Winning Names for Mother Dog and 9 Puppies Announced!
The winning names for nine adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback/Hound-mix puppies and their mom have been selected! The names are:
- Mother dog: Laguna
- Puppy 1: Torrey
- Puppy 2: Cowles
- Puppy 3: Woodson
- Puppy 4: Azalea
- Puppy 5: Fleming
- Puppy 6: Cedar Creek (CC for short)
- Puppy 7: Sunset
- Puppy 8: Anza
- Puppy 9: Balboa
Members of the public suggested 478 sets of names for the family via an online form April 8 – 18, 2021. The winning names were submitted by Renee B. in Vista, who will receive a “swag bag” of San Diego Humane Society branded items. Since the dogs are Ridgeback mixes, she picked the names of famous ridges and hiking trails in San Diego!
The puppies and mom were rescued March 25, 2021, when our ’s Humane Law Enforcement responded to a report of a stray dog who just delivered a litter of puppies in the 5200 block of La Paz Drive, 92114. When Humane Officers arrived, they found a mother dog who took shelter under a van during the rain where she gave birth to 10 puppies. SDHS’s Humane Officers carefully pulled them out, one by one. Sadly, one puppy was not alive, but the other nine appeared healthy.
The five girls and four boys are nearly a month old and growing fast thanks to the wonderful care they are receiving from their foster family. Mom did not have a microchip and no owner has come forward. Once the puppies are at least 8 weeks old, they will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated before being placed for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting can visit sdhumane.org/adopt to view animals who are ready for new families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, adoptions are by appointment only.
Published: April 20, 2021