In many ways, delivering the litter is just the beginning of what can sometimes be a very long process. There are many families out there who are desperate to take in a newborn puppy. Even though it is a lot of work, it is extremely rewarding. But not all of the newborns find homes immediately.
And so foster families like Katie and John know that sometimes, it might take some time before each member of the litter finds a forever home. Until then, they need to treat every single pup like it’s theirs forever. With that comes 100% love, care, and dedication – which can be extremely tiring.
They Know How to Help Street Dogs
With all of the experience they have built up over the years, it is clear that Katie and John have developed an in-depth knowledge of how to approach street dogs and take care of them. Up until this very day, they are still shocked as to just how many street dogs there are in their neck of the woods.
Both in the small town that they grew up in and the bigger cities surrounding them, there were plenty of stray dogs just waiting to be rescued. And all of this experience came to the surface when Rosie came into their lives. She had already been rescued, but they were desperate to take her in for the important few weeks that were coming up.
They Had Delivered Puppies Before
This wouldn’t have been the first time that Katie and John had helped a rescue deliver an entire litter of puppies. They knew the steps that needed to be taken to make the process as smooth and painless as possible for a pregnant dog.
Especially Katie, who had worked her way through the ranks ever since she started to volunteer at the local rescue center. Here, we can see one of the rescues that they helped deliver and her adorable litter of pups. And although they were thoroughly prepared to help Rosie deliver her litter, nothing could prepare them for the actual day of delivery…
When they brought Rosie back to their home for the first time, it was clear that she wasn’t so comfortable. The couple knew that they’d need to work overtime to give her the quality care she needed. It was a demanding few weeks, especially when it came to balancing their jobs and this newfound responsibility.
Thankfully, the staff at the rescue center were very understanding and tried to cover for Katie and John as much as possible. But due to their severe understaffing issues, there was only so much they could do. It was an uphill battle for the couple.
A Real Struggle
At first, Rosie struggled to adjust to her surroundings at Katie and John’s home. Her nerves got the better of her, and as you can see, she sank her claws deep into the couple’s stairs. Knowing that she was under a lot of stress, the couple took Rosie to the vet more times than they had planned.
This cost them a lot of time and money, but they did everything in their power to keep Rosie’s health at the front of their minds. It would be all worth it if this rescue had a safe delivery and was healthy when everything was said and done. And the doctor managed to give Rosie the right treatment in the meantime.