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Cover Dogs: Flower, Candice, Ladybug and Edgar
Apr/May 2010


When our dear friend Julie wrote saying she was fostering four young puppies, we knew exactly who our cover dogs would be for Bark’s upcoming Spring cover. Who can resist a gaggle of puppies? Julie specializes in rescuing and rehoming German Shorthair Pointers, but when a friend dropped off four 6-week old mixed puppies, she could not refuse their charms and committed to finding them all good homes. For now, the “Fab Four” as we dubbed them, make their home in northern California, on 6 acres sharing the country air with 8 other rescues, horses and a herd of goats. We called upon one of our favorite photographers, Emily Nathan, to photograph our visit—and capture a delightful afternoon of puppy life. Puppy life is simple, featuring lots of play, cuddles, snacks and naps in favorite places like the tall grass and under the shade of giant oak trees. The small of Emily’s back was another favorite napping spot. The pups stole our hearts, and as you’ll see in this clip they are not about to give them back!

By the way, the runt of the litter has been adopted, but her siblings are still looking for their forever homes.

This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 59: Apr/May 2010
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Submitted by Nora S. | March 24 2010 |

The video is awesome. It is great to feature a rescue and mix breeds at that. As an avid volunteer in rescue and transports it is great to see a major magazine focus on mix breeds not just pure breeds. Keep up the good work~

Submitted by Judi Rogers | March 27 2010 |

Gotta be the first to say awwwwwww!!! They are stars in the making. Hooray for foster parents. They are the unsung heroes of the pet world.

Submitted by Craig Smith | March 29 2010 |

Too bad I'm all the way across the country. I would take them all. You will have no problem placing those adorable pups!

Submitted by Maria | April 5 2010 |

OMG - These guys are so cute! I loved the video - you could almost smell the puppy breath...

Submitted by Jan Dugan | May 28 2010 |

Hi - I'm so intrigued by your Fab Four cover. Everytime I look at it, I keep trying to guess the personality traits of the pups. Here's my guesstimation...

LADYBUG - "I'm in charge here!"
CANDICE - "Let me check you out. I'm curious about everything!"
FLOWER - "I'm just a little cautious."
EDGAR - "Uh, YOU go first!"

Wishing them a long, happy, healthy life !

Jan Dugan
One Dog Day

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