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The Advertising Exec & Fashion Model Dog Bore

The Advertising Exec & Fashion Model Dog Bore

We are dedicating the month of June to share the stories of some of the excellent dogs who have found their furever homes via Animal Lighthouse Rescue but there are still far too many dogs who are waiting & hoping to find their own happy home.
And remember if you can't adopt you can still donate and make a big difference to a dog..

Dog Bore: Ryan & Ava
Job: Advertising Exec & Fashion Model - both animal rescuers at Animal Lighthouse
Dog: Barkley (& Maow the cat!)
Sato (tibetan terrier mix), Puerto Rico via Animal Lighthouse Rescue

How did you meet your canine companion?
Barkley was found on a beach in Puerto Rico with her 3 puppies and rescued by El Faro, the Animal Lighthouse sister shelter in Puerto Rico (and only no-kill animal sanctuary on the island). All of her puppies were quickly adopted in NYC and she was in a foster home. Ava and I met her at a reunion with her puppies and fell in love!

What’s the story behind your dog’s name?
We liked the name Charlie for her, and with a cat names Maow, Barkley seemed appropriate. So Charlie Barkley worked well!! She also answers to Charles, Broccoli, Barkles, and Bigz.

How has your life changed since you have had your dog?
After fostering over 30 satos, she's the first dog we let sleep in our bed (which has left our cat Maow a bit out of sorts...)

Which 3 words best describe your dog’s personality?
Cuddly, Clumsy, Cheerful

Who’s your dog’s favourite person?
She's a mama's girl, but she also loves her stepsister Maow and her rescue/foster mom Julie!

What’s your dog’s superpower?
Well obviously she is a master of disguise, having that built-in incognito moustache!

If your dog had a job, what would it be?
I think she would be a grizzled 1930's newspaper reporter-she'll sniff out the truth in any story.

What’s your dog’s most unappealing / most embarrassing habit?
Weird habit: she coughs every time she drinks...I think its that pesky mustache! Gross habit: she likes to eat out of the cats litter box...

Where can we find you hanging out with your dog?
Brooklyn parks, dog-friendly bars and on the glossy pages with her mom! She's a regular PA on photo shoots and sets. And Instagram of course :) @barkleyandmaow

Finish this sentence "a dog walks into a bar….”



The Freelance Illustrator Dog Bore & The Voice & Stage Actor Dog Bore

The Freelance Illustrator Dog Bore & The Voice & Stage Actor Dog Bore

The Freelance Publicist & Social Media Dog Bore

The Freelance Publicist & Social Media Dog Bore