In January 2017, experienced dog foster mom Stevoni Wells Doyle decided to take in a pregnant dog who desperately needed a home. Doyle gave Grayce everything she needed to be happy. Soon after arriving at Doyle’s house, Grayce gave birth to eleven puppies, ten boys and one girl.
All eleven puppies and their mama were happy and healthy! She made sure all the puppies were healthy, and she watched over them. But eleven puppies are a lot for any dog to take care of. And so, Grayce realized she needed some help. One day, Grayce and Doyle were hanging out in her living room.
Suddenly, Grayce picked up a puppy and placed it in Doyle’s lap. She did this with every single puppy until Doyle was holding all eleven of them. “I think she feels unsure still as a new mom,” Doyle told The Dodo. “And she needed love and reassurance from someone she loves and trusts.”
Doyle has looked after many dog moms, but none have ever given her their babies before. It was clear Grayce trusted her, and it seemed like she wanted to thank Doyle for looking after her and her babies.
Then, the rescue group Doyle works with, Rescue Rovers, started looking for the right forever homes for the twelve dogs. Soon, they found great homes for all eleven puppies.
They also found the perfect home for Grayce, a home where she has lots of other dogs to play with.