On a beautiful Summer evening in July, I met with Julia and Henry on Queen Anne to capture portraits of their sweet dog, Chewy. I had reached out to them on Instagram the week before asking if they would be interested in having Chewy’s rescue story featured in a Pets of Queen Anne article I was creating for the local neighborhood publication, Queen Anne Living Magazine. I am glad that they said yes, because the three of them are so awesome. We only spent a little over an hour together, but that was plenty of time to see how great they are together.

Chewy was adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter by Julia and Henry earlier this year. Chewy had run away from her first home eleven times before finally being left at the shelter to be put up for adoption. Julia and Henry had been looking to bring home a rescue dog after having taken a couple of years off since the passing of their previous beloved dogs. They were the first ones in line when the shelter opened the day Chewy was available for adoption, and even though a lot of other people applied to adopt her, Chewy was meant to be theirs. I can tell you that I am grateful that Chewy found such a great home, and that I get to share their story and portraits with you here. I’ll never stop being amazed by the people who love the animals in their lives. Their stories are what keep me doing what I do, and I hope to be doing this forever. Thank you Julia, Henry and Chewy for sharing your story. 🙂






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