|Barked: Tue May 1, '12 9:20am PST |
|South Koreans are horrible about it. I went with a friend to look at (and she did pick up a beautiful little girl) Yorkies. Their web site had 300+ dogs listed; most were Tzus, Tzu/Maltese crosses, and Yorkies. We had narrowed it down to 5 dogs, but two still had 36 hour holds. There was also a little male I wanted to look at because I just couldn't believe that he weighed less than 2 pounds; it wasn't a lie. He was at least 3 years old and I swear I've seen rats bigger than he was; I'm against using adjectives like micro, but in his case, it applied. I would have happily brought him home (he snuggled up in my arms with his head under my chin and handing him back was one of the hardest things ever) BUT, I knew I didn't have the several thousand dollars lying around it would have taken to fix his orthopedic issues. He had Legg-Calve-Perthes Syndrome (and who knows what else...given his size, he could have also had a liver shunt).
The dog my friend adopted came with a massive case of kennel cough that almost turned into pneumonia. She's also got issues with a collapsing trachea, horribly bad knees, and massive seasonal allergies. She had to wait until they got some of her issues under control before she could be spayed and have a dental. (Yes, that is a huge problem with the shelter system over there, you can adopt an intact dog with no real requirement to have it altered.)
Personally, I hate the term "pocket beagle" or Queen Victoria Beagle. Most people don't comprehend that the dogs have dwarfism which means they are at high risk for certain ailments. It's like they equate half the size with having a reduced Beagle prey/energy drive.
Twister, hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most airlines won't allow rabbits in cabin for international flights. Several friends have had major issues with this.
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