Pignoli is Ariana Grande's ninth dog. She was given the puppy on March 2, 2017 by Joan at the Dangerous Woman Tour soundcheck. At first, Grande thought it was a shaking cookie. On March 3, 2017, Grande posted a picture on Instagram of the dog with the description, Pignoli. She said in the Q&A of the concert of Toronto (March 5) that she named Pignoli after a nut because he looks like a small nut. She gave him a nickname, Pino.