Guinness — Shelter

Location: New Lenox, Illinois

On March 21, 2018, Guinness was born in the nursery of a rescue in Illinois. His Momma was extremely overbred, which led to very large nipples. Guinness was born about half the size of all the other pups, he was the runt. Less than 24 hours after he was born, he started to decline very rapidly. With being so new to the rescue world, I was scared and unsure of what to do. I was holding a puppy that was not even a full day old yet, who was clinging to life. I asked every volunteer and employee for help or suggestions on what I could do to help the poor pup. I wasn’t given what I was hoping for, I was told “these things happen” and “that puppy is going to die, Jess.” All I was thinking was that I couldn’t just allow him to die. But, before I knew it, I had a lifeless pup in my hands. Bawling my eyes out, I tried everything I could think of in that short period of time that felt like forever. Pressing on his belly, blowing air into is snout, rubbing him all over, I was hoping for a miracle. Well, I got not only one, but two miracles! The pup started breathing again! Before long, the breathing stopped, the cycle repeated, and he came back to life again. I decided to bring him home to be bottle fed, and 8 weeks later I sealed the deal make him mine! Guinness will be 3 in a few weeks, and he’s the best dog I have ever known. He now helps foster kittens, pups, and even a momma dog who was dealt a tough hand. To know Guinny is to love Guinny, he has the absolute sweetest soul!

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