Slice of 'stolen' pizza leads to discovery of adorable stray puppies in East Palo Alto

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A slice of pizza during a quick lunch break led a group of friends to an adorable discovery. 

The group was sharing a pizza for lunch when a stray dog couldn't resist stealing a slice of the pepperoni pizza. One of the friends called PHS/SPCA because they were concerned about the dog. 

“When our rescue staff arrived on scene the hungry little dog led us to her small nest of six tiny one week old puppies,” said PHS/SPCA’s Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.  

The nursing mother and her puppies were taken and placed at a foster home. “This poor little dog was struggling to survive on her own, eating whatever scraps of food she could find and trying to take care of her babies,” said Tarbox.  

The puppies have been weaned and are available to adopt at the shelter in Burlingame, located at 1450 Rollins Road. They were currently named after the British Royal Family. The mom was named Queen Elizabeth while her puppies were named William, Harry, Duchess Kate, Lady Di, Charlotte and Meghan.

Anyone interested in adopting the puppies can call 650-340-7022.