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Best Friends: Tiffany Elliott
BF Tiffany Elliot
Tiffany Elliot & Tiny - photo by Marissa Weiher

Tiffany Elliott, cat lead supervisor at the Green County Humane Society, talks about her best friend Tiny, a 7-year-old Chihuahua.

Elliott agreed to foster Tiny after he arrived from North Carolina just after Hurricane Florence. Elliott had never had a dog before and was hesitant to adopt Tiny because she didn’t want to lose out on the potential to foster other animals. 

“All my coworkers knew it was meant to be,” Elliott said.

She came home one day and her boyfriend, Johnny McKibben, had surprised her by adopting Tiny for their anniversary. 

“Best anniversary gift ever,” Elliott said. 

Elliott said she always wanted a Chihuahua. Elliot also has three cats: Steve, Katana and McConaughey.

Best Friends is a weekly feature designed to highlight a local resident and his or her pets. To suggest someone for the series, contact Marissa Weiher, photographer, at

Describe Tiny’s personality. 

He definitely has stranger danger. He’s anxious and extremely shy, but once you get past that, playful and extremely cuddly. He’s constantly showing us how grateful he is to be in his forever home.

What do you and Tiny like to do together?

He’s such a lazy boy. We mostly cuddle and watch TV. We’re slow going around the block on walks. There’s been lots of new people and new sounds to adjust to. This has been his first big snow. 

What has it been like having Tiny in your life?

It’s been great. It’s been an adjustment. He’s my first dog. I was used to just having three cats but I wouldn’t have it any other way. He was meant to be with us.