Peanut was a rescue dog who turned out to be a mix of thirteen different kinds of breeds. Kristen, who works at Nevada Humane Society, fostered him and decided to adopt him.
The previous owners of Peanut loved him very much but didn’t have the financials to take care of him. He ended up with a dental problem, and his teeth had to be removed.
Peanut has a squishy face, floppy ears, and a small body reminiscent of a Chihuahua. Just before Kristen adopted him, she lost her first rescue dog, Petey. It was Petey that inspired her to start volunteering and helping dogs in need.
After a week of living with Peanut, Kristen knew she would keep him. He was a mellow companion who always wanted to be with her. People said he looked like Baby Yoda.
Kristen enjoys massaging his face and seeing all his wrinkles pile up. The DNA test she ordered for him left her with more questions than answers.
From the test, Kristen found out that Peanut’s top five breeds were: Chihuahua, short-haired miniature dog, Shih Tzu, Samoyed, and Nordic Spitz. There was no Shar-Pei nor Beagle, which she was expecting.
Peanut is now a certified therapy dog that brings joy and peace to everyone around him. Kristen hopes that he knows how special he is.