The poor one was found abandoned on the streets while being heavily pregnant. Thankfully, she was rescued and she's now mom to 8 puppers.
Cover Photo Credit: Enchanted Hills Photography
A cute pitbull named Mama Pickles was found roaming on the streets alone. People immediately saw that she needed help because the beautiful baby was pregnant as well. The animal control officers took her off the streets and tried finding out where Pickles had come from. They somehow managed to get in touch with the owners who sadly, refused to take her in. The poor doggo was pregnant and she needed more help and assistance than a shelter could provide her. Fortunately, for her, she was soon found by Pits & Giggles Rescue – a non-profit organization specializing in caring for pregnant and nursing dogs as well as their puppies.
Mama Pickle's belly was so big that it was quite difficult for her to move around as well, but she just couldn't contain her excitement when she met someone new and immediately jumped up and down with joy when she made friends. Lauren Casteen Sykes, a volunteer with Pits & Giggles Rescue as well as a photographer, 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 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!” Lauren who is also a photographer behind Enchanted Hills Photography volunteers to take pictures of dogs at Pits & Giggles Rescue to help them 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,” the volunteer shared. As soon as Pickles arrived at the rescue center, Lauren knew right away that the pregnant pit bull is bound to have a maternity photoshoot. Naturally, the results look impossibly cute. I mean, how else would it have turned out?
However, the most surprising thing about the photoshoot was the fact that Pickles had the best poses. However, her huge belly kept getting in the way and it was hard not to laugh at the lovely pitbull’s goofiness and clumsiness. “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. Everyone was happy and surprised to see how much of a diva Pickles is.
“The most challenging part was getting Pickles to stop licking us! She wanted pets, pats, and belly rubs. She was just loving this new thing called “love”. She was so excited she could hardly sit still! 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,” she added.
Soon after the maternity shoot, Pickles became a proud mother to eight wonderful and healthy female puppies. The only natural thing to do was a follow-up photoshoot of the proud new mama and her lovely eight puppers. This time, Pickles seemed even more proud, standing next to her adorable newborns, striking a very majestic pose. The rescuers say that she is already an incredible mom and does an amazing job taking care of her little ones.
“This girly was clearly used repeatedly for breeding and we’re excited to make sure this is her very last litter,” Lauren said. In a few months, Mama Pickles along with her eight puppies will be ready for adoption and they will get to go to their new homes. Till then, the rescue shelter is going to be their home. Lauren, the photographer, has been volunteering with Pits & Giggles for nearly two years now.
“It hasn’t been only photoshoots, but fostering too, and we just adopted from them! Three years ago, my husband Brad and I adopted our first rescue dog. Her name was Remington Rose! We turned that sweet girl’s life around for the better and it really opened up our hearts to help other dogs too,” she shared. There's no doubt that dog maternity shoots are the real deal and they need to be done on a regular basis.
Image Credits: Photos taken from Enchanted Hills Photography