Not every hero dons a cape. In truth, they occasionally come with four legs and a coat of hair, like Maggie, a Canadian Australian shepherd-mix dog from Alberta. This cunning dog broke out of her kennel during the night after being left off for a brief visit at Barkers Pet Motel and Grooming. Why? give two puppies some consolation on their first night there. The puppies, who were 9 weeks old, were fosters from the neighborhood rescue organization and were residing at Barkers Pet Motel as they awaited adoption into forever homes. They were undoubtedly nervous because it was their first night together, but Maggie understood just what they needed.
Maggie’s maternal instincts kicked in when she heard the puppies sobbing because she had recently weaned her brood of puppies. Barkers employee Alex Aldred remarked, “We’ve never actually seen that before, where a dog sneaks out to some puppies and is so pleased to see them.” Although the staff at Barkers Pet Motel and Grooming has seen a lot of cuteness over the years, they agree that this one “tops the cake.”
Although Barkers is a boarding facility, it frequently accepts foster dogs from neighborhood rescue organizations when there aren’t enough foster families available. This is how the 9-week-old puppies arrived at the facility. Sandi Aldred, the proprietor of Barkers, had all the dogs tucked into their kennels for the evening. When Aldred went out to dinner with her family, she decided to check on the puppies because she uses her phone to monitor the facility through the security cameras.
She then became aware of an oddity. Maggie was outside the kennel housing the puppies after some way managing to escape her kennel. The security camera captured every detail. Maggie had gone over to the puppies to lick and sniff them through the gate before lying down next to them.
According to Sandi, “We followed her on the cameras and she went straight around and located their room.” She was quite attentive to them, and you could see her tiny tail wagging. And she would poke them through the chainlink gate of their room, Sandi said, “while doing the tiny bow down to them.” She simply decided to remain there until we arrived to pick her up. It was awesome. She had to be with those puppies immediately.
After dinner, Sandi went back to the kennel, and Maggie was waiting by the door to welcome her. She came to me and was quite joyful, and then she brought me back to their chamber as if to say, “I need to meet these puppies,” Sandi recalled. At that point, Sandi decided to let Maggie inside the puppy kennel. They were all so ecstatic to be together, Sandi said. She was softly nudging and kissing them before laying down and letting them cuddle with her. She said, “She needed the puppies and they needed her.” It was almost flawless. Maggie was let to spend the night with the puppies by Sandi. And all three of them were still snuggled up together when the staff came back in the morning.
Maggie had just weaned her litter of puppies a few weeks before being rescued by the Edmonton Humane Society, so her mother instincts were very strong at the time. All dogs, however, whether they are male or female and have never given birth, may possess an instinctive instinct to protect the pups. While they waited to be adopted, the two puppies themselves had also been weaned from their mother quite early.