On June 21, seven pups were born at a construction site in Sharjah. Luckily, all of the pups, along with their mum, were rescued and brought in to the K9 Friends shelter when they were just a few days old. They are all doing well, but too young to be seperated from their mum. They will all be homed after their first vaccinations, but can be reserved already by those interested in adopting them.

There are three males named Marcelo, Kane and Raphael, and four females named Jesse, Miranda, Stephanie and Sami. They will all be medium sized, approximately knee height, when they are fully grown.

Their mum looks a little like a cross between a Pointer and a desert dog and we have no idea what breed the dad was. All the pups are well socialised and mum has a lovely personality, so they should all make great family pets.

All K9 Friends pups are neutered at six months of age and are vaccinated and microchipped. To meet these seven pups, along with 124 other canines who are all up for adoption, please call the K9 Friends office on 048878739. We are open from 9am to 1pm every day.

— The reader is the former managing director and now senior advisor and social media in-charge at K9 Friends.