Name and age of the dog: Pippin, 2 years
Nicknames: Pip, Mrs. P.
Adoption history: We'd been thinking about getting a dog for years and went on a trip to see some friends a few hours away from home. We met a couple of guard dogs at a pop-up event there, but knew we couldn't adopt because we weren't home.
On the way back we decided to stop by an animal shelter in our hometown. We went straight to the shelter without stopping at home, saw Pippin (then Vixen) and fell in love instantly. When we met her we knew she was our dog and we adopted her that day. My fiance works in sports so most people think we named Pippin after Scottie Pippen, but we named her after a character in The Lord of the Rings. She is the best that has ever happened to me. She is the cutest, happiest little ray of sunshine and I love her so much. Not to mention that she's the cutest thing I've ever seen.