Pet moms are the best

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With so many Mother’s Day images in the Best Friends photo library, we just had to share some more images of mothers’ love. Since this time of year brings plenty of animal moms and babies to the Sanctuary, there were plenty to choose from and it’s hard to get much cuter than mama dogs and their puppies. And best of all, the dog mothers are available for adoption — just as soon as they're spayed and their pups come of age.

I swear: I can fit your whole head in my mouth.

Happy Mother's Day pictures of puppies with their mom, Myth


I only have eyes for you.

Pictures Mother's Day, Myth the mama dog
Myth is a wonderful Mom and she is going to stay with her babies until they are weaned. Once she is spayed and recovers, she'll be ready for some babying of her own. Please watch our adoptions website to see when she becomes available.


Can you keep a secret?

Happy Mother's Day photos, Myth's puppies


Calgon, take me away!
Photos Mother's Day, mama dog Penelope
Momma Penelope is still raising her babies, but she'll be ready for a home of her own shortly after they are weaned and she is spayed. Please watch our adoptions website to see when she becomes available.



Photos for Mother's Day, the "P" puppies


Sleep? Yes, I have a vague recollection of what that was like.

Mother's Day pic, mama dog Penelope
Momma Penelope


They do outgrow this stage, right?

Mother's Day images, Penelope and her babies
Momma Penelope


Let me tell you a little about motherhood …

Happy Mother's Day pics, Momma Panama
After months of nurturing her litter of pups, it’s Panama’s time to be pampered, and life in a loving home would provide just what she needs. Interested in caring for her, just like she did her babies? Please contact


What do you mean we ran out of cookies? Nooooo!

Pictures of happy Mother's Day, Little Bear the puppy


Mom always slept with one eye open, so I do too.

Happy Mother's Day images, Welland, one of Panama's puppies


If you just gave me a Kong, I wouldn’t have to chew your shoe.

Mother's love pictures, Nan Madol, one of Panama's puppies


Blech — but I don’t wanna eat my vegetables.

Images of mother's love, Suzhou, one of Panama's puppies


Please, no paparazzi.

Animal moms and babies, one of Panama's puppies


Open your home to motherly animals

Photos by Wendy Gallant

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