After an unidentified person turned over a terrified dog to the Marin Humane Society, the staff examined her and realized she had just had puppies. In a job likely suited for Doug Stamper, they recognized the puppies were probably not in a safe situation and compelled the owner to hand them over as well. When the family reunited, the mama dog's personality completely reversed.
The Marin Humane Society wrote:
Have we got your "awww!" factor of the day!
Yesterday, two frightened dogs were surrendered to us. Upon examining the female, we learned she recently had puppies. After some detective work and a lot of convincing, our team was able to get the person who surrendered the dogs to also surrender the puppies, as they still needed their momma and were not in a safe situation.
We captured the moment when sad and scared mom got to see her puppies again. Tears of joy all around at this happy reunion.
Because the story went viral (obviously), the California-based humane society treated the world to an update:
PUPPY UPDATE! Our story about our Momma dog transformed after being reunited with her puppies has touched a lot of hearts so we wanted to give you an update.
Momma and puppies are doing really well and since Mom was named Cora, we decided to name the puppies after Downton Abbey characters! Her three boys are Carson, Moseley and Branson and her girl is Edith. All will be available for adoption in a few weeks!
According to their website, the fee for adopting a puppy is $250.
And they probably won't mind if you change their names from the Downton Abbey theme to something more like Ghost.