Stray mother dogs found raising their puppies together

“They seem to have a routine mapped out — one mom grooms the puppies while the other nurses them, and then they’ll switch. We can’t tell which puppies belong to who! It’s the first time I’ve ever seen something like this.”

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Get ready to meet Thelma and Louise in real life, two mother dogs who became best of friends and even started living together with all their puppies. This is really something we don’t get to see every day, and this Los Angeles woman who first spotted the unusual sight just had to share it with the world.

The mothers who were pretty malnourished were laying next to each other nursing the babies. 

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They were way too cute and way too skinny for this nice woman to leave them on the street, so she just took all of them in. Once the nine puppies and their mommies were at a safe place, she tried to contact local shelters and rescue organizations, but only one was willing to respond to her call. The Northwest Dog Project (NDP) in Eugene, Oregon were happy to assist. 

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When the rescuers arrived, they were amazed to see how close these mothers were. And the most interesting thing was that there was no chance of determining which dog belonged to which mommy because they all nursed from both of them. Pretty unusual, don’t you think so?

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Now you do understand why the mothers got the names of Thelma and Louise. 

It was now time for the NDP rescuers to make sure the adult dogs’ health condition was taken good care of. The staff gave them plenty of water and food, nice baths, and lots of love and cuddles. 

“They seem to have a routine mapped out — one mom grooms the puppies while the other nurses them, and then they’ll switch,” Emma Scott, executive director of NDP, told The Dodo. “We can’t tell which puppies belong to who! It’s the first time I’ve ever seen something like this. They definitely have a sweet relationship.”

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The NDP staff is happy to be having these two ‘mixed’ families around for they make their days more enjoyable. 

“The moms are both super sweet,” Scott said. “Originally they were a bit nervous, but now they’re seeking out affection and rolling over for belly rubs. And the puppies are just hilarious and tiny. They’re adorable and make it so easy to stay in that room all day.”

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The super sweet and cuddly puppies enjoy their days running around and hanging out together. There are seven girls and two boys who share two mommies. They all have bubbly and vibrant personalities.  

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After the story of the brave mommies was shared by the NDP staff, many people said they were willing to adopt them. The puppies however, have to be at least eight weeks old before they are given for adoption. Until they reach that age, they have all the time in the world to be next to their mothers. 

“This family is really why we do this,” Scott said. “So much heartache can be involved [in rescue], but seeing two moms come together like this to raise their puppies is just so sweet. I look over at them, and can’t help but kind of tear up. This is the rewarding part.”

We are so happy for Thelma and Louise and their offspring. With the help and the support they have given to one another, they became the most unusual dog family we’ve ever heard of, and soon they are all going to be given a forever home. If you’d like to help Northwest Dog Project care for these sweet pups, consider donating to their organization.

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