I spent last night going through Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence’s puppy posts on their Facebook page. I’m giving myself a +/- of 5 puppies since I may have double counted a litter despite every effort to avoid it, or I may have missed a litter in one of the group puppy posts.
The results for 2020 are in this PDF document. I gathered as much information as I could from the Facebook posts and noted identifying information in the far right column
I know that January and February are months during which rescues take in the Christmas puppies that ought not have been purchased to start with. Oddly, GARD has only 29 puppies posted from January 1 to February 29, 2020, and most of those puppies appear too young to be Christmas puppies. The bulk of the puppies begin to appear in March with large influxes throughout the summer.
I also know based on Facebook posts GARD gets the most money for puppies under between eight and sixteen weeks old.
I’ve discussed this with my friend and though there is an expected increase of litters in the summer months, dogs are not deer or elk—they can go into heat and reproduce at any time of year. Spring is hardly the only season in which homeless puppies appear.
Combined with the unusually high number of bottle-fed pups I can’t help but wonder what is going on at 100 Dichoric Dragon Drive.