Many households perceive shelter dogs are mostly broken, full of issues and just right out inconvenient. This type of thinking prevents dogs in shelters that, in truth, deserve to be in a loving family from being adopted into loving families. Although some dogs adapt as needed and to a certain extent, others don’t and sometimes their survivability is greatly affected by crucial but simple things such as being overlooked and left alone.
Once such story is about a Maltese named Mimi. She was unwanted by her former owner and was dropped at a shelter. She was pregnant and now also alone. The conditions in the shelter could greatly affect her pregnancy in profound ways; one of which is the survival of her puppies once she gives birth to them. Giving birth in a shelter doesn’t exactly mean it’s going to be a breeze. Some of her pups would never make it.
Thankfully, Mimi had quite the luck. It’s as if someone was watching her from high places. Just a few days before giving birth, she was brought into foster care. Brandie of Dogs Without Borders took Mimi to her home and after a few days indeed, Mimi gave birth to a healthy litter, six puppies in all.
Mimi was a survivor and is really a great mom to her pups. Her rescuers made sure to find forever homes for all her pups. Mimi was eventually adopted into a new home. Her new mom, Lacey, calls her Barley and is nothing but in love with her.
Lacey describes Barley as very smart and just the perfect dog for her; the best there is and the one she really needed. Lacey is always excited to go home knowing Barley is there to greet her and so does Barley every time Lacey comes home and opens the door.
Credits to Tails of Hope