Click photo to learn more about each puppy. (beware: a few are spoken for)
Don't want to deal with teething and house-training? Mama Mabel is also available for adoption.
I mean, assuming you're not a jerk. Mabel loves people. Before she had puppies she wagged her tail and gently greeted every single human. Now she's protective when her pups are around, but when we get out of puppy-range, she's back to loving everyone. Including kids - she plays well with kids and tolerates them climbing on her!
While Mabel plays with the puppies exuberantly, we don't know how she feels about other dogs. We've only known her about-to-give-birth or as a mom. Plus, she was attacked while walking with us by two loose dogs (no injury, but shook us all up). And she does seem interested in chasing cats and birds, but we've never tried introducing her to a pet cat. Proceed with caution - but Mabel is seriously worth it. She's loyal, playful, adoring, quiet, and just likes to be around you and chew rawhide.
She was the runt but now weighs more than a few of her siblings! Hannah hops, happily. She is the most obviously joyful of the 9 and we adore her happy hops. We're truly grateful that she's going to live with someone in our extended family so we can watch her grow up. He picked her because she was the smallest - now that she's not so small, he's already smitten and won't change his mind:-)
Tucker got his name because Phillip couldn't remember which was Parker (#4 and #9 look a lot alike) and if the name was Parker or Tucker. So Tucker is Tucker.
As he should be! He tucks into his food and then falls asleep, tuckered out. He often sleeps alone - way more than his sibs. Therefore he'll be a good fit for a family with an older cat and no other dogs. Tucker is way friendly and easy-going, a mellow dude who will delight his new family.
What a doll! He was always one of the smallest puppies, but has become the tallest and has big feet. He's also got the most nose so far, as in, the most elongated face. So if you're not thrilled by Mama Mabel's pitbull face you could be woo'ed by Benjamin Button Baby Booker Boy (read more about his early weeks here).
Benji-Booker is easy-going and adorable. He plays more with siblings than with us, though he loves to snuggle and gnaw on our fingers, too.
Jack was the first puppy to be named - with the eyepatch, piracy was a gut reaction. Unlike my stereotype of a pirate, however, Cpt. Jack is way sweet, mellow and cuddly. He plays with us and his siblings and his Mama Mabel, but is the gentlest biter of all 9 when it comes to my fingers! He's one of the most tolerant with being laid on his back (by us) so we can rub his belly. He just beams. A true winner - he will warm your home!
(If you're not into pirates, you could also go for a panda-themed-name.)
When our niece named her Rosie we immediately agreed: she's rusty-brown (rose-color?) and she is riveting! Plus she can do anything she puts her mind to. She's fierce and tall and strong and determined.
Because she's already an athlete, she's the right pick for the family who will be her forever home who will run and play with her.
You know how the more you love someone, the most names you have for them?
First he was #3. Since he's the most clingy/fraidy/whimpery, he became #3 Poor Me. (More on personality in a moment.)
Our family was visiting when he pooped a nice large pile, so they called him "Sir Poops a Lot" which became "Sir Cries a Lot" since that's what consistently stands out about him. Then just "Sir Max a Lot" because we had a beloved dog Max who also made his needs known vocally.
Somehow...because we love Parks and Rec and their ongoing fondness for the miniature horse Lil Sebastian - who has similar color and proportions to #3, we're now calling him Lil Sebastian.
Maybe we should call him "Mini Mabel" since he looks nearly exactly like his mom. He's got her copper-brown color and even the white stripe up his nose. Now Mabel also has a diamond on her head - but #3 is still a stunner, with white toes like Mabel.
Though he's a whiner, we think it's just that he's more human-oriented than his siblings, and will prefer a household with plenty of human attention. He's easy-going and playful with Mabel, siblings and us, and the most likely to look for laptime, then snuggle in for a nap.
Gracie was Parker's midwife, and named him after Peter Parker. He's been one of the biggest puppies throughout their (nearly) 8 weeks of life. He's on the mellow side of this litter's median. He's affectionate and calm but definitely playful. Check out his first walk.
Like most black dogs he shines brown in the light and gets hot in the sun.
She's firstborn, fierce, brave, smart, equally playful with Mama Mabel, siblings and humans. She will be a force to be reckoned with!
She's stunning and shimmers like a silverback gorilla. We highly recommend this gorgeous and bold puppy.
We've been calling her First Lady and our nephew chose Sophia - a wise name for this smart puppy. Check out her first field trip and "walk."