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New puppy can be work

Rachael Weinstein

Rachael Weinstein

I recently got a new puppy, and let me tell you – it’s a lot of hard work.

My new puppy is a Chihuahua-Yorkie mix named Truffles. A couple months ago, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona rescued 752 toy dogs. Many of those dogs were pregnant, so we adopted one of the puppies. She is really tiny.

We put her on an eating schedule, but she always steals food from my other dogs. Because Truffles isn’t housebroken, we have to make sure that she doesn’t go to the bathroom wherever she wants. We also have to make sure she doesn’t scamper under the couch, where she could get stuck or injured.

And since she’s so young and small, she can’t get all her shots yet. So that basically means she can’t go to a lot of places because she could pick up a disease. For example, I took her to PetSmart and I couldn’t put her down on the floor. My front yard and backyard are about the only places outside she can go safely.

She cries every single night so sometimes my family can’t sleep. Since she’s a puppy, she wants to bite and ends up biting your shirt or fingers. It can really hurt!

But that is little compared to all the good things about having a puppy. Having a puppy is a good experience. It’s sort of like having a child. Since Truffles is so small, you can pick her up and cuddle with her and rock her. She is the cutest thing.

If you and your parents are ready to add a new furry-faced family member, adoption is a great option. Stop by our local Humane Society, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. It’s open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.




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