GREENBRIER, Ark. (KTHV) -- We first brought you this story a few weeks ago when rescuers saved nearly 100 animals from a fire in Greenbrier.
All the dogs have all been vetted and many spayed and neutered.
Now, they're just awaiting their forever home.
Still timid and a little scared,Humane Society of Faulkner County volunteer, Shirley Jarmon says these small dogs are survivors.
"I guess it's been about three weeks now and they're really coming around. It's been amazing with a little bit of attention."
Rescued during a house fire in October. Jarmon says almost a dozen dogs need a new leash on life.
"We test them, they're vaccinated already. They've all been tested for heart worms, they've all been negative. That's a really big deal."
The group took in 39 dogs and two cats out of the 90 plus surviving animals.
Mostly Chihuahuas, Terrier mixes and a Pomeranian remain.
And Jarmon says the animals' situation wouldn't have come to light had there not been a fire.
"They didn't sell them, but they didn't get them spayed and neutered. Therefore, they did breed and they kept everything that was bred there."
Jarmon says numerous volunteers have been helping to socialize the dogs by rocking them and playing with them daily.
"You just have to know that they are rescue dogs and they need a lot of patience and attention and they really do come around, it's amazing."
Jarmon believes even after all these dogs have endured, they'll be a great addition to any deserving home.
"It will take a little time, because it will be a big change for them since they'll be going to a different place. But, if you have patience and you really love these little pets they'll come around very much."
Other groups that helped with the animals: Wishing Well for Paws, Chihuahuas Rescue, P.S. I Love You, and Faulkner County SPCA.