Where did Rosie and her puppies come from?
Rosie was picked up as a stray in a nearby community. When she arrived at their shelter, the staff suspected she was pregnant and sent her in for x-rays. Sure enough, she was carrying nine puppies and looked like she was ready to pop any day. She had her puppies in the other shelter but they don’t have the space or resources to care for such a large litter. They contacted us to see if we could help out and just like that, we are now the proud caregivers to the lovely new family.
What breed are they?
Rosie appears to be a Lab mix but the puppies could be anything! One has brown points like a Rottweiler, so maybe dad was a Rottie or Rottie mix. We have no way to really know but guessing is part of the fun of mixed-breed dogs!
It’s tricky figuring out who’s who with so many black puppies! There are six males and three females and all the boys are black or black and white. Staffers Lneya and Spencer have kindly put together a poster with names and photos so everyone can put names to the ridiculously adorable faces but it can still be tough to tell if you can’t see their white patches or collars.
When were the puppies born?
May 21, 2014.
How do I adopt a puppy?
If you’re interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 604-857-5055 and ask to speak to a trainer. We are conducting interviews now and will be giving applications to suitable candidates. We will be giving out more applications than there are puppies, so filling out an application does not guarantee that you will get to adopt a puppy.
When will the puppies be going to their new homes?
The puppies will be ready to go on July 16.
Will you be setting up a live cam?
We don’t have a way to safely set up a camera in the area the puppies are living in, so we will not be doing a live cam for this litter. We’ll try to take regular videos and photos and share their development on our Facebook page and blog.