Welcome to the Small Dog Place

  Oh, the joy of being owned by a small dog!

Bigger might be better to some but we think the best comes in small packages especially when it comes to that tiny canine.  And, since you are here, we think you might agree.

Their small size makes them perfect for:

  • Apartment and city dwellers as well as those that live in the country
  • The young and old and everyone in between
  • For singles, couples,  and those with families
  • Basically just about anyone!

There is much to love about these little fur babies-- their playfulness, loyalty, love, and devotion to their owners and families, not to mention their intelligence, curiosity and spunk.

But any dog, big or small deserves not only your love and understanding, but also some work on your part.  That is the purpose of Small Dog Place. 

You have questions?  We have answers.

You have concerns about your small dog?  We are here to problem solve with you.

You want a small dog, but aren't sure which breed?  We help make that decision easier.

So, you can more time to enjoy what really matters:  That special bond between you and your little dog.

The dogs on Small Dog Place have one thing in Common:  Their Size

All are 22 pounds and lighter

But beyond that, there are so many ways they differ:

  • Some small dogs are perfect for the most active and athletic among us

  • Then, there are dogs that do an admirable job of keeping our couches warm

  • There are some so intelligent, that training is a breeze

  • Some feisty and playful and others docile and devoted

  • Some that require hours of pampering and those who’s grooming needs fit neatly into anyone’s schedule

  • All that in a small package makes it easy to see how they can steal our hearts with that first puppy kiss!

You will find everything you need as Small Dog Place grows;  from helping you decide if dog ownership is right for you, to choosing a breed, finding the perfect dog, and then caring for them for the next decade or more.  We hope you’ll stay for awhile, discover, learn and interact with others who love small dogs too.  Let me be your guide here at Small Dog Place.

Why me?  You ask? 

Well, I’ve raised a canine or two, (currently live with 15 small dogs).

I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember (over a half century), but dogs have always been my passion. (Oops, I think I might be giving my age away.)

Over the years not only have I loved them, but groomed them, trained them, cared for their health, and bred them.  As a result, I’ve learned much about canine health, nutrition, genetics, pediatrics, grooming, and psychology just to mention a few areas. 

I continue to learn more and more, but as I do, I find that the best lessons I’ve learned are from the dogs themselves.

Now, I wonder if I’ve learned more from them than they’ve learned from me. 

Come join me on an the adventure of a lifetime—the joy of being owned and owning/loving a small breed dog.

Feel free to delve in whether you want and come back often as this site changes regularly.

Sign up to receive updates and our monthly newsletter or simply bookmark the site and visit whenever you can.  Make Small Dog Place your online guide to owning, living with, caring for, and loving a small dog.

Choosing a Small Breed Dog

If you are undecided about which breed to choose, we have many resources for you to use.  Whether you need a hypoallergenic dog, one who does not shed, or one that is especially small, you will find some amazing breeds for your consideration. 

Maybe you need some help deciding where to find that new puppy or how to choose a puppy from a litter of choices.

Welcoming Puppy Home

If you have found your puppy, now it is time to get to work.  What will you name it?  How do you cope with the homecoming?  How will you groom it?  What will you feed it?  How will you train it?  You have questions, we have answers. 

Dog Care

Your small dog is only a puppy for their first year, but they are likely to live a long life.  What do you do with the next 15 years of your life?  From time to time, you will have questions.  We are here to help. 

If you do not see something that helps, please let us know.  Many of the articles you see on this site are the result of people who have e-mailed me with questions.  Use my contact form to get in touch with me. 

Unlike many of the other "Big Websites"  Small Dog Place really does respond to the readers.  So, go ahead and leave comments or contact me directly.

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