Adopted June 2016

Dog’s former name Nicollet

What are the best things about your dog?
Pippin wants to be everyone’s friend. She loves kids, with the really little ones she knows to lie on her back and be very gentle. She’s very smart and easy to train. She loves sleeping on her back like a goofball! We are adventure partners, she comes camping, canoeing, trail running, and she is a great “crag dog”, a dog that hangs out at a rock climbing spot.

Tell us about your dog’s favorite activities, sports or training:
Pippin’s favorite things to do are to play with her neighbor friend Lucy where they go in the dog house together, running around and swimming by the river, and playing with her one-eyed pitbull friend Ozzie. And of course chasing deer, which her mom hates.

Give us some examples of how your dog likes to spend his/her time:
Pippin is goes from zero to 100. At home she loves to cuddle up and chew on a rawhide, or look out the window at squirrels and rabbits. Outside she is a maniac on the hunt for any and everything, whether the smell is real or imagined!

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments to tell us about?
Only a week after I adopted Pippin we took her on a family canoe trip, she slept most of the time, but this year being older, she was much more interested in sniffing out the woods. She took a tumble in the river and swam though some rapids, after that she was happy to stay in the canoe! Pippin loves going on long trail runs with me, by the end of the longer ones it’s her trailing behind!

How do people react to your “pit bull?”
Pippin doesn’t look super pitty, but most people can tell she is at least part pit. Most people have been very positive, but Pippin loves people so much it is hard to be afraid of her! I get a lot of compliments on how good looking she is, good thing Pippin can’t understand, otherwise I think she’d be quite vain.

What other stories do you want to share?
Pippin loves to clean other dogs’ teeth. She will stick her whole muzzle in another dog’s open mouth and lick lick lick….

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Pippers, Gumba, Alligator, Pipps, Pippin Pooper, Bat Dog, Demon Dog

FAST FIVE with Pippin

1. Food: Piggy or picky? Dog food is ok, steak is better!

2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on, until I find a good seam to rip open.

3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides, but only if I can look out the front window.

4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash all day, unless it’s bath time, then no way.

5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? I get hot easily if it’s above 60!

Submitted by Sonja H.

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