Hoggle was named after a character in the David Bowie film "The Labyrinth," because he's easily distracted and has a predisposition towards being a little worried. He was formerly a stray and is still getting used to his new life as a "house dog," but what he lacks in confidence he makes up for in genuine adoration for the people around him. He is one of the most warm, genuine, and trusting little dogs on the planet. He spent the first five years of his life tolerating luxating patellas in both of his back knees, which means he can't walk as well or as comfortably as he'd like to. He truly needs this surgery to make him feel just as pain-free and happy as his big heart of gold deserves!