Meet The Pepperonis, A Chosen Family

Phoenix the dachshund and her family, affectionately nicknamed “the Pepperonis,” spent weeks preparing for Miss Foozie’s Pet Parade and costume contest last year. Four Chicago transplants have formed a deep bond known as chosen family, a term for people who choose to embrace, support and love each other like relatives, regardless of blood or marriage.

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