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paw print Teacup Dogs for Adoption Houston

If you live in Houston and looking to adopt a teacup dog, you’re in luck. It is estimated that more than half of the dogs found in Texas rescue shelters are pure breeds. A good place to start your search is the local rescue groups. Checking your local newspaper under the pet classified section can also be a good resource.

If you are still not finding the perfect dog, try searching online. There are several website that list adoptable dog and the rescue shelters they are located at. You can keep your search local by using your area code, or extend you search to the entire state of Texas if you are willing to travel. To help get you started with finding teacup dogs for adoption Houston, check out the following website:,

Adopting a dog is serious decision, and a lifetime commitment. A self evaluation will help in determined whether to adopt a dog is the right decision for you. Adopting a dog is like giving a lease on life.

paw print Four Good Options for Your Next Toy Breed Adoption

If you are looking to add a tiny pup to your home, you might be considering a toy breed adoption. But what toy breed should you choose? There are many options, but let’s look at four toy breeds you might consider for adoption.

First, how about a Chihuahua for your toy breed adoption? These dogs are friendly, loyal and make excellent pets. They come in two varieties: long coat and smooth coat. The Chihuahua makes a particularly good toy breed adoption choice for many people because they can live in a variety of household environments, including small apartments. They are also considered very good traveling companions, so if you travel a lot, you might consider this toy breed for your next adoption.

Another popular toy breed adoption choice is the happy pug. These dogs are known for having a large and dynamic personality wrapped up in their small bodies. They are extremely social and love being around people. Unlike many of the breeds you’ll find as you look into your toy breed adoption choices, the pug is sometimes trouble, getting into mischief at home if you don’t keep him busy. He doesn’t need a big yard, but he does need a good deal of distraction and activity.

You might also consider the Shih Tzu for adoption. These darling dogs are in need of good care and grooming (most owners choose to keep their coat short rather than long), but they are much more independent in play than many of your other toy breed adoption choices. They even enjoy outside activities and while they might not able to walk long distances, they will enjoy whatever distance they get.

Finally, don’t forget the very popular miniature poodle as a possibility for your toy breed adoption. These dogs make great pets, and are one of the most popular dogs in America. They are known to be extremely intelligent and alert but they are also very active. Unlike many toy breeds, they are very trainable and are usually fairly good with children.

paw print Toy Dog Adoption

toy dog rescueIf you live in a big city, you’ll probably find toy-sized dogs everywhere you look. Because of their small size and the fact they don’t require as much exercise as bigger size breeds, toy dogs are very popular in big cities. Toy size dogs have also become extremely popular because of recent media exposure. Today, toy dogs have become the “in” item to own. However, dogs of such a small size are not purses, handbags or shoes, they are living beings.

There are 21 toy breeds recognized by the American Kennel club: Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, English Toy Spaniel, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomerinian, Toy Poodle, Pug, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, and Yorkshire Terrier. There are even more toy size mutts available at a local shelter waiting to be adopted. Toy size mutts are able to give you the same quality and life span as any pure breed. A dog is a dog regardless if they are a pure breed or not.

Unfortunately, there are thousands of puppy mills across the nation breeding toy size dogs to meet the constant demand of toy size puppies. When sold, toy dogs can range anywhere from $600 to $4000. If you’ve decided to add a new pet to the family, consider adopting instead of buying. When adopting fees range from $60-$150, and you are actually helping to solve the dog over population problem. You can find a pure breed toy size adoptions or toy size mutt adoptions in your area by visiting 1-800-Save-A-Pet.