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).
Ariel looked at us like there is no way you are getting anywhere near me to my puppies.
It took a few hours but after a bit, she started to trust us once she was properly fed and had some water, along with a safe place to keep her pups.
It was almost a sense of relief once she was able to trust us.
Look at this pile of puppies.
Lots of exercise outdoors for them too.