Last month, we rescued a family of dogs from an abandoned home in Oakland. Mama and Papa dog along with a litter of puppies were severely neglected and emaciated. We guessed that the puppies were probably 6-7 weeks old and at that age, a normal, healthy 7 week old puppy like these should weigh around 10 pounds. These puppies weighed in at only 2 pounds each. Despite their terrible condition, all the dogs were friendly and very social. We immediately began contacting partner groups to see if there was a group who could take the puppies into a home and get them back to a normal, healthy happy size. Pound Puppy Rescue stepped up to the task and has cared for these dogs as they have slowly made a come back. The foster parents for these pups call them the “Christmas Cookie” litter. As you can see, the puppies are healthy and sweet little pups, now at a regular size like they should be!
We are so thankful to Pound Puppy Rescue for helping us with this situation and giving these puppies a home to thrive in. We can’t care for the animal population in Oakland alone, we are so thankful to our partner groups for sharing the load of taking care of Oakland’s animals!