When Rosie, a Golden Retriever mix, arrived at the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, dumped and heavily pregnant, shelter heads Katie and John Black, immediately began tending to the abandoned, homeless dog.

 

 

The staff had taken care of their fair share of pregnant dogs in the past, but when Rosie gave birth, it was clear that she was going to be a special case, as Rosie’s 4 healthy Pups looked nothing like her.

Unlike the gold-coated mama Rosie, the puppies were a spotty lot. The black and brown marks on their white fur made them eerily resemble a bunch of tiny baby cows! Fittingly, they were given the bovine names of Daisy, Clarabelle, Betsy, and Moo.

 

 

Cross-breeding often leads to striking differences in features of the puppies, but in Rosie’s case, the absolute lack of similarity was remarkable. But that didn’t affect Rosie’s love for her sweet pups even by a tiny bit!

 

 

Today, Rosie and all her babies have been adopted into loving homes. We are so thankful to Katie and John for their sincere efforts towards caring for the litter and finding them the best homes!

Click the video below to watch Rosie’s adorable calf-like puppies!