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Two Chihuahua siblings are looking for a new home after their previous dog parents left them alone when they went on vacation.
Dog rescue charity Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYPS) is currently looking after the pups, named Toby and Chloe, after local police discovered them.
No Food or Water
In a Facebook post, HYPS said: “Hi everyone I’m Toby the Chihuahua and I’m here with my sister, Chloe.
“You won’t believe what we’ve been through. We were rescued by the police after we were left to fend for ourselves in the house when my owners went on holiday and didn’t want us back.
“We couldn’t believe it…our little legs can’t find food or water for ourselves – it was horrible being alone and hungry.
“So, We’ve come to HYPS to find better people people who would never dream of abandoning us! We’re pretty sure we deserve that, don’t you?!
“Me and Chloe get on OK, but she gets fed up of me sometimes, so today I had my little boys op (apparently we can’t risk us having any pesky little babies of our own!) so I’m feeling extra sorry for myself tonight, but I’ll be OK!!”
Leaving Dogs Home Alone
Of course, no pet parent should leave their dogs while they go on vacation, but how long can you leave a dog home alone for? It’s something that’s often up for debate, with plenty of differing views.
However, a good rule of thumb according to some veterinarians is that you can leave puppies alone for around one hour per month they’ve been alive, plus another hour. Meanwhile, adult dogs can be left alone for up to eight hours.
It’s important to remember that, of course, every dog is different. One dog might cope better with being left alone than another, even if they’re the same breed.
If you walk your furry friend before you leave home, they might find it easier to be left alone too.
If you’d like to support HYPS, you can visit their website here.
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