Ashley Boggs has always had a heart for canines in need. Her dedication to dog rescue is not just a hobby; it’s a calling.
It was during one of her drives on a secluded forest road in Puerto Rico that she encountered a situation that would tug at the heartstrings of any animal lover.
A Mother’s Plea for Help
There, in the middle of nowhere, a brown dog caught her attention in a way that was out of the ordinary.
This dog wasn’t just roaming aimlessly or shying away from human contact; she was actively seeking help, stopping cars, and looking pleadingly at the passersby.
It was as if she had a pressing message she needed to convey.
A Nursing Mother’s Desperate Search
Upon stopping her car, Ashley quickly understood the gravity of the situation. The dog, a nursing mother, was in dire straits, seeking assistance for her newborn puppies.
Alone in the woods without sustenance, this brave mother was doing all she could to ensure the survival of her little ones.
Ashley, who is part of the Miracles for Satos Rescue (MFSR) team based in New York, knew she had arrived just in time to make a difference.
The Initial Discovery
Initially, Ashley discovered Goji, as she would later be named, and two of her puppies hiding nearby.
They were surprisingly sociable from the get-go, allowing Ashley to bring them to her vehicle without any fuss.
But the sound of additional puppies crying out meant that her rescue mission was far from over.
Uncovering the Hidden Puppies
Determined to leave no puppy behind, Ashley returned to the woods. Her perseverance paid off when she found four more puppies concealed near the box where they had been abandoned.
With a heart full of compassion and determination, Ashley managed to gather all seven puppies and secure them in her car.
The Berry Family’s New Beginning
Upon reaching the safety of the MFSR facility, the team sprang into action, ensuring that the canine family received the nourishment and care they desperately needed.
This was the start of a new chapter for the stray family, one filled with hope and love.
The MFSR’s mission is to rescue dogs from Puerto Rico and help them find their forever homes in New York. Goji and her puppies were indeed fortunate to have crossed paths with Ashley.
Foster Home Adventures
The puppies, along with their mother, were placed in a foster home.
There, they began the important process of socialization, mingling with other dogs, and learning the basics of being well-mannered pups.
Goji, the mother, adapted remarkably well to her new environment.
Her affectionate nature shone through, and she quickly became a favorite among the caregivers.
A Name with a Sweet Twist
The MFSR team shared on their Facebook page, “She is the absolute best dog. She loves every dog and person that she meets. She loves rubs and cuddles and will even do tricks for treats.”
It was clear that Goji’s loving disposition was as boundless as her gratitude.
The puppies were each given names that were as sweet as their personalities: Raspberry, Blueberry, Gooseberry, Cloudberry, Blackberry, and Strawberry.
“We named them after berries because we picked them from the bushes,” the rescue team explained with a touch of whimsy.
Goji’s New Lease on Life
In the care of MFSR, Goji found a place where her worries for her family’s safety were a thing of the past.
She could relax and be the joyful, loving dog she was meant to be.
“She loves going for walks but her favorite place in the world is on her favorite person’s lap. GOJI is definitely a volunteer favorite because she is an absolute sweetheart. She brings joy to the world every day,” the team gushed.
Happy Endings for the Berry Family
It wasn’t long before each member of the Berry family found their forever homes.
The once abandoned and vulnerable pups, who had faced the harshness of the wild, were now basking in the love and comfort of their new families.
A Tale of Compassion and Hope
Ashley Boggs’ encounter on that forest road is a testament to the difference one person can make in the lives of animals.
For Goji and her puppies, a bleak situation turned into a story of survival and happiness, all thanks to the compassion and action of a dedicated dog rescuer and the team at Miracles for Satos Rescue.
Stories like these remind us of the enduring bond between humans and animals, and the incredible transformations that can occur when kindness leads the way.
The Berry family’s journey from a desperate struggle for survival to a cherished life with loving families is a heartwarming reminder of the power of rescue and the beauty of second chances.