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Temporary foster families needed for puppies

Colorado Animal Rescue is looking for foster families to temporarily adopt two litters of puppies and their moms.

“They need to be in a home,” said Colorado Animal Rescue Director Leslie Rockey. “They need to be socialized, and experience sounds and smells (and other things).”

The puppies and their moms would be returned the Colorado Animal Rescue shelter when they are old enough for adoption in four to six weeks.

Rockey said one mom is a border collie mix. The other mom is a pitbull mix, and the puppies are “a bunch of other stuff,” including Labrador.

Colorado Animal Rescue will provide food, formulas and everything else the dogs require. Late last week the puppies’ eyes hadn’t opened, and they didn’t require much attention. Later, they will become more active.

“The moms are really nice,” Rockey said. “They let you handle their puppies.”

Rockey said a fenced yard at a foster home might be a good thing, but it isn’t required. A garage could also serve to house the dogs.

“One (foster home) woman kept hers in a room with a tile floor just off her kitchen,” Rockey said.

Rockey said foster homes are especially needed now, because the kennel was already full before the puppies arrived.

“And it’s kitten season. We’ve got cats everywhere,” Rockey said.

The Colorado Animal Rescue shelter is located at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. For more information, call 947-9173.

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