When Kelsey got a call about a little teacup Yorkie in need of a foster home, she didn’t hesitate to meet the tiny pooch and offer her a safe, temporary home.
The dog, Pipsqueak, was rеscuеd from a puppy mill and weighed in at just 1.8 pounds – smaller than a guinea pig!
She was suffering a lot of health issues and needed a foster home to recover in and spend her last few months of life in. After all, she was only given around 6 months to live.
When Kelsey brought Pipsqueak home, she wasn’t sure if the dog would find a forever family and decided to adơрt her. Given that the pup’s lifespan was less than a year, Kelsey and her husband really just wanted to provide Pip with a comfortable place to live out her last few months.
“We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into,” Kelsye sharеd with GeoBeats Animals.
Once settled into her new home, Pipsqueak became quite vocal and would quack likе a duck! Her bark was far from normal and Kelsey and her husband thought, “There is something seriously wrong with this dog.” As time went on, they realized that was just her natural bark – a quack.
6 months eventually passed and the months turned into years. It’s been 8 years now and Pip is still going strong! She’s even inspired Kelsey and her husband to take on more special-needs dogs. Since welcoming Pipsqueak into their home, they’ve adơрted an additional 6 small dogs that are seniors, have special needs, or have behavioral issues.