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Neely & Charlie | Miami Pet Photography

These were some photos I had taken recently in an attempt to get one of them published in an upcoming Dogster magazine. Unfortunately, they didn’t select any of the photos, but now I’m free to share them. The adorable little guy is Charlie. He is a 10 month old French Bulldog. After his original owners had second thoughts about him after buying him from a pet store, Neely stepped up and adopted him. Her little Chihuahua Kanga makes a brief appearance in one of the photos hanging out in her side bag.

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Happy Tails #8 | Bella

Here’s the 8th installment in the “Happy Tails” feature. The intent is to showcase dogs (and sometimes cats) living the good life after they were adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services and show that there are plenty of healthy, loving animals available for adoption at MDAS. There are a lot of people who work very hard to help save as many animals as possible from MDAS so hopefully some of them will get to see what all their hard work is for – finding loving, permanent homes for the homeless dogs and cats that wind up at the shelter.

You can visit http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/ to find out how to adopt your new best friend too!

This weeks star is Bella, a 2 year old Yorkie. I asked her owners, Jessie & Danny, some questions about Bella and their experience adopting from a shelter.

What is your dog’s name and age and when do you adopt her?
We adopted Bella (Candy at the shelter) on July 10, 2014. We believe Bella to be almost 2 years old.

What made you decide to adopt a dog from a shelter?

We had decided a while back that for our next dog we would adopt and not buy from a breeder. We had an infant at home at the time and a puppy just seemed like too much work. We didn’t regret our decision one bit.

What made you pick this particular dog?
We have a Yorkie at home at love the breed. She was our first pick.

How was the transition period when your dog was adjusting to their new home?
She came home with kennel cough so we had to keep her away from our other dog for a week, while taking her meds (provided by the shelter). Not to mention, she had her back leg amputated and was recovering from that as well (amputated at the shelter). It was a difficult week with an infant and two dogs that had to be kept away from each other but we survived. She loves her new siblings and adjusted very well to being a pampered pooch.

What was the most fun thing you learned about your new dog after you brought them home?
How loving and grateful she is to be here. She came home potty trained and she didn’t know what a toy was when we got her and now loves them. I also learned how agile she is and how well she manages getting around with just 3 legs.

What is your dog’s favorite thing to do?
Run around and annoy her older Yorkie brother.

Would you adopt again from a shelter or recommend it to others?
We are planning on adopting again. Just waiting to have a bigger house with a yard. I will never buy a dog knowing there are so many amazing dogs at the shelter. I love our little tripod and couldn’t picture our life without her. I show pictures of her to everyone and put her story out there raising awareness to how important adopting a pet is and how they would be saving a life.

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Happy Tails #7 | Mayo

Here’s the 7th installment in the “Happy Tails” feature. The intent is to showcase dogs (and sometimes cats) living the good life after they were adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services and show that there are plenty of healthy, loving animals available for adoption at MDAS. There are a lot of people who work very hard to help save as many animals as possible from MDAS so hopefully some of them will get to see what all their hard work is for – finding loving, permanent homes for the homeless dogs and cats that wind up at the shelter.

You can visit http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/ to find out how to adopt your new best friend too!

This weeks star is Mayo, a 4 month old Terrier mix puppy. I asked his owners, Thomas & Gina, some questions about Mayo and their experience adopting from a shelter.

What is your dog’s name and age and when do you adopt her?

Mayo, 4 months old. Adopted her when she was only 5 weeks old in November.

What made you decide to adopt a dog from a shelter?
Honestly, we did not even think about adopting a dog, we were looking to buy until we saw an instagram post from Miami-Dade Animal Services. After adopting Mayo, it changed our whole perspective about adopting and we know that we made the right choice!

What made you pick this particular dog?

We picked Mayo because she was the smallest, and calmest puppy in the cage while her brothers and sisters stepped all over her.

How was the transition period when your dog was adjusting to their new home?

The transition period was a good experience for all of us.

What was the most fun thing you learned about your new dog after you brought them home? The most fun thing we learned about Mayo after bringing her home was how fast it was to train her to sit, shake, and high five.

What is your dog’s favorite thing to do?
Mayos favorite thing to do is give high fives, give kisses, and take baths!

Would you adopt again from a shelter or recommend it to others?
We would deffintly adopt from the shelter again and would recommend adopting from a shelter! “Don’t shop, Adopt!”

Pictured are Mayo, Thomas and Gina.

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