What Happens When Your Foster Puppies Are Featured on The Dodo

Written by Courtney Bryson

How did I come to foster a pit bull & her 10 puppies?

How did a Boston Terrier rescue foster mom end up fostering a pregnant pit bull during a pandemic?

Because of that incredible woman right there in that photo on the far right. We wouldn’t have Boston Terriers without her big heart ❤️ falling in love with the “ugliest puppy she’d ever seen” (Willa).

We wouldn’t have started fostering Bostons if she didn’t want to adopt a special needs dog (Bocephus).

Renee saw Emma posted by animal control desperate for a foster family to step up and Renee thought… well, we’re a foster family.

Quirky graffiti style wall art makes for a fun backdrop during an urban dog photo shoot in Atlanta, Georgia.
Model pups lends a helping paw to create a great brand for Atlanta dog walking service.

Foster Diaries: S2:E2 – Sweet Pittie Gives Birth To 10 Puppies In Her Foster Family’s House

And then The Dodo Reached Out

Because Renee & I already run the Rescue Ranch, our rescue specializing in medically fragile Boston Terriers, we were already sharing Emma’s journey on our social media feeds for the Ranch. Somehow The Dodo found us and reached out to feature Emma’s story in the Foster Diaries series. 

We went live with #TheQuaranteenies every night on Facebook. We were even featured in our local newspaper on the front page, and on the Atlanta news! So many people were following along with their story and watching us raise the puppies. 

Thanks to social media both through the Rescue Ranch’s audience, and of course the huge audience at The Dodo, all 10 of Emma’s puppies were adopted right after their spay/neuter appointments. And even better? Emma found a loving home also. 


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