November 26, 2020

Piggypoo and Crew: This Cute Pig Grew Up With Dogs, And Now Thinks He’s One Of Them

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

Chowder may look different from his siblings, but he has no problem hanging with the gang.

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Dedicated pet-mom Shelby Madere takes good care of the whole gang and keeps them all safe and happy.

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Chowder is a very bright little pig and loves a good cuddle.

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And he strikes a pose just as well as his sister Nya.

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Chowder loves playing with his siblings, and they love playing with him.

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He doesn’t need paws to walk straight into our hearts. What a charmer.

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Chowder and his siblings make an adorable sight.

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