Many people who hear about the Chihuahua consider it to be the typical, mean little ankle biter type breed without a playful bone in its body or loving personality. The breed is often misrepresented and misconstrued, kind of like the pit bull reputation due to human cruelty and treatment. There is much more to the Chihuahua than meets the eyes (and ears due to reputation.) For the real specifics on this darling little bundle of fur, contact your local Rockford-area Human Society as listed below or one closest to your home to gain the specifics of the breed and not just hearsay.
The truth of the matter is that the Chihuahua is a very playful pup. Despite their size, they need to run, play, go for walks and jogs just like any other breed of dog. These are frisky little guys that love to romp, chew on multiple squeak toys and rawhides, plus many of them enjoy a good game of fetch. Without proper stimulation of the mind and body, the Chihuahua can be prone to obesity and other health issues.
Playtime helps in the socialization of your pet which helps in warding off that typical reputation regarding the mean ankle-biters. Keeping your Chihuahua active with toys while also involving other people and pets can help the dog to overcome this stereotype, because that is all it is. How you raise your little guy is what the outcome will be; a sweet, funny, playful pup or a nervous, high-strung, fearful ankle-biter.
Most Chihuahua pet parents attest to these little dogs being the best lap dogs and cuddly companions with a zest for life. Playing is an important aspect of proper care for your little dog and should usually be size appropriate, like small squeaky cuddly toys, the smaller size tennis balls, an assortment of rawhide, bully sticks or dental bones and little tug-of-war type games. A playful pup is a happy, healthy animal, and interactive fun time is an optimum way to bond with your little guy.
Help abused animals in and around Rockford. If you are looking to adopt a new family member or are looking to support animal abuse, check out local shelters such as - Noah's Ark Animals, Humane Society in Rockford, PAWS Humane Society, Pet Rescue in Rockford http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-scams-cons.html http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Humane_Society_of_Winnebago_County_rId1450_rS_pC.html For the Chihuahua lovers in the Rockford area, you can check out - Chihuahua Land Rockford or Chihuahua Rescue.
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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