Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Fix - Mama (7/6/2012)

By Christy Hess

This week I want to show the world a dog that has my heart. She came into the shelter with porcupine quills all over her belly. The staff at the shelter was able to remove the quills, but her belly was still swollen. They determined that she was expecting puppies.

The puppies were born in the shelter then Mama (aka Patches) and puppies were transferred to us when the pups were just 4 week old. We just don't get to see this very often. It is really fun to watch the puppies grow and this mama is so good with them.

Brook got a few great videos of mama playing with her babies.

She is such a great mama. She allows people to cuddle her puppies but she keeps a constant eye on you. When she knows her pups are safe, she will come out and gently ask to get her ears scratched. Or she puts her head on your shoe so you can't move without giving her a little attention.

What is your breed guess? She has an underbite and what looks to be a natural docked tail. She is approximately 2 years old. She is tall and lean and weighs about 40-45 lbs.

The babies are black with small amounts of white and they are very big for their age.

Mama and puppies will be up for adoption shortly - keep an eye on the website ( for them, but would love to hear your best breed guess. Consider her our mystery mix of the week.