Contacting Online Dog Breeders
If you are looking to adopt a Chihuahua puppy, you probably know that owning one of these little dogs is not cheap. For that reason, many people look to save some money on this pet by making sure they only go with reputable Chihuahua breeders in Houston, TX.
But how do you know which dogs are reputable and which aren’t? Chihuahua breeders are the ones who work hard to care for their animals, right? So if you want to learn how to find a Chihuahua puppy for sale in Houston, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
It’s a great idea to check out the list of dogs that are approved by the Houston CHIHAWAA (no-chihuahua club). These Chihuahua breeders are all listed as either full members or have been approved by the club. They are all bonded and have health records as proof. A purebred Chihuahua will have tiny paws that are almost comical yet have a softness that can make them a real pleasure to handle.
You might also try looking for Chihuahua puppies for sale in Houston, TX at rescue centers and animal shelters.
The chances are good that you’ll find many adorable Chihuahuas that need a good home. Many times these little dogs have just gotten out of abusive situations or just plain left a home because they no longer feel safe there. Other times, these dogs are purebreds that have been chosen to be one of the smallest breeds in the world so they can be used for breeding purposes.
Most rescues will not allow Chihuahua breeders to visit their animals before they are ready to be adopted but it never hurts to try. Even if the shelter won’t allow anyone to hold or handle the Chihuahua before adoption, most will let you know if the Chihuahua has any history of illness or other health issues. Any good Chihuahua breeders will help you to know this information upfront.
It’s important to remember that the smallest dogs are more likely to end up homeless than the biggest. Chihuahuas are full of love and energy, but they can be quite demanding physically. If your Chihuahua rescue dog is too weak to go outside, he probably doesn’t have the energy to exercise or run that he needs to stay fit. This could lead to problems. Don’t adopt a Chihuahua that needs a lot of work just to keep him healthy.
If you do decide to add a Chihuahua to your family, please be sure that you can commit to having them with you for the long haul.
Good Houston Chihuahua breeders will also offer help with providing a home for the Chihuahua when you take them into your care. Many shelters refuse to accept Chihuahua puppies since they don’t look good enough to the general public. A breeder who has taken time to improve his Chihuahua’s appearance while breeding them will have little problem getting a good Houston pet store to agree to take the dogs they’re selling.
In fact, many of these shelters even require that potential owners donate money toward the upkeep of the Chihuahua’s care to be placed with a foster mother and eventually adopted by a foster family. Your breeder will be more than happy to work with you and your rescue group to make sure that your new companion will have a loving home. He’ll provide regular veterinarian checkups and be home to give you company when you’re busy.
Some Chihuahua breeders Houston also volunteer their time to help support other rescue groups.
They may offer assistance with finding homes for neglected and abused Chihuahuas and by participating in pet adoptions. They may even help build a kennel or two for stray Chihuahuas that have found their way into the city’s streets or alleys.
They may even give away their own Chihuahua to a shelter if it is sick or no longer useful to its owner. And, of course, they love to help clean up dog pounds and take care of other animals that can’t find a good home.
It is important to note that you can only adopt a Chihuahua if the breeder is a member of the American Kennel Club. Houston breeders who are not members cannot sell Chihuahuas to people in the city. You can ask around at your local vet to see if any of your friends or family members are members of any such rescue groups. Most of them will be happy to help if they are asked. And, if not, there are many out there who would love to help. All you have to do is ask.