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Family of dogs that were part of a large B.C. rescue have moved from trauma to treats

Up until her rescue, Cookie had little to no socialization. Wards says she was scared of people, loud noises, and people touching her or her babies.
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May 02, 2021 - 11:24 AM

When the BC SPCA took in 119 small dogs from a property near Fort Nelson in March, among them was a terrier mix soon to be named Cookie who had seven puppies.

They've now been dubbed her "crumbs."

In a story from the BCSPCA, it said it provided grooming and nail trims for the dogs, many of which were severely matted, and treated them for dental issues, hernias, nose abrasions, eye issues, nutritional needs and other concerns. Afterwards, Cookie and her crumbs were placed in foster mom Paige Wards’ care.

“When I first got her, she was terrified of people, myself included,”  Wards said to the SPCA. “She hid in her blanket fort and did not come out when I was around. Her puppies were super friendly but she was very concerned when I would pick them up.”

Up until her rescue, Cookie had little to no socialization. She was scared of people, loud noises, and people touching her or her babies.

"Now (Cookie is) absolutely obsessed with me," Wards said. "She follows me up the stairs and around the house wherever I go. She enjoys being around my other dogs and finds comfort in them. She even sits on my lap and lets me pick her up, brush her, check her teeth and bathe her.”

What’s remained constant is Cookie’s love and devotion to her puppies. Wards said Cookie is always concerned about her puppies and their whereabouts.

“I’m sure her last home was very hectic and keeping track of them would be difficult. I think it’s pretty special that she steals items from around my house to take for her babies.”

According to Wards, the puppies, who were born in early March, are so full of personality now. Named after cookies (Wafer, Sugar, Shortbread, Teddy, Graham, Oreo, and Chip), and they’re constantly jumping all over each other and playing. They’re also starting to walk more so they want to go everywhere.

“Cookie is an amazing dog. She is so loyal and loving,” Wards said. “She is resilient and with patience, time, effort, understanding and compassion she will blossom into a wonderful pet for any home.”

Read the full story here.


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