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Nicole
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October 12, 2006 4:50 pm  

Does anyone have any yorkies or small dogs? Im on stx. but I dont think itll cost that much to send it over thanks..


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Onika
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October 12, 2006 5:31 pm  

Hello Nicole.

Might I suggest visiting your local animal shelter? http://www.pets-from-paradise.com/
Although it may be hard to find a yorkie per se, you never know.
Besides, you may find yourself falling in love with one of those adorable island mixes. 🙂
And it will only cost the price of adoption!


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Nicole
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October 13, 2006 6:23 pm  

thanks Im also gonna check there but I need a dog to stay small and I know they cant really guarentee that. friend of mine went there got a dog and they said it would stay that size but it didnt. dont need that to happen.


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Becky R
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October 13, 2006 6:36 pm  

Nicole -

Many, many of the small dogs at the STX shelter are shipped to the east coast for adoption - and there are PLENTY of them. Unless you get an extremely small pup, you can sort of tell whether the dog is going to weigh 12 lbs. or 120 lbs. There were always lots and lots of dogs about 6-8 months old - by that time their adult size is pretty well established.

Try going to the shelter and looking at the dogs - go back 2 days later. Many will be gone, and it's not because there's a rush on adoptions.

Please remember this is a kill shelter - don't import a dog, I beg of you - please be the home these abandoned, unwanted and unloved animals need. Animal overpopulation is a horrible problem on STX. Although I am sure you are an entirely responsible owner, many are not - and the animals are paying the price.

Off the soapbox - sorry to preach, anyone will tell you this is the one topic I am passionate about...

Yours in rescue,

Becky R


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October 14, 2006 1:58 pm  

I absolutely concur with Onika and Becky about adopting a shelter animal. It's unfortunate but you might even find a Yorkie at the shelter. Unfortunate because some people leave island and leave their purebreds at the Shelter. Never mind my personal feelings about such people but it happens all too often and well-loved animals, both cats and dogs, end up in cages at our island shelters totally confused and often eventually euthanized because potential adoptees more often than not won't adopt an animal which has a few years on it.

If you're keen on a younger dog/puppy, the shelter employees can tell you approximately what size the dog will reach at maturity. And if you pick the basic island chihuahua mix it's going to stay small. I beg you to go to the STX shelter, as I beg those of you looking for a companion animal to go to either the STX or the STT shelters. Spend some time there, volunteer to walk and cuddle and groom the animals who crave and adore such attention. DON'T adopt any animal unless you're willing to make a life commitment!

Just to end up with a story and I'll try to keep it brief. Many years ago some friends were leaving island and couldn't find a home for "George." their apple-faced island Siamese cat. George was 16, there was no way that they could take him with them and as the time grew near for them to leave, it got to the point that they were going to have to have him euthanized. To cut a long story short, I took in George.

Over the next six years, George gently educated and raised young kittens brought into the household in his role as feline patriarch. I was President of the STT Humane Society for several years and, when I had meetings at my home, George would inevitably jump onto a chair at the table and nobly "preside." He also wrote an advice column for the monthly society newsletter and had much to say about many animal-related subjects.

Finally deaf as a post, George slept a lot of the time (he slept through the ravages of hurricane Marilyn but that's another story!) and then one morning he woke up, ate breakfast with gusto, was brighter and chirpier than he had been for a long time and literally bounced outside as though the years had been just shaken off.

A few hours later he was comfortably curled up in the yard, in a shaded spot, dead. The other five cats who had been mentored by him were quietly sitting around him in a circle...

Nicole - please hie thee to the shelter!!!


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jane
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October 14, 2006 4:17 pm  

Great tale -made me cry - please everyone, adopt from the shelter.


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Nicole
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October 16, 2006 6:04 pm  

I will go and look. but it all depneds whats there. i have gotten a cat from there which i will do again. and she was the best cat ever. so good that when my parents moved home they took her and wont give her to me.. So i muct get another one. i want a yorkie or a small small dog like that because if I have to travel i can take it with me. most places have a weight limit, thus the reason yokie. or maltese or something really small. thanks for your concerns. i will look... that was my first thing to do. Thanks.. but if you hear of anyone selling any please let me know.


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October 17, 2006 10:04 am  

You'll usually find a selection of chihuahua mix dogs at the shelters as it's the most popular small dog here.


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October 17, 2006 7:43 pm  

Nicole - I rescued two purbred young (6month) puppies, a cocker spanial and a miniture snauzer from a shelter in the states. I have also seen dogs like that in the shelter in STX it worth stopping by and seeing what they have.


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