Scout & Riggins

All the terriers I’ve met are full of spunk and personality, and Scout and Riggins were no exception! Scout is an eight-year-old golden scruffy mix who was rescued from the Atlanta Humane Society, and her little brother Riggins is a two-year-old white scruffy mix (maybe JRT?) from Orphan Annie Rescue. They are two peas in a pod – they LOVE chasing tennis balls and running around at the park.

Scout is always glued to her mom’s side, leash or no leash, and will play ball as long as you will let her. Riggins is more adventurous and easily distracted, so he hasn’t figured out the returning part of the fetch game, but it is equally entertaining to watch as he zigs and zags all over the field. Scout loves the creek, and for our session Riggins was allowed to go in for the first time and he loved it too!

Thank you, Mary Beth, for such a fun session!


Scooter is a three-year-old Wheaten Terrier mix adopted from Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption earlier this year. He was extremely timid when he first came home (he would even urinate out of fear when strangers tried to approach him), but his wonderful family took the time and patience to work with him, and he has emerged from his shell a perfect gentleman! He’s ridiculously laid back and can go to work with his dad where he lies quietly under the desk. At home he’s still very calm and pretty much never barks, but has a playful streak and a complete repertoire of tricks he does for treats.

For his session he came right up to me (a testament to all the work his new family has done!), then proceeded to pose like he was in a furniture commercial in every room of his beautiful home. He loves to nap under chairs and the coffee table, and likes to sprawl out on the bed for a belly rub or a good chew with his favorite toy. It’s unfathomable to think someone could discard a dog like this (or any dog, really), and he is such a poster boy for all the amazing dogs out there in rescues!

October 26, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Barbara Brown - Handsome dog, Mica. Beautiful photos, Leesia, as always! You really have an eye for photographing dogs.

October 26, 2014 - 2:26 am

Arthur English - These are great pictures, Mica. I remeber what a shaggy mess this guy was when he came to APRA. He is really a beauty now. You have done a great job with him.

October 26, 2014 - 1:58 am

Kristina Peterson Rainey - Such touching photos of Scooter. He has come so far from his first few days at the shelter. How lucky that you both found each other!

October 25, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Mica Hill - Thanks for the sneak peak. This was a birthday gift for my wide and she loves it. Thank you Lessia – we can’t wait for the others to be posted. You are fantastic at putting my Scooter at ease and brining our home into the photos. Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption has a bunch of dogs and cats that will make your house a home. Cheers!

October 25, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Joni A Solis - He is SO cute and looks like he was made for this lovely home! And you are right there are so many lovely dogs in rescue – why but when you can adopt? Thanks for sharing these delightful photos!

Buddy & Cali

This was my third session with Buddy, but my first with his new sister Cali! Cali is about three years old and was found in a dumpster with her 15 puppies earlier this year – on World Spay Day, of all days. :/ Luckily, Atlanta Lab Rescue saved her and although she was frightened and skittish when she first arrived at her new home in March, she’s since blossomed into a very affectionate and sweet girl. She loves to be the center of attention and is incredibly smart.

As you can imagine, Buddy is an old pro when it comes to photo sessions now and even though he’s ten years old now, he still thinks he’s a puppy and will play ball for as long as you will let him. He’s a goofy, lovable boy, always rolling around in the wet grass and leaning against you when he wants some love. He loves his regular visits to the nursing home, where the residents adore him. Buddy is a perfect testament to what a joy it can be to adopt a senior dog (he was adopted two years ago at eight)!

Now – on to the photos:

See what I mean about goofy?:)

I love how Cali’s tail looks like a question mark!

I can never resist taking those photos at the very end of a session, when they’re all tuckered out…

October 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Joni A Solis - Wonderful photos and I am so happy this family chose the adoption option for both dogs.