Paris Hilton Blamed for Chihuahuas Overrun

"Sufficient toy dogs on hand to start your own miniature Iditarod team" reports SF Weekly

The bad economy means more people are surrendering their pets to Animal Care and Control in San Francisco. Among the furry former friends are lots of tiny dogs.

We call it the 'Paris Hilton Syndrome,'" ACC volunteer outreach coordinator Deb Campbell told the San Francisco Weekly.

Hilton has been known to carry around lapdogs like the chihuahua Tinkerbell.

The trend has become so popular, designers like Gucci have marketed handbags specifically for carrying your pooch in a pouch.

The ACC is reportedly getting one or two chihuahuas dropped off daily.

Jackson West thinks buying a pet as a fashion accessory is never in season.

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