This gorgeous dog, Tawny, belongs to Jen Bergren from Fetchlight Pet Photography. I think Tawny might win the prize for having the largest number of different smiles! She is so expressive. Tawny is a mystery breed, her former foster mom used to say that she was a Golden Retriever/fox mix. Other guesses include Chow, Pomeranian and other breeds.
Looking at this gorgeous girl, it would seem she has led a charmed life. And while her story has a happy ending, Tawny had a rough start.
From Jen: She was hit by a car as a puppy and taken to the shelter, with both her back legs broken and one of them de-gloved. Aussie and Others Rescue San Diego got her out of the shelter and took care of her, including finding a vet that performed experimental skin grafts on her leg, which worked! I heard that Tawny was a very brave girl, quietly licking peanut butter out of a Kong while her bandages were replaced daily. Tawny now has no problems walking or running and apparently was climbing the rescue’s fence even with her “chopstick” legs still in casts.
After she healed, Tawny had several different homes and kept going back to the rescue. She has pancreatic insufficiency and will need always need medicine. Tawny also likes to hunt and chase animals, and barks like crazy at dogs on-leash, so it took a while to find a home for her. When I was looking to adopt a dog I found a link to San Diego Animal Support’s videos on San Diego 6, and there was Tawny! She was two years old then.
I had to find a new apartment since Tawny didn’t like my previous neighbors and their dogs being so close to our apartment, but it all worked out for us!”
Tawny even has the Mona Lisa smile down pat!
You can see more of Tawny on Jen’s pet photography blog.
About Fetchlight Photography: Based in San Diego, Jen specializes in creating high-end, modern, lifestyle photography of pets and turning it into custom, ready-to-hang wall art for the home. Jen is a member of HeARTs Speak, a community of artists helping animals.
Jen | Fetchlight Pet Lifestyle Photography says
Thank you so much for featuring my little Tawny dog!
I was so excited to see Tawny oon your site, She is definitely one of our happy endings. she endured weeks of painfull recovery after her surgery. Our Vet, Dr. Lori Martin did a wonderful job of saving her leg through skin grafting. Tawny is our little mi says
I was so excited to see Tawny dog your site, She is definitely one of our happy endings. she endured weeks of painfull recovery after her surgery. Our Vet, Dr. Lori Martin did a wonderful job of saving her leg through skin grafting. Tawny is our little miracle dog. She has the best Mom ever, Jen is just what Tawny needed, a mom who unconditionally loves her, even with her quirks. we love you Tawny, all the crew at aussie rescue.
Serena | Pretty Fluffy says
Oh I love Tawny! What a beautiful coat and smile. I’m so glad to hear she had a happy ending.
I have to say also how amazing it is that Jen cares for Tawny so well. It’s so refreshing to hear a story where an owner moves apartment/switches things up for their dog’s wellbeing. Go Jen!
This is a wonderful story about Tawny. Your feature on Tawny confirms that given a chance at life so many dogs can be great companions. Kudos to Jen for choosing Tawny. I love all the photo’s especially the one with one ear up and the other down, the facial expression is awesome.
Jeanne Learn says
Tawny looks JUST like my darling girl, Sydney Catherine. I found her in a ditch on the way to a vet appt. Plopped her in the backseat and told her this is her lucky day…she licked my hand in thanks. I’ve always thought she was Pomeranian/Golden Retriever. She is just the best dog! Turns out it was MY lucky day!