Sometimes, mother dogs can do something so astonishingly strange that it will make you cry. You might have heard of foster care in the case of humans. But did you know about foster care for dogs too? This mother dog has done what seemed impossible. She went out of her way to take care of foster puppies.

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Her name – Maggie. She is an Australian Shepherd mix and located in Alberta. One day, her owners dropped her for grooming at the Barkers Pet Motel and Grooming. However, secretly the mother dog Maggie would sneak out at night and then go for a secret mission. What is it? Finding two puppies and comforting them. These puppies were from the local rescue society. These puppies were put up in the Pet Motel, hoping to get a forever home.

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Quite naturally, the puppies were afraid of the newness in the motel. But mother dog, Maggie, knew how to comfort them. So, she broke out of her kennel and went to them. Mother dog Maggie had weaned her own litter a couple of weeks ago and so, her mother spirit was still there. And it showered on the little crying pups.

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The owner of the motel, Sandi Aldred, noticed that one of the dogs went missing from their kennels each night. After she settles the dogs in their kennels, Sandi goes for dinner. Then, she checks up on the dogs using the surveillance cameras with her phone. And that is when she noticed something strange.

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She saw that Maggie sneaked out of her kennel and was standing near the kennel of the puppies. Then, the camera showed the mother dog enter the kennel and start to lick and sniff them. She even lied down beside them.

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It was such a cute scene that Sandi and her family couldn’t take it. It was their first time watching something like this. When Sandi went to the kennels, mother dog Maggie greeted her with an excited woof. It was such a sweet scene. Sandi allowed Maggie to enter the puppies kennel.

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Even when Maggie’s parents came to take her, Sandi jokingly tried to persuade them to keep the dog there for some while. Of course, they did not agree since they were without their family dog for so long.

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But then, this instinct of caring for young ones is something amazing. It’s not very uncommon for both male and female dogs to take care of the young. But witnessing it is something special.

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