R.O.A.R. Squad: Leesia and Corey and their dogs, Becks, Ellie and Sienna

I’ve been working on the R.O.A.R. Squad for almost 6 months now and one of the things I am struck by is just how much we love our dogs. How much they wind themselves into our lives and our hearts and for many of us change the direction we thought our lives were headed in.

Take Leesia, our latest R.O.A.R. Squad member: This photo makes me smile every time I look at it! Leesia didn’t grow up with dogs but once she invited dogs into her home she went ahead and focused her career so she could be around animals all the time (she is now a pet photographer in the Atlanta area).  How great is that?

A huge welcome to Leesia and Corey- so great to have you part of the R.O.A.R. Squad!

Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Leesia Teh & Corey Jung

Photogenic Pups: Becks (Golden Retriever/ Dachshund), Elllie (Corgi/ Beagle) & Sienna (Italian Greyhound/ Chihuahua)

24/7: I’m a professional dog photographer ( http://www.leesiateh.com ) based out of Atlanta who didn’t discover the joys of having dogs at home until adulthood! So we went from having 0 dogs to 3 in four years and making a career out of a desire to be around dogs 24/7 – what I lack in time I’m making up for in intensity! (Corey is just along for the ride, ha!) I donate as much I can in time and proceeds to local rescues.

And Then There Were Three: Sienna was our first rescue pup, adopted outside a Petsmart from a woman who ran a shelter out of her home, which is no longer operating. Becks and Ellie are both from Atlanta Pet Rescue, one of the most amazing no-kill, cage-free rescues in Atlanta. We got Becks about nine months after Sienna, and we lived in apartment at the time so we were essentially looking for a “mini-golden,” a dog with a golden temperament and look but who wouldn’t feel as cooped up in an apartment. Ellie joined us in 2010 when we fostered her because she looked so much like Becks, and then we couldn’t give her back!

Therapy, Singing and Species Switch, Oh My! Ellie is a therapy dog certified through Therapy Dogs International, and since Becks and Sienna needed hobbies too but are a little shy for therapy work, they both take regular agility classes. Ellie bays like a beagle to let you know she’s excited you’re home, Becks MUST carry the nearest toy in his mouth to express any form of excitement, and Sienna thinks she’s a cat; she actually prefers cats to dogs, kneads her beds, and walks in window sills.

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Want to meet another happy trio? Check out Anne and Don and their three rescue pups!

Join the R.O.A.R. Squad

Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you! 

Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Recruiting Members

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the US and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.

Recruiting for:


  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • North West Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon


  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

If your state/province/territory isn’t on this list, THAT’S OKAY! We still need you to join! Just keep your eyes and ears out for rescue owners from these places for me, k? Thanks!

I look forward to hearing from you!

17 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Leesia and Corey and their dogs, Becks, Ellie and Sienna”

  1. Jessica says:

    Looove it! Leesia’s passion for animals really shows in her photos.

  2. Trude says:

    Love Leesia! Been reading her blog for over a year now, her work is just awesome. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Edie says:

    Best pictures. Ever.

  4. I remember watching a TV clip about Leesia and her amazing work. Just can’t recall the show. It’s obvious she loves what she does. And what a wonderful bunch of furry companions she has!

  5. @Lisa- Oooh- if anyone remembers let me know, I’d love to see it!

  6. Kari says:

    A golden/dachshund mix? Thats awesome!


  7. Love this shot! I have a similar one of my Sophie kissing me while I’m reading a book about a dog. 🙂 I know someone in Ohio with a rescue… will give her your info!

  8. I love the proportions of that first photo. I thought Becks was a full, huge lab, but it wasn’t until that second photo you realize how tiny she is. It makes Sienna look huge!

  9. Leesia says:

    Thank you so much for the kind comments! We are honored to be part of the R.O.A.R. Squad. 🙂 Shauna and Lisa – the show was called Tail for the Pet Lover’s Heart. I’m not sure if you can watch the whole thing online, but the show’s website (there’s a second edition of the show now, I’m only in the first) has some clips with us here: http://talesforthepetloversheart.com/AboutShow.aspx

  10. @Kari- I thought so too!

  11. @Wombat- I would love to see that photo. Also: THANK YOU for passing on the Ohio R.O.A.R. Squad love! Can’t wait to meet our newest member 🙂

  12. @Two- These pups seem like absolute characters 🙂

  13. @Leesia- Thank YOU so very much for joining! I am going to see if I can find you via your link. Thanks again!

  14. leesia says:

    @Shauna – I spent a little more time on that website, and it looks like the whole show IS posted there! You have to wait awhile for the whole thing to load, but once you do, my segment is the very last one…but I would watch all the stories if you have time, it’s a cute show!