Gypsy started out running loose on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona in 2003. She was incredibly emaciated and pregnant. Kind humans Bill and Susi found her and took her to the Reservation police for help. Sadly, it didn’t seem there was any local help for the pregnant pup, so they took her back with them to Phoenix.
Once there, the couple brought Gypsy to Maricopa Animal Care and Control (MACC) but unfortunately, they told Bill and Susi they could not adopt out a pregnant dog. Fearing this scared girl was going to be put down if they left her at the shlter, Bill and Susi decided they would take her home. A few weeks later Gypsy gave birth to nine puppies. Sadly, only six of them survived. The couple believes the puppies are a Golden Retriever and Dalmatian mix.
Susi and Bill’s Pug, named Seven, helped care for the new puppies. The couple’s four kids wanted to keep all of the puppies, but, of course, that’s a lot of dogs for one family to handle. MACC to took them in and found them their furever homes within a day! Awesome, right!?
Bill and Susi now live in Tampa, Florida where they have met with Adam Goldberg, an avid animal lover and photographer who has had previous success reuniting dogs and their puppies. Everyone’s goal is now to bring Gypsy back together with her pups for a canine family reunion. Adam contacted MACC, but their records don’t date back to 2003 when Gypsy’s puppies were adopted.
So, Adam, Bill, Susie and Gypsy are hoping you can help. If you adopted a puppy from MACC in 2003/2004 and that pupper is now roughly 12-years-old and looks like a Golden Retriever/Dalmatian mix, please contact Adam at adam[email protected] so he can try to reunite this furry family again.
Feature Image & H/T: A Gold Photo