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 10 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 10 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 7 years old.
Dean is an 11 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.
Lucy Lemonade is a 1 year old tan terrier mix rescued from the streets in northern CA . She had been running loose with her brother dog Linus for a year. Neighbors were unable to catch them until Lucy was hit by a car in November 2021. Both of her back feet sustained multiple fractures. Dogwood Animal Rescue took very good care of her until we adopted her on January 8, 2022. Her left foot has healed well enough but after multiple surgeries, her right foot is still healing.
When Lucy arrived in CT she was very fearful but gradually she has realized that she has a family and is part of Piglet's Inclusion Pack. She is playful, has a great sense of humor, is learning manners, and loves Piggy. The feeling is mutual. Piglet loves his new "little sister" Lucy! Check out their videos on Piggy's social media pages. And keep an eye out for Lucy at our Piggy school visits, fundraisers, and book events!
Susie was a sweet, gentle, and friendly gray terrier who was rescued from a shelter in Tennesee. We adopted her in May 2007. She loved other dogs, children, and everyone she met. In fact, she is the reason we have so many dogs! She warmly welcomed each of our 6 other dogs into what she considered to be "her dog family". Susie loved to take walks, ride in the car, and participate in school visits. She was especially gentle and nurturing to Piglet when he first arrived. Her influence carries on as all of our dogs are supportive and kind to Piglet and to each other. Susie was about 16 years old when she left us in April 2021.
Gina is an 11 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.