The tween queen’s Chonzer puppies were a surprise gift from Santa

By People Staff
Updated May 05, 2010 08:00 PM

All Victoria Justice wanted for Christmas was a puppy for her sister, and on Dec. 25, 2008, her wish was granted – the tween queen got two!

Justice, who plays Tori Vega on Nick’s Victorious, was surprised by her parents with two Chonzers from Missouri. The pups, Bichon Frise and miniature Schnauzer crosses, were for Justice and her sister, Maddy, and the siblings named their new furry family members Sammy and Sophie.

It was a long time coming for 17-year-old Justice, who is allergic to cats and most dogs, and never had pets growing up.

“My mom has always been freaked out about bringing pets in the house, so she was always against it, but we finally convinced her,” Justice tells “We’re so happy.”

Now the Justice family has two to play with all the time – thankfully, they have a big bed where the whole family watches movies together!

Watch our video chat with Victoria Justice above, and get the scoop on her Chonzers, Sammy and Sophie!