Pot Bellied Pig Happily Raised with 5 Dogs Thinks He’s Just Like His Canine Crew

Pet Pig Piggypoo and Crew

As the old saying goes, “a dog is a man’s best friend,” but this pet pig might disagree. Meet Chowder, the 6-year-old Vietnamese potbellied pig who has his own group of unlikely animal friends. The domesticated farm animal lives with five rescue pups—named Rika, Slick, Nya, James, and Bashe—and his human, Shelby Madere, in Southern California. (Altogether, they make up @piggypoo_and_crew.) We know dogs make great pets, but Chowder proves he’s just as lovable and loving as his furry siblings.

Pigs are known for being very sociable and intelligent, and this is especially the case for Vietnamese potbellied pigs, who love nothing more than a good cuddle. “When I look at my crew, I see the reflection of who I am in them,” says Shelby, who regularly shares photos of the adorable gang on Instagram. “Their happiness, their safety, their health, their whole lives rely on me and I will never ever let them down.” Chowder doesn’t let their differences get in the way, and often plays in the yard with his canine crew and even wears the same matching collars—tailored to his size of course.

Keep up to date with the adorable day-to-day lives of Chowder and his crew on Instagram.

Meet Chowder, the pet pig who lives with five rescue dogs and his human, Shelby Madere, in Southern California.

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This band of unlikely animal friends have a unique bond.

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Piggypoo and Crew: Instagram
h/t: [Instagram Blog]

All images via @piggypoo_and_crew.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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