These four girls do not have names – not yet. But they will soon. Because in the past we have received suggestions of great names, once again, we posted on our PetsConnect face book asking for name ideas. YES, we are on face book, go friend us!
These girls are part of a larger litter of pups but because of space constraints I could only take four. Ok, not just space but time and energy too. Four seemed doable so we took the females. The males are even cuter, I know, can you imagine that! The boys have black and brown Rotty like markings. But this is about these four girls. Clearly an example of Finely Blended Breeds, these girls have lots of breeds in them.. It does appear predominately Shepherd and Shar Pei but truly, we do not know.
The puppies were left at the animal shelter when they were just five or six weeks of age. While there they picked up a mild cold and they are on an antibiotic. The girls are doing really well. They have a little snot on their nose but not much.
They have a lot of energy, are very vocal and full of energy!
We set them up in a puppy pen in our dining room. They take their guarding very seriously for the first couple mornings when we can down to make coffee – bark and bark. Tails were wagging and they were so excited to see us. So, ok, they were probably really hungry too!
They now don’t bark every time they see us. They do however, jump on the puppy pen and want us to come pick them up.
Yesterday they got to go outside for the very first time and they LOVED it. They played and played, chased each other around and barked at each other. I was going to let them go out this morning until I looked out the door and saw the snow. So much for that!
For now the puppies have numbers for names.
One and Two look similar. Here is a photo album with photos of those two:
Three and Four look similar:
Once the puppies are done with their antibiotics we will schedule them to be spayed. After that they will be ready to be adopted. Probably in four weeks, mid to late April, – that would be my best guess.
Meanwhile, perhaps you would like to consider volunteering?
We are always looking for foster homes for cute puppies like this – if we had another foster home we could have taken the four brothers too. They will be fine where they are and they are on antibiotics too, but I’m willing to bet they would love to be in a puppy pen in someone’s dining room too!
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What, you may ask, Can You do?
1) send a donation to help cover costs to: PetsConnect, PO Box 8104, South Bend, IN 46660-8104
— we are a 501 c 3 card carrying organization! Your donations are completely tax deductible
2) share this blog with a friend, and another friend and another .. spread the word!
3) support your local animal shelter, your local rescue – we work so hard to help animals in need.
– take cookies, candy, fresh fruit , flowers – be a smiling face, tell a shelter worker, Thank you. If not for them, Toffee and Fudge and the pups may not be alive today.
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