Ilana Pinto grew up round canines in Canada — operating canine sleds and spending ample time on the close by canine park — however she by no means had her personal. When she and Eric Pinto received married, she knew it was time. “I’m old enough to be married; I’m old enough to have a dog,” she informed herself.
Her husband recollects her persistence throughout their first 12 months of marriage. “She was looking at the Petfinder app every day nonstop [asking] ‘What about this one? What about this one?’” But Eric wasn’t fairly as prepared for a canine and was really allergic to sure sorts. However, after some analysis and extra mild nudges, Ilana lastly wore him down.
“I was like, ‘What about these Chinese Crested? They kind of look like 80s Japanese rock stars!’” she mentioned. Eric agreed the breed could be a good match, and after discovering Pony on Petfinder, the couple adopted him on July three, 2011 from Bluebell’s Rescue in Houston, Texas. The rescue even supplied them a service, leash, toys, meals and bowls, making the adoption course of extremely seamless.
Pony — whose title is impressed by how he strikes —quickly turned Ilana’s “little shadow” following her in every single place she went.
Eric rapidly warmed as much as the brand new addition in his life as properly. “[Before Pony] I was more of a cat person, but he’s kind of like a cat-dog,” he mentioned. He particularly appreciates the companionship Pony affords all through the work day. “I work by myself so it’s really nice to have him with me. He’s my buddy and he’s customer service with everyone else who comes into the store.”