Piglet, the deaf blind pink puppy was rescued from a hoarding situation in Georgia along with his mother and 3 litter mates. He is a Dachshund Chihuahua mix, and the product of two dapple colored parents. Dapple to dapple breeding results in a 25% chance of each puppy being “double dapple”. This double dapple color pattern is linked to congenital ear and eye defects that may result in partially or completely deaf/blind puppies. Piglet is deaf and blind.
Piglet traveled to CT on March 4, 2017 because he needed more individualized attention than the rescue group was able to provide. He was a 1 1/2 pound screaming baby. We were planning on fostering Piglet until he found his forever home. As things happen, his foster home was his forever home. Our family adopted Piglet in May, 2017.
After months of screaming and severe separation anxiety, Piglet finally got into a routine snuggling in his Favorite Dad's arms, playing with his dog pack siblings, taking walks down the street, traveling to house calls with his veterinarian mom, visiting the animal hospital to see his BFFs, and visiting his friends at the bank and pet stores. He is very popular wherever he goes as he has a way of creating smiles on the faces of everyone he meets.
Piglet is deaf and blind. He has learned how to face his challenges with a positive attitude despite his limitations. He optimizes his senses of smell, touch, taste, and love, to engage and be part of his family, his environment, and his happy life. He is an enthusiastic little dog with a positive Piglet Mindset!
When Piglet was formally adopted in May, 2017, his mom made a promise that Piglet would have a meaningful productive life, which he certainly has! Piglet has well over 500,000 followers on his social media platforms, his Piglet Mindset educational outreach program teaches thousands of children about resilience, inclusion, and being kind. Piglet is an ambassador for disabled pets and people, and now he has two books that bring his message to even more children and adults around the world.
We hope you'll explore our PigletMindset.org website to learn more about Piglet, his Piglet Mindset, his Rescue Fund, his Book Fund, and his mission!
Piglet Network News from B.H. Wood Elementary School in Plainville, MA, featuring our 3rd and 4th grade Piglet Mindset friends.