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:
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!