Happy  National Mutt Day!   Since it is Friday, I hope you won’t mind if I indulge in a Flash Back Friday post as well.  I first featured Daly more than a year ago, but she’s never far from my mind.   Allison Shamrell captured this beautiful image.  As a puppy Daly was in a high kill shelter and was scheduled for euthanasia before being pulled by Scruffy Dog Rescue.

© Allison Shamrell Photography, on-location-pet-photography, mutt, mixed breed, adorable Heinz 57 dog

I always want to believe that it is only the sick or very aggressive dogs that get put down in animal shelters, but the truth is, all ages and breeds are at risk of euthanasia in a kill shelter.   Please make sure your pets aren’t contributing to the overpopulation problem!  If you are looking to add a dog to your family, please check the shelters first or contact an ethical breeder!

About Allison Shamrell Pet Photography: Located to San Diego, California, Allison specializes in natural, playful & soulful pet photography, both in-studio and on-location. Her studio is located in Normal Heights, and areas of service include San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar & Poway.


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Theo is loving his new Tuggo Toy he won in a giveaway from My Kids Has Paws.


Upcoming Events


Strut Your Mutt (various dates and locations)

July 24 Bark In The Park (Mets), New York, NY

July 25  Niagara Dogfest, St Catharines, ON, CA

July 26 Dog Day On Elliot Bay, Blake Island, WA

August 8 Doggone North Canton Adoption & Wellness Fair, North Canton,  OH

August 8 Canine Carnival, Jamesville Beach State Park, NY

August 15 Tails of Two Cities:  Dog Day Afternoon, Dayton, OH

August 15 Dog Days of Summer, Santa Fe, NM

August 22  Run Like A Dog, Olympia, WA

August 22 Doggie Street Festival, San Diego, CA

August 30 Kitties and Pitties Adoption Event & Supply Drive, Amsterdam, NY

If you would like to have your dog friendly event listed here, please email  rescue at dailydogtag dot com.


Daly is a beautiful dog – so happy that she was pulled from the shelter in time.

    Beth says:

    Me too, it breaks my heart to think all the dogs and cats who don’t get pulled out in time.

Jen says:

Daly is so beautiful, and I couldn’t agree more about all of the awesome dogs in shelters. It’s hard to imagine how many dogs like Daly might be facing euthanasia, it’s heartbreaking. I’ll always adopt from local shelters, and I think all of these wonderful showcases of dogs like Daly can help spread the word about how wonderful adoption is.

    Beth says:

    Thanks so much!

Maureen says:

The pictures you’ve posted are really lovely! I couldn’t agree more, adoption is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

I am so glad Theo is loving his new Tuggo Toy!

I’m a big, bully-breed boy, but these little scruff monsters have been growing one me! And Daly is gorgeous!

    Beth says:

    I grew up with Bullmastiffs and Yorkies plus a few medium sized dogs, so I love all sized dogs!

Gorgeous portrait of Daly and I love the ears in that fun video!

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