It was the best of paws, it was the worst of paws; It was the age of kitten mittens, it was the age of dog selfies. To that end, we’re calling you and your dog – get ready to rep your city!
Rover.com is celebrating the love people have for their dogs in cities all over the world. We’ve invited 20 influential photographers from across the globe to share a photo that represents their love for their pet and their city. Enjoy photographs of how our furry friends fit into our unique lifestyles, city by city.
Let the photo journey begin…
If inspiration strikes, join in on the fun by posting your own photo–use #RoverCities to participate!
Photographed by Nicolebegleyphotography.com
Meet Morgan – This face. I was lucky enough to photograph Morgan when she was just a little (50lb) pup – now she’s grown into the lovely lady that she is. Morgan was one of the first dogs to participate in my #selfiedog series and she rocked her moment in front of the camera. This image was captured on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, right next to the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the city in the background just as the sun was dipping below the horizon on its nightly journey west.
Photographed by allisonshamrell.com
This is my dog Bailey! She absolutely loves living in San Diego, and so do I! From the many dog beaches and parks, to the pet-friendly restaurants and coffee shops on every corner, and of course the shamelessly perfect weather, there’s nowhere we’d rather live than America’s Finest City. My favorite part of the city is how it’s always sunny for our walks! We live pretty close to my photography studio, and we almost always get to meet another dog or two during our “commute” back and forth each day. San Diego, we love you!
Photographed by Renata “Nata” Steiner with doghouseportraits.com
Rachel the Pig is a bit of a celebrity at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, standing in probably the most traversed spot in all of the market. Passersby were all smiles and telling me how impressed they were to see my dear fluffball Griffin sitting there patiently as I asked him to model for me. And I’m proud to say he’s never been treat trained. He just does what you ask of him pretty much alllll the time. Love my boy so…
Photographed by jomoorephotographer.co.nz
The first place that always comes to mind for me when I think of Wellington is Oriental Parade. I’ve always loved strolling along the promenade. I find it so relaxing. I love watching all the different dogs on their daily walks, children on bikes, joggers and pace walkers, tourists and locals – all drinking in the glorious views back to the city across the harbour. I love Oriental Parade on a still warm day or seeing the harbour churn and boil during gale force winds. To me Oriental Parade is Wellington summed up in one street.
Photographed by Aliciariusphotography.com
Moving to Los Angeles was a very different experience than when I met Riff. With Riff it was love at first sight. I felt in my heart that he was THE dog. It took me 2 good years to feel comfortable in L.A. Little by little, taking Riff’s lead, I began to love and appreciate what the city had to offer. Slowly but surely, Riff and I started to explore and photograph this concrete jungle, and we’ve discovered wonderful places that make LA feel like home.
Truman, now seven months old, was more than happy to model for me at one of Orlando’s most popular parks, Lake Eola. This was his first trip to Lake Eola, and while he was unsure about the hustle and bustle of downtown Orlando, he quickly warmed up and was excited to explore. I wondered how my bird dog would react to the many swans that call Lake Eola home, but I had nothing to worry about. Thankfully, Truman watched them from a safe distance and didn’t seem too interested in any up close and personal interactions! I’m looking forward to taking him back to Lake Eola and photographing many more adventures in this beautiful city that we call home.
Photographed by Poshpetsphoto.com
Maddie represents The 6ix in front of one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. The little rescue from the city shelter now has a life full of love and adventures in Toronto.
A Tail of Vancouver – Featuring Momo
Photographed by andrewknapp.com
Vancouver is an amazing city. The ocean on one side and hills on the other. In 20 minutes from most places you can end up either in a canoe on the ocean, or on a hike breathing in rainforest air. Luckily, the city is brimming with talented self-aware artists throwing music and paint at each other like a food fight in an unsupervised cafeteria. It’s nothing short of inspiring.
Photographed by Shagly.com
Pumba, my Bulldog, loves it when I take him to Trinity Groves. We sit on the patio and take in the Dallas skyline while he gives side-eye to anyone not sharing their food with him. I am forever grateful for how rescue-friendly Dallas is. Dallas pet rescues helped me adopt Pumba and helped get me start Shagly photography, my pet photography business. I’ve spent the past 10 years photographing 1,000’s of adoptable pets, which has led me to my current project: Rescue High, an adopted dog yearbook. I will spend the next year photographing 3,300 adopted dogs across 17 cities, working with 30 animal welfare groups in order to raise $1 million dollars for animal welfare all while designing the first, true rescue dog yearbook!
Photographed by mandywhitleyphotography.com
My family LOVES Franklin, Tennessee. It has the best main street — complete with restaurants, shops and a refurbished old theater. Many of the shops and restaurants have dog bowls out all the time and most are dog friendly! Franklin also has a greenway to walk with your pup, a dog park and plenty of activities you can bring your dogs to, including all the events on Main Street. My personal favorite is the annual Pumpkinfest!
Photographed by thefurrtographer.com
This is my city, and this is my dog; Gertie. She’s 13 years old and full of life, even though she was adopted at the ripe old age of 11. I took this photograph of her in front of the Golden Gate Bridge because it’s the quintessential Bay Area location! It is the number one most-requested photo shoot location, and it’s absolutely gorgeous, when Karl the fog doesn’t show up that is. You have the beautiful green grass of Crissy Field, the beautiful blue sky, and then in the background the stunning red bridge looming over the Golden Gate! I love shooting here, and was so happy to get Gertie flying through the grass.
Photographed by agoldphoto.com
When the team at Rover.com asked me to participate in a way that best represents my city, I immediately thought of the Tampa Bay lighting NHL team. I reached out to my colleagues who work for the Lightning and they happily provided two dog collars for Bee and Rigby to model. Honorable mention goes to Zuke’s for providing the treats used in their photos.
I’ve done many photography sessions in and around the Main Street area of Franklin and I always love taking my clients there. Here are a few of my favorites from the Kemp family session with their sweet rescue pup, Sadie.
Photographed by inquisitivecanine.com
This is Ringo on the bench at Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara, one of our favorite walking places — he enjoys watching a sunset too.
Photographed by loveandfeathersandshells.com
In this Christmas Day photo, my parents are sitting in the one-bedroom apartment where they’ve been living since August, when their lovely home of 42 years was flooded during the controlled dam release following hurricane Harvey. The day of the dam release, Mom and Dad and Flash Gordon, our dachshund puppy, were rescued by kayak at 7am, leaving behind everything they owned as their home filled up with water.
Throughout, our friends and our pets have been a source of never-ending grace, laughter and hope, and that is what we were celebrating on Christmas morning in this photo. To me, this picture represents everything I love about our city. I think we have a very pretty city full of beautiful scenery, interesting sights and great culture. But it is our people and our pets that make Houston feel like home to our little flock.
A Tail of Sugar Land – Featuring Baxter
Photographed by sharonnicolephotography.com
These photos were taken at our local neighborhood park where my family and I love to walk our dog, Baxter, along with lots of other families in our community. We love how family friendly the city of Sugar Land is and really look forward to spending time outside with Baxter walking along the gorgeous paths and scenic views.
A Tail on the move in LA – Featuring Purple
Photographed by ourblogoflove.com
LA LA land is my city. This is my cat, Purple. We took our new kitten on a joy ride around Los Angeles. He is a rag doll and tends to have a pretty mellow demeanor.
Rover.com would like to thank all of the photographers and furry subjects who contributed to this photo journey!
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