form for the Breed Rescue.....right now instead of waiting until March/April 2014 I keep telling myself there's a waiting list for the dogs so there's no reason why I would get my dog (or dogs....wouldn't split them up if there were two or even three) straight away anyway......but Murphy's Law WOULD probably just so happen to have a couple of cat-friendly dogs in at the precise moment my application landed
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Its hard, I help out at a rescue, would love to foster but my house just isn't big enough with my current animal hoard! As I'm all for rescuing I have seen some horror stories, with sickness and aggression from former abuse.
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I have had a few rescue dogs, they were wonderful, but they did come with some bagage When I wanted Ike , I just felt like a puppy hadn't had one in the house for 7 years. I also want a little girl Chi puppy. Don't fell so bad, some people are able to adopt, and some just can't handle it, same with human children.
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One of the dogs I helped place was chi Farley, he had bad teeth and one bad eye. He was neglected very badly at a young age he was approximated to be between 3-5 . He came from a high kill shelter and adopted once and returned, but I am happy to say a friend of mine who was looking for a chi took him. He says Farley is the best dog he has ever had and his bad eye just adds character!!!!
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Yes adoption is always the best option but it doesn't mean ur heartless should you buy a pup. I have done both, my rescue dog was the most beautify loyal dog I ever had. My chi's are in a league all their own they own me I don't own them lol. I guess its all just personal preference. Don't beat yourself up over it, have you checked the shelters or the chi rescues? Your previous post u said you wanted a chi but got a yorkie, then felt toy should have stuck with ur first instinct, if it was me I would stick with the baby you have picked out or you may be looking to add #5
I'm not heartless but I just appreciate people who adopt from shelters rather than buy. It's easy to buy a puppy but taking a shelter dog is a sacrifice. I have 2 chihuahuas and one Yorkie and I left a deposit for my fourth dog which is another white chihuahua. I think this needs to be it for a while lol we wanted to adopt a chihuahua who was missing an eye from a chi rescue but the foster told us she wasn't good with children and my husband decided not to because we plan to have children. I was willing to take her none of my chihuahuas like kids lol they may tolerate them. And mines own me too! I will adopt one as soon as we move into a bigger home, people just don't understand this sweet breed.
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I'm not heartless but I just appreciate people who adopt from shelters rather than buy. It's easy to buy a puppy but taking a shelter dog is a sacrifice. I have 2 chihuahuas and one Yorkie and I left a deposit for my fourth dog which is another white chihuahua. I think this needs to be it for a while lol we wanted to adopt a chihuahua who was missing an eye from a chi rescue but the foster told us she wasn't good with children and my husband decided not to because we plan to have children. I was willing to take her none of my chihuahuas like kids lol they may tolerate them. And mines own me too! I will adopt one as soon as we move into a bigger home, people just don't understand this sweet breed.
Chi's do get a bad wrap, unless one owns you, one could never understand lol so what did you decide?? Are you going to take the puppy??? I'm a sucker for puppy breath!
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