THEY’RE TINY, THEY’RE YAPPY, AND MANY ARE LIVING IN DOWNTOWN’S SMALL GLASS BOXES

The condominium boom has brought with it more than 21,000 toy dogs, and the numbers are still going up.Ranging from under six pounds – the smallest Chihuahuas – to 20 pound Pugs, the little ones have taken over. They’re popular In TORONTO.  Smooth-coated Chihuahuas jumped from 192 in 2005 to over 1,300 in 2020 according to municipal license data.Pomeraneans that fit inside purses went from 258 to nearly 900.Downtown TORONTO has become a city of condos, squeezing people into small units, with little room for Great Danes or even Golden Labs. Inside those glass boxes, many tiny dogs are stuck. Their owners have discovered litter boxes and ‘pee pads’, which means the pups don’t often get outside.Small dogs enjoy the sun and dirt as much as the big ones. They want to be social, and for some reason do a lot of barking when they meet big dogs, who oftentimes totally ignore them. It’s not so easy being tiny.

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