Pignoli is Ariana's ninth dog. Ariana was given the puppy on March 2, 2017 by Joan Grande at The Dangerous Woman Tour Soundcheck. Ariana thought it was a shaking cookie. On March 3, 2017, Ariana 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.