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If you’ve got room in your life for a Snapchatting Bulldog Tuesday here needs a home, contact the Socal Bulldog Rescue for details


social media gone wild

Anyone can Snapchat these days.




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All the new dogs at the SOCALBULLDOGRESCUE that we photographed at the studio last week.

From top left to right, most comments from Socalbulldogrescue Instagram page all dogs lovable and in need of forever homes

  1. Today’s Featured Dog is BISCUIT! This gal is just perfection – she gets along with kids, cats and dogs and is just one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet. Apply to adopt Biscuit at socalbulldogrescue.org. Can’t adopt? You can donate towards her care and help network her by sharing her! Big thanks to @dogmapetportraits for the amazing pics of Biscuit; visit their page if you want more info on having your own pet photographed by them!
  2. PIXIE
  3. TEXAS Today’s featured dog is TEXAS!!! Many of you remember Texas from when we picked him up from the North Central shelter in Los Angeles and he could barely walk because of how obese he was. We’re happy to report that he’s down to a svelte 59 lbs now and is much more spry and happy! Texas is good with dogs socially, but he tends to get a bit dominant in the home so, he’d be best as an only dog. He’s ok with kids 10 and up and some stairs are ok. We discovered during the photo shoot that he LOVES sprawling out on couches and taking a snooze next to his humans. He’s such a chill and kind dog and it breaks our hearts that a dog this nice isn’t in a home. Apply to adopt Texas at socalbulldogrescue! If you can’t adopt, you can donate towards his care and our other 80+ bulldogs in rescue and you can share his post and help network him.
  5. GUCCI It’s #SOCALBULLDOGRESCUE week at Dogma with all the dogs featured this week up for adoption, so if you fall in love with one then head over to their website and make a #bully very happy. Here’s Gucci, recently rescued as with all the #bulldogs this week, he’s getting all his incoming medical shots and stuff done and will be ready to go soon. He’s bouncy happy and will soon be a picture of bulldog happiness.
  6. EMMA
  7. LOLA B
  8. LOLA
  9. SHREK and FIONA ❤SHREK & FIONA❤ Check out the first of our photos from the amazing @dogmapetportraits photo shoot this past weekend. First up – father and daughter duo, Shrek and Fiona! These two are guaranteed to make you smile and laugh! Available for adoption at socalbulldogrescue.org! 🐶Can’t adopt? Donate and share!

We also Facebook Live’d the event so you can see all the fun here



Some instagram posts in march 2017

Instagram Posts in March

  1. Here’s VINNIE  a brilliant rescue dog that has a hundred tricks including walking on his front paws, he’s from Barks of Love and as usual could use your support.
  2. Couple of pretty Schnausers
  3. Here’s Bentley as the Beast hoping for a Kiss from Emma Watson. In honor of the release of the Beauty and the Beast movie.
  4. A Great Dane nose.
  5. Johnny the Bloodhound, see his video here.
  6. Donner and Blitzen a few years ago, here’s the original post, you’ll love his moms numberplate.
  7. Viking and his ears.
  8. A handsome dude from a couple years back he’s from the GSROC.
  9. Finally KOA who’s a lot bigger these days.

Watch Cullen Grow

This Cullen’s (misc. breed rescue) growing up as documented in our WATCH ME GROW puppy plan

Our new Watch Me Grow plan, 6 mini sessions in your Dog’s first year get’s you loads of social media images to post and brilliant print or album at the end. Lots of fun and a wonderful keepsake as your dog  grows up.



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Here’s an alternative version of Cullen’s WATCH ME GROW plan

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bentley as the beast

Here’s Bentley dressed as the beast, I think he’s hoping for a kiss from Emma Watson from the Beauty and the Beast movie. I think he might get lucky.

He has the most unlikely poodle siblings but everyone gets along swimmingly


This is ARI a German Shepherd rescue pup from the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County who’s been rescued into a family of German Shepherd fanatics (lucky boy). He’s doing our Watch Me Grow Plan and we’ll be seeing him in the studio 6 times in his first year. I think given the size of those paws we’ll be seeing a huge dog by the end of the year. Stay tuned we’ll share his first year with you all.

german shepherd puppy

ARI not staying’ awake

Top Left to Right.

