This time, www.petfinder.com is not to blame for the final addition to my family. I received an e-mail from Diana’s Grove Rescue because this is the organization that I adopted a dog (Tito) for my mom. When I opened the e-mail, I saw a color flier for their upcoming adoption event.
On the front of the flier was the craziest looking dog that I had ever seen! Peppe, the Chinese Crested. He looked nothing like the crested featured in the movie “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” This dog had not fur on his tail and was spotted!
It was insta-love! Even my husband was a bit excited. This was definitely different from our mostly Chihuahua filled household. Upon meeting Peppe, he gave Matt a big kiss on the chin. He was hooked.
Peppe was actually used for breeder. His owner suddenly passed away, leaving him homeless. The organization called him “the Velcro dog.” I soon found out why. Peppe wants to be everywhere that you are. He wants attention 24/7 and he will not be ignored! But, he is a super cutie pie (except at dinner time). I have to say that I have never seen a dog eat as fast as he does.
My vet was quite surprised to see him. She told me that Chinese Cresteds are not popular in this region. I suppose this would have to do with the skin care that needs to be provided. Peppe must be bathed once a week to replenish his natural skin oils. He also needs to have coconut oil slathered on once a day to help keep his skin hydrated. He doesn’t mind. Peppe loves to lick himself after being oiled.
He completes our fur family quite nicely.