We held a puppy party!

And found 9 adorable puppies their forever homes

Yes, we held a party.  A PUPPY party!  That's what you do when you have 9 adorable puppies go up for adoption right?!  

The litter of puppies abandoned in McLennan Park this past August were ready to find their forever homes this past Monday.   Orion, Paisley, Roo, Willow, Hestia, Kai, Lexi, Merry, and Mikey were available for adoption as of 11:00 a.m. and they all found their forever homes within 24 hours.

“It’s a bitter sweet day for all of us here at the humane society.  Our foster parents are saying goodbye to their puppies and their forever families are welcoming them into their homes!” stated Kathrin Delutis, executive director, The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth.  “It’s incredibly rewarding to see them thriving and heading off to a fantastic life full of love and attention.”

Nine of the ten puppies survived after being abandoned in McLennan park on Friday August 9.  Found in a box and with no sight of their mother, the puppies were estimated to be a day or two old and in need of round the clock care.  With support from the humane society’s medical team, animal care team and foster parents, they did everything they could to ensure the puppies got a strong start to life.  Unfortunately one simply failed to thrive.

“It’s extremely heartbreaking for us when we lose an animal.  We sadly lost one of the female puppies we named Artemis,” stated Stephanie Schamber, foster coordinator for the humane society, and one of the foster parents herself.  “This is a prime example of why it’s so important to keep puppies with their mother’s.  They have a much better chance at survival.”

The puppies spent eight weeks in foster care, returning last week for their spay and neuter surgeries.  They were also vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped.

We couldn't help but give the puppies a proper send off with one last play together and a shared pup cake from Spoil the Dog Bakery in St. Jacobs.   We hope that their families will keep in touch :) 

Check out our party pictures here!