Hi! My name is Lexi and this is my story.
I had an owner once, until I got pregnant. He decided he couldn’t afford to care for me, being pregnant and all, so he dropped me off at a Kill shelter in South Carolina. My belly was so big the shelter staff knew I was ready to give birth any day.
Although the shelter noted that I was dog-friendly and people-friendly, without a rescue, I would be killed along with my pups.
It felt like I was there forever. I was losing hope.
I didn’t know that my shelter photo was circulating on Facebook along with a plea to save me. It caught the eye of a man all the way up in New Hampshire. He posted that photo on his wife’s Facebook timeline. She jokingly said let’s do it. Next thing she knew, he was calling her and before long, they decided they need to find out how to save me!
They contacted Cecelia Blake from Second Chance Rescue in NY and within hours I was rescued! These nice people whom I never met saved me and my puppies!
My new Foster Dad and his friend immediately set out to get me. They drove 18 hours south and 18 hours back to a very chilly New Hampshire! They didn’t know if I would go into labor on the ride home or if I would get car sick. They just knew that they had to save me.
And I was lucky not to give birth on our ride home! I was so big I couldn’t walk up or down the stairs to do my business so my Foster Dad had to carry me. Without him I don’t know what I would have done.
A few days later, on November 11th, I gave birth to 11 healthy puppies, 6 girls and 5 boys — Nia, Natasha, Nona, Nori, Nava, Nacia, Nika, Nuki, Nike, Nero & Nomad. Yes, that was a lot of puppies! I was in labor from 7:30 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon!
My foster family took care of all of us and even made us our own Facebook page: Lexi & Pups. My foster parents are awesome. I wasn’t producing milk so my Foster Mom would feed the pups every two hours. My Foster Dad built a pen in the heated basement so we have our own space. We are so grateful to the many many donations that came thru for us. There are so many good people who love us.
When the pups were old enough, my foster family was able to find homes for all my puppies — some of them even get to go together. They have even come to visit me so I get to see how they are growing. My parents have built a family with all the puppy adopters and we will have a reunion at the 1 year mark.
After my pups were all adopted, I had a possible adopter. I had not been introduced to the rest of the pack at my foster home because of my puppies so the potential adopter was a little nervous. Over the next few weeks my foster parents slowly introduced me and found I am very loving, calm, accepting dog. I just wants to be on your lap, all 65lbs of me.
After about a month, my foster parents told me that they couldn’t see me going anywhere and adopted me! So they contacted the rescue and let them know I was no longer up for adoption. I became their first foster failure!
I now sleep with my parents (they say I hog the bed). I love tug of war and playing with my parents’ first pitty Gemma! I love meeting new people and I have to kiss their faces! (Mom says I have to be easy with those pittie kisses! )
I don’t have a cruel bone in my body. My parents says I am their hero and saved them, but it is them who saved me. I’m truly happy here; my family shows me love and I know I won’t have to go through having babies ever again or worry about anything.
I am safe and I am home.
Parent: Kendra & Al