Tony, Grover & Pickles

These three are the most adorably unique and perfect trio! They were all adopted through Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (now called Best Friends Atlanta) at different times – Tony was the first, a chihuahua/terrier mix with one-and-a-half blue eyes and some very cute brindle markings. Grover was next, a Silkie terrier mix, and then Pickles is the newest and youngest addition, a little Jack Russell mix with the daintiest little face!

Tony and Pickles are total BFFs. They love to play tug and chase each other, while Grover is 100% about the cuddling. He doesn’t mind all the energy of his brother and sister, but rather than getting down and dirty he’d much rather just curl up by your side and take a long nap. For much of the session, he didn’t want to join us because he didn’t want to get his muppety feet wet!

To see all three of them together is quite a sight. They’re all terrier mixes of similar sizes, but each so unusual and different – just another reason mixes are so awesome! They are also a very harmonious pack in tune with each other. They all move together, always checking in with each other by touching noses. They groom each other and are always aware of what the others are doing. Don’t you just adore them?


Dagny is a 10-year-old terrier mix who is, as her mom calls her, the cutest little nugget! She has more expressions than I can count. One minute she looks like a wise old man who could solve all the problems of life with her advice, the next she’s a classic terrier driven to get at that treat no matter what you have planned instead. Another moment later she’ll look as goofy and silly as a baby puppy playing with her toys, and then she morphs into a total couch potato slash lovebug.

I love her unique look – I’m always a sucker for the short legs! Best guesses for her mix: some wire-haired dachshund, maybe a little beagle…whatever it is, it’s perfect! Don’t you just love mutts?!

Lilly, Barley & Elsie

I couldn’t wait to share this family! These three were such natural models it’s taken me a week to pare down the photos because there are so many good ones. Lilly is the big sister, a 12-year-old tiny Springer Spaniel who was rehomed twice before she finally found her forever home, where she’s her mom’s best friend and shadow. Barley is a 6-year-old Cocker Spaniel with the most beautiful eyes you’ll ever see, and lovely chocolate roan markings – and he’s his dad’s best friend. (They’ve worked it out perfectly!)

Elsie, the newest addition, is a 3-year-old Golden Retriever who is everyone’s best friend and just a pile of lovable goofiness. She was saved from a home where the family bought her as a present for the kids then proceeded to leave her locked in a crate under the stairs for most of the day, and she lost so much muscle mass she couldn’t go for a normal walk when she first came home. 🙁

Despite some rocky starts in life, these three have hit the jackpot! They now live outside Atlanta on a beautiful property that’s pretty much their own personal dog park – acres of fenced-in grassy fields where they can play fetch to their hearts’ content, and even a lake at the back of the property where they love to swim. Not to mention how much they’re adored by their mom and dad, and rightly so! They are all supersweet and playful. Lilly loves her tennis ball, while Barley has a larger ball he loves to play soccer with – loves it so much it’s pretty much in all his pictures. :p And while Elsie never learned how to fetch as a puppy, she knows how to make her own fun!