Moms have a lot to be proud of. And since dog moms often have multiple births, they often look proud AND exhausted.

When a pet has puppies, it’s clearly time to get out the camera, so it’s no surprise that we have plenty of photos showing mama dogs in all stages of caring for their little ones.

For some of us, it’s hard to see puppy photos, especially if we’re advocates of “adopt don’t shop.” Not all puppies are destined for a good home. So you’ll see puppies bred on purpose as well as some little accidents ahead.

Just remember that if you don’t spay or neuter your dogs, you too could wind up with a dozen puppies to care for! The photos might look cute, but it’s a lot of work for humans as well.