Lifestyle Pets Pregnant Dog Rescued from Filthy Cage Gives Birth to 12 Puppies — Now the Family Needs a Home Pedigree covered the adoption fees for Adira and her puppies, who are available for adoption through Valentine's Second Chance Animal Shelter in Kansas City By Kelli Bender Published on April 14, 2023 04:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Lauren Grey at Wild Fyre Co. Adira and her puppies are ready for a new start. According to Valentine's Second Chance Animal Shelter, the Kansas City rescue received an "urgent" call in February about a pregnant dog left alone in a small, feces-covered cage. Valentine's Second Chance Animal Shelter rescued the dog mom and brought her back to its facility, where it became clear that the canine, now named Adira, was "gentle and kind." The shelter helped the dog recover from her neglect and prep for the birth of her puppies. To celebrate this resilient mother and her bright future, Valentine's Second Chance Animal Shelter arranged a maternity shoot with Wild Fyre Co for Adira, where the pooch wore a flower crown and posed outdoors. On Valentine's Day, after 28 hours of labor, Adira welcomed 12 healthy puppies, according to her shelter's TikTok. Rescue Dog Mom Starts Nursing Abandoned Kitten Brought into Shelter After Pleading to Meet the Cat Lauren Grey at Wild Fyre Co. Pet care company Pedigree heard about Adira's story and her struggles before giving birth and decided to give the dog another photoshoot, this time with her litter of adorable puppies. Pedigree is also covering the adoption fees for Adira and the 12 puppies. After getting time to grow strong, the puppies and Adira became available for adoption, and, according to the shelter, many of the canines are still looking for homes. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Lauren Grey at Wild Fyre Co. "Can you believe these little nuggets are already just days away from being ready to go to their forever homes?! Yeah, we can't either!!" Valentine's Second Chance Animal Shelter wrote on Facebook on April 12 alongside shots from Adira's second photoshoot. "They are all the sweetest little babes and we have no doubt they are going to be the best dogs ever!! 8 puppies are still in search of their forever homes!!" To learn more about how to apply to adopt one of the dogs, visit Valentine's Second Chance Animal Shelter's website. Those not in the place to adopt can help rescue pets by donating to the Missouri shelter or buying DOGS RULE gear — proceeds from which go to the Pedigree Foundation.