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Almost a decade ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to share our lives with a four-legged companion. After discovering an abandoned litter of four-month-old chocolate labs, we picked out a little girl and gave her a boy’s name – Shamus.

Shamus is the most sweet, gentle, and happy soul I have ever come across. She is pure love, and she teaches me every day about the importance of being kind, compassionate, and patient. She reminds me to be a better person – to be more like her.

A year after we adopted Shamus, we decided that we craved more of that kind of love in our lives and found an emaciated little black mutt at eleven months old. I fell in love with her picture immediately. Dagney has extreme anxiety issues, but is strong in her own way. She teaches me about resiliency, and what it means to be a survivor.

Then our third little girl came bouncing into our lives. It was love at first sight when I saw Kona, and knew she had to become a part of the family. Kona is a bed-hogging, towel-stealing, and teabag-ripping ball of pure personality who has shown me to truly do what makes you happy.

Spending time with our girls is my primary way of coping with my anxiety, because what they teach me above all else is how to live in the moment. These three dogs give us unconditional love, make us laugh, and remind us of the good in the world. They have changed our lives, offering a love that is completely loyal and unjudging. They are our best friends.


Did you know that YOUR dog could be in the next FUREVER USA blog post, coffee table book and calendar?

Yours? How? Simple!

FUREVER USA has partnered with award winning photography studios across the United States to provide you with a life changing, in-studio, photography experience. . . AND. . . at the same time, you are given the opportunity to share how your furry best friend (or friends) has impacted your life.

We then take those stories and publish them into books to spread the love of animals throughout the world. To-date we have photographed and published nearly 500 stories just like yours! 

To learn more about the FUREVER Photography Experience, please watch the video below and call us today at 1-833-DOG-PICS to learn more and schedule your photography experience today!


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