I know everyone will say that it is inhumane and that a pet is family and that you would not do that to your family. WELL, ask any male human in your family about the inhumanity of circumcision. We have had a Chihuahua for 12 years. Landlords have been real receptive when we show them that our breeder had our Chihuahua declawed as a puppy. We keep our pets indoors and are subject to rules from Landlords. I even went as far as training our current dog to pee like a female dog as to not mark his territory. He is getting old, blind, and has bad teeth, which we were informed by the breeder of these breed traits. I would like to have him help train a puppy because he is such a good dog. We have moved in the last 12 years. Does anyone know of a vet that will declaw a dog in the Eastern North Carolina or Virginia area? Thanks R.