If you follow HugABull, you know that we have a soft spot for the mature and senior dogs – the ones that tend to languish and be overlooked in the shelter. American Bulldog/pittie cross Gemma was one of those dogs. An overweight stray, she wasn’t attracting much adoption interest, and was on our waiting list for almost two months as we searched for a foster home.
As she started to lose weight, though, we noticed that she retained some curves in her midsection and….could it be? Yes. An X-ray confirmed seven puppies in there. She went into labour a few days later and delivered TWELVE – eight males and four females.
Once again we are in the position of caring for a surprise litter – and a large one at that. Gemma and her babies are resting comfortably in their foster home and our focus over the next week will be to keep them quiet, calm, and healthy. We’ve already had some adoption interest (puppies sure are popular!) but will not be reviewing applications for at least another month.
At this stage, the best way to help Gemma and her babes is:
Help Gemma find a foster home. Assuming all goes well we will need a home for her in about two months. In all the puppy frenzy, sometimes momma dog gets left behind after all she has been through. Let’s not forget about sweet Gemma, and help us find a nice place for her to land after she raises a dozen young ones.
Help us name those puppies! Use the link below to make a $10 donation towards the care of this litter, and submit one male and one female name to be entered into a draw. Not only will you have a chance at naming one of these sweeties, but you’ll receive updates as they grow and become ready to seek out homes of their own!
If you prefer, we can also accept donations by cash, cheque, or email money transfer. If you are in a position to donate more than $10, this is of course gratefully accepted and can be done through our sponsorship page.
The puppy naming draw closes midnight on Friday, July 11. We will announce the names (with photos) by Sunday, July 13. So think of your cutest names and become a benefactor for a dozen new HugABulls!