and did not provide her with any form of veterinary care such as vaccinations or spay. She lived a life on the streets and often
went hungry. We don’t think she was ever physically abused but she was often neglected. In
fact, her people allowed her to have two litters of puppies who all died a horrid slow death from parvo. Several attempts were made to rehome Lacy by asking
her people to surrender her to a rescue organization or at least allow her to be vaccinated and spayed, but this offer was always refused. Finally, her people
moved away and left this sweet, once again pregnant dog, behind to fend for herself alone and on her own.
This was the day Lacy was rescued by our friends from Duck Team 6.
She looks exhausted and sad from her life on the streets.
A wonderful loving foster mom, Marina, was located and plans made for Lacy to live with
her until the she was ready to deliver her last and final
litter of puppies.
|Lacy cuddles with her foster mom, Marina, who reassures Lacy that she is safe now.|
delivery, on this past Mother’s Day, Lacy moved in with another loving family who
helped birth 11 newborns. The new
family lived in this foster home until the puppies were 8 weeks old. During this time, the puppies were trained to
use newspapers and grass to potty, play in the plastic baby pool, and were allowed
all the play time they needed while in the comforts of a safe and loving
By 5-6 weeks old the pups began eating solid food and became mobile so it was time to separate them into their own foster homes. The
puppies are now 9 weeks old and adorable. One of the pups has even gone to a
foster home with the famous Tugger of TuggerTails (like his page on facebook!) and see daily posts about “ Baby Willie’s” adventures with Tugger. They appear to be hound/shepherd mixes and we don’t expect them to be very big since Lacy is only about 45 pounds herself.
|Puppies are learning to eat solid food, starting with gruel.
|Adorable puppies fast asleep by Ochoa Photography|
Just a week ago, Angie Ochoa, of OchoaPhotography, who is a professional photographer, recently stopped in to get her puppy fix and snap a few awesome photographs of our little ones.
network” veterinarians are local to our organization in Richardson, Texas and
some travel is required. As of the date this blog was written, the pups still
need two more rounds of vaccinations and spayed or neutered. We ask that your own pets be spayed or
neutered, up to date on vaccinations and dogs on monthly heart worm preventative.
Because these guys are still young we
are also looking for families where someone is home during the day, can arrange
to come during the day to check on the puppy or puppies, or arrange a sitter to pop in during
the day. You can find more information
about our foster and adoption programs on our website at www.takemehomepetrescue.com