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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.

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