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Brothers on road trip rescue abandoned puppies

Posted July 12
Updated July 14

Imagine cruising down the open road, when out of the corner of your eye, you see some adorable puppies right there on the side of the highway. According to brothers Briggs LocHaven and Chris Vanness, that’s exactly what happened to them while driving from Colorado to Arizona earlier this year.

“At first we thought they were prairie dogs, until we got closer and were able to see exactly what they were,” Vanness told The Dodo. “Then we stopped and got out of the car to check on them. They were friendly and severely dehydrated and starving and our hearts just sank. We didn’t have to capture them-they literally jumped in our car. We were speechless and our only thought was we need to get these guys some food and water and a bath.”

LocHaven and Vanness couldn’t bear to leave their newfound furry friends to fend for themselves, so they decided to take them with them on their trip. The brothers report that the dogs rode with them to their final destination, where they then found a forever home with a friend of theirs who rescues dogs.

LocHaven gave his Facebook friends an update on fate of the puppies. He said the dogs’ new roommate is another rescue dog. Here’s a snap of the puppies at their new home.


Since the sweet story went viral, many Facebook users chimed in to express their support for the brothers’ rescue mission.

“Hats off to you, well done,” Facebook user Kyle Dalton said. Meanwhile, Miranda Bengtzen commented, “You’re amazing.😍😍 thank you for not leaving them behind!”

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a dog has been rescued from the side of the road. We’re so glad that there are good Samaritans out there who have taken the time to make sure that abandoned pups have a place to call home.

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