The cute pit bull was treated to her own maternity photoshoot after being rescued from the streets.
A two-year-old pit bull, who goes by the name of Mama Pickles, was found by rescuers wandering the streets alone, heavily pregnant.
Animal control officers who found the lovable canine proceeded to get in touch with her registered owners, only to hear that, sadly, they didn’t want her anymore.
Thankfully, the adorable canine was snapped up by Pits & Giggles Rescue – a non-profit organization that specializes in caring for pregnant dogs and their puppies.
Pits & Giggles Rescue also take pictures of the dogs and their offspring, to give the four-legged friends the exposure they need for adoption.
Lauren Casteen Sykes, a volunteer and photographer for the organization, told Bored Panda:
“Pits & Giggles Rescue has a mission like no other. They specialize in Maternity rescue and care.”
“They save pregnant and nursing mama dogs from the shelter and provide them with the care they need to bring their babies safely into the world.”
“Prior to adoption, Mama and all puppies are fixed and are placed in the best homes according to their personality and needs! Photographing these mamas and their babies give them the exposure they need to get adopted!”
“When Pits & Giggles reached out saying that they just brought in a Mama from the shelter that was the proudest, happy and caring little thing, we wanted to take photos to keep those precious moments.”
As soon as the camera was pulled out, Mama Pickles went into full-on diva mode and showed everyone how to strike a pose on camera – even when her enormous belly kept getting in the way.
“She’s quite the model. Her legs are certainly too short for the runway, but she was really loving all the attention and affection.”
“Seeing Pickles sticking her tongue out, wagging her tail, and just being overall content was the most rewarding part. I could not thank the board and volunteers of Pits & Giggles enough that saved this sweet mama.”
Shortly after the heartwarming photo opportunity, Mama Pickles gave birth to eight beautiful female puppies – which of course, prompted a follow-up mother and baby shoot.
And this time, Mama Pickles seemed even more proud, standing next to her adorable newborns.
Mama Pickles and her eight cute newborns
Photos from the wholesome shoot were soon shared online and were met with lots of positive responses: