Welcome to the latest installment of Follow the Litter, where we track a mama pet and her babies from their newborn days, through foster care, all the way to adoption.

Update 1

Let It Snow!

We don’t know how sweet Snow became homeless. Luckily, this 2-year-old Poodle blend found her way to one of our rescue partners just days before giving birth. On November 29, 2019, Snow delivered seven healthy, snow-white pups: Snowball, Snowcap, Snowfall, Snowflake, Snowman, Snowshoe and Snowstorm.

Our partner didn’t have the resources for eight dogs who required months of care, so they contacted Helen Woodward Animal Center. This fluffy family arrived at our facility on December 10, 2019.

Stay tuned for our next update to see the puppies growing and exploring their foster home!

Update #2

Special Snowflakes

Snow’s 7 puppies looked alike at birth, but they’re starting to show their unique features and personalities! Let’s meet each one. (Snowflake and Snowstorm are the lone boys in the bunch; the others are all female.)

Which snowflake is your favorite?

Update #3

Squeaky Clean Canines

Recently, the S pups traded in snowflakes for suds! Here’s behind-the-scenes of their very first bath:

Update #4


It’s been 6 weeks since the Snow pups arrived at the Center. Let’s take a look back at their time with us…

Sweet Snow when she first arrived on December 10, 2019

Medical check-ups on January 3, 2020


The Snow Puppies: 2 weeks vs. 6 weeks

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