How To Find A Chihuahua In Oregon
One of the many things that make Chihuahua’s such a great pet is their small size or their “small-dog” status. While they can make wonderful companions for people who enjoy going out with them or those who live in apartments where space is at a premium, they don’t have the same appeal for pet owners who are ready to get a bigger dog.
Fortunately, there are ways for you to bring home a Chihuahua without breaking your financial budget.
Here are some tips from the Internet and from experienced dog owners on how you can reduce the cost of getting a Chihuahua puppy:
o Before you adopt a Chihuahua puppy, ask your prospective pet store if they are willing to source you a breeder.
Breeders are available in every city, although it is more difficult to find them in larger cities. Ask the store’s manager if they know any breeders in your area and inquire whether they are willing to sell a puppy from that source to you.
If the store manager doesn’t know of any, consider asking another store manager. You may even be able to find an acquaintance who has a Chihuahua to recommend to you. It pays to ask, as no one wants to disappoint you.
o, Contact your local SPCA (Small Animal Rescue) or pet adoption center.
These organizations have contacts with all the different breeders. As long as they are licensed to do business with animals, they will be able to give you information on whether or not the breeder is working with dogs classified as dangerous or in some way vulnerable. If the potential breeder is known, ask the center or SPCA if they have heard of them. They may even be able to provide you with references that can help you find out more about them. Once you have found a rescue you’d like to adopt a Chihuahua from, keep in touch with them.
o, Consider contacting the local pound. Most pound facilities are equipped with an adoption center.
This is where dogs that need to be adopted can go and be checked over by trained staff before being placed for adoption. While this can be a more expensive route to take than the previously mentioned sources, it can also be a more convenient one.
o Online resources can be helpful.
Many websites exist just for connecting dog owners who’d like to adopt a Chihuahua. Here, you can visit with potential rescue groups as well as learn about dogs in general. They often have valuable articles describing their rescue group and dogs in it. Some have forums for you to post questions or comments. These are a great resource for Chihuahua Oregon dogs looking for homes.
o, Ask around.
Talk to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers. There may be someone in your neighborhood that has a dog that needs a home. Chances are, they’d be glad to help you out by donating or spreading the word about a nearby Chihuahua rescue group.
o Always check with the proper authorities before adopting a Chihuahua.
Some strict rules and regulations govern the breeding and selling of Chihuahuas in the state of Oregon. Because of this, you may not be able to adopt a Chihuahua from someone whose background check is questionable. Before you consider taking a dog from an unknown source, always check to make sure they have a current health certificate. It’s a good idea to research any prospective source for Chihuahua dogs too.
Adopting a Chihuahua in Oregon can be an enriching and rewarding experience. The key to a successful adoption though is ensuring that you do your research beforehand. There are many options available to dog owners living in and around the Gorge, so you should explore them all to ensure that you find the perfect pet for you and your family.