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  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 months (as of Jul, 2023)
  • Weight: 20lbs
  • Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog / Mix
  • Dogs: Good with dog
  • Cats: Good with cat
  • Kids: Good with kid
  • Housebroken: Training
  • Crate: Ok in kennel
  • Leash: Good on leash

While the rescuer was vacationing in eastern Taiwan (Hualian), she saw a dog mom who unfortunately lost her two front legs to animal traps.  This incredible mom had 7 puppies and she was doing her best to find food by crawling with remaining limbs so she could feed these puppies.  The rescuer broke her heart when she saw this scene.  Animal traps are illegal in Taiwan but there are people who do not care about the law, and still use these horrible devices to hurt animals, oftentimes, stray dogs and cats. This brave dog mom was very alert and was ensuring no one hurts her puppies.  When she saw the rescuer approach them, her instinct took over and she started hiding her puppies.  It took the rescuer several times to find the entire litter of 7 and took them all home, including the dog mom.   

Luckily for the dog mom, a friend of the rescuer saw the photos and rescue videos, and decided to adopt the dog mom since she recently lost her own dog.  Now that the dog mom is living in a loving home and got all the care she truly deserves.  

As for the puppies, 2 of them found their forever homes in Taiwan very quickly.  However, the puppies (born in March 2023) are likely to be about 18-25 kg when fully grown (large for Taiwanese standard), it is very unlikely that they will be adopted locally in Taiwan as people here like smaller dogs.  Therefore, Life of Hope Foundation decides to step in to help with getting them adopted internationally.   

The 5 girl puppies are waiting for their forever homes:

Nelly, Nadia, Brûlée, Lucy and Britney – all 5 of the girls have great personalities.  They are all friendly and like spending time with children.  They all get along with other dogs and cats.  When taking them for walks, they get slightly nervous when encountering larger dogs but if the other dogs are friendly, they soon would start playing with these new dog friends.  The 5 girls are really smart and learned to use pee pads in a very short time.  They are all comfortable doing their business outdoors too.  All of them love people and do not exhibit signs of separation anxiety when leaving them home alone.  We consider them all angels in puppy standards and absolutely deserve their forever loving homes.  If you are interested in adopting any of them – Nelly, Nadia, Brûlée, Lucy and Britney – please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are more than happy to share any details about them.  

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