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!
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.
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!
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.
- New Brunswick
- North West Territories
- Prince Edward Island
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
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!