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"The first thing I thought when I saw Pippa was that her ears looked like a beautiful spotted mushroom. It was love at first sight. I thought the people who rescue dogs from horrible fates in China must be really good people. The reason why I wanted Pippa was because she seemed like a really good fit for our family. She was not too crazy or too calm, she was just right. When she came over with Lori, it seemed like our family fit perfectly and it was really nice because we also get help from Lori in case we have questions about Pippa. Now my favorite thing to do with Pippa is to play games with her. She loves tug of war, and keep away, and hide and go seek. I also love going outside on hikes with her. She always comes when I call her.

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She also is really protective of our house and makes me feel really safe to be at my house, especially at night.*  

Pippa knows when I'm sad. I love to pet her soft fur. She's also really funny and makes me laugh. She seems to have a sense of humor, I can't really tell you why I think that but I feel like she knows what is funny. I was really sad to think that there were people who wanted to hurt and eat her. That makes me sad and it makes me feel good that we adopted her. Sometimes people tell me that we should get a dog from the US but I think any time we can be kind to animals, no matter where they come from, is really important. And I think that Chinese rescue dogs probably see more cruelty than other rescues."  

*Ze’ev states that he feels safe at night as Pippa alerted the family of a home intruder.

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