Welcome Ireland Puppies!!

Meet puppy 1 (pink). She’s a spunky girl, weighing in at a whopping 13 oz (the biggest!). She’s brown with a black mask and a white stripe. The girls nicknamed her Chunky.

Puppy 2 (green) is a sweet boy that looks like his momma. He’s mostly black with a tiny white dot on the back of his neck. He also has some awesome faint stripes on his back. We have nicknamed him Ireland (after his mom) 2.0 or Mini-Me.

Puppy 3 (white) is the only other girl and she looks just like her big sis puppy 1, except she doesn’t have the white stripe on her face but she’s just as pretty. We have nicknamed her Chippy because she looks like a chipmunk!

Puppy 4 (blue) is known as Oreo since he is black with white around his neck. He is the “easy one” because his birth was the easiest, he popped right out and he nursed immediately.

Puppy 5 (red) is a beautiful boy that is a brown/black with white on his face and belly. We thought he was the last one and the “baby” of the family, however, puppy 6 messed that up with his fashionably late arrival. We are calling him Cookies & Cream….because Oreo was taken.

Puppy 6 (orange) is our late boy as he came when everyone had left and we thought we were done. He’s mostly black and has an amazing white stripe on his face and a white belly. He’s a handsome boy.

More puppy photos!

Honolulu and her puppies are doing great!  They are busy being socialized by a horde of eager volunteers.  Read more about their adventures on our Facebook page:


Momma Dog is Here!

Our first momma dog of 2017 has just arrived and is resting comfortably in the Den!

This is our “H” litter, and Momma’s name is Honolulu.

Honolulu birthed 6 of the 8 puppies she has with her. When Honolulu had her babies, there were also two puppies from another mom (who unfortunately didn’t make it) that the rescue asked Honolulu if she would not mind helping nurse.  She willingly obliged and has unconditionally reared the two puppies in addition to her own.

In rescue, often puppies get separated from mom and each other, adding an unbearable amount of emotional stress on all.  However, in this case, our awesome rescue colleagues, who value our work so much, called us and asked if we would consider taking this momma and puppies all together, to keep them together as long as possible before they are adopted.

Without any hesitation, we moved forward with their request. Then, two days later… here they are.

Honolulu is the epitome of an amazing momma. She is confident, social, friendly, curious, trusting and incredibly attentive to her puppies.

Her puppies are 10 weeks old and full of life. The next two weeks will bring about a lot of learning, accomplishments and with your help, their forever homes.

More updates and photos soon!