A northern dog named Dixie delivered eight beautiful, super-healthy puppies just two days after she arrived in Sudbury from Whitefish Bay.
The Northern Reach Rescue Network, Second Chance Pet Network, the Peterborough Humane Society and Brant County SPCA each worked in partnership to make her transfer both possible and successful.
After her arrival, Northern Legacy Horse Farm fostered Dixie and the pups until they were weaned and ready for adoption.
Having spent their first two months with their mother, the pups are a happy and rambunctious litter. They're also very healthy: the biggest pup -- named Spiderman, already weighs 24 pounds at only 8 weeks old.
Moments before all eight puppies became available for adoption at the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre on December 6, Sudbury.com checked out each one.
They're equally adorable, as you'll see in this video.
The holiday season is an important time for pets that need a second chance through adoption. Hundreds of animals await fur-ever homes within the province. As such, the Ontario SPCA has launched their iAdopt for the Holidays campaign again this year. The 2017 campaign saw more than 4,000 animals matched with suitable families across Canada.
To change an animal’s life this holiday season, visit sudbury.ontariospca.ca or drop by the centre at 21 Lasalle Blvd.
To learn more about iAdopt for the Holidays, including contests, visit iadopt.ca.