Maggie was a former shelter dog herself, but she was only at the kennel because her owners were away on vacation. She had recently given birth to a litter of puppies that had all been adopted out through the Humane Society.
It was clear that Maggie’s motherly instincts kicked right in after hearing the little puppies’ cries. Hannah and Kari were in need of comfort and the loving Australian Shepherd immediately sprung into action to help.
Maggie nudged her water dish out of the way and squeezed herself through a tiny opening in the kennel gate.
“We watched her on the cameras and she went straight around and she found their room. She paid them a lot of attention and you could see her little tail wagging. And she’d do the little bow down to them and poke them through the chainlink gate of their room. She just decided that was where she was going to stay until we came to get her,” Aldred said. “It was really sweet. She just had to be with those puppies.”
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