Isaiah's Mommy asked in PetsDogs · 10 years ago

WHERE IN TEXAS CAN I BUY OR ADOPT A TEACUP YORKSHIRE TERRIER?

LOOKING FOR A SMALL DOG LIVE IN APARTMENT I'M IN LOVE WITH THE TEACUP YORKSHIRE TERRIER OR A YORKSHIRE PERIOD BUT WHERE IN TEXAS OR HOUSTON COULD I ADOPT OR BUY ONE LIKE PET SHOPS IN THE MALL...SPCA..PLACES PLEASE

Update:

ok so allow me to clear up the angry comments the reason i refer to the puppy as a "teacup" puppy is because i was viewing puppies out of state and there were a few that were labeled as such and i have heard this name before no disrespect to die hard animal lover's but that's the name i saw more than once and those puppies were perfectly fine and further more if i weren't responsible enough to care for a puppy of any breed i wouldn't have asked where to adopt one i live in an apartment and there is a weight scale i have to work with so the smaller the better and i understand a yorkie is already small i've seen several but the term "teacup" again as far as i have seen has not been threating to their lives and they had no health issues either. thank you though for the pet shop comments i've never bought a puppy frm one so of course i didnt know but that was helpful and i will check shelters in the state and area and hopefully find a puppy thats ready for a loving home

Update 2:

ok so allow me to clear up the angry comments the reason i refer to the puppy as a "teacup" puppy is because i was viewing puppies out of state and there were a few that were labeled as such and i have heard this name before no disrespect to die hard animal lover's but that's the name i saw more than once and those puppies were perfectly fine and further more if i weren't responsible enough to care for a puppy of any breed i wouldn't have asked where to adopt one i live in an apartment and there is a weight scale i have to work with so the smaller the better and i understand a yorkie is already small i've seen several but the term "teacup" again as far as i have seen has not been threating to their lives and they had no health issues either. thank you though for the pet shop comments i've never bought a puppy frm one so of course i didnt know but helpful in the state and area and lastly to whomever made the toy comment im not a paris hilton or someone who accesorizes with animals

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  • 10 years ago
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    Yorkie Rescue in Houston usually has lots that need homes. You can find them on petfinder.com or do a search for the rescue. Buying from a pet store is an offense that should be punishable by imprisonment in a puppy mill for life.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Puppies aren't toys; they are living breathing babies that need love and attention, not to spend half of their life in someone's HOT purse!

    Please take the time to read this and educate yourself! The lives of many little dogs depend on you educating yourself, and others, not to buy into this phase.

    Let's start out by saying "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "TEACUP" PUPPY".

    With that in mind, let me say this; It seems as though there is a plethora of people who are insistent on buying tiny puppies in the 2 to 4 pound range. Also commonly referred to as a "Teacup puppy".

    The word "Teacup" has been used to merely describe the size of a puppy, meaning it is very small and will probably be under the standard size which is 4 to 7 pounds for the Toy Group, Yorkshire Terrier breed. We cannot imagine anyone wanting anything smaller than that! Their bones are VERY fragile and can be broken by jumping off of a couch, falling off of a bed, being stepped on or worse.

    Many breeders, while tacking a whooping price on a puppy, "claim" to breed so called "teacups" as if they were a breed all their own. Don't be fooled! They are NOT a breed of their own.

    If a breeder says they specialize in "teacups" RUN, RUN, RUN for the hills! Most "TEACUP" puppies are in reality, a premature puppy.

    Most females are bred on the ninth through the fifteenth day of their heat cycles. Eggs can be fertilized for up to 72 hours after any of these breeding's. Therefore, it is possible to have puppies conceived up to a week or so younger than the puppies first conceived in a litter. However, when the first puppies conceived are mature and ready to be born, labor starts and all the puppies will be born, no matter when they were fertilized.

    Some of the problems that may be encountered are both genetic and congenital in these tiny babies and the list is a long one.

    The risk of open fontanels (soft spot from the cranial bone not forming), portosystemic shunts (PSS- abnormal vessel that allows blood to bypass the liver. As a result the blood is not cleansed by one of the bodies filters: the liver.), hypoglycemia, cardiac problems, collapsing trachea, luxating patellas, Leggs Calves Perthes disease, seizures, hydroencephaly, blindness and digestive problems can be increased in these tiny babies.

    Problems such as respiratory problems can remain or worsen throughout their lives. These babies frequently are so fragile that they do not live more than a few years. There have been several tiny Yorkies as adults who still had open fontanels and their owners had to carry nourishment with them all the time. Their vets have felt it unsafe to give a full dose of vaccine so the puppies had to get several injections to be on the safe side.

    There is no such thing as a "tea cup" Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Poodle, or any other breed for that matter. They simply do not exist. "Tea-cup" is just a marketing ploy given by unethical and unscrupulous breeders to drive up the price of their puppies!

    So called "Teacups" fetch anything from $1000 to $10,000! This is ridiculous and shameful! There are a lot of chronically, unhealthy puppies because unscrupulous breeders and puppy mills are inbreeding. Some poor darlings only live for a very, very short time!

