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Hello,


I'm fairly new here and have only posted a few times but come here often and have learned a lot. I would like advicebut mostlypersonal stories about people and their Rotties having babies.


We just recently rescued a Purebred Pregnant Female from a shelter, she was due to die the day before we picked her up but they held her when they found out we were coming for her. I have done tons of research and have gotten some wonderful advice from people but nothing beats stories from people that have been through it.


She will be going to the vet tomorrow to have an examination and to make sure that all is well, I would hate to go through all of this just to find out that the shelter was wrong and it's just a false pregnancy. And as soon as possible after she has had them she will be spayed. The mother and pups will all be adopted out to only the best homes after they are weaned and are able to leave their mother. They will all be spay/neutered and up dated on all shots before they go.


We were told that she is about 5 weeks along and the puppies should be purebred, but we will just have to wait and see.


We have sectioned of part of the upstairs for her. She has free run of our bedroom (she likes to lay on our bed and watch TV), most of the hallway, and a large walk in closet that I have turned into a whelping room for her. Right now she has a down bed, toys and food and water in there but when it gets closer to the time when she should be having them we are taking all that out and putting in a whelping box of some sort (we haven't really decided what we want to use soany ideas about this would be great to) and putting a 1 1/2 - 2 ft board up in front of the door so that she can leave the pups when she wants a little quiet time without them but is still confined to that area (for when the pups are a little older). I have talked to several people, looked at tons of web sites, am talking to the vet tomorrow, rearranged my entire house, and I think I have all the supplies that I need in case of an emergancy and to help out if needed.The only thing I need now is little things that books and web sites don't mention.


So any comments, advice, or stories would be great and very welcomed!!!


Here's a few pictures of mom...





 

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Hi Tanksmom2, congrats on your new rescue she is a cutie ! good luck on your on coming birthing ! All I can say is don't let her eat the after birth all it will do is give her the green cha cha's
and it has no health benifits to the mother .... they ate it in the wild to prevent preditors from finding their babies . So don't let her eat it yuckie yuckie..............
 

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Well first off I want to say Hat's off to you for rescueing her even knowing there is gonna be more than just one. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and her and that the puppies are healthy. Nothing worse than stillbirth or sick puppies, so here's praying that everyone is healthy. GOOD LUCK! And congrats on being grandparents of the furry sort...LOL
 

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Wow, I thought letting them eat the after birth was good for the mother's milk, that's good to know!



Thanks for the prayers, we'll need them. We really have no back ground on her, all we know is that this is not her first litter. Hopefully she will be a good mother and the babies will be healthy. We have an appointment for her tomorrow to have an ultrasound and a check up done, we are really excited and are hoping for an idea of how many there might be.
 

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I will mail out the pack of puppy stuff this week.And Kitty I will be mailing the booklet I wrote,


I have let my females eat one or to after births(if they will)some don't want anything to do with the pups let alone any thing else that came out of them



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Thanks Donna , I be checking the mail .....
 

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Well, we went to the vet today and they did an ultrasound, they saw no babies. The shelter said they had a vet look at her and she was 4 weeks along. Our vet doesn't understand where they got the idea, there are NO signs of her being pregnant at all and even if she was she is no where near 4 weeks.


We are very upset that we were misled
, it's better that she isn't pregnant but we don't have much space and we turned other puppies (I only foster puppies for the rescue) away
because we had her and we were going to have a house full soon.



I'm sorry to waste everyones time but I thank you all for the helpful advice, all I have learned will be put to good use in the future.
 

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I'll still you send you the stuff.You can hand out the packs for adults and puppies.


Sad that you were missled.


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Tanksmom , are you going to have her spayed now ? you don't have to worry about her eating that yuckie stuff
and have you told the shelter what you found out ? no puppies ! well now you will have more time to spend on her ! she's a lucky girl ! and quite a good looking one to !!!!
 

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She is getting spayed on Monday.


She already has a home that is wonderful and that have visited her a few times.


She needs to stay in a kennel though, we found out the hard way that she doesn't like cats (which is another thing, the shelter said she was good with cats), she attacked our cat Wed.He has been to the vet and is fine, just one less of his 9 lives, he has a small wound on his neck and he broke off all the claws on 3 of his feet. She came out of the whole thing with just a few scratches.


She is a sweet girl but the shelter misinformed us on a few important things. I'm glad we were able to save her but I wish we had known all the details, we spent alot of money preparing ourselves and her for the birth of her pups, not to mention the vet bill for my poor cat.


We have learned our lesson and will be more careful the next time. She is a beautiful little girl and I'm glad she has her new home, she is a wonderful family dog and this family is perfect for her. In fact they are adopting a pup from us in the next couple weeks (We have a litter of 4, 8 week old Rottie pups coming tomorrow if all goes as planned with transport). So I know she will be happy.
 

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Sorry to hear about your cat . We have a black pursian cat ( it's my daughters ) he hates dogs ! but he is declawed T/G or at times it wouldn't be pretty he thumps them on the head...... my dogs love himor should I say love to try to eat his food
, well he was here first he's 7 yrs old,,,, he's been raised with Rotties before I had this crew I had Allie who died 4 yrs ago last Jan. but anyway goodluck with your pups coming and keep us informed on how it's going !
 

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I had to comment on the cat post! LOL I have 2 rott pups, 13 weeks old, and have had my cat for about 1 year. She was NOT happy about the pups, and she let them know who was in charge. They do chase her and tackle her, but they sniff and lick her
. We are at an uneasy truce here, although Cooper, one of the pups, keeps trying to mount her



You should write a letter of complaint to the shelter that you got your rottie from, let them know exactly what happened to you, perhaps even contact the Better Business Bureau in your area. Many times rescues and shelters will mislead you in order to place the animal.
 

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To complain to the shelter will not help.Maybe this is what they were told,and to complain to them might mean that they will not work with the rescue anymore.


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Somebody did say something to the shelter but it wasn't really a complaint. We thought the same thing you did Donna, although they claimed to have done an evaluation on her and said she was fine with everything.


They are a great shelter, very clean and all the animals seem to be well taken care of so we are just thinking of the whole thing as a mistake. The cat is ok and that was my main concern.


Loretta is doing good and goes in to get spayed tomorrow. She is a great little girl and will do well in her new home.


Also, we just rescue 3 rottie pups and I thought I would share the pictures, they are sooo cute. They are 5 - 6 weeks old females, they have them marked as mixes but we don't know with what. 2 came with their tails docked (they are very long, not a good job at all) and 1 hasher full tail.


This is Rayn





This is Reese





And this is Ruby





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Am I the only one not seeing the pics? .......don't tell meI'm goingblind
all I'm getting is the x where the pic should be ! I wanna see the pics !
 

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Donna , just rub it in ..............
 
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