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Okay so let me start this by saying I have nothing against Chihuahua's themselves. I think they can be great dogs when properly trained and socialized. I tend to think they get a bad rep because so many people feel they do not need to work with them because they are tiny dogs.

That being said UGH! The people across the street from us have at least seven of them, two of which are small puppies.

Their fence has been broken since we have moved here and the dogs have started to take over the neighbourhood. They will chase you down the side walk barking, they will hang out in the middle of the road sunbathing.

They have started to come over into our front yard to poop and if our dogs are out in the back yard they harass them through our gate getting our dogs all worked up.

So on Monday I got sick of it and after a few hours on the phone calling various people I finally got an officer to come out and talk to them.
They are apparently fixing the gate now - though I'm a bit dubious since the dogs are still at large.

I am going to give them until next week then call the police again. They are in clear violation of leash laws and I should be able to walk down the street without being chased by a yapping back of unsocialized little dogs.

I do not want to be a bad neighbour but these dogs are driving me nuts!
Also some of the other neighbours have even offered to help them fix their gate and they have turned them down!

The dogs are going to get run over or bite someone! it is not safe for them to be roaming as a pack up and down the street. One of the things that caused us to want to move was other peoples dogs. I sort of feel like I moved only to end up back where I started!
 

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I don't understand how they could do that, I would FREAK OUT if my tiny dog was roaming around outside unsupervised. Besides the risks any loose dog would face (getting hit by a car, eating something dangerous, etc), tiny dogs can get EATEN by hawks, foxes, coyotes, even bigger dogs!

Keep calling the police or animal control!
 

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Erk, I understand how annoying that situation is. Hope they take the hint from your neighbours and the officer and don't let it happen again.
 

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Ugh that does sound horrible. I would continue to call animal control every time I see them out. Also, I'm bad like this, and of course it depends on your local shelter, but if you can get a hold of one of them I would pick it up and take it to the local shelter. They will know what it feels like to fear one of their dogs is lost, and then will have to pay to get it out of lock up. And if they don't maybe the dog stands a chance of getting adopted by someone who actually cares about it's well being.
 

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Ugh that does sound horrible. I would continue to call animal control every time I see them out. Also, I'm bad like this, and of course it depends on your local shelter, but if you can get a hold of one of them I would pick it up and take it to the local shelter. They will know what it feels like to fear one of their dogs is lost, and then will have to pay to get it out of lock up. And if they don't maybe the dog stands a chance of getting adopted by someone who actually cares about it's well being.
My mom would constantly do this with neighborhood cats. They were always under our deck marking so the whole back yard smelled of cat pee. Ugh, disgusting. Plus, it drove our poor dog crazy.
 
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I've done it every time I find a stray dog (if my husband lets me stop to pick it up). I'll take it to the town over because they have a cleaner and less populated shelter so I don't have to worry about it being euthanized. I think it cost like $50 to pick up a neutered dog, and I think like $200-$300 for an not neutered one.
 

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I've done it every time I find a stray dog (if my husband lets me stop to pick it up). I'll take it to the town over because they have a cleaner and less populated shelter so I don't have to worry about it being euthanized. I think it cost like $50 to pick up a neutered dog, and I think like $200-$300 for an not neutered one.
I do the same. If the dog isn't registered with the town around here, the owner gets lots of fines...
 
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