In northeastern Minnesota, a stray dog was on the lookout for a secure place to keep her six puppies while the region was blanketed with ice and snow. Unfortunately, the mom had stopped producing milk, and her three-week-old babies were cold and hungry. Despite searching for shelter, the dog made a den in the snow and wrapped her body around her puppies to keep them safe. A concerned family noticed the dog and her puppies in a wooded area near a lake and took them to the Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue shelter. The shelter staff was amazed by the story of the brave mother dog, and they named her Snowbelle. The shelter’s Facebook page stated that they had no idea how Snowbelle and her puppies managed to survive.
It didn’t take much effort to care for the chilly dogs and nurse them back to health. The shelter mentioned that after a few days of providing warm shelter and nutritious food, Snowbelle began producing plenty of milk for her pups. Although most of Snowbelle’s puppies have been adopted and are thriving, two are still waiting for their forever homes. Nevertheless, Snowbelle herself has yet to find her perfect match.
Asha, the courageous mother dog, is currently residing at Pet Projects in Nerstrand, Minnesota, after being rescued. Unfortunately, Asha’s past is a mystery, as stated by Nancy Bruley, the founder of Pet Projects. It was evident that Asha had not been living in a loving environment for a long time, if ever, due to her emaciated appearance and poor health. She had to fend for herself for a while before being rescued.
Upon her arrival at the rescue, Asha lacked knowledge on how to walk with a leash, yet she exhibited good behavior inside the house. Bruley noted that although Asha was not aggressive, she was very timid when she first arrived and displayed a wary attitude towards people. However, within just six weeks, Asha has undergone a significant transformation, adding 6 pounds to her weight and exhibiting remarkable progress. According to Bruley, Asha has flourished into a more confident dog, now walking gracefully on the leash, becoming more outgoing, and even jumping and placing her paws on him.
Although it can be challenging to find a forever home for mother dogs instead of their puppies, Bruley remains optimistic that Asha will find a loving family that appreciates her. Asha possesses the same unwavering affection as any mother, making her an ideal companion for the right owner.