PHOTOS: Newborn Puppies Will Melt Your HeartIn her new book, photographer Traer Scott captures canine cuties only weeks after birth – just in time for National Puppy Day on March 23

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In her new book, Newborn Puppies, photographer Traer Scott sought to share "a time in a dog's life that even the most ardent dog lovers rarely get to see," she tells PEOPLE. "As a photographer, it was very challenging to try and make artful photos of puppies, rather than settling for images that were overtly cutesy and sentimental."