Meet the Shelby’s

Mama is Shelby. Girls are Polly, Aida, Lizzy and Gracie. Boys are Tommy, Arthur, Finn and Alfie. They all look pretty much identical.

Reindeer puppies – December 2019

What a way to celebrate the holidays with four reindeer puppies:  Donner, Blitzen, Comet and Cupid and although super adorable, they were a handful – 4 boy puppies!    

Maisy and pug puppies – November 2019

Here is Maisy named after the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Her puppies are Abe, Susie and Rose.  Maisy gave birth in our house and honestly, we did nothing.  She gave birth overnight and we woke up to these beautiful puppies next to her. From left to right, we have Susie, Rose and Abe.      …

Mermaid litter – February 2020

When the Mermaid litter was rescued in February 2020, Ariel, the mama was so nervous and skeptical of us.  She did not trust anyone or anything.  She was three years old when we took her home with her four puppies: three boys (all beige) and a girl (white and spots of beige).      …

Angel and puppies – March 2020

This is Angel and her puppies.  She is a puppy herself at less than one year old.  They told us she was 9 months old when we went to go rescue her with her one day old puppies.  She has five boys and one girl.  Angel was just 7 lbs when she was pregnant with…


What a big cutie!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We have had Summer with us for a couple of weeks. So timid at first, got to know us as time went by and even played well with the other puppies and moms in the house. On Monday at 10 PM she went into labor.

Tennis Litter

March 25th we welcomed in some new friends Martina, Venus, and Serena. These three were brought to a local shelter after being found in the street. It was unsure how long they had been without a home, but mommy ‘Tina’ was in great need of some grooming and TLC. Her girls are quite big in…

Animal Rescuer

What does it mean to be an animal rescuer?  I can only explain based on our own experiences.  To see a mama dog come from an animal shelter with her puppies to the first time is when we are first introduced.   Many times, she will be protective, perhaps irritable, hungry, tired and even exhausted. …