From Connie: “Chloe, the mini dachshund, is my neighbor’s dog. She and Scout, my Spaniel mix, met in our courtyard one day. It was love at first sight. They are inseparable.
Chloe is often at my place for play dates because Scout is always happier with her around. She has the sweetest disposition but is possibly the most energetic and fun dog I have ever been around.
However, give her a toy, and she will shred it apart quicker than it took you to buy it! She plays hard, and she rests hard.
I love her to pieces!”
If you are looking to add a doxie to your family, please consider adopting one! Little Paws Dachshund Rescue has some adorable dogs up for adoption. Additionally, Petfinder is a wonderful way to find a dog near you.
About Connie Meinhardt Photography: Based in Dallas, Texas, Connie specializes in kids and baby portraits. I bet she would also be happy to photograph more dogs!
I have lived with several breeds of dogs, including Yorkshire Terriers. I know first hand that they may be small, but their capacity for love is huge. Max the Yorkie is no different than my dogs. He captured the hearts of people who know him. As if he isn’t cute enough, Max earned a few extra points with me for the fancy bow tie he wore to an engagement session with Casey Hendrickson Photography.
From Casey: “Blind dates are always full of awkward moments between two people who have absolutely no idea who the other one is… Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it just doesn’t at all. For these two, they scored when David’s brother-in-law decided to set him up with Tori! Tori’s eyes are full of light and happiness, and David will do anything for her. She adored his loving heart full of compassion, and the two truly hit it off.
For their engagement photos, Tori only had one stipulation: her adorable little pup Max HAD to be in some pictures! The family calls him Little Brother since he is like a little brother to Tori and her sister. He is such a ham, and modeled like a pro for us! Tori says Max loves short walks, naps, going for car rides, and giving sweet kisses.”
From Tori: “Max turned 7 in September, and he’s already had such an adventurous life. My parents bought him for my sister and me for Christmas my last year of High School.
For the next five years, he was the baby of our family, and I always said that when I left home, I was going to take him with me. I went to college an hour from home, and once I moved into an apartment, I would go home to get Max, and he would stay at college. Everyone loved him, and my roommate would even take him on outings while I was at work.
Fast forward to when I got engaged, my family lived in Missouri and my fiance in Lexington, KY. During a visit, my fiance, David, said if I really wanted Max to be with us when we got married he should go ahead and take him for a “trial run.” So, my whole family cried, but Max went with David to Lexington, and he has never left. Max lived with David for a year or so before we were married. Max started as a dog for one family and will be a sweet part as David and I have our own family. He truly means so much to me because he has, in a way, gone through every life transition with me.
At home, we call him ‘brother.’ He loves to go on car rides. Throughout my long distance engagement and even before, he traveled all over. He loves to see people working the window at Drive-thru’s, and he knows as soon as you get close to a Mcdonald’s he is going to get to share fries. He is independent but will get down our bed and lay his head on our pillows too. We take him on walks around our community, and everyone knows him by name. We can’t go for too long of a walk, though, or he will just sit down! I use to think because he was MY dog that I was just a little partial, but he truly makes everyone who sees him smile. He brings so much joy to my new husband and me as we start our life together.
Max is my heart, and he makes everyone who sees him so happy. ”
About Casey Hendrickson Photography: Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Casey specializes in wedding and boudoir photography.
February 20 is Love Your Pet Day. And while we love our dogs every day, I wanted to celebrate by sharing another dog treat recipe. This one was created with my oldest dog, Nelly, in mind. Thanks to Alice G Patterson for these photos!
Nelly is nearly ten years old and is my shadow. While all of my dogs are awesome, Nelly has made it clear that I am her special person. Since this cutie has lots of allergies, including wheat and corn, I always make grain free treats for my crew. She loves these treats.
Simple Grain Free Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
1 tbsp water
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp natural peanut butter (never give your dog anything with Xylitol)
2 tbsp cooked beets, carrots or other dog safe veggies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mash banana. Add water and flour. Add in other ingredients and stir until well mixed.
Roll into small balls.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Store in airtight container, these dog treats can also be served raw.
I baked my treats, but you can also serve them uncooked. If raw, they are perfect for pill pockets. Store the raw treats in the refrigerator or freezer. And, thanks to the peanut butter, these treats are tasty to humans.
Baked or raw, our easy DIY treat jar is perfect for storing them.
I made a few other variations based on the banana beet treat recipe.
The bigger hearts have only the beet dough. The small round cookies are the banana dough with a heart-shaped beet. Before adding additional ingredients ensure that they are safe for dogs!
How will you show your pets love today?
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in lifestyle dog portraits, product photography, and portraits for small business owners.
Happy Weekend! Handsome Atticus is a brindle Boxer-Lab mix who is enjoying the good life in Maine. Thanks to Jessica Jaccarino of Sit.Stay. Snaps for his photo.
From Jessica: “Atticus and his BFF, Ava (not shown) are two adorable brindle pups. Both were rescues in Colorado now enjoying their Maine lifestyle in their forever homes. Atticus is eight years old, and Ava is seven.”
About Jessica Jaccarino Photography: Based in Maine, Jessica specializes in both wedding photography and lifestyle dog portraits.
Fetching Links We Love
DIY Banana Beet Dog Treats (sponsored)
February 17-19 PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend various locations
February 19 Mystic Krew of Mutts Parade, Baton Rouge, LA
February 25 Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade, Apalachicola, FL
March 4 Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin, TX
March 5 Worcester County Humane Society Quarter Auction, Ocean City, MD
May 3 Red, White & Beagle Fundraiser, Washington, DC
March 12 Dog Mile Run, Newport Beach, CA
May 13 Rescue Rodeo, Weatherford, TX
May 18-20 BlogPaws Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC
If you have an event that you would like to be listed here, please email rescue(at) dailydogtag dot com.
My wish is for everyone to have beautiful and poignant portraits of their dogs. A keepsake that will help them to remember happier times. When Kelly’s dog, Khloe, had some serious health issues, Kelly contacted Karinda K Photography for a portrait session.
From Karinda: “This is a portrait session that I did for a good friend and wedding planner Kelly Kennedy. Her dog had a tumor on her foot and was going in for surgery, so she asked me to photograph her and her sweet dog just in case something happened. She was not given a good prognosis before the surgery.
Kelly was not sure how much longer Khloe would make it even if the surgery to remove the growth was successful.”
Thankfully, Khloe’s surgery went really well and she is back home!
About Karinda K Photography: Based in Montgomery, Texas, Karinda specializes in newborn portraits, wedding photography and equine photography.