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|09-27-2010, 10:05 AM||#1|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Time to "Texianize" my yorkie!
I am an Austinite who went to Los Angeles for a year for work (worst year of my life, but we wont get into that now). While in La La land, I went crazy and adopted my yorkster from a local pound. I am so done with CA and moving back to Austin.
I have never had a dog in TX (deprived childhood), so other than the basics (fix 'em, vaccinate 'em and get him on heart worm preventative) what else do I need to do to make my guy a happy, well adjusted Texan? Any tips on how to survive the heat and recommendations for great vets/ groomers/ doggie parks/ doggie day care would be so very appreciated! And on the flipside, any small dog specific warnings would be appreciated (there seems to be a rash of yorkie thefts in ATX and SA).
Gimme all your Austin dog friendly tips! I am already planning on joining the ATX Yorkie meet-up when we get settled in.
We can't wait to meet y'all jogging around Town Lake!
My bad boy: http://i56.tinypic.com/244dydv.jpg
|10-22-2010, 05:44 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX US
Hi there. Your bad boy is adorable! I love his colors.
I wanted to inform you of a great meet up club in Austin,TX. http://www.meetup.com/The-Austin-Yorkshire-Terrier-Meetup-Group/
They are very active & friendly. They all have lots of knowledge and ideas about caring for their dogs. I moved from WA to TX (San Antonio area) and yes there are so many strong strands of parasite and diseases here. You need to get your dog to vet and take the extra precautions. After my first 3months of living here, I lost 2 or 3 yorkies girls in a weekend to parvo Later I learned that parvovirus and all kinds of worms are very common here in TX and you will need to have your dog EXTRA guarded. Now my dogs all have NEO PAR and NEO VAC and a heartworm prevent med. It's very important. Find a reasonable Vet if you don't do shots yourself and keep all your appts.
Good luck to you.
Our San Antonio Meetup group link: http://www.meetup.com/Greater-San-Antonio-Yorkshire-Terriers-Club
also check our Yorkshire Terriers Club. www.greatersaytc.org
|10-24-2010, 09:35 AM||#3|
Mardelin Yorkshire Terriers
Join Date: Aug 2006
I so sympathize with you. I'm a born and raised Californian. Moved to Dallas about 18 years ago. It's where my journey began with the Yorkshire Terrier.
I had to move back to California a couple of years ago and believe me I would go back to Dallas "NOW". You can't compare the two. While the scenery and weather are wonderful in California. The people in Texas you can't beat.
As was stated on a Reality Show.......Everything in Texas is bigger, but what one really needs to say is Texas people's hearts are bigger.
By the way all my yorkies are Texas bred.
Last edited by Mardelin; 10-24-2010 at 09:36 AM.
|10-25-2010, 08:28 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: central, tx usa
welcome to TEXAS! we are north of austin but in austin often for baseball tournaments and such. i know that austin has a few doggie parks. my neighbor and i are planning a day trip to austin to take our babies to one of the great doggie parks. here is a website of different dog parks: Austin Dog Parks | Unleashed Unlimited there are a few other sites if you google search dog parks in austin. you can get star ratings and feedback.