Stray Dog ‘Kidnaps’ Puppies From Temple In Thailand, Adopts Them After Birth Mom Doesn’t Return

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Stray dog kidnaps puppies


As citizens in the digital age – and especially as reporters – we’re advised against blindly believing what we see on the Internet.

So, when we saw footage of a stray dog allegedly kidnapping puppies, we immediately needed to find out if there was more to the story. And there was more, indeed.

Here’s the tale of a loving dog who became a mother to those who needed a mum but didn’t have one.

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Stray dog kidnaps five puppies and brings them to a forest clearing


Last week, Thai Tiktoker, @jodja_66, uploaded a video of a stray dog carrying a puppy in its mouth and urgently walking towards what appears to be a forest clearing.

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@jodja_66

#อีกมุมของโลกใบนี้ ##ธรรมชาติคือชีวิต

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The dog repeated this action four more times.

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Screenshot: @jodja_66

OP proceeded to explain the situation in the comments section. Translated, her comment reads, “These five puppies belong to a poodle who gave birth in Wat Luang Pu Khantie. This dog took notice of the babies and was so enamored with the pups that she decided to secretly steal them from the temple.”

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Screenshot: @jodja_66

With puppies this cute, we’d want to take them home too. However, what about the pups’ mother?


Puppies’ birth mother is nowhere to be found


This TikTok video has over 167K likes and 3.8K comments. With numbers like this, it’d almost be a crime to deprive the public of a follow-up story about these puppies and their unlikely caretaker.

#อีกมุมของโลกใบนี้ #ธรรมชาติคือชีวิต #พี่จดลงให้แล้วนะคะ
@jodja_66

#อีกมุมของโลกใบนี้ #ธรรมชาติคือชีวิต #พี่จดลงให้แล้วนะคะ

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So, that’s exactly what @jodja_66 did. On 27th October 2021, the TikToker posted a video update of the puppers with the caption translating to, “Following up on the thief”.

Her follow-up vid shows the dogs residing happily in the forest clearing that the stray dog brought them to.

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Screenshot: @jodja_66

While the little nuggets seem happy to play in the forest clearing, OP did provide a sad update in the comments section.


Screenshot: @jodja_66

Translation: I almost couldn’t find them, turns out they were in the forest. Everyone, the mama poodle is nowhere to be found.

Another update from 28th October 2021 confirmed that the stray dog is indeed continuing to raise these babies as her own.

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Screenshot: @jodja_66


Families don’t all look the same


While we weren’t able to interview the main subject of the story, this mama dog, we can say with utmost certainty that she considers these five puppies her own and that they are a family.

It’s truly unfortunate that their mother is nowhere to be found, and we are very hopeful that she’s all right.

As for the puppies, however, we’d assume they’re all right with having a mum that looks a little different from them – so long as she continues to provide them protection and care. We’re in awe of this mama dog for choosing her own family.


Cover images adapted from (L-R): @jodja_66, @jodja_66

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