Mama dog Kiko was tied outside the rescue alongside a box filled with five tiny, newborn puppies. We brought the family in and set them up in the puppy and senior dog area.
Kiko was a brilliant mamita and took great care of her brood. She was sweet, patient, and very tolerant of al our handling, and of all the other dogs’ attention to her babies.
She was very thin, and not in great condition, but in spite of all the nursing, she has filled in and is now healthy and very pretty. Her babies are not yet weaned and she is not spayed, so she is not available for adoption yet.
Tragically, Kiko’s pups contracted distemper and all died at 5 weeks of age. She somehow did not contract the disease and is healthy and fit. We are training her now, and she learns fast and is a smart and eager pupil. She is quite an escape artist and has no problem scaling a 6 foot high chain link fence to get to her favorite people-not to run away, but to be nearer to you.
Kiko is now spayed and ready to be adopted. She is a lovely dog, great with people and with all other dogs.