David Distad, a farmer from near Rochester, was walking home from his brother's home early Thursday to find a group of furry puppies in the ditch.
"It was a surprise," Distad told WCCO. "They were laying out here on the ground, running back and forth."
Distad then called the Rochester Paws and Claws Humane Society. Rachel Ramin and her manager made their way out to Distad's farm to tend to the stranded puppies.
"We just started wrangling them up, getting down, giving them happy voices, so they weren't scared to come to us," Ramin told WCCO.
She said the dogs were lucky to have been found when they were. They are planned to be up for adoption in a week.