When you open your 2016 ASPCA calendar you will get a special surprise! You will get to see your favorite chihuahua super-star, Mervin The Chihuahua and his dad, Joey. Together they are trying to spread a message to encourage adoption as a first option if you are looking for a new furry friend. When you adopt, you not only save a life, but you also give another homeless animal a chance to find a loving home.
Always wondered why Mervin’s tongue hangs out? It’s because he doesn’t have any teeth! The tiny pup had to spend three months at the ASPCA after he had surgery on his hips and back legs, and also needed to have all of his teeth removed due to severe dental disease.
Mervin is now part of Joey’s pack of rescues, which includes a Pomeranian, a Boston Terrier, a Border Collie mix and a cat. “Mervin is the smallest member of our family at four pounds, but he has a lot of personality,” says Joey.
Mervin and Joey encourage you to Take the Adoption Pledge through the ASPCA.
Watch this great behind the scenes footage from their ASPCA calendar photo shoot!