Happy Mother's Day photos of animal moms and their babies

What better way to enjoy Mother's Day than by looking at some adorable photos of animal moms and babies. These super cute pet pics will make your day.
By Best Friends staff

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Our photo feature is here to help provide a brief diversion from your workday routine with a small dose of squee, wow and awwww. Enjoy!

Everyone knows that the maternal bond transcends all species. So what better way is there to celebrate Mom than to share ultra-cute Mother's Day images of animals with their babies, litters of pups and kittens? So thank you to all moms, both two- and four-footed, for your steadfast devotion and unconditional love.

Umm, a little help here!

Adorable tabby kitten falling into food bowl


The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Black and white mama cat and lookalike kitten


Let’s see who can be quiet the longest.

Mama terrier mix dog with litter of pups


Wanna smell my puppy breath?

Labrador retriever mix puppy looking at camera with mama dog in the background showing maternal bond


My favorite taxi service: Mom.

Fluffy terrier mix puppy in a pocket


You kids are going to drive me crazy!

Mama dog with her litter of puppies


The diner is closed. Just kidding — I’m Mom. It’s always open.

Labrador mix mom dog with her litter of puppies


Hi Mom! Nope, we aren’t up to anything.

Group of a mixed breed litter of pups lined on Kuranda bed


We’ve been good. Is our time out over yet?

Litter of puppies looking extremely cute together on a dog bed


Why? Because I’m your mother and I said so — that’s why!

Mom cat looking at her gray tabby kitten


Shhhh. I just got them to sleep.

Torbie mom cat with her litter of kittens nursing


Quit it — that tickles. Hee hee, no, keep going.

Adorable puppy lying down on his back with his paws up


Got milk?

Volunteer getting ready to feed a bottle to a neonatal kitten

Want to share some of this adorableness with a mother in your life? Send her one of our Mother's Day e-cards and help save the lives of homeless pets in her honor.

Photos by Best Friends staff

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