Although I don’t have a favorite breed of dogs, I understand the strong affection for a specific breed. And while puppy mills profit from this strong loyalty to purebreds, there are plenty of breed specific rescues. Nashville pet photographer, Mandy Whitley, photographed this family and their three rescue Cavaliers. From Mandy: “I met this family recently for a fun portrait session with their rescue pups Bonnie Hunt, Lily James, and Chloe Stella McCartney!
I loved how Deb came up with some cute celebrity names since she grew up in Los Angeles, and the dogs themselves were super sweet. All three are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, each one with their own unique personality. Deb and Rob first fell in love with the breed’s gentle, sweet nature and big puppy dog eyes on a family reunion trip on the coast of Washington. One of their relatives had one, and they were instantly smitten!
Bonnie is 14 and was adopted from Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue. She is a total Daddy’s girl — absolutely adores Rob! She also prances and dances when she knows there is a meal to be had. Bonnie can be a bit of a food diva.
Lily and Chloe were both adopted from The Cavalier Rescue. Lily is six years old and is the hunter of the family, always gifting everyone with surprises. She’ll even run alongside Deb for short distances! And Chloe is only two years old, but a total spitfire when guarding the house (mighty, but tiny with a big attitude!) Although she’s the smallest of the three, her snore is ‘like that of a 100-pound dog’ according to Deb!
And not only does Deb have a love for her furry family members at home, but she’s a big part of the PEDIGREE Foundation, a non-profit that supports shelters and rescues with grant funding to get more dogs adopted. She says she’s really proud of the work she does to raise awareness of dog adoptions through their grants program!”
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About Mandy Whitley Photography: Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mandy specializes in portraits for pets and their people.
I can’t get over how cute these pups are. Their names are also fantastic. I wanna snuggle them!
JASMINE VARGAS says
OH MY GOODNESS. These dogs are so freaking beautiful.
Awwww so so cute!! I love dogs and this made my heart so happy!
Seems like this is the new trend now. Having dogs in photos. They are all cut dogs and the humans are okay as well.
what a great new thing and i love that you have these sweet ones in your photo- they are ADORABLE and a favorite of mine ha
What adorable pups!! My friend has this breed of dog too and they are absolutely beautiful and such sweethearts.
Melissa Chapman says
We should all get our dogs from a rescue. There are so many needy animals and they are such great pets to share your life with.
Cherri Megasko says
They’re absolutely adorable! And what a great photo shoot! I’m a dog person and really appreciate stories of others who love their dogs so much.
Oh my what sweet little fur babies. Beautiful pictures too!
Amber Myers says
I just love this! I always want to save as many animals as I can, so I love supporting people like this.
Glenda Cates says
Those dogs are adorable and I love there names there so cute. As for this breed I wouldn’t mind having one and if I did I would go to a Shelter or Rescue as those dogs in those places need a loving home.
They are super cute and adorable pups . love their individual personalities, and family photos.
Shelley King says
I love all these dog pics!! We rescued a golden doodle and he is the most amazing dog. He had made our family complete!
What adorable pups! My aunt had some of these dogs when I was growing up.
These dogs are all so beautiful! We just got a puppy. I can’t imagine having three.
Terri Steffes says
I have a King Charles Cavalier mix, with Bichon. His coat is whiter but he has the same eyes!
Aww!!! They are such cuties!! I would love to have pics like this with my pets!
Aww, these are such great pictures! And those dogs are so adorable. My son would love to have one of those, for sure.
Those three furbabies look so cute! I’m glad they were rescued so now they feel loved and sheltered. I’m an advocate: don’t shop, adopt.
Katrina Ellen says
These dogs are so very adorable. I have always loved their sweet looking faces!
Fatima Torres says
Such adorable pups! I love how shiny their coats are. We rescued two dogs ourselves.
Look at these cuties!! My SIL has cavaliers and they are just the prettiest dogs.