It’s true when they say “you don’t adopt an animal, they adopt you”. That is exactly how it felt when I first saw Ippi. I had never seen a breed of dog with such beautiful markings, and I had never even heard of the breed (Catahoula Leopard Mix) before walking into Northeast Animal Shelter.

Having heard her story and where she came from I decided to name her Ippi. A unique name for a unique puppy! She is 13 weeks old and weights 15.5 pounds. She seems to be adjusting quite well, and growing so fast! She loves eating, sleeping, going on runs, and most of all playing with all of her new toys.

If it wasn’t for Northeast Animal Shelter and their amazing staff I would have never been given the opportunity to stumble upon my new best friend: Ippi

We thank you guys!