Service dog gives birth to puppies at Tampa airport

Service dog gives birth to puppies at Tampa airport

The pair knew two-year-old Eleanor was pregnant and their other dog, Nugget, was the father, but did not realise she was ready to give birth until the puppies arrived.

Tampa Fire Rescue shared the sweet moments over social media.

Her name is Ellie, and she caused quite a stir on the concourse today as she unexpectedly went into labor.

The father to the little ones, named Nugget, was also traveling with the crew and was there for the birth.

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Personnel with the Tampa Fire Rescue, which documented the birth on Twitter, helped Elle to deliver her puppies.

The puppies, their parents, and humans missed the flight. Eleanor Rigby, a golden retriever service dog, was about to board a plane to...

An airport spokesperson told Fox 35 that a woman and her daughter were flying from Tampa to Philadelphia.

James added that they planned to go back to their home in Bradenton, Florida, with the dogs and the puppies and calm their nerves before deciding on a plan to drive to Philadelphia with the puppies. In this representational image, golden retrievers rest on the final day of the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, central England, March 11, 2018.

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