Eddie & Stanley – Schenley Park Pet Photography

I love anytime I get to work with animals who have a wonderful story to share, particularly when there’s a happy ending, so when Megan contacted me to photograph her nine-year-old Rottweiler/coonhound mix Eddie, I jumped at the opportunity. We planned for an early December session at Schenley Park and I got to see for myself why Megan describes him as the best dog she’s ever had.

rottweiler-coonhound mix with owner at schenley park in pittsburgh

“We adopted Eddie from Animal Friends in 2009,” says Megan. “He was saved from a kill shelter by animal friends during their Independence Day event.”

Eddie, short for Edmundson, was named after a local fallen soldier, Chad Edmundson. While his new family just knew he was the perfect dog for them, Eddie wasn’t so sure.

“At first Eddie would take any chance to run away that he could. If the door was even open a crack, he was gone!” explains Megan. “After lots of attention and cuddles in his new home, he decided staying inside with his forever family was much better than being an escape artist. Eddie now lives the charmed life full of banana snacks and long walks in the park.”

rottweiler-coonhound mix on cobblestone at schenley park in pittsburgh

So the park was just where we headed for what was to be Eddie’s time to shine…except he had a new friend to share the spotlight: Megan and Alex’s recently adopted two-year-old beagle rescue Stanley. Isn’t he a cutie?

before-and-after of beagle posing on leaf-covered trail in schenley park

Stanley came to the couple following a visit to Midwest BREW (Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare), a “non profit, all-volunteer organization located in the Midwest, funded by donations and dedicated to rescuing beagles from high-kill shelters,” but his journey to his forever family took a bit of a bumpy road. After his former owners no longer wanted him and left him in the streets, the amazing folks at Midwest BREW rescued this happy-go-lucky boy from his three-month shelter stay. He has since grown to appreciate the simple things in life, like long walks, treats, car rides, and especially his new mom and dad.

Stanley is just one of the many Midwest BREW beagles in need waiting for a forever (or foster) home. If you’re looking to add a new fur baby to your family, I encourage you to check out its adoptable dogs and to consider opening your home and heart to a sweet boy like Stanley.

Megan, Alex, Eddie, and Stanley: thank you for trusting your forever memories to Bark & Gold Photography!


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