Chain of Hope received a phone call from a man that had lost his job and had 2 bigger dogs, 2 Chihuahuas and 3 five week old puppies.  Oh boy-sounded like a mess. I headed over to check this out and was  met by a very nice man. He invited me in and all of his dogs and puppies were in the house. It was really cold outside, so I was glad to see that all of his animals were inside and warm. He had a black shepherd mix named Nigra. She was not spayed and had had a litter of puppies a year before. The beautiful, tri-colored dog was Diamond, one of Nigra’s puppies that he’d kept who was now about one year old. Diamond had not been spayed and the 3 five week old puppies were hers. What a mess!



The man wanted us to take Diamond and the puppies. He said he couldn’t afford all of his animals. I told him that the only way that we would take them was if he agreed that we could spay Nigra. The Chihuahuas were already fixed. He agreed that Nigra would get spayed. He was very glad for the financial help that we could provide for her to get spayed and vaccinated, especially since he’d lost his job.

He carried Diamond out. She looked very scared-she didn’t understand what was happening. She didn’t understand that her life would be so much better now. She literally was a baby having babies at only a year old. No more of that!





We got this little family back to Chain of Hope. They were ready to start their new life. We gave Diamond a new name to go with her new life like we always do. We named her Natalie. She was beautiful and sweet and pretty skinny. Natalie and the 3 puppies ate like they hadn’t eaten in a while-they were so hungry.




Even though the puppies were crunching hard food and Natalie didn’t have any more milk, we decided to let them all chill together in a quiet part of Chain of Hope. They’d had a lot of changes! We kept them together for 5 or 6 more days and then we had a foster home become available for the puppies. It became time for Natalie to tell her babies good-bye.




These puppies are now ready for adoption! They are all girls- Kerry, Kristine, and Alisha. They’ve done wonderfully in their foster home and now it is time for them to find their forever homes. Look at how gorgeous these girls are! One is already spoken for, but the other two are ready for their loving, forever homes. Email us at if you’re interested in one of them.





Natalie is doing great! She is in doggie daycare and gets along with everyone. She is very playful, but she reads cues from other dogs really well. If they don’t want to be bothered, she doesn’t bother them. She’s very intelligent and so very pretty. We adore her ears! Natalie is ready for her forever home now, too. She has been spayed (as has Nigra-her mother) and has put some weight on. She’s looking good! We love our Natalie!



Thank you for making the rescue of Natalie and her babies possible.


2 Responses to “Natalie”

  1. andywhiteman Says:

    I am glad that this man was concerned enough for his dogs to relinquish them to COH who he knew would care for them properly and find them a home. Thank God for spaying there will me no more breeding from that home. Thank you COH!

  2. Erin Says:

    Gorgeous pups and momma too. Thank you COH!

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