Marika was saved by a lovely lady who bought her to HappyPaws Haven, she was found chained to a veranda abandoned and heavily pregnant. Three days latter she gave birth, the vet said she was holding them back until she was safe. The babies were born in the middle of June when it was bitterly cold so probably would not have survived. We built a whelping box on the day she arrived and made sure she was comfortable. The puppies are now nearly 12 weeks old. As Mum was a Lab Bull Arab cross and we think dad was some sort of Mastiff the pups are going to be big dogs as at 11 weeks they were all at least 11 kgs with the boys being a little more. Marika has wonderful gentle nature, well socialised with humans and other dogs. She has been vaccinated de-sexed and micro-chipped ready for her new home.