WILMINGTON — Only nine weeks old, puppies Jody and Giles are enjoying life with their foster family after being rescued from an at-risk shelter. Taken in by Dauntless Dog Rescue (DDR) and now in the care of volunteer Maya DePasquale, the puppies are happily adjusting to a new life with toys and lots of attention.
“We pulled the mom and the litter so they could nurse together,” DePasquale, who also volunteers as medical coordinator for DDR, said.
While not entirely sure of their breed, DePasquale feels confident in making an educated guess.
“Their mom is a 25lb lab mix, but we definitely think there is some hound because of their markings and big ears,” she said.
Although still very young, both puppies already have distinct personalities. “Giles is a little more rambunctious, he likes to make announcements when he wants to play,” DePasquale said.
Due to their young age, both puppies have some flexibility with regard to home placement. DePasquale is confident that with the right care by their forever families, they might be raised in happy harmony with children and even cats. One item on her wishlist, however, would be a fenced-in backyard for playtime.
Prospective adopters who are interested in opening their hearts and their homes to either Jody or Giles can do so online, at www.ddrnc.org.
“They are $300 each and that includes age-appropriate vaccines, bordetella, parvo, rabies and they’ll be fully microchipped,” DePasquale said while giving Giles a well-earned tummy rub.
Samira Davis is a contributing writer for Port City Daily.