At Nurture Your Pet, our vision is to build a tribe of pet lovers sharing stories and advice about their fur babies 🐶🐾 We are so grateful for our community, and we are thrilled to begin featuring members of our NYP family! For our first-ever Pawrent Spotlight, we are so excited to introduce Geneviève, Carla and their adorable chiweenie, Chico (on Instragram as @chico.thechiweenie) ❤️

NYP: Tell us about yourself and Chico - where are you from?

G&C: Chico is a 1.5 year old chiweenie (chihuahua x dachshund) with two moms who love him very much. We live in Montreal, in the province of Quebec, Canada – home of Céline Dion, poutine, and snowy winters!

NYP: When did Chico become a part of your family?

G&C: My partner and I adopted him in May 2021, after he was surrendered by his previous owners. We were finally ready to welcome a little dog into our family, and we were lucky enough to find this sweet pup who needed a new loving home. 

NYP: What’s a typical day-in-the-life routine for Chico?

G&C: Chico loooves to sleep in! He'll spend most of the mornings in bed or on the couch. After lunch, we play in the backyard, and at night we go for a walk and work on his socialization

NYP: What is your favorite thing to do with Chico?

G&C: Discovering new places together. Whether it's a walk in nature, lunch at a pup-friendly patio, or a road trip, there are so many possibilities.

NYP: What’s one of your funniest memories of Chico?

G&C: When I saw him walk for the first time. He has such a funny way of walking – it makes everyone smile on the street!

NYP: Do you have any advice for new puppy parents?

G&C: Take full advantage of your puppy's socialization period. Chico was not properly socialized as a puppy, and we are now working extra hard on building up his confidence and ability to make friends with other dogs. Socialization is crucial if you want your dog to have a happy life!

Follow Chico's adventures on Instagram: @chico.thechiweenie