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Jan 29, 2010 8:44 PM by Andy Koen

Unwanted LA Chihuahuas ready for adoption

More than two dozen dogs that got tossed out in a fading trend are looking for new homes in Colorado Springs.

The 25 Chihuahua's, Miniature Poodles and other small breeds have arrived from Los Angeles where a breeding boom had caused over population and strained shelters.

Erin Carroll of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says the strong demand for those breed in Colorado Springs prompted their interest in bring the dogs to here.

"They just became very popular and so breeders saw it as a chance to make some money and were breeding more and more and then they end up with this over-abundance of dogs and not enough homes for them," Carroll said.

A private donor to the humane society paid the extra expense to have all 25 pups flown to Colorado on the luxury Pet Airlines.

On Friday, the dogs that still need it wer given their spay or neuter at the shelters on site surgery suite.

"We're just giving them the general health check that we would give any animal that comes to the shelter and then the dogs that need to be spayed or neutered, we're doing that," Carroll said.

The dogs will all be available for adoption Saturday morning starting at 11am.

Prospective owners should be ready to give a few of the pooches some TLC while the recover from their operations.

Carroll adds they are expecting a large crowd and that potential new pet owners should also leave extra time in the day to fully complete the adoption process.

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