Grace's Two Puppies

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Video: Grace's puppies are now seven weeks old

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Two puppies -- 8-weeks-old -- George and Hamilton

Background: A young female Lab mix [we named her Grace] and her five very young puppies were found as strays in Stanislaus County in late May. With the help of Central Calif Lab Rescue, we pulled mama and her puppies out of the shelter and got them into a foster home where they are now thriving. We guess that the puppies were born sometime around 17 May 2024. Three of the five puppies, Betsy Libby, and Benji have already been adopted.

We currently have two remaining unadopted puppies in a Novato foster home and want to split up the pair... so we'd love to find two fosters, each to take one of them.

What Their Foster Says: The puppies were weaned on 25 June. The puppies are now showing their little personalities. Endless cycles of romping and sleeping -- with eating, peeing, and pooping in between. These guys are an absolute hoot.

  • (Alexander) Hamilton: The sweetest boy of the group. He has two different shades of blue eyes and is calm and sweet. Often seeks out his personal "me time" and hides from the other pups to get a break. Loves to cuddle and if often the sleepiest of the bunch.
  • George Washington (Georgie): Biggest and strongest of the group. He’s growing quickly and boy is he strong. George likes to wrestle the other puppies and sprint for toys. George is super sweet and cozy to hold because he is so chunky. George is higher energy than most of the pups but he is also the most comfortable with people, you can hold him, bathe him, wipe his feet and he won’t fuss one bit; he actually likes being held and handled a lot!
  • What Their Rescue Rep Says: While we believe the mama Grace is a Lab mix, we have no idea who the father of the puppies is. Our guess is that he was a shepherd of some kind. Only time will tell what these puppies will look like or how big they will be when they are fully grown. These puppies are ready for adoption now. Adopting a young puppy is much like having a newborn baby in the home: very demanding for care and attention, can't be left alone much, cries a lot -- especially at night when you want to sleep. Eat, poop/pee, play, sleep... repeat, repeat, repeat. Puppy-raising is also filled with joy and fun. Young puppies have sharp teeth and tend to go for human toes when available. We envision the adopters will need to be home most (if not all the time), have a home with a backyard, and be fully aware of what puppy care is all about. Not for those who are not ready to full commit to puppy care. Need to have a plan for puppy training and socialization with other puppies. Prior young dog experience is not required but preferable. The fosters should be around a lot, have a home with a backyard, and be fully aware of what puppy care is all about. Prior young dog experience is not required but preferable. Other dogs (and cats) in the home are okay.

    Several puppy handouts from Marin Humane are fabulous reads:

    - Puppy World
    - Puppy Health
    - Puppy Socialization

    Medical: In great health. Steadily gaining weight. These puppies received their initial DHPP vaccination on 11 July. We dewormed them on 24 June. To keep the puppies safe from parvo, distemper, and other terrible ailments, each puppy will be restricted to their foster's home and backyard until they are adopted. Fosters will have to follow certain sanitary/disinfecting protocols (primarily for hands and shoes) so they do not inadvertently introduce a disease to their puppy.

    Located In: Navato

    If you are interest in fostering or adopting one of these puppies, please contact Rescue Rep Dave at david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net


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