Published: Mar 27, 2011 4:29 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 27, 2011 1:31 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Miami animal shelter was forced to shut down Thursday, leaving hundreds of dogs desperate for a place to go. Saturday, about a dozen of them were brought to Bonita Springs, and now they need your help.

They're 9 lucky dogs looking for 9 loving homes. The canines were rescued after a spread of infectious disease forced their shelter to shut down.
With hundreds of dogs facing two options - be rescued or likely be euthanized - Wee Waggin rescue came to theirs.

"We had no room," Kelly Chasnov of Wee Waggin said."I couldn't help in any way, so in a desperate call, I called Rob at Final Touch Molding and Cabinetry, and I said, can you help? Always a dog-lover, rescue friendly, and he said sure, I have an empty warehouse right next to my office, come on over."

"How can you turn down a little dog like that? how cute is that?" Rob Glownia of Final Touch said holding at a small white puppy.

While the dogs seem right at home in Southwest Florida, veterinarian Dr. Pegah Gillette is making sure they're healthy on the inside. "They'll be fully vaccinated, spayed and neutered, microchipped, current on their flea and heartworm prevention and make sure they are heartworm negative."

All of these dogs are ready immediately to go into foster homes, and they'll be ready for their forever homes after they've had full examinations and a little more veterinary care. To find out how you can take one of these little guys home, just head to

Several more rescued dogs are expected to be brought over in the coming days. In addition to foster and adopting families, Wee Waggin is looking for supplies, donations, and volunteers willing to take shifts caring for the dogs.