Meet Sharon
Animal ID 45234726 
Species Dog 
Breed Shepherd/Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown) 
Age 4 months 16 days 
Gender Female 
Size Large 
Color Black/Tan 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue 
Location Foster Home 
Intake Date 7/2/2020 
On June 10th someone followed a lactating mama dog to an abandoned house... where she was caring for 6 small puppies. Mama Courtney would not let anyone near the pups. The finders began feeding mama to gain her trust. A few days later they went to check on the puppies and they were no longer there. They searched all over for them. They feared the pups had been killed by predictors. Then, a couple weeks later, Mama was spotted with her 6 pups in an orchard. A volunteer went and rescued Courtney and her pups on July 2nd. When they were first rescued, Mama Courtney literally slept for several days. Before they were rescued, Mama had probably been staying up all night to protect her young puppies. Now she feels safe and she knows her babies are safe!

They were all initially placed in the same foster home. It was too much for the couple who were fostering them so we had to split them up into three foster homes.

Courtney is a sweet dog and an amazing mama. The puppies each have unique personalities!

Courtney DOB: ~6-10-2019
Puppies' DOB: ~5-14-2020

Located in Las Cruces, NM

Lars and Ozzy are in the same foster-to-adopt home.
Courtney and the other 4 puppies are still looking for adoptive homes.

The puppies can go individually, but we will not adopt them out as "only dogs." We are looking for the puppies to either be adopted with one of their littermates or to a home that has another dog.

Adoption application can be downloaded at