View Full Version : I have the best job :)

03-18-2003, 12:00 PM
I thought I'd introduce you guys to some new additions to my shelter :D

Angie, a min pin mix, was fending for herself in a field for at least 5 weeks. It took some kind people that long to catch her. We were thinking she would be feral since she was so hard to catch. Funny thing is, as soon as she came in to our shelter and we showed her some loving, she turned into the biggest mushball within MINUTES! It was amazing. She's the biggest baby! She LOOOOOVES to be held and rubbed. If you put her down, she'll follow you right at your heels and keep trying to climb up your leg to be picked up again :D The day we took her in, it looked like she had swallowed a watermelon!! You could feel her spine so she was very skinny but VERY PREGNANT! My manager and I stayed late the day she came in (last Tuesday) and massaged her to make her more comfortable. Since she looked ready to burst at any second, my manager took her home for the night and sure enough, not 3 hours later, she began having her first puppy! The next morning, mom and babies were moved back to our shelter in their very own room where they will stay for 8 weeks.

Here is the proud mother herself:


Here are the babies at 16 hours old - we think the father was a dapple Dachshund:


There are 5 healthy pups - 3 boys and 2 girls:


Here they are at 6 days old (pic taken yesterday):


This is the biggest boy compared to the small girl. What a difference!:


03-18-2003, 12:31 PM
Oh what cute puppies!! and the mom looks like she's doing
lots better in that 6 day old pic. What's a dapple dashshund?

03-18-2003, 12:36 PM
It is the different colors (sort of like merle coloring).

Here's a site that talks about it:


And here's my friend's dapple Doxie, Miss Abby:


03-18-2003, 12:45 PM
Wow you learn something new everyday. I didn't know
Dashshunds had the merling type coloring. I love that blue
merle look. Miss Abby is adorable.

03-18-2003, 12:49 PM
Omg Aly, they're gorgeous ahhhhh i want one!!!! I love the first pic. sooooooo cute! I love you Aly! lol

03-18-2003, 12:58 PM
Talk about A-DOOR-A-BULL! Such a wee little lass having all those puppies.So cute!

03-18-2003, 01:24 PM
Min pins are so adorable!! I love the pics--thanks for sharing!!

03-18-2003, 02:30 PM
They look amazing, as does the mother! I think you have the best job too, I want one like that....where can I get one;)

I've been meaning to ask, what does ferel mean?

Dakota's Mommy
03-18-2003, 02:33 PM
Oh, the pups are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

03-18-2003, 02:44 PM
That's not fair! They are way too cute and way too far away and I can't have another puppy right now!!
I'm not sure which is the cutest - mom or the kids!!
I want another puppy!

03-18-2003, 02:59 PM
A feral animal is a domesticated species that was born in the wild. Like if a stray cat ran off and had kittens and the kittens never came in contact with people. A wild animal can't be feral because they aren't domesticated. Does that make sense? (I think I always sound too confusing on the computer, hehe)

03-18-2003, 03:17 PM
awww you really do have the best job ever>> but that will be mine one day:D :D :) :D ;)

03-18-2003, 03:22 PM
Omg, how CUTE!! Aw, thanks for sharing!

03-18-2003, 03:43 PM
Oh Aly, they are so adorable and Mom's a beauty. Let me know if Mom and the pups don't all get adopted. I now volunteer at a Doxie rescue here and I know we could place Mom, too. Is she at all housebroken? I guess you don't know, being in a shelter and all. Anyway let me know. :)

03-18-2003, 03:51 PM
I'm pretty sure she's housebroken. She always waits for me to take her out. We did put newspaper in there for her on Sunday because thats my day off and I'm the only one she lets near the pups! and she never leaves the pups - she's a great mom. I did end up going there on Sunday afternoon to take her potty though anyway. Ok, back to my point before I babble all day - she's housebroken! She did go on the newspaper but she is a very neat little lady and was careful to get it all on the paper.

I'm sure she'll get adopted though. Small dogs go so fast here. And don't worry, we have a very good screening process and don't do same day adoptions to assure they are going to GREAT homes!

(I will keep you in mind though in case we ever do need some help - you keep us in mind too if the rescue ever gets too crowded)

03-18-2003, 04:06 PM
Great!! We do too, even a home visit usually. Thanks!!

03-18-2003, 04:12 PM
We're doing a home visit tonight to investigate neglect :(

We also do vet and 3 personal references, heh, that makes a lot of people mad. We don't expect them to have a vet though if they don't have animals.

03-18-2003, 04:21 PM
Yup. We do the same. Haven't had any problems from anyone about the vet check yet. Some aren't fond of the home visit, though. :confused: I was more than happy for it when I adopted Miss Millie. :)

Sara luvs her Tinky
03-18-2003, 04:27 PM

They are soooooooo cute!!! and why wouldn't they when the momma is cute as ever herself!!!!!




I would love to see those little cuties all grown up!!

03-18-2003, 04:36 PM
I understand now:)

03-18-2003, 04:50 PM
Aww the puppies are adorable!:D

03-18-2003, 07:34 PM
Oh talk about stress relief!! First pics of kitty piles in the cat section and now puppie piles! Just makes me want to melt!! That does it...when I retire I'm getting a dog, no butttts about it!

03-18-2003, 07:39 PM
LOL, K9Karen, love the way you spelled adorable!:D

Aly, they are soooo cute! I want a puppy! Never heard of a dapple Dachshund! My dad had a Dachshund when he was growing up, named Duchess! Thanks for sharing!:) ;)

03-18-2003, 08:10 PM
Awwww!! What precious little pups...and mommy too! :)

You're such a sweetie Aly.

03-19-2003, 12:03 AM
I love the assorted colors. they are soo fricking cute. AWWWW.

03-19-2003, 05:01 AM
Oh Aly,
You do have the best job!!!and You do it soooo well!!!!!!!!!!!
These pics are hitting the Cute Quotient Limit!!!!!!!!

I need a Kennel!!!!!!!!!!!!!;) :) :D