In the wake of a recent hoarding incident in Pennsylvania
a local shelter has a large number of chihuahuas who will soon be needing permanent homes. I have previous experience dogsitting a family member's chihuahua for long periods of time so I know how to take care of adults, but some puppies are also available for adoption and I think that might be a rewarding experience. Everyone in the household has experience with dogs, but we have not raised a puppy. I was wondering if you could link me to the best guides for what to expect and how to raise a puppy, and specifically for the unique challenges of a chihuahua puppy. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Jul 22, 2012 -
Looking to buy/acquire a puppy in (North) London. I am worried about vaccinations etc. and have some questions about ethics of the whole thing. Can I get a puppy from a shelter? Or should I feel happy about paying for one from a 'good' home through a website? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Jan 9, 2012 -
We've got a new puppy and he's an adorable border-collie lab mix. He's about 8 weeks old.
He's going to be an indoor dog and we're anxious to get him trained and trained well for all of our happiness.
Still, we're like to keep it cheap. Can you recommend some good, free, video sites that teach puppy training in specific? Thanks!
posted by Gideon
on May 13, 2009 -
Barring her vet appointment next week, how do I know if my dog is pregnant outside of a hunch? And if she is, what do we do? Much more inside... [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead
on Nov 9, 2008 -
Hive mind, I have a dilemma. I love dogs and have since I was tiny. I long to own a dog the way some women long to have a baby (ick). I haven't had a dog companion since I was a kid, but I now have just about the best lifestyle I think I'm going to have: we own a home, will have a fenced-in yard (as soon as I can get the contractors to finish the fence; soon, I hope), and have plenty of love to lavish on a pup. But I want to provide the very best possible home, so I'm having some trouble with this decision. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Are we crazy to adopt a puppy? She seems quite sweet, but her mom was put down when she was but 5-6 weeks old, and was some sort of Wirehair Terrier. [more inside]
posted by freebird
on Jun 6, 2006 -
Puppy smell. What is it? Where does it come from? Why can I not get enough of it? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay
on Jun 3, 2006 -