These beautiful babies are ready for adoption! Approximate date of birth is October 25 and their breed is… supermutt! A DNA test revealed 18(!) different breeds, including Australian Shepherd… but at only 22% you may not see a ton of breed traits. Even though they are little nuggets now, they are expected to be 50 to 80 pounds, so please keep that in mind if you are considering adopting!
These puppies can go to their forever homes some time the week of Christmas… after they recover from their spay/neuter, which will be done December 22. At that point they will be eating 4 times a day – every 4 hours – and will not even remotely be potty trained! A general rule of thumb is that a puppy can “hold it” for one hour per month of age, plus one. 8 weeks – about 3 hours. Adopters should expect that this litter will need to go potty every 2-3 hours throughout the day with a longer stretch at night, but should expect to be up at least one a night for bathroom needs.
Due to the high level of care and attention a newborn puppy needs, their foster will be looking for a home where someone is there most of the time, and the puppy will not be left alone for more than 3 hours at a time. Also, due to the nippy nature of new puppies, they may not be a good fit for families with children under the age of 5.
PSA: Rescue puppies have been popular this year! Please bear with her foster as she reviews each app, and please be open to meeting the entire litter… their foster feels that often a puppy chooses their person, or there might be an in-person “love match” with a puppy that was different that the one you may have had in mind.
E.T. is the leader and resident toy-snatcher, he is a play hard/nap often kind of guy