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Well suited for apartment life due to its small stature, the Pomsky is a dog that can never get enough attention and returns all the love it receives. The Pomsky was created as a designer breed mix between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian and has earned much popularity with dog lovers. However, it is important to research the unique needs of the Pomsky before rushing out and purchasing one.
A recent entry into the canine world, Pomsky's have been bred purposely for less than ten years and are not currently recognized by the AKC. Pomsky's are fun-loving, quirky teacup-sized dogs that thrive in family environments and are great with kids and other animals.
Standing between 10-15 inches tall and weighing between 7-38 pounds, the Pomsky has the beautiful coat and eyes of a Siberian Husky while matching the stature of a Pomeranian. However, since the Pomsky is such a new breed, each litter produces puppies of somewhat unpredictable size and coat. Some come with a white coat, some come with blue eyes, and some with Heterochromia (two different colored eyes). If you're looking for a dog you know will stay below a certain weight or look a certain way, you may be better off looking to breeds that are more established and can be bred more consistently.
The Pomsky's thick coat makes it more tolerant of cold weather than most other kinds of lapdogs, which is an important item to consider depending on where you live. Pomskies are a trainable breed, but they may inherit some stubbornness from the Siberian Husky half of their DNA, so they are best suited for experienced dog owners or those willing to commit to obedience training. Those hoping for a naturally calm, mild-tempered small dog would be wise to consider a Shih Tzu or Japanese Chin.
How dog-friendly is District of Columbia?
Washington, D.C. is a great place for pets, and dogs in particular! The district has plenty of dog parks and pet services, and a lot of D.C. residents own dogs. Here’s how the district stacks up in a couple of studies.
Public review site Safewise ranks D.C. quite well as the 15th most pet-friendly region in the country. The study ranks all 50 states plus D.C. according to factors like animal cruelty laws, pet services, pet-friendly accommodations, dog parks and hiking trails, and more.
Wallethub, another reputable review site for pet information, reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. Washington, D.C. ranked toward the middle at 61st on the list. D.C. is a bit pricier for pets than other cities, ranking 91st in pet budget. They do a little better in other categories, ranking 41st in pet health and wellness, and 9th in outdoor pet-friendliness.
Dog parks and pet-friendly activities in Washington, D.C.
A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study reviews the nation’s 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks per capita. Washington, D.C. ranked 22nd at 1.9 parks per 100,000 people.
BringFido lists Washington, D.C. as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 200 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists the National Mall and the U.S. National Arboretum as popular dog-friendly attractions.
Dog ownership in Washington, D.C.
D.C. loves dogs! Forty-four percent of Washington, D.C. residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%.
What kinds of dogs do D.C. residents love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Washington, D.C. are Labradors, Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Basset Hounds, and Beagles.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. saved 4,185 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 553 animals were killed over this same period.
There is one animal shelter within Washington, D.C., and it is not considered a no-kill shelter. The area has a below-average save rate of 78%. Unfortunately, this is far short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state.
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