Back when I was in charge of deciding which dogs our rescue would take, I’d be approached by people with all sorts of dogs who needed help. Some of these were abuse and neglect cases. After a while, I noticed a pattern: certain breeds seemed to be magnets for people who horrifically abused them or neglected them. Ever since then, I’ve always felt a special fondness for people who adopted these breeds, because they are at so much more risk than some of their peers. Read More Consider These Dogs When You Are Adopting, Part I: The Big Four
Because I’m apparently a glutton for punishment and I’ve decided sleep is for suckers, I have a new addition to my family.
The Chihuahua is one of the most recognizable breeds, and often one of the most misunderstood. The smallest breed recognized by most kennel clubs, the Chihuahua has a distinctive look: apple-shaped head, pointed ears, buggy eyes, and, of course a tiny body, often weighing six pounds or less. The Chihuahua’s diminutive stature and sometimes adorable, sometimes comical features can fool you into thinking this dog is an accessory or a toy. Don’t be fooled; Chihuahuas are all dog, just a little less of it than the rest of the breeds. Read More A Guide to Chihuahuas and Their Champions