In early January, future Bideawee adopter Ritishka Vij had been searching far and wide for a “forever pup” to bring home. Her search brought her to the Adoption Center at Bideawee in Manhattan where she found and immediately fell in love with Mable, who had been rescued from a shelter in Tennessee. The connection was instantaneous, and Ritishka knew that she had to make the 10-week-old, 6 pound Jack Russell mix a permanent part of her life. “The Matchmakers were very helpful,” she recounted. “They stayed well beyond closing to help me complete the paperwork.”
The newly renamed Penny soon showed just how special of a dog she was. In just three months she has learned over 15 tricks, including how to fold her paws in the traditional Indian greeting, “Namaste”. Even the staff at the Animal Hospital at Bideawee was impressed when Penny showed off some of her tricks during a check-up. Known as “a firecracker in a tiny package”, Penny is full of energy and spends a lot of time out in the neighborhood where she has made a lot of friends, big and small. She especially looks forward to play dates with her brother, Knox, who is from the same litter. Penny also takes time to relax; staring out of her apartment window and watching the world go by.
Now, at 5 ½ months old and 20 lbs., Penny will soon be putting her great intellect to the test when she begins training with a professional to learn more advanced tricks. All of the staff at Bideawee know that she's more than up to the task.