There’s a cuteness overload at the Cowichan SPCA right now.
16 puppies and 11 adult Boston terriers were surrendered to the branch on Sunday, staff, volunteers and foster families are busy caring for their adorable four-legged guests. The puppies are all four weeks old, and the adults range in age from one to three years old.
A registered breeder could no longer care for the 16 puppies and 11 adults, all in healthy condition, because of personal problems, branch manager Sandi Trent tells CTV
“They are so cute! They’re very sweet and so endearing,” says Cowichan & District BC SPCA Branch manager Sandi Trent, noting the nursing moms and their puppies are in foster care while the rest are settling in at the shelter.
“They’ve upped the adorable factor here big time! We’re hoping to eventually, find them all loving, forever homes.”
The canine cuties must be spayed and neutered, and a couple of them might be long-term residents at the branch due to mange and potential neurological problems, but they’re already proving to be popular.
“We received 12 (pet adoption) applications for seven of the dogs just this morning,” Trent says. “They’re easy to fall in love with.”
Priority for puppy adoptions will be given to families that can spend a fair amount of time with the animals because the first year of training is “make or break” for the breed.
Anyone interested in applying to adopt can visit the branch at 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd. in Duncan. If you can help the Boston terriers and other animals like them at the Cowichan SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd., Duncan.
While the situation is under control, extra monetary help is always welcome, says Trent.