This adopted dog from an animal shelter is now a little girl's best friend

Anna Angenend

Photographer Anna Angenend adopted her dog when she was around four months old.

Lucy had been found on the street, battling canine parvovirus and malnutrition.

A no-kill shelter healed her and she was discovered by Anna on a visit with her daughter.

Anna said:

As soon as Mia learned to talk, she started asking for a puppy.

When she was four years old,the time was finally right for us to adopt.

On Father’s day of 2016, we went to the Pets Alive rescue center in San Antonio to find a new family member.  

It was hard not to fall in  love with all the pups there, but when Mia held Lucy for the first time, we knew she was meant to be ours.

She is loving, protective,playful and hilarious. We adore her.

Given that Anna is a photographer it's only fitting that her photographs of the duo are exceptional.

Just take a look at them:


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We learned that Lucy expects to have some scrambled eggs with her breakfast, just like us.


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Lucy thought puppy pads were there for her to shred, carpet was to pee on, and harnesses were dog treats.

There was a learning curve for all of us.

I used to laugh it off when people said 'having puppy us just like having a newborn', but now that I have had both, I am here to tell you that getting up at all hours of the night to take the dog out feels a LOT like having a newborn.


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We learned that when we play hide and seek, Lucy would not tell us where Mia hid, but would always bark at us and let Mia know where we were hiding-snitch!


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Once when Lucy ate brownies off the counter, and I was worried the chocolate would kill her.

Another time when I caught her getting the batteries out of our remotes


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Lucy & Mia learned to understand each other better, and became best friends.


Picture: Anna Angenend

Most nights Mia and Lucy fall asleep cuddled up together, and every morning we wake up to Lucy demanding some love and rubs.


You can follow their adventures on Instagram.

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