Dr. Matt at Vet Ranch saved more than one life when he took this pregnant mama off of death row. Kill shelters will euthanize pregnant dogs if they don”t have room for them, and that”s exactly what was going to happen to Gracie. Luckily, Dr. Matt took her under his wing.
She gave him this surprise in return.
Here”s Gracie when she arrived at the office.
She was a little on the chunky side, but that”s no surprise, since she was carrying 12 puppies!
Dr. Matt planned to be with Gracie when she gave birth…
…but she pushed all the pups out on her own, well before showing any signs of labor. She”s a sneaky gal.
There were five boys and seven girls in total. They eventually made their way to the lovely doc”s house so he could keep an eye on them.
Dr. Matt”s little girls helped give Gracie a nice bath.
For the most part, this gaggle of pups was doing great.
Two of the babies had bumps on their necks, but Dr. Matt took care of those in a snap.
From then on, everyone in the litter was happy and healthy!
As for their mom, she”s content and in good health. She”s grateful to have been given a second chance.
Dr. Matt”s family is just as adorable as Gracie”s!
He just seems like a genuinely good guy.
Half of the puppies already found new homes!
The other half will go to a rescue organization, where staffers will help them find their new families.
One of Dr. Matt”s clients loved these dogs so much that they adopted Gracie and one of her babies! Mama and her little Charlotte will be together forever.
Watch Gracie”s journey from start to finish:
(source Vet Ranch)
This might be one of my favorite Dr. Matt stories to date. He took one helpless dog into his home, and then helped raise her little family out of the goodness of his heart. All all of these pups are so sweet, including Gracie!
If you”d like to help more animals in need, you can donate here. Be sure to keep up with the other rescues on Vet Ranch”s Facebook.
More heartwarming rescue stories are just around the corner: