Mother Dog Reunited With Her Puppies All Grown Up | The Dodo Reunited

Bess is a once-in-a lifetime
type of dog. It’s been about ten months
since all of the puppies were together with Bess. She was picked up as
a stray in Tennessee, pregnant. There were actually twelve
puppies inside of her. – We were incredibly excited
to help. We ended up taking her to
the emergency room. One of the smallest puppies,
Burrdie, was blocking the birth canal. She was in the canal for two, three-plus hours, with limited oxygen. – When she was first born, they were concerned about her. She had a pink bow to indicate that we needed to keep
a closer eye on her. If anybody was gonna be
comprised, it was her. She was the smallest. – We really thought we were
just gonna get through the birth, and that was gonna be
the end of it. The doctors came out and
told us that there was a chance that because there were so
many puppies, they probably weren’t all
going to make it. That just wasn’t an option. We decided to bring all
the puppies back to my house. I had to tell my husband
we were gonna have to take out the living room furniture,
the dining room furniture. We just were 100 percent in. Quickly, we realized that we
needed more people. We needed around-the-clock
care. So “us” became anybody and
everybody that we knew that we trusted could stay up in
the middle of the night. Morning, noon, and night,
Bess always had somebody there to help her and to monitor
the puppies, so that everybody really
was thriving. Burrdie got to have extra
feedings. – Oh, good girl! Starting to see her thrive, and become the same size
as everybody, that was really profound for us. Bess really connected to Burrdie. There was just extra love. Bess was so patient, and so gentle with all of her babies. And she was like, a natural
perfect Mom. And even at times that she
was just exhausted, she still cared about
where they were, or if she heard them making
a sound, she was very attentive
to them. We – we jumped in and
helped co-parent with her. Bess was getting in naps
wherever she could. The puppies started playing. And they started being able
to walk. – Good boy! We just started to see all their personalities come out. We introduced toys. We had thoughts of
keeping them all at one point, I think.
At least I did. [LAUGHTER] Before any puppies were adopted, Bess was — was chosen first. – The first time I heard
about Bess, we fell in love with her
right away, and knew immediately that
this was our dog. Bess’s personality is [BARK]– [LAUGHTER]
[BARK] She is definitely like a nanny dog. She’s always checking
on the kids. I do see a motherly
instinct in her. – The puppies were with us
for at least eight weeks. It became clear that they
were really ready to go on to their forever home. – It was a daunting task, to think, like, “How are we
going to find 13 homes?” It ended up being all friends
and family that adopted one of the puppies. Today is the first time
in a year that Bess will be reuinited
with all 12 of her puppies, at the same time. – Burrdie!
– Hi, friends! – Lovebug. Hi! – It is amazing to see Burrdie
thriving now. She is really, really doing so,
so well. – She had a special pink bow
that they put on her to make sure that she got
extra milk. And so that’s why Violet got her the extra pink little bow for today,
to remember that. – And all of these dogs,
they’re all doing so well. – We have Ginny.
Ginny kind of chose us. – This is Gracie Grace. – This is Ruby. Osa, very sweet and
incredibly smart. Louis, who feels like
everybody is his best friend. Drake. One easygoing guy. Rupert. He seems to really
like snacks. Ranger, one of the biggest
puppies of the litter. Seven. She’s a–
a great family dog. Ruby. So photogenic. Sandy, a beautiful,
beautiful soul. – Say hi? Say hi.
– I know, this is like– uh-huh. – You always wonder if
these dogs recognize. And — clearly they do. It’s really sweet. Aw. – Hey, look, it’s Sandy! – All right, you guys.
I think Bess is maybe five minutes away. Bess is coming to see you
for your birthday. Beautiful. – Good girl. Yay! Oh, Bessie! [BARK]
[BARK] – All right, you guys!
Any moment, Bess is coming out. Bess appeared, look out,
and saw all of her puppies. – Yay! Yay! Bess! – And she didn’t know where
to go first. The puppies couldn’t
stop themselves, and Bess couldn’t stop herself. And she leaps up, almost leaping
into the group of puppies just to say hello
to everybody. [BARK]
[BARK] – Your puppies are all here! – Mom!
– Yay! – And you could just see joy. ♫ – Hey, Burrdie girl. Hi! Good dogs. ♫ – That’s a happy dog!
Good girls. It was amazing seeing Bess
and Burrdie reunited again. – Happy birthday, Bess babies! – Ready? Go! Yay! I felt that the dogs all came out and had a blast. There was excitement. There was sometimes, like,
sibling jealousy. Seeing Burrdie, and seeing
that little pink collar around her, and remembering what that collar
did used to represent, it really — it did —
it did touch my heart. It’s nice to feel like,
that this birth is actually creating community
around it. It was a very successful reunion. – My hope is that we get
to have this every year, and that this goes on for
years and years and years and years to come.


  1. AmadoSings October 18, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I'd claim ninjas and onions, but that's a punk move. I was simply overwhelmed by this beauty. All of it. || We don't deserve dogs. (But we should try to. (And every human involved in this video has a far more deserving than most of us.))

  2. Maddyson Smith October 19, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Unleash them!! Be freeee!!๐Ÿ•Š
    At one point
    I almost cried I would love to
    attend that reunion ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ

  3. Farmer Fpv October 20, 2019 at 2:51 am

    That's a lot of puppies, lol.

  4. Fatima Amorim October 20, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Best story ever๐Ÿพโฃ๏ธ

  5. Kimberly Anne October 20, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Love โค๏ธ all of you.
    Mama knew her babies.

  6. fiheem fazon October 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I wish black ppl can do this

  7. carlosgarcia33333 October 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm


  8. Faizah Iqra October 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    So beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  9. Marina Reese October 25, 2019 at 12:36 am

    1:46 5:42

  10. Sheikah Chick October 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Watching all of these videos is the equivalent of watching anime at 2am and being like "just one more episode"

  11. I Am A Person YAY October 28, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I started balling my eyes out

  12. DestinyGrey Cloud October 28, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Omg so many familly and freinds and DOGOS

  13. beamiest cart November 2, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    That's fucked up let them out the leash so they can be together

  14. Morgan Freeman November 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Lol. Nobody wanted to let 13 pitbulls run freely amongst a group of people.

  15. Arno Schuster November 3, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    oMG this makes my cry so much!!! Thank you guys for all your work and help

  16. Jahlina Allen November 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Does anyone know how much it would cost to adopt a dog a small one because we don't have a lot of space in our house

  17. Peggy Morris November 4, 2019 at 6:49 am


  18. bethany smith November 4, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    It's a giant family reunion.

  19. Domenic Cortez November 6, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I was like LET THEM GOOO!!!!

  20. paolo November 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    me da asco ver esta wea viendo que no sean capaces de liberarlos a todos un rato wn, que chucha

  21. eternalpathz ete November 7, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Their Dad could be a pitbull. Mom looks like a black labrador. So, some of the puppies look like a pitbull and some looks like labrador. Some mixed

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