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What better way is there to combine the celebration of a rescued stray dog and the magic of pregnancy than by admiring the photos taken of a pregnant Pitbull?

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 04/10/2019, 20:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:23

Pits and Giggles rescue centre in North Carolina came up with the idea for one of their residents. 2-year-old Mama Pickles was discovered by rescuers in September.

The centre, which specialises in maternity care for breeds such as the Pitbull contacted the owners to tell them their dog had been found. However, Mama Pickles’ owners explained that with the dog as pregnant as she was they were not able to look after her any longer.

Pits and Giggles has since cared for Mama Pickles. When she arrived at the shelter the dog was already heavily pregnant; her movements were slow and laborious. Workers at the specialist unit were used to this though; their expertise is in the care of pregnant dogs and their puppies. Mama Pickles was, at last, in good hands.


A volunteer at the shelter, Lauren Casteen Sykes owns photography business Enchanted Hills. She has been drafted in by Pits and Giggles on numerous occasions to take pictures of the dogs in order to assist their re-homing. When she met Mama Pickles she knew she had to work her magic to give the dog the best chance to be re-homed.


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Pits & Giggles reached out saying that they just brought in a Mama from the shelter that was the proudest, happy and caring little thing,” Sykes told Bored Panda. “We wanted to take photos to keep those precious moments.”

The shelter soon arranged for Mama Pickles to have her photoshoot.

Whether you are a fan of dogs or not you would be hard-pressed to say the results were anything less than stunning!


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She’s quite the model,” said Sykes. “Her legs are certainly too short for the runway, but she was really loving all the attention and affection.

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’.