12/19/2013 09:33 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 01:38 EST

German Shepherd Adopts Abandoned Puppies, Makes Your Heart Explode (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


It may be getting cold outside, but this adorable story about a dog who adopted eight abandoned puppies is warming our hearts.

On Dec. 3, a box of eight motherless puppies was dropped off at the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS). The puppies were found in a park and were estimated to be only seven to 10 days old at the time.

Then on Dec. 6 a German Shepherd named Timber, who came to the LAPS in November, gave birth to two puppies via c-section. Once her own were born, Timber's mother instinct kicked in—so she took on the parenting role for of all the little animals.

That's right: Timber "adopted" the abandoned puppies, making her a mother of 10.

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"She’s wonderful,” LAPS trainer and adoption counselor Becky Hemphill told Global News. “She treats them all the same.”

According to the LAPS, it's not uncommon for new canine mothers to accept other babies as their own, but just to make sure, staff members rubbed the puppies with Timber's placenta so that they would smell like her.

Oh, and did we mention that you can watch the puppies sleep/play/be adorable on this live stream? That's right: endless hours of puppy watching awaits you.

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