He likes to smell the other dogs, but he really just likes to play with his toys by himself. We live in an apartment complex, so we bring him to the Pooch Playground. He's so high-energy.
Owners: Matt and Amanda DeCastro
Age: Both are 27
Age: 1 1/2
Breed: Chihuahua-terrier mix
Does Ziggy like going to the dog park?
Amanda: "He likes to smell the other dogs, but he really just likes to play with his toys by himself. We live in an apartment complex, so we bring him to the Pooch Playground. He's so high-energy."
What's his favorite reward?
Amanda: "He loves vanilla ice cream. The first Wednesday of the month, Graeter's has doggie ice cream socials, so we love to go there. And he loves vanilla Frosties from Wendy's. Vanilla ice cream - he knows he did something good if he gets that."
Does Ziggy have any issues?
Matt: "He has, like, every allergy and problem known to man. We give him allergy shots, and he takes allergy pills."
Amanda: "He's allergic to other dogs."
Matt: "He's allergic to meat. We didn't know anything about dog allergies before we got him."
Amanda: "But now our bank account sure does."
Where do you like to shop for him?
Amanda: "I go to Moochie & Co. because I like to get him little shirts. Posh Pets, too."
Does he like to wear clothes?
Matt: "Unfortunately, he's forced to. I mean, I don't think he minds them, but if he goes to the toy box and starts chewing them up, I let him chew them up."
Amanda: "Matt hates it. I like to get him hilarious shirts that say funny things. And I'm not one of those people carrying him around in my purse, and he has to wear the most wonderful outfits - I do it because it's funny."