The three puppies rescued from avalanche were local celebrities

A week after a deadly avalanche ravaged an Italian resort town, rescuers made a miraculous find under the snow-packed mountainous ground.

Three fluffy sheepdog puppies were found in the hotel's wreckage, all of whom were local celebrities. Hotel Rigopiano regularly posted pictures of the pups, born to two of the resort's 'resident' sheepdogs, to their Facebook page.

The puppies' parents also survived the avalanche and were found Wednesday.

"In fact, it was hard to find them right away because they were hidden. Then we heard this very tiny bark and we saw them from a little hole the firefighters had opened in the wall. Then we expanded the hole and we pulled them out," said one of the rescuers, according to Fox News.

The miraculous rescue of the dogs have given rescuers new hope. So far, Italian search and rescue crews have found 9 survivors and 6 fatalities. However, 23 people are still missing.

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A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout photograph provided by the Italian Fire Department shows rescue crews hold pets as they make search and rescue works in the area of the hotel Rigopiano, which was hit by a massive avalanche due to earthquakes on 18 January in central Italy, in Farindola, Abruzzo region, Italy, on January 23, 2017.

(Photo by Vigili del Fuoco/Handout/Editorial Use Only/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A handout picture provided by the Italian Fire Department shows an aerial view of hotel Rigopiano after it was hit by an avalanche in Farindola (Pescara), Abruzzo region, early 19 January 2017.

(Photo by ITALIAN FIRE DEPARTMENT/HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Rescuers walk near the rescue operations center in Penne, some 20 km from the site of an avalanche that engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in heavy snow and earthquake-ravaged central Italy, on January 23, 2017. Italian rescuers pulled nine survivors from the hotel hit by an avalanche on January 18, 2016 and continue to search the 23 people still trapped under the ruins. A sixth victim was pulled out of the rubble and snow yesterday.

(FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

A handout picture provided by the Italian Fire Department shows an aerial view of hotel Rigopiano after it was hit by an avalanche in Farindola (Pescara), Abruzzo region, early 19 January 2017.

(Photo by ITALIAN FIRE DEPARTMENT / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Member of the Italian Red Cross walk near the rescue operations center in Penne, some 20 km from the site of an avalanche that engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in heavy snow and earthquake-ravaged central Italy, on January 23, 2017. Italian rescuers pulled nine survivors from the hotel hit by an avalanche on January 18, 2016 and continue to search the 23 people still trapped under the ruins. A sixth victim was pulled out of the rubble and snow yesterday.

(FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian soldiers walk near the rescue operations center in Penne, some 20 km from the site of an avalanche that engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in heavy snow and earthquake-ravaged central Italy, on January 23, 2017. Italian rescuers pulled nine survivors from the hotel hit by an avalanche on January 18, 2016 and continue to search the 23 people still trapped under the ruins. A sixth victim was pulled out of the rubble and snow yesterday.

(FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

A photo taken from a video shows the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, hit by an avalanche, in this January 19, 2017 handout picture provided by Italy's Finance Police.

(Guardia Di Finanza/Handout via REUTERS)

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