Meet Pattie Pig and her canine best friends Pickles and Paprika. One morning the animal shelter employees came to work to find them and a turtle left for the shelter. The turtle who was not bonded to the trio was quickly adopted. Pattie, Pickles and Paprika are having a harder time, as they really need to go to one home.
“They sleep together. They do everything together, go for walks together. The littlest one rides the pig’s back, and they’re like a real family,” Sarah McKillip, manager of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, recently told WFMZ-TV.
The only thing they can’t do together is eat, and that’s because Pattie is too much of a — well, you know. “Pattie will eat their food. She’s a pig,” McKillip tells The Huffington Post.
“The staff, we cry about it when we think about separating them, and I’m getting emotional right now. I don’t want to separate them, so please come help,” McKillip said to WFMZ-TV.
So here’s what you need to know, to get these three special critters: The dogs are small, playful and easygoing. The pig is 120-pounds, is an indoor pet and — clearly — has a lot of character.
Their adoption fees are covered. If you’re out of state and interested — or even just want to talk about fostering before committing to a permanent adoption — still, give the shelter a ring.