Pippen

Name:
Sara Altshul & Frank Ruscitti

A little about yourself:
I’m a writer, Frank’s a teacher

Adopted animal(s) names:
Pippen, a poodle terrier mix

Why did you decide to adopt?
We’d just had to put down our 17 yr old terrier-mix, Jonah, who I rescued when he was found wandering in Central Park back in 1991 or so. Bella, our little rat terrier, who we rescued 6 years ago, became inconsolable and developed a terrible separation anxiety–so we figured it was time to adopt again.

How did you choose your dog?
We saw his picture on 1-800-save-a-pet.com and we knew he was the one for us

Why did you name your dog Pippen?
He came named “Pippen” and he seemed to know it & it suited him, so we kept it.

What’s your favorite thing about your dog?
He’s always ready to play, he’s very loving & cuddly, and has a terrific sense of humor.

What’s the funniest thing your dog has ever done?
He has a penchant for stealing things and hiding them behind the couch. He doesn’t chew or destroy (oh, except he does shred stolen paper napkins) but he hides things. So now we know where to look when we can’t find our shoes, sunglasses, etc.

What would you say to someone considering adopting?
JUST DO IT! Sign up for www.1-800-save-a-pet.com which sends you daily emailed pix of dogs that meet your needs for size, age, etc. You’ll save a life and you’ll never regret it.

Is there anything else you want everyone to know about you and your dog?
We never thought we could replace our beloved Jonah–but we got the dog we absolutely needed.