Sure, they might ruin your brand new carpets, and they might bark in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, but you just can’t knock their personalities, their happiness, and their excitement to have you as their owner. This is why so many people choose to have dogs in their lives – because they’re just so darn great. However, many people nowadays are persuaded to adopt and not shop for their new pets. Although you can buy a brand new puppy and watch it grow up, there’s nothing better than adopting a dog who has suffered at the hands of their previous owners. You could give them a new life, which is exactly what one couple did when they fostered a pregnant dog. Yet, they had no idea her puppies would turn out the way they did…
Every year, a whopping 6.5 million animals make their way into animal shelters across the United States. They may have been abandoned by their previous owners or maltreated, or they may have simply been wandering the streets without a home. Sadly, the majority of these animals are dogs. To put a number on it, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA) have noted that around 3.3 million of the 6.5 million animals taken to animal shelters are dogs. Although this number has declined over the past few decades, these are still incredibly high numbers that should not be there in the first place. Every year, around 1.6 million dogs are adopted by new forever homes, or even taken into foster care while recovering from injuries – but that just isn’t enough.
More and more people are needed to make a difference in these dogs’ lives because if they stay in the shelter for too long and struggle to find a new home, they will eventually be euthanized. Of course, none of us want this to happen – but with funds low in many of these animal shelters, they have very little choice. Thankfully, there are some people in this world who make it their mission to stop animals from leaving this earth. Over the years, the Black family have fostered countless dogs who have come from these animal shelters, in the hope that they can get these numbers down.
Yet, after adopting a pregnant dog in 2017, this couple had no idea what was coming their way. Although they were prepared for an impending litter of puppies, they were overwhelmed when they realized that these puppies weren’t exactly as they seemed….