Chowder is not like other dogs. In fact, he’s not a dog at all.
Eight-year-old Chowder is a Vietnamese potbellied pig, but he’s been brought up alongside five rescue dogs and feels right at home with his furry siblings. Chowder lives on a farm with his adoptive siblings and their proud pet-parent Shelby Madere, and this unusual family has taken the internet by storm.
Chowder may be a pig, but he’s still part of the gang and Madere shares glimpses of their adventures under the Instagram handle piggypoo_and_crew.
Chowder’s owner, Shelby Madere, said she’d found him in a Craigslist ad that explained the animal needed to be re-homed because his current owners didn’t have the time to raise a pig. Upon reading the ad, Madere said she “jumped immediately at the chance to give him a wonderful life.”
Check out the blended family below.
Piggypoo and Crew: Instagram