Thursday, October 19, 2023, 1:42 a.m
RALEIGH, North Carolina – A rescue dog is gaining national attention after giving birth to a litter of 15 puppies.
Rescue in Raleigh Perfectly Imperfect Puppies (PIPs) announced the birth of Meadow’s litter on October 8, saying it was the largest litter he had seen since he started three years ago.
“It’s one thing to have 15 puppies, but to have 15 thriving puppies that are all doing well,” said Meadow’s foster mother, Shari Wilson. “Everyone is gaining weight, everyone is eating, everyone is doing really well.”
Meadow is a two-year-old Great Dane who had a litter of three girls and twelve boys: Otis, Bailey, Fiona, Duke, Winston, Bruno and Buster, to name a few.
“They will eat a lot of food. Fifteen puppies is a lot of puppies to feed,” Wilson said. “Fifteen is a lot, but I’ve helped several litters so I love it. And it’s… very rewarding.”
She said that after going into labor Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning at 3:45 a.m., Meadow was no longer having any problems.
“The vet told us to expect 12 to 14. Puppy No. 15 was a surprise,” Wilson said. “He was actually born in the front yard when I thought she was going to the toilet. And I looked down and there was a puppy.”
The puppies have received many Amazon deliveries since their story made national headlines and appeared in People Magazine.
“The rescue workers are in great need at the moment. So if you can donate something, whether it be monetary donations or food donations, we can use whatever people are willing to give,” Wilson said.
Meadow has been housed in five homes since giving birth to a litter of 14 in February. Unfortunately, not all puppies survived. Wilson said this will be Meadow’s last litter and her next home will be her forever home.
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