On June 17, 2022 we welcomed a small poodle mix named Cypress from El Paso Animal Services. Upon exam at our vet, it was discovered that Cypress was carrying 4-6 puppies and was too far along to be spayed. Going into labor on July 12, 2022, Cypress’ little Sprouts had a dramatic entrance to life, ultimately requiring an emergency c-section to deliver 4 healthy puppies. Leyland, Yew, Baker & Gowan, named after types of Cypress trees, will be ready for adoption once they are 12 weeks old on Oct. 4th, along with their mama. The entire Cypress Grove were together in a foster home taking them through Puppy Culture until the litter was 8 weeks old, when they were moved to another foster home all together for the remaining 4 weeks.

Age: Born into OTAT 7/12/22

Weight: 5 lbs

Sex: Female

Breed Stated on Paperwork: Terrier mix

Dogs: In foster with other dogs (siblings as well as resident dogs)

Kids: Unknown

Cats: Unknown but likely OK

In a Nutshell: Entering the world first in dramatic fashion by being born in the Dove Lewis lobby, Leyland is the oldest Sprout by a few hours. Independent from day one and an introvert through and through, often found having snuck away by herself, burrowed in a blanket or other suffocation hazard, Leyley is a sensitive baby who gets lonesome and is apprehensive of new environments at first. Loves other dogs, loves playing with toys (having a particular penchant for the crinkly ones) and giving kisses up and around the nose, we expect Leyland to thrive in any home willing to continue her gentle and positive introduction to new things in a way that continues building important puppy confidence. Leyland seems to have a lower shedding coat.