About a month and a half ago we rescued a young German Shepherd dog, who we call Lady. She was abandoned on a nearby horse ranch by a seasonal worker. We didn't realize until we'd had her a week or so that she was pregnant. She's an amazing dog and we are so happy to have her in our family. We plan on getting her spayed as soon as possible - breeding any animal is something I would never consider (well, maybe our chickens). We foster kittens for a shelter, etc. Just wanted to throw that out there.
Anyway, Lady's water broke this morning at 11:14! She is now in a little den under the table, resting. She doesn't show any signs of straining or distress right now. From my reading it can take up to two hours before she will deliver (although 30 mins is more typical.) Anyway, I just wanted to share our excitement! I will update with pictures and possibly video later. Any advice you would like to give is very welcome too. Of course we have a vet on call and have done lots of research :)
Anyone who wants to send good thoughts and wishes to Lady, we would love that.
(And just to reiterate - we did not breed Lady. She came to us already pregnant. )