    They take the little teeny, tiny Yorkies and they breed 2 1/2 pounders with 3 pounders ... well, they’re playing with genetics. You should NEVER breed a female of any breed less than 5 pounds.

    PLEASE educate yourselves before buying a tiny puppy whether it is a Yorkie or any other breed. You could be in for months or years of heartbreak not to mention staggering veterinarian bills!

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! IF YOU WANT A HEALTHY PUPPY, DON'T FALL FOR THE TEACUP ACT!

    Animals for adoption

    http://www.barkrescue.net/dogs.htm

    Breeders in TX

    http://www.brooklynnyorkies.com/

    http://www.evenstaryorkie.com/

    http://www.rosemarkkennel.com/about.html

    http://www.bayoublueyorkshireterrier.com/directory...

    http://www.dogshowjournal.com/linje/

    http://www.yorkiesathylan.com/index2.html

    Breeders with no website

    Gaelwyn's (214) 789-3028

    Brown Sugar (512) 394- 6086

    Polo (817) 371-9632

    Shine-ing (832) 717-3883

    Riverwalk (210) 271-9466, (210) 271-9465

    Lanark (512)-868-8313

    Nealstar (361) 991-8686

    Shenel (281) 350-1827, (281) 350-4131

    San Gabriel (512) 931-2177

    Plantation (281) 392-1675

    Ohmy (888) 801-7982

    Cameo (512) 926-1500

    Source(s): http://www.barkrescue.net/teacup.htm http://www.ytca.org/breeder3a.html#TX Finally, a major disadvantage of acquiring a pet shop puppy is . . . You're supporting a bad industry. When you pay money for a pet shop puppy, you're encouraging the industry to keep doing what it's doing. You've emptied one cage, yes -- which creates demand for another puppy to be born to fill that cage. Even if YOU are lucky and YOUR puppy turns out "okay", a large percentage of the others will not, and YOU helped provide the incentive for them to be born by buying the one who came before them. So what seems like a simple, isolated purchase actually contributes to: * The misery of female dogs who spend their lives in a cage, being bred again and again so people will have a "quick and convenient" source from which to buy. * The misery of future puppies born with health and temperament problems. * The misery of families who will buy these puppies and then struggle to cope with all the health and temperament problems. * The misery of animal rescue groups who have to deal with all the pet shop puppies dumped on their doorstep when frustrated families give up on the health and temperament problems. When you buy one of those cute puppies in the pet shop, you buy more than the puppy. You buy the budding physical, behavioral, and health problems created by the bad genes passed on by untested parents whom you never get to see or evaluate. And you feed a profit-hungry industry that's doing a lot of harm to innocent creatures. http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/buying/articles/p...
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The only place you can get a so called "teacup" is from a backyard breeder selling to ignorant people to line his greedy pockets. There is no such thing as a teacup anything. They are poorly bred runts with a multitude of health issues.

    NEVER, EVER buy from a petstore. ALL of their puppies come from puppy mills. If you buy a pup from a pet store another will take it's place and the vicious cycle will continue.

    www.stoppuppymills.org

  • Eautha
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    There are no "teacup" Yorkies. It's a marketing term used by unknowledgeables, like yourself, and unethical breeders to describe dog bred to be extremely small with no regard for the health of the animal or the breed standard. Use of the term is actually considered a red flag by Yorkie enthusiasts and people are generally warned to avoid anyone using the term. If you only want specific answers, then you should refrain from posting on a public site and flaunting your ignorance in regards to something that people feel passionately about.

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  • 10 years ago

    no such thing as a "teacup" yorkie

    Yorkies come in ONE size only, and they are already small.

    No petshops.. petshops are suplied by puppy mills. Try www.petfinder.com to find yorkies in your area for adoption.

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    FYI, just because its sold as a "teacup" does NOT mean it will be tiny either. Many breeders just simply add the label to justify a higher price tag.

    Yorkies are tiny enough, you dont need to pay for a fake label.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Never buy from a pet store! They get their dogs from puppy mills. You will be completely ripped off and will be supporting an industry that promotes cruelty, neglect, and irresponsible breeding of dogs. If you love Yorkies, either adopt one from the animal shelter or human society or find a REPUTABLE breeder near you. Look on petfinder.com to find a Yorkie to adopt. Just type in your zip code and it will tell you where you can find one.

    Here are some rescues near you:

    http://www.malteserescue.us/index.html

    http://adopt-a-yorkie.adoptapet.com/

    Source(s): I care about dogs.
  • TK
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    I’m sure there’s a puppy mill or backyard breeder around who advertises. You won’t find a “teacup” anything from an ethical breeder because no one with any integrity breeds abnormally undersized dogs.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    A teacup anything is a poorly bred runt:http://www.barkrescue.net/teacup.htm

    Why not just get a real Yorkshire Terrier?

  • bob ©
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    1) NEVER BUY FROM A PET STORE!

    2) NO SUCH THING AS A TEACUP! yorkies only come in one size.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TEACUP YOUR dog will will have alot of health problems adopt from petfinder dont get a dog from a byb or puppymill!

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