Pets of UBC Psych: Piccolo

Meet Piccolo, Zarina Giannone’s miniature Dachshund! Zarina is a sessional instructor in the department of psychology.

Like his mom who has an investigative mind, Piccolo, who is five years old, likes to solve food puzzles. They have a variety in their home that Piccolo can master. He’s one smart cookie who uses his psychology!

Piccolo is known by many names, Zarina’s favourite is “Piccolo The Spicy Italian Sausage”, which is used to introduce him in the annual Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Race Track. Piccolo is a miniature celebrity!

In his spare time when he is not a Wiener Race Dog, Piccolo and his mom also make appearances at parties like the annual dog Halloween party. His costumes usually steal the show and the hearts of all in attendance!