Published: Mar 22, 2011 4:23 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 22, 2011 1:24 AM EDT

ARCADIA, Fla.- At first the family thought they were looking at baby pigs sniffing through garbage on the side of highway 70 in Desoto County. 

They quickly realized they were 8 helpless puppies, and one full grown pug. They didn't hesitate; they loaded them up, and brought them along on their vacation to a local campground. 

From there, several other families heard the story and adopted every single dog. 

No word on how long the dogs were out fending for themselves, or who the dogs belonged to.