Remember these little survivors? Now they need homes

IN TWO weeks one of these bouncing bundles of joy with its puppy dog eyes and wagging tail could be part of your life.

At just a week old, the lives of six tiny bull arab cross puppies hung in the balance when their mum died, leaving them orphaned.

But now full of life and fighting fit, the search is on to find five homes for five puppies, as Venus, the only female in the litter, has already found a home in Brisbane.

When the puppies lost their mum to suspected rat bait poisoning, they were surrendered to Red Collar Rescue.

A Facebook call out found Freya, a local dog that had experience a phantom pregnancy, and she took the puppies on as her own under the watchful eye of dog foster carer Lisa Marriott.

PUPPY LOVE: Orphaned puppies Thor, Apollo and Loki are looking for a new home. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
PUPPY LOVE: Orphaned puppies Thor, Apollo and Loki are looking for a new home. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

"I was really lucky they were so healthy when we first got them," Mrs Marriott said.

"If they were underweight or unwell we would have been fighting an uphill battle."

Mrs Marriott said finding Apollo, Loki, Thor, Oden and Eros the ideal homes where they would be loved and looked after was her top priority, with the puppies ready for adoption in two weeks.

"I would love them to stay local so I can keep in contact but ultimately we want them to be loved," she said.

"We want owners who understand that puppies can be hard work."


If you are interested in adopting a puppy and want to arrange a meeting phone Lisa Marriott on 0412 515 564

To register to adopt any of he puppies visit and fill out an application

Each puppy will cost $350 and will be desexed, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations and worming medication.

Topics:  pets puppies red collar rescue

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