Puppies !

About Pounds

Pound Puppy Rescue is a nonprofit founded in 2001. We rescue approximately 400 puppies every year. We are a completely volunteer run organization whose purpose is to keep puppies out of overcrowded shelters where they are at risk for disease and euthanasia. Puppies are fostered in volunteer foster homes where we can keep the puppies healthy, socialized, and in their litter until they are old enough to be placed in permanent, loving homes. All of the puppies we rescue come to us looking for love and a "forever" home. Our hope is that all puppies placed through our organization will never experience being homeless or unloved again.

About my own dog

  1. My dog's name is Ozzy.
  2. He is 2 and a half years old.
  3. We adopted him when he was 2 months old.
  4. He has a soft, shiny and golden coat.
  5. He is a very good guard dog, he always barks when I come home or if someone comes down our driveway or if someone walks bye!!

Fact files

  1. Each year, there are 6.2 million puppies born in the United States.
  2. The most popular dog breed in the U.S. in 2013 was the Labrador retriever.
  3. The second most popular breed in 2013 was the German shepherd.
  4. Puppies are born without teeth.
  5. Puppies are born unable to hear or smell. They are unable to smell until about three weeks after birth.
  6. Newborn puppies spend about 90 percent of their first week sleeping. Puppies follow a sleep schedule similar to that of a newborn human. The average human newborn sleeps 16 hours in a 24-hour time period. Newborn puppies need about 14 hours of sleep in the same period.
  7. Puppies require five small meals a day.
  8. Puppies' teeth begin to grow when they begin chewing, just like human babies.
  9. At one-year-old, a puppy is no longer considered a puppy -- it's considered an adult!
  10. A one-year-old puppy is the equivalent of a 15-year-old human.