An adorable dog was treated to her own maternity photoshoot after being rescued in early September.The two-year-old pit bull, who goes by the name of Mama Pickles, was found wandering the streets alone, heavily pregnant.
The animal control officers who found the lovable canine proceeded to get in touch with her registered owners, only to hear that sadly they did not want her anymore.Mama Pickles was soon snapped up by Pits & Giggles Rescue – a non-profit organisation which specialises in caring for pregnant dogs and their puppies.
Pits & Giggles Rescue also photographs 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 organisation, told Bored Panda: ‘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 work a 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,’ Lauren said.
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‘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.
Photos from the wholesome shoot were soon posted online and were met with lots of positive responses.
One Facebook user said: ‘They’re all so adorable and so precious, I hope she gets a loving forever home.’
Another replied: ‘This is real beauty! I’m so glad she didn’t have to give birth in a shelter.’
In a few months time, Mama Pickles and her pups will be put up for adoption.
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Let’s hope they all get the happy ending they deserve.