Dog and Her Puppies Left Abandoned in Public Restroom Find Their Forever Homes


In May 2021, a dog was found abandoned and tied to a suitcase that was full of her 11 puppies in a public restroom stall. They were brought to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for care.


The mother dog, Rosie (formerly named Oolong), was emaciated and her puppies had puppy strangles, a condition that creates swelling in the face and skin lesions.

The dogs spent over a month being fostered by the good Samaritan who found them. Rosie was nourished back to a healthy weight and after proper medical care, the puppies were cleared of their condition.

For the 11 puppies whose lives started out rough, they are now in their forever homes and have quickly become a part of their new families.


“We absolutely love our little guy. He is full of energy and absolutely adores everyone. He loves his big brother and spends lots of time instigating play and shenanigans,” says Jesse Henrickson, Kostya’s (formerly named Macchiato) adopter. “We are so happy he is a part of our family.”

“My wife and I are obsessed with her. She has been fitting in well in our home and with our other dog,” says Alec Mrochek, Lacey’s (formerly named Caramel) adopter. “We are very happy with her, and couldn’t imagine life without her now.”

As for Rosie, she is enjoying her new home and her new canine brother.

“My husband and I fell in love with her when we first met her and adopted her that same day,” says Jackie Pascual, Rosie’s adopter.

You can find more information and see their adoption updates in the video below.

Story submitted by Lindsey Heaney from Tacoma, Washington.



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