Our friend DD adopted a new puppy recently, and oh weren't we all keen for puppy cuddles!!!
Little Dash came to the RSPCA at only 4 weeks, so he is a little ahead on his vaccination schedule, and now that he's 8 weeks old, he's already had two sets of shots and is ok to come visit the dog club.
Dash is what's called "wolf grey, bi-eyed" just like his adoptive big sister Bree. Bree thinks Dash is just about the best thing ever and is looking forward to him getting a bit bigger so she can play with him more.
Dash is another example of how dogs are the losers in the puppy trade. His mother seems to have been abandoned to give birth to her litter on the streets, and RSPCA have been unable to find her owners. Did they have so many dogs that they wouldn't miss, or didn't care about, a pregnant female? Was she an unregistered, unmicrochipped dog that was allowed to roam, undesexed, and no one now wants to pay the fees and fines to reclaim her? Little Dash has luckily found a home with an experienced husky owner who will make sure he gets the leadership, training and secure fencing he needs. The RSPCA will try to match his litter mates and any other husky puppies that come through their doors with similarly appropriate forever homes, but no pet shop will bother to take such care. The RSPCA and other rescue groups will work to support new puppy owners through the "terrible twos" of a high-energy breed's development, because they know that if they don't, that dog will be back on their doorstep within 18 months.
I'm dubbing Dash the Lucky Puppy - firstly to survive and be rescued off the streets at 4 weeks of age, and secondly to find such a loving home.