Being a new mom takes a lot of effort and anxiety! One pit bull mama's job got even tougher when she was abandoned on the freezing steps of the Sacramento SPCA office with her litter of ten puppies. The dog and her babies were in a bad situation because they had no food, no water, and nothing comfortable to lie on. Fortunately, the SPAC crew was ready to help!
Staff said the puppies were small in size and were born shortly before the mother was placed on the doorstep. While we're sure this sweet mother was confused as to why she was abandoned and may have wanted to run away after her owners, she stayed by her children's side and did everything she could to keep them safe.
While the shelter was relieved that they had found the dog and that she had been left on their doorstep instead of elsewhere, they faced difficulty. While the shelter generally places its dogs in foster homes, it seemed unbelievable that anyone would want a mother dog and ten puppies at the same time!
Surprisingly, a kind guardian angel appeared at the right time and offered to confront the whole family. It was love at first sight, as the foster father leaned down to pet the puppies and the mother gladly allowed him to do so.
The adoptive father not only had a wonderful time taking care of the family, but also shared some of their happiness with the rest of the world by posting pictures of them on social media.
Finally, the foster father cared for the puppies for several months, until they were old enough to be weaned and left on their own. The shelter then separated them and placed them in separate, loving homes!
The future may have looked bleak for this poor mother when she was left on the steps of the shelter with her litter of newborns; However, thanks to the dedication of the shelter staff, the foster parents, and those who want to adopt the puppies, it looks like these dogs will have a bright life ahead of them!