  1. TRUMAN the Bichon super Stylish with a healthy public presence and a growing Instagram following in his own right.
  2. GRETA loved and missed by all the peeps at http://www.socalbulldogrescue.org  and http://www.vet4healthypet.com
  3. MIKA the beautiful KleeKai Ice Queen
  4. Pitbulls THOR, QUEEN and BLUE, who dragged us all round the studio but made for beautiful images.
  5. GUS what can you say about GUS, the epitome of French Bulldog, lovable bouncy and mischevious
  6. BLITZEN and DONNER from a few years back Donner’s a big boy now and Blitzen’s getting a bit creaky but they can’t be any more loved.
  7. ARI from the GSROC who’s doing our WATCH ME GROW PLAN that’ll see him photographed 6 times throughout his first year, it’s going to be wonderful to see him grow.
  8. RONNIE in the propeller beanie and couldn’t be any cooler, we shot this one when Barks of Love came to the studio a few years back and it’s been in my favorites file ever since.
  9. And finally MATE the cute bundle of Aussie Shepherd fluff to finish the gallery.

    A couple of weeks worth of Instagram posts


TOOK ABOUT AN HOUR TO GET THIS ONE. (the only photoshop was cosmetic),


8 rescue mutt puppies in a row

9 rescue mutt puppies in a row

Here’s a recap of Roxy’s 6 years with us, here’s one in the park in 2012, a bit squished but happy to be with the girls.




Early photo of Roxy with her humans, a bit squished


Here’s one a few years later, Roxyhasn’t aged much but the girls certainly changed.


Less squished but 2 years older


Here’s a few where you can really see her age in her beard, she’s still super calm happy and still chases stuff around as yet is not any slower than she ever was. Probably in her prime or coming into it at 7 or 8 years old, and very loved.


2016 with her halloween costumes inherited from Patch


barks of love

barks of love

This is Kiki at the studio for her Christmas portrait.




Here’s the slideshow.



Kiki came into the studio for her Christmas Portraits and she was a star, she now has a loving home, she’s a fighter and wants to live. She’s come a long way thanks to the SCBR but still needs all the help with medical bills she can get. you can donate directly here https://www.youcaring.com/southern-california-bulldog-rescue-571336#.VzqVnEj5r68.email and click the logo to go though to the rescue site.

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southern california bulldog rescue

Or you can get one of the coolest t-shirt designs from our friends at Arm the Animals who have brought back the Bulldog with a Knife design as a fundraiser. They’ve got the best t-shirts sweats and tank available and large percentages of everything sold go to rescues such as SCBR

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arm the animals bulldog with a knife for KIKI

Handsome FB

Sterling staring away in a distinguished fashion

So just before the Holidays we had this very special DUDE in the house, celebrating some exceptional achievements. We’ve loved him since we met him 4 years ago but we had no idea that besides being such a handsome devil he’s so accomplished. His whole Curriculum Vitae is long, but for those in a hurry here’s a highlight precis.

He bears the name of the The Sterling Award For Outstanding Achievement In Therapy”,   created by the national French Bulldog Club of America.

Sterling had a very successful show career and completed his championship when he was 18 months old.

Between 2010 and early 2012, Sterling along with his owner Darlene Abbott had already made more than 50 Hospice visits to assist in end-of-life and palliative care for adult and pediatric patients.

He is certified as a BARK Dog (Beach Animals Reading with Kids). BARK is a volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs

He is one of the first dogs to earn and receive the Therapy Dog (THD) title established by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

In 2015 he progressed to the Distinguished Level and the only French Bulldog to attain this level, which requires more than 400 recorded and verified visits to schools, hospitals, libraries, or nursing homes.




We lots of the members of staff from the Newport Animal Hospital over at the studio to take their pictures for a very dramatic piece of wall art for the Hospital foyer.newport animal hospital


They were great, the humans all behaved as well as their pets and as you can see the piece looks fantastic. If you are looking for an excellent veterinarian in Newport Coast they might be for you.

Here’s the video slideshow

And here’s a gallery of images, you’ve got to love the bulldog that sits like a penguin.