Pomeranians are known for their loving, playful nature. Here’s all you need to know about these fluffy fur balls of fun! 

Pomeranians have been around for several centuries and originated in Germany, descending from the larger German Spitz breed. These tiny pups originally weighed 30 pounds and were sheepherders! Can you imagine?

Today, Pomeranians weigh between three and seven pounds and have coats of all colors and highly plumed tails. They’re known for their feathery and thick double coat, which is surprisingly easy to groom! Considered a toy dog breed, Pomeranians are loved for their playful, cheeky, and loving temperament. They adore their owners and love to be the center of attention!

Why We Love the Pomeranian Breed

  • Pomeranians, with all of their love and affection, are known for being great companion dogs. However, they aren’t overly dependent, which means owners shouldn’t worry too much about separation anxiety.  
  • These are particularly petite pups, which makes them perfectly travel sized. This means they’re easy to take with you on outings or even on road trips.
  • Pomeranians are known for their extroversion – they crave attention and love, and they pay it right back with snuggles and incomparable loyalty.

Things to Consider

  • The Pomeranian breed is a great companion dog. They are incredibly loyal to their families and also have a natural knack as a watchdog due to their curious and observant nature.
  • Due to their watchful tendencies, Pomeranians have a tendency to bark frequently and loudly, so they’re better suited as a pet for families with older children, as barking may frighten younger kids.
  • Pomeranians also make great companions and protectors for seniors (especially if grandma lives alone!).
  • Pomeranians are compatible with most climates, but they thrive indoors. They do well with short walks, which help them burn off energy and keep them from getting bored.
  • With all that beautiful fur, your Pomeranian is going to shed. But never fear—grooming your pup is much less daunting than you think! Brushing twice a week (more during shedding season) is all your pup needs.

Why Rescue?

By rescuing a Pomeranian, you’re doing your part in reducing the demand for unethical breeding practices. Pomeranians are one of the most popular breeds, which means they’re victims of overbreeding. This can worsen health issues in the breed such as hip dysplasia, dental problems, and eye problems. Plus, overbreeding leaves several Pomeranians without homes. If you’re thinking about adopting a Pomeranian, check out a Pomeranian rescue instead! 

Pomeranian Rescues

Whether you’re looking for a Pomeranian puppy or a full-grown pal, there are plenty of rescues that need a good home. Here are just a few:

Outgoing, frisky & curious
Avg. Weight
4 - 8 lbs
Avg. Life Span
12 - 16 years
Pomeranians near 20149
Animal Rescues near 20149
Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA emziemer@aim.com
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA longstreetcats@gmail.com
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA littlebuddies@erols.com
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