LebTown features a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.

This week, meet Pippin!

Pippin is a black Lab and pointer mix. According to his owner, Wes Smith, he’s not named for one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s hobbits, but rather the black Lab that was eaten by the shark in “Jaws.” (Eww!)

Wes said his pup is 13 years old, and was rescued some eight years ago.

“I got him for my mom for companionship after my dad died,” Wes explained. “He loves walks in Jonestown Park and greeting customers at Valley Cigars.”

If you see Pippin, be sure to say hello … and keep a wary eye out for sharks!


Do you have a pet you’d like to share with LebTown readers? Check out how, below!

Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

To nominate your pet, email pets@lebtown.com and include:

  • Your name and your pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed if applicable
  • A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
  • And of course—pictures! Feel free to send high-quality attachments or a link to an online storage service.


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Tom has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades. In his spare time, he plays fiddle with the Irish band Fire in the Glen, and he reviews music, books and movies for Rambles.NET. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and has four children: Vinnie, Molly, Annabelle and Wolf.