Briggs LocHaven and his brother, Chris Vanness, were driving from Arizona to Colorado late last month when they happened upon the two young dogs scampering on that remote stretch of road.
"At first we thought they were prairie dogs, until we got closer and were able to see exactly what they were," Vanness told The Dodo. "Then we stopped and got out of the car to check on them. They were friendly and severely dehydrated and starving and our hearts just sank. We didn't have to capture them - they literally jumped in our car. We were speechless and our only thought was we need to get these guys some food and water and a bath."
LocHaven described the location the puppies were found as being "literally in the middle of nowhere" - as evidenced by this video taken shortly after they were rescued.