Puppies!

Not sure how we got all these pups, but I guess if they are in need we will save them. Typically we see pups in need in the spring, but this year it has just not stopped. The biggest thing with litters is that they come in large numbers, like seven or eight. What one doesn’t realize is these are really eight dogs that need the same vetting, fostering, and all the promotion and paperwork that goes along with the older dogs. This has caused us for the first time to have over 100 dogs on our site. With that, we now have to say no to new ones. There just are not enough fosters for all of them. Just look at the pups we have now, three doxie pups, four of Omni’s pups, Dolphin and Snorkel, Petunia, four from the Squash litter, Maisey’s four.

Let’s stop here and take a breath. Maisey is an interesting one. She was pulled from a shelter as a single dog. When she went to the vet to get her health certificate they found out she was pregnant and due in a couple weeks. She had her pups on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. They are not three weeks and we wanted them to have a save trip here, so Pilots N Paws volunteer pilots flew her and the pups from Alabama to Burlington, WI where they were picked up by their foster mom. It really takes a village.

Moving on this weekend we had transported two litters. A litter of four and a litter of five. The four were from two dogs that were rehomed by a groomer and when they were taken to be spayed and neutered they found out the female was pregnant. She delivered four pups which the adopter raised until they were five weeks old. I am not sure where the other litter was from, but they are our MinPin litter. Unfortunately, when they arrived they were mixed, so we just had nine pups of unknown origin. Things are been very difficult with them. They are nine weeks old, but one passed away at the emergency vet the night it came. I have to say I don’t even know if it was a boy or girl, as it happened so fast. On Mon. another one passed. It has been very sad and we are doing everything we can here to try to keep the others healthy. They are only four pounds each. Just little loves.

Then there are Dixie and Trixie. One might think they are Golden Retriever pups, but they are going to only be 20 lbs. each. Maybe Spaniels. Just hard to say, but very pretty. Because of our sick pups here, we need to require that the pups have two shots before coming. Because there are so many in need, they may be transferred to another rescue.

Mondavi has two pups. I am not sure why she found herself in need, but she has a skin condition, so has to wait a few weeks to come up. Her pups are only seven weeks old. Just adorable little bundles.

And…….our last litter is Sierra’s. Her pups were only two days old when we were told she was in need. Although we want to help her, we are going to need a foster home to care for this very special family when they come. She has six adorable pups and we are waiting for someone to come forward. I have put up some of the pups photos, but to see all of them please go to our site http://www.fluffydog.net.

Lastly, caring for these pups has been very expensive. Any donations we can receive are greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.

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