Who doesn’t love warm, wiggly, sweet little puppies? They snuggle and snore and simply steal our hearts.
In this incredible video, you can see Diva, a 3-year-old Staffordshire, give birth to 13 puppies. You read that right, 13! Just a warning, this video is a bit graphic, as it depicts a miraculous live birth.
The video has received more than 3 million views, and lots of viewers have chimed in on their experience watching this miraculous birth.
“Tears of joy.”
“I absolutely LOVE puppy noises when born awww.”
“She’s a good mama…”
“Best part is 3:50 where the mother licks her newly born :-)”
If watching this video has you cooing and dreaming of owning your own dog, here are some helpful tips from ASPCA about adopting a dog.
Which Pet Is Right for You?
Your personality and lifestyle, along with challenges such as space restrictions and the amount of time spent at home, should be explored to determine what pet is right for your household. Research different breeds and ask shelter staffers for guidance—they’re experts at making perfect matches!
If You’re Considering Adopting a Dog:
Loyal and loving, dogs are social animals who thrive on being upstanding members of their families.
If there are young children in your home, a puppy may not be your best bet. You may want to consider adopting a medium-sized dog over five months of age.
It is a good idea to draw up a schedule of who in the family will help with the care of your new dog, including walking, playing, feeding and grooming.
Don’t forget to have your new friend spayed or neutered.
Preparing Your Home for a New Cat or Dog
Whether it’s tightly sealing your garbage cans or paying attention to dangerous decorations during the holidays, you’ll need to make your home safe before adopting. That includes keeping toxic foods, pet-unfriendly plants and dangerous household items out of paw’s reach.
Put a cozy bed for your pet in every room. Pets are much more likely to keep off of furniture if they have attractive alternatives.
Avoid vertical blinds, pooling drapery, ornate tassels and long cords that can become strangulation hazards.
It may be a good idea to roll up and store decorative rugs until your new dog is fully house-trained.
Use dog crates and gates to confine your new dog when home alone until his house manners earn him unsupervised freedom.
Provide plenty of “legal” things for your dog to chew. If he has attractive toys and bones of his own, he’ll be much less likely to gnaw on your things!
Check to make sure that plants in and around your home are not poisonous to pets.
Do any of you experienced dog owners have helpful advice and tips for new parents, or those considering adopting? Share them here to help them be happy, successful dog owners too. And what about those of you who are looking for your first pet. What questions do you have? What are your concerns? Let’s all share knowledge and become great dog owners together.