Golden retriever service dog gives birth to eight puppies in airport

Staff at an airport in Florida were in for a “ruff” day when a dog started to deliver her litter of puppies outside their terminal.

Eleanor Rigby, a golden retriever service dog, went into labour as she prepared to board a flight at Tampa International Airport on Friday local time.

The dog gave birth to eight puppies outside a terminal with the help of airport paramedics.

Staff at Tampa International Airport in Florida have helped a dog give birth to eight puppies. Source: Facebook/ Tampa International Airport

The puppies’ father, Nugget, looked on during the birth.

The new family’s travel plans have now been postponed.

Proud dad Nugget looks on as Eleanor Rigby feeds the pups. Source: Facebook/ Tampa International Airport
Eight puppies were born in total. Source: Facebook/ Tampa International Airport