When Rescuers Found This Stray Dog, They Had No Idea She Had A Secret Family Hidden In A Ditch

Written by: Nicole Zalat

March 17, 2016

When Eldad Hagar of Hope For Paws was contacted by START Rescue about a dog named Rosie, they told him she had been living on the streets, fed by a kind lady named Liz Johnson for weeks. START agreed to take her in if Hope For Paws could rescue her.

Rosie was visibly shaken by having been captured and suddenly finding herself in a crate, but quickly accepted treats and some tender head scratches.


Hagar noticed she had recently had puppies, so he asked her to show him where her babies were. He feared the worst when Rosie led him under a bus and stayed put.

Hagar then pulled out his phone and played sounds of crying puppies in the hopes that Rosie would lead him to her babies. And she did.

The rescue came just in time, because minutes after Hagar had Rosie and her puppies safely in his car and on the way to the vet, rain started pouring. Who knows what could have happened to those vulnerable puppies had they not been rescued.

rosie and pups hospital
Rosie’s story was widely shared, and kind humans stepped in to help in any way they could. The puppies were fostered by Veronica of The Dog Rescuers, who uploaded a video of the pups happily tumbling around, tails wagging happily.

With care and love, all the puppies thrived, but one needed a little extra love. Champ was seen sitting a lot when playing with his siblings, and had trouble using his back legs. Although he could get around on his own, his humans decided a wheelchair would greatly improve his quality of life, and he now gets around just fine!


All the pups found forever homes, including Rosie.

rosie forever

One year after their amazing rescue, the families reunited for a birthday pawty!

rosie and pups first birthday

Thanks to the work of these determined humans, Rosie and her babies got a chance at a happy life.

See their daring rescue below:

There are many more dogs out there like Rosie and her puppies who need our help. To find out how you can lend a helping paw, visit the Hope for Paws website.

Featured image via Eldad Hagar/Flickr

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Written by: Nicole Zalat

March 17, 2016

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