Its not right. Animals are not trinkets we can just carry around. They are living, breathing, creatures.
This whole thing with the itsy-bitsy doggies is horrible. Now even the common person is going out and getting a small breed, JUST so they can be "in". Its one thing to buy the latest-and-greatest pair of jeans. Its another to buy an animal, one whom you probably don't know how to care for or even have the time to care for.
"We've seen a huge increase in interest in smaller breeds," says Daisy Okas, an AKC spokeswoman, who attributes the trend, in part, to Paris Hilton and other high-profile celebs who are photographed with pint-size pooches.While tiny dogs are cute, and make great pets, they need a responsible caregiver. If you are a person who loves dogs, and has the time, energy, and financial ability to have one, thats great! But if you want a dog thats going to stay in a tiny purse, travel everywhere with you, and not be able to live a healthy dog-life (walks, training, sleep, etc) then its not morally right for you to get one.
I could rant on and on and on and on about this, but to save your ears I wont. If you want to see the article about the growing "trend" of small breeds, the article is "Pets: My Little Puppy" by Elise Soukup.