JAN 28, 2020 AT 03:08 PM
Finding loving homes for stray dogs can be challenging, but even more so for a pregnant, two-year-old pit bull. If you believe in miracles, take a look at how a photoshoot transformed this frightened rescued pit bull into a loving, happy mother.
The story of Mama Pickles warmed our hearts, and when you read this story with the happiest of endings, you'll feel the same way too!
Last September, a two-year-old female pit bull was found roaming the streets near Fort Mill, South Carolina. Animal control was called and the dog was taken to a local shelter. Unfortunately, when they reached out to the dog's family, the bad news was that they didn't want to take her back.
Although the soon-to-be mother needed special care the shelter wasn't equipped to provide, her luck changed dramatically when volunteers from Pits & Giggles Rescue, an organization that cares for pregnant and nursing mama dogs and their puppies, agreed to take her.
When the volunteers first met the dog, they found an energetic, lovable, and friendly pregnant pit bull full of life despite her unhappy circumstances. It didn't take long for the staff to come up with the ideal name for her-Pickles-which perfectly fit her delightful personality. Despite being hugely pregnant, Pickles was so excited to be safe and cared for that she couldn't stop smothering the volunteers with affection. Better yet, she was a natural in front of the camera!