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How anyone could dump a family pet at the shelter after 11 years is beyond me. Sadly it happens way too often. Dogs get old and people want puppies. I can only hope that one day their children will do the same to them and they get dumped in an old folks home. If you have love in your heart for an older guy Sherman is waiting for you at the Santa Barbara County Shelter. He is an 11 yo Lhasa Apso mix. You should see him strut his stuff when he is out for a walk. This cutie still has a lot of love to give and deserves to spend his golden years getting lots of love and kisses. .
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Sorry I've been horrible about posting pics lately. My wonderful parents are visiting from MI and we have been playing tourists. Yesterday we took a lovely drive down the coast to Malibu. On the way back to SB we stopped to view the sunset. Fortunately I had my camera because I knew when I spotted this gorgeous lady Oreo that I had to photograph her. There is a special place in my heart for black dogs with grey muzzles. When I spoke with Oreos parents I learned that they wanted to take her to the the beach one last time. At 15 years of age she just doesn't enjoy it the way she did when she was younger when she loved running on the beach and chasing balls. I'm so glad I got to meet her and that there was a beautiful sunset for her walk on the beach. Oreo is a rescue from a shelter in Los Angeles. I'm glad our paths crossed beautiful girl.
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This beautiful girl Bea just turned 10. She still has more energy than any puppy that I have ever been around and never tired of playing ball-despite how this pic looks :). Bea is a rescue from Central Indiana Lab rescue. I think she should be in commercials right Annie?
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You lookin" at me?! Wink I'm always looking at you and kissing your sweet head even if you shove your paws in my back at night and puke on the rug despite having ample hardwood floor space to do it. I won't ever love you any less.
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Here are a couple more pictures of the beach walk from yesterday. The first handsome guy with the red harness and the big squishy head is Snoopy. I love him and his face so much. The next sweet boy is Boots. He's not a big fan of my camera, but he is the kindest ever. He was not treated well before arriving at the shelter and he just wants to be loved. They both do actually. Both are available for adoption at the Santa Barbara County Shelter.
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These two furry monsters have a huge piece of my heart. They are our dogs Wink (left) and Bear (right). I've shared their stories before but if you haven't heard it, I'll share again. Our old guy Bear is 10 years old. We got him from Animal Care and Control 9 years ago. He was returned twice when I found him. He wasn't what I was looking for, I really didn't know I wanted but was thinking of a collie mix perhaps. I told myself I would say hello to every dog there. Bear was the second cage out of about 75 dogs at a very high kill shelter on the west side of Chicago. When I was done saying hello and petting him, Bear stared to cry. I promised him I would be back. When I finished saying hi to the rest of the dogs I came back to Bear and took him home that night. Maybe he wasn't what I was looking for, but he was exactly what I needed. Bear has many nicknames-Mr Handsome, Bearry Bear, buddy.
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Our beautiful one-eyed girl Wink was found quite by accident too. I was volunteering with Trio Animal Foundation and we were at an open access shelter in a really rough part of the south side of Chicago. Many of the dogs there are in pretty bad shape. Wink was no exception. She had been brought in as a stray found by a police officer. It was a freezing December night, she had just had puppies and was missing an eye. When I sent a pic of her to my husband asking if we can have her (like I have done a million times before) his answer was finally yes! He could see immediately from the photo she was special and needed a lot of love that we were prepared to give. Wink also has several nicknames-sweet pea, Winky Wink and Princess Dump truck. Let's just say sometimes she is not very graceful.
I don't think it's possible to love any two dogs more. So now you know their story and I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more pics of them 😀.
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I couldn't resist posting another pic of the best dynamic duo since Batman and Robin. The tall dark and handsome guy is Monty a 2 year old English Black Lab. His equally handsome cousin next to him is Tavi a 2 yo English Golden Retriever. Tavi has quite the Instagram following -so go check him out @tavi_tails Tavi has a Facebook page too: Tavi Tails. .
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It's fall but you don't see a lot of color change around here, so I went back to my archives from a session from last year. That's Brogan the border collie on the left and his adoptive sister Snicks the Australian Shepherd playing a little tug of war. I ❤️them both. .
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My last pup from Mackinac Island is the adorable 3 month golden doodle named Simba. This sweet puppy got to enjoy his summer on the island since his parents work at the Grand Hotel. Not shabby digs I must say. Seconds after this photo was taken I got lots of slobbery puppy kisses and it was pretty great. .
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When I was recently in Chicago I had a chance to see some of the dog statues placed around town. Each one had its own unique decoration. All however symbolize and pay tribute to the police canine unit, honor fallen Chicago police officers, provide assistance to families of those wounded or killed in the line of duty, and raise money to support the spay and neuter program offered by PAWS Chicago.
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Though all the statues are German Shepherds, I think Cooper here in front makes a very nice addition. Handsome Cooper is a 1 yo Golden Retriever who was nothing but love and snuggles. .
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Yesterday I had the great honor of photographing at the 9th annual Wags N' Whiskers event through C.A.R.E.4Paws. It's an awesome charity and the largest adoption event on the central coast. One of my favorite dogs that I photographed was Mia. Mia was at the SB Humane Society for 4 years. She eventually got pulled by a local rescue Shadow's Fund and not long after she met her perfect forever family. She is now super spoiled, so very well loved and is being treated like the princess she is. I love happy endings like this and am so glad there are so many angels in this world that make a difference in so many 2 legged and 4 legged creature's lives . -
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I have few more of my series of dogs of Mackinac Island. This gorgeous girl is Abby the 4 yo Irish Golden Doodle showcasing the Mackinac Island Bridge-a 5 mile suspension bridge that connects Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. I think the bridge looks much better with Abby. .
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I am admittedly not a morning person. I knew the sunrises on the island were spectacular, so I begrudgingly set my alarm for way too early for me. When it went off the next morning and it was pitch black outside, I grumbled some choice words that are not appropriate for social media. Despite all that, I am glad I dragged myself out of bed to capture these two handsome brothers from another mother. That's 11 yo Rocco in front. He only likes me because I have peanut butter. His brother 14 yo Chopper isn't as easily bribed. He just wants his mama standing off to the side. Thank you Rocco and Chopper for being my wonderful sunrise models!
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Good afternoon , Deb here with @jjcommunity and our "Out of Place" theme✨ Love this pup which @ourthecaninesofchicago submitted to our JJ forum! Please go by the awesome gallery of @thecaninesofchicago and show some #jj love and support! Tag jj_forum_2038 and don't forget your 1,2,3's...@jj_editors love, Deb
While on Mackinac Island I walked past The Orpheum Theatre. It's a haunted theatre where those looking to get spooked on the island won't be disappointed. What isn't scary is the pretty Husky mix you will find waiting to greet you at the top of the steps. This sweet girl is 7yo Ziva. Island residents will often see her walking around town with her favorite toy, her frisbee. -
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If you ever make it to Mackinac Island you really need to stay at least one night there. In the morning if you make it out early enough before all the boats and tourists arrive, you get to experience the peaceful calm. They hose the streets down (we had the horse manure conversation right?) and you get to watch the place slowly start to come alive with every ferry that approaches the docks and the hundreds of passengers they drop off. Before you know it, the streets are full with the clippity clop of horses and carriages. It was our last morning that I went out to photograph the sunrise and after I took a quick walk through town only to see these two handsome besties. The tall dark and handsome guy in front is Monty a 2 year old English Black Lab. His equally handsome cousin behind him is Tavi a 2 yo English Golden Retriever. If it was an island filled with pups as sweet and cute as these two I would never leave.
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