Grayce was a neglected dog who was about to give birth to her first litter of puppies when Stevoni Wells Doyle and Rescue Rovers stepped in to help her. After giving birth to 11 healthy puppies a few weeks later, Grayce repaid Doyle's loving care with an incredible sign of trust.
Doyle decided to foster Grayce in her home in Utah so that she could "have a safe environment to have her pups." As a veteran animal fosterer, Doyle has helped thousands of dogs who, like Gracye, were abused, neglected, or abandoned, and in need of a safe space to heal and regain their trust in people.
Doyle says that she helps animals "because they need us. We are their voice and need to protect them."
Despite her many years fostering animals, Doyle was amazed when Grayce brought her puppies over to Doyle, one by one, just days after giving birth to them. Doyle had never had this happen before in all her times fostering dogs.
"I was honored that she choose me to trust with her pups and herself," Doyle said. "I'm still overwhelmed with her love."
Doyle thinks that as a first-time mom, Grayce might have been feeling a little overwhelmed, and turned to a person she had learned to trust. "I think she feels unsure still as a new mom," Stevoni Wells Doyle told The Dodo. "And she needed love and reassurance from someone she loves and trusts."
Despite all she had been through, and the neglect she had suffered at the hands of her previous owner, Grayce still had the heart to trust another human being again.
Grayce and her puppies were all adopted out via Rescue Rovers Adoption Dogs. Doyle recently posted about Grayce's progress in her new home on her Facebook page:
"You all remember our sweet Grayce? Well she is doing wonderful in her new home and so are her beautiful puppies! I am one of the many fosters that volunteer with this wonderful rescue. Grayce brought so much joy to our home and I got to share a beautiful moment with the world because of her."
Congratulations on a well-deserved new home, Grayce! We wish you and your puppies long and happy lives. Watch the video below of Grayce entrusting her babies to Doyle, and share the love with your friends and family on Facebook!