The Trouble with Teacups

While we’re on the subject of the questionably-titled “World’s Smallest Puppy,” we should probably take some time to talk about the “teacup” phenomenon in general.

“Teacup” is a popular term used by puppy millers and back yard breeders that refers to dogs expected to reach no more than three or four pounds as adults. In […]

Patrick Syndrome

Yesterday I brought your attention to Beyonce, the two-week old pup who’s being billed as the world’s smallest puppy. She was flown from California to New York City to appear on Good Morning America, which happened this morning.

I made some posts, first to my personal Facebook page and then to Louie’s page, to see […]

Puppy Mill Awareness Day: September 17

Did you know that Saturday, September 17 is Puppy Mill Awareness Day?

I didn’t either, until I read this post from the Pet Parent Diaries. (Well, mom helped me read it, ’cause I don’t read that well on my own.)

I didn’t come from a puppy mill, but I know lots of dogs who did, […]