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September 9, 2012

PETS OF THE WEEK: Chihuahua pups available

By Ellen Hargle | Special to the Index

This week’s Pets of the Week are four 7-week-old male Chihuahua puppies. The puppies are short-haired with a wide range of coat colors, including black, black and tan, and brindle. The puppies were born in the Animal Shelter but are friendly, sweet and used to being handled.

The breed derives its name from the Mexican State of Chihuahua, where the earliest specimens of the breed were found. The dogs were used in religious ceremonies and were pets to the upper class. Some believe these small, energetic dogs originated from the Fennec Fox, which could explain the tiny frame, luminous eyes and large ears on the breed today.

Like their mom, the puppies seem to want to meet everybody. They would make a great companion dog will grow into a lively, swift moving, proud and enterprising pet

The puppies could be full Chihuahua. They will need to be neutered when they are old enough – check with your vet. They need a securely fenced outdoor area to play in and need to be socialized with people, other dogs and cats.

The cost of adoption includes spaying, neutering and a rabies shot. To adopt these puppies, or any of numerous dogs and cats, call the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter at (940) 328-7752.


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