Chris and Mariesa are the ultimate dog lovers. They already had 12 dogs but welcomed 3 to 4 more. Here’s our story of how these love-sick doggy parents met their 12th dog ever, Jackson.
Chris and Mariesa’s visit to the shelter turned out to be just the stroke of luck one dog needed.
Storie, a heavily pregnant dog, refused to go into labor at the county kennel because she felt uncomfortable giving birth in the shelter conditions.
Mariesa and Chris were looking for a dog to care for, one they could take home right away, who was close to giving birth. They saw a small terrier in a shelter with a swollen belly and knew this was the one.
When they took Storie to the vet and had her ultrasound done, they were surprised to find she was harboring 12 puppies inside her.
The couple quickly began preparing a kennel in their home as they were expecting Storie to go into labor in a couple of days.
To their surprise, Storie went into labor that very night, just 18 hours after being picked up from the shelter. She was truly just waiting for a loving home to give birth in!
Storie and the couple welcomed 12 new puppies into the world. Chris and Marissa already had their eyes on one puppy each to keep before putting the rest up for adoption.
With the help of Pibbles and More Animal Rescue (for whom the couple fostered Storie), all the puppies found new loving homes. We are so happy people like Chris and Mariesa exist in this world. We need more dog lovers like them!
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