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Jacqueline A.

07/29/2022

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PuppySpot is great. Everything was smooth sailing. I received updates from the breeder every two weeks. I even got my puppy a week earlier than projected because he had a clean bill of health and reached all the milestones for his breed (Pomeranian). He is a ball of energy and such a good boy. I was apprehensive at first to order my pup through a website. Now I will totally recommend PuppySpot if you are looking for a pup. It was easy and they do care about the puppies and their forever home....

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Pomeranian Characteristics

Pomeranians are tiny dogs with extraordinarily large personalities. Outgoing and full of energy, Poms love to play and perform for their humans. They are low maintenance because of their size and make for great companions in any home, including apartments. Poms play nicely with most other animals but will need attention around big dogs. Poms don’t realize how small they are and may get territorial with a dog many times their size!

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

Pomeranians are the smallest of the Nordic dog breeds. Their ancestors are large sledding dogs, so you can guess where they get their energy and bold personalities from. They have a soft and dense undercoat and a straight and coarse outer coat that gives them a look like a puffball. They can come in several different colors including red, orange, white or cream, blue, brown, merle, or black.

Poms are smart and enjoy playing with toys or and showing off their tricks to their human companions. With their smiley and fluffy disposition, young kids often treat them as a toy. So you’ll want to watch your kids and teach them to properly interact with your miniature pup. But it’s those same traits that make Poms such fun pets.

Poms have tons of energy and will need daily walks and play sessions. You’ll want to keep an eye on them when outside. They can slip through cracks or even climb small fences. Additionally, Poms (like other small dogs) are vulnerable to predatory birds, so you should be careful and keep them close at hand.

As a smaller breed, Pomeranians only grow to weigh between 3 and 7 pounds and 6 to 7 inches in height. The breed is generally quite healthy, but some may suffer from thyroid disease and allergies. Poms enjoy an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years.

How dog-friendly is Illinois?

Illinois loves its pets! The state ranks very high for pet care, safety, and happiness. If you’re adopting a  new furry friend in Illinois, you’re in a great place! 


One of the top ranking sites for dog friendliness is Pawsafe. They analyze and rank each state based on factors like pet care costs, walkability scores, the number of pet-friendly rentals, and animal welfare laws.


In their study, Pawsafe rated Illinois as the third most pet-friendly state. They found that Illinois has over 800 pet-friendly accommodations, 279 dog-friendly restaurants, 286 pet-friendly attractions, and 634 pet services.


A similar study from Safewise, another reputable ranking site, also revealed Illinois to be highly pet-friendly. They rank Illinois second just behind Washington. One of the key factors in their ranking is the high number of pet-friendly rentals in the state. In fact, 35% of rentals accept pets. This is the fourth highest percentage of pet-friendly rentals by state.

Is Chicago a pet-friendly city?

In another study, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest cities in the United States to find the most pet-friendly city. They ranked Chicago as the 64th most pet-friendly city. The city also scored 13th for pet health and wellness. However, Chicago is more expensive for pets, ranking 90th in terms of pet budget.


SmartAsset conducted a similar study and their ratings place Chicago in a more favorable light as the 16th most pet-friendly city.


Chicago has a lot going for pets including 570 dog friendly restaurants, 12 dog-friendly shopping centers, and 46 pet businesses for every 10,000 establishments. 


A different study from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) showed that Chicago has the 52nd most dog parks per capita, with 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. 

A few more dog-related facts for Illinois

Despite the great numbers in Illinois, only 32% of Illinois residents own a dog, which is well below the national average of 40%. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in the state are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers. In the city of Chicago, the same three breeds are equally as popular, but there is also a keen interest in French Bulldogs and Rottweilers.


However, the state’s total pet ownership rate is far less than the national average as well, with only approximately 49% of Illinois families owning a pet of any kind.

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Illinois

Illinois saved 1,028 more animals in 2020 than in 2019. Out of 177 animal shelters, 126 are no-kill shelters. The overall save rate for the state is right around 82%. If Illinois can raise its save rate more, it will pass the 90% necessary to become a no-kill state. We hope they can do it!

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