Annie is an exceptionally sweet, very shy, tan chihuahua poodle mix rescued from a shelter in CA. She was very sick with pneumonia when we adopted her but she recovered after weeks of antibiotics. Annie LOVES to snuggle with Dean and Susie on the couch, she loves to take walks at the beach, and she has a lot of fun racing around the yard with Evie and Zoey. Annie is 9 years old.
Evie is a little white poodle mix rescued from the same shelter as Annie in CA. Evie was left in a taped up box outside the shelter when she was about 6 months old. She loves children and is an outstanding demo dog for Piglet Mindset school visits and veterinary workshops for kids. Evie also loves to take walks at the beach, race around our yard with the other little dogs, and she loves to visit the vet hospital with Piglet and Zoey. Evie is 8 1/2 years old.
Zoey is a 6 pound, chocolate chihuahua yorkie mix from Arkansas. She was listed on Craig's list along with her 5 littermates. Thankfully the rescue group was able to take them in and place them carefully into loving forever homes. Zoey spends a lot of time hanging out and playing with Piglet because they are the same size. She loves doing tricks with the other dogs, taking walks in the neighborhood and at the beach, and she looks forward to visiting the vet hospital with Evie and Piglet. Zoey is 6 years old.
Dean is a 9 year old black lab mix found wandering on a county road in AR when he was about 5 months of age. We adopted him a few months later after he had traveled up to CT to be fostered. Dean is lucky to have been adopted. Black dogs have a much lower adoption rate than dogs who are lighter colors. This is called Black Dog Syndrome. Dean is a very friendly couch potato dog. He loves to hang out with Susie and Annie, who adore him. But he also loves to ride in the car and go for walks at home and at the beach. He is commonly the favorite of visitors who come to our house to meet the dogs.
Susie is a sweet, gentle, and friendly gray terrier who was rescued from a shelter in Tenn. We adopted her in May 2007. She loves other dogs, children, and everyone she meets. In fact, she is the reason we have so many dogs! She has warmly welcomed each of our 6 other dogs into what she considers to be "her dog family". Susie loves to take walks, ride in the car, and participate in school visits. She was especially gentle and nurturing to Piglet when he first arrived. She continues to be supportive and kind to Piglet. Susie is about 15 1/2 years old.
Gina is a 10 year old double merle Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix who we adopted from a rescue group in Georgia. Gina and Piglet have a lot in common- double merle and double dapple are different names for the same genetic issue that causes the white coat and congenital ear and eye defects that they both have. Gina has a white coat, minor peripheral vision deficits, and she is deaf in one ear, all the result of double merle breeding. Being deaf in one ear, she can hear but she can't always tell where the sound is coming from. So, she commonly will run away from our calls looking for us in the wrong direction. We keep her safe using a leash and harness when she isn't in a fenced yard. Gina loves to do group tricks, practice her agility jumps and weave poles, go for walks, and travel to work with her mom. Gina is much bigger than Piglet but she understands that she needs to be extra gentle with him.