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After dog’s rescued from shelter she gives birth on drive to new forever home
Just over an hour after a couple adopted Lizzy, she was giving birth in the backseat of their car. Thank goodness they saved her when they did.
Patricia Lynn
11.30.22

There are many dog lovers out there, but it’s incredible when a person goes above and beyond to help change an animal’s life.

Rebecca Lynch is a big-hearted realtor who absolutely adores dogs.

In addition, she’s also the president of Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida, and is always looking for more dogs to help.

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Unsplash - Glen Carrie

In May 2019, Rebecca and her husband Kevin decided to go on a vacation to Savannah, Georgia.

They drove up from their home in Florida and had a great time seeing the sights.

Before they headed home, Rebecca had one last thing she wanted to do: she wanted to save a shelter dog.

Since Rebecca knew there were a lot of high-kill shelters in the state, she concluded she couldn’t leave without saving at least one pooch.

“I know that Georgia has a lot of rural, high-kill shelters and I knew I wanted to save the neediest dog from a shelter before I went home,” Rebecca told The Dodo. “I had space in my car and wanted to help.”

A friend told Rebecca about a poor little terrier named Lizzy who was at risk of being euthanized.

The little dog had heartworms, a broken leg, and was pregnant.

Rebecca immediately knew she was going to take Lizzy back to Orlando with her.

Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida
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Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Rebecca went to the shelter and picked up Lizzy.

She put a bed down in the backseat of her car and made the pup comfortable.

Rebecca stayed in the backseat during the drive, petting Lizzy and comforting her.

Facebook - Rebecca Lynch
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Facebook - Rebecca Lynch

Clearly, Lizzy felt at ease with Rebecca. Because an hour into the drive, she went into labor.

“About an hour in, she finally relaxed and rubbed her little head into my hand while I pet her,” Rebecca said.

“Once she felt safe and comfortable, she decided it was time. She started panting and she got restless; I told my husband, ‘I think she’s in labor!’”

Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida
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Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Kevin immediately started driving towards the nearest vet while Rebecca acted as Lizzy’s midwife.

Lizzy successfully gave birth to one puppy in the back of Rebecca’s car. Then, they reached the vet’s office, where Lizzy gave birth to five more puppies.

All six puppies were healthy and happy!

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Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

After getting a clean bill of health, Rebecca, Kevin, Lizzy, and the puppies continued driving home.

Lizzy did a great job caring for her little babies.

“Lizzy is a doll. Bless her heart, with all that she’s been through in her short life, she is so loving and trusting,” Rebecca said. “She is a gentle and loving soul. Pretty remarkable.”

Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida
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Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Lizzy and the puppies made it home safely with Rebecca, and they’re doing great!

According to an update from Rebecca on Facebook, all six of the sweet puppies ended up being adopted.

Lizzy now has a wonderful life too with the beautiful family who rescued her from the shelter. She wrote:

“All of her pups went to amazing homes when they were ready – they’re healthy, loved and spoiled rotten. Lizzy stayed put, of course. She’s a Lynch and we love her to pieces. She and our Poodle, Cooper, are best pals and she has really taken a liking to our 4 yr old niece, Lilly, they have a special friendship 🥰.”

Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida
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Facebook - Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Although Rebecca went to the shelter to rescue one dog, she instead saved seven precious lives. Well done!

If you want to learn more about Poodle and Pooch Rescue, check out their Facebook page.

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Sources: The Dodo, Facebook – Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida, Western Journal

By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at [email protected]
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