The dog I adopted, Daisy, was the only dog left when I got to the store and she looked terrified. They explained that she most likely had come from an abusive home and was a little older than the other dogs that had been adopted. Most people wanted puppies, and she was at least a year or two old. She was house trained and that was a plus, and I just couldn't stand the thoughts of leaving her to be carted off and put to sleep. She was a pretty dog and so sweet and gentle. She was also so scared that I had to actually crawl into the big cage to finally get her to come to me.
Normally she comes to me and gives me the look that I know means that she needs to go outside. But there are times when having a pad down (sickness, having to be gone for longer than you expect) for her really comes in handy. I learned pretty quick that buying puppy pads was expensive and some brands were flimsy and just didn't cut it. I started shopping around and asking questions and I learned a very important lesson. Don't buy puppy pads. If you want to save money plus buy a better pad, go to adult diaper section. Buy the pads that you can lay on the bed for a person that can't get up and down. I generally buy mine at the Dollar General store and get the store brand. You save so much, because you get double what you would get buying the puppy pads. The bed pads are much more absorbent and larger then the puppy pads, making them more cost efficient. In the picture I have posted you can see the size difference, what you can't see is that the material of the puppy pad on a scale of 1 to 10 is a 3 and the other is a 10. I hope this provides someone with some info that is helpful.
By Nickykitty from Cullman, AL
Does anyone else have Chihuahuas? Maggie and Jack use the blue piddle pads in a box, but it does get expensive. Does anyone know how to stretch the use of them? I live in SD and going outside in the winter is not an option. Litter is so messy. Anyone else got any ideas?
PrairieLady from SD
I use piddle pads that I get from Yorkie Rescue Me
rescuemeyorkierescue @ gmail.com or visit their website at http://yorkierescueme.com I love them I have 4 pads and just throw them in the washer with soap and bleech - very cost effective and eco friendly. I have 3 Yorkies and they have no problems using the piddle pads. Hope this helps.