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Couple foster dog set to be euthanized unaware she’s pregnant with a whopping number of puppies
The couple decided to foster Kaya but were in for a huge shock when she turned out to be pregnant. Not only was her pregnancy a shock but the number of puppies she was carrying was unbelievable!
Rebecca Reid
12.13.21

Foster dog, Kaya, was keeping a pretty big secret.

After deciding to foster a pit bull named Kaya, one couple was unaware the path ahead would be filled with lots of puppy snuggles, kisses, and paw prints. Kaya was pregnant at the time she was fostered but no one knew. Not only would her pregnancy be a big shock to the couple but the number of puppies in her belly would take everyone by surprise.

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“We had no idea.”

Kaya’s foster dad told The Dodo why they decided to foster. “No one had any idea that she was pregnant. She was at the shelter slated to be euthanized…nobody wanted her.”

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Kaya started to gain weight.

The foster family thought they might be overfeeding Kaya so they took her in for a check-up at the vet. Surprise! Kaya was not overweight…she was pregnant! Soon she was starting to nest and the couple knew that the puppies were on their way. Kaya’s foster mom could tell it was almost time. “Near the end when she got really big, she got really tired. She would just lay down or roll in the grass because that seemed to help her back.” – The Dodo

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Here come the puppies!

Early one morning, Kaya’s puppies decided to make their debut one after the next until she had proudly birthed 8 puppies. The foster couple thought that she might even be finished in time for dinner. Could it be that easy? Nope. Kaya was not even close to being finished birthing her very large litter.

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“We thought she would get a normal-sized litter.” – Kaya’s Foster mom

Not so fast. Kaya was about to shock her new parents with a whopping 16 puppies after 2 1/2 days in labor.

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16 puppies in all!

And then there were 16. “She was very calm and relaxed so we figured she was done. We were like, OK we’ve got 15 puppies. but half an hour later the heavy panting came back and then number 16 came.” – Foster dad told The Dodo.

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We can’t handle the cuteness.

The puppies were finally born and although there were two stillborn puppies, the family was happy that the rest were doing great. “Sometimes that happens in large litters like that. We were so overjoyed that so many of them were so healthy.” – Foster dad told The Dodo

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Kaya was a very proud but very tired mama.

Well, it isn’t surprising that Kaya was exhausted! The foster parents were in awe of her strength and dedication to her puppies. For a week the family would take turns sleeping so that someone was up to help if needed.

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Little jelly beans digging holes.

The couple was undeniably in love with their new additions. They lovingly called them their ‘little jelly beans.’ Kaya was also busy teaching her puppies new things. “They would chase her around the yard and Kaya taught them how to start digging so they were digging holes.” – The Dodo. In the video, you can see the herd of puppies running after Kaya. So, she is either helping them exercise or maybe trying to get a little peace.

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Welcome home Kaya and Sefina.

All the puppies were adopted into their forever homes. All except for one little one named Sefina. The couple decided to adopt her along with Kaya. The two pups get along great and the family is so happy to have helped not just Kaya but all the puppies find a home.

“We were able to save 16 lives from just wanting to foster a dog.” – Foster dad told The Dodo.

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Now watch this adorable video of Kaya and her huge litter of puppies.

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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