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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A groom-to-be from Kalamazoo, Michigan is caring for seven puppies after rescuing them during his bachelor party.

Mitchel Craddock and a group of his friends were deep in the woods of Tennessee celebrating his upcoming wedding when an unexpected guest showed up at their door.

“The first morning we were there, we had the front door wide open and we’re cooking bacon and we look over the front door to the cabin we’re staying in, there is a dog sitting there, sweet as can be but would not come inside,” Craddock told WWMT.

The men looked after the dog, nicknaming her Annie and feeding her.

“She was very dehydrated, hungry, I mean everything we gave her and out in front of her she gobbled up as fast as she could,” said Craddock.

The men noticed her acting strangely protective regarding a specific area in the woods.

“There was one spot in the woods if anything went by there she would leave us and take off barking and going crazy, and she would go to that spot and then she would eventually come back,” said Craddock. ” We connected the dots, we put everything together and we found a giant hole in the ground.”

Inside the hole, they found seven puppies. They named them Knox, Bear, Daisy, Gunner, Brimmy, Finn and Rose.

“We’re guessing they were maybe around 5 or 6 weeks old,” Cradock told ML Live. Although the mother was malnourished, the puppies were robust and healthy, albeit dirty.

“Well, we’re washing our puppies, because they had all come out of a hole and they were all dirty, so there was a group of rough men going down to go four-wheeling, but instead they are inside washing puppies,” said Craddock.

All of the puppies have been looked at by a veterinarian. All of them now have forever homes with the groomsmen  or their relatives, according to ABC News.