Rescued Golden Retriever Gives Birth To A Litter Of Cow Pups

In late 2017, two dog-loving foster parents took in a pregnant golden retriever mix named Rosie. They expected a large litter of fluffy, golden puppies, but instead, they discovered…cows? Or at least, what looked like cows.

These oddly-colored puppies threw the internet into a storm. How did Rosie get cow puppies? And what happened to these puppies after they were raised? Learn the charming story of Rosie and her unexpected litter.

Meet Rosie, The Cute And Confused Mama

Rosie the golden retriever mix was abandoned at a shelter
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In October 2017, Rosie, a golden retriever mix, was disowned by her previous owners. She was left in a shelter visibly pregnant and close to birth. The shelter’s manager feared for her health and for the fact that she would give birth without proper assistance.

Although shelters have drastically lowered their euthanization policies, most are overcrowded with dogs and do not have the resources to care for a new litter. Rosie needed caring owners now more than ever.