Adoption Is The New Black: A Fashion + Fur Friend Editorial

It's no secret that at Bead & Reel two of our great loves are animals and fashion, so of course I was thrilled to teamed up with Los Angeles dog rescue The REAL Bark to photograph their adorable adoptable dogs with some of my favorite animal-friendly styles. 

While there's no doubt that each pup is model material, their real aspiration is to find a loving family to call their own. Please enjoy, share, and let's help find these boys their forever homes!

Meet Hensley, an adult corgi mix who loves long walks and great style. A former stray from the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles, his gentle nature was a perfect match for our gentle-on-nature organic dress.

Meet Hensley, an adult corgi mix who loves long walks and great style. A former stray from the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles, his gentle nature was a perfect match for our gentle-on-nature organic dress.

Meet Hudson, a 2 year old gentleman who loved the camera (and people, and everything). We know that blending two great things can create the perfect combo, take for example this Staffy/Pittie mix or our organic cotton/lyocell mix.

Meet Hudson, a 2 year old gentleman who loved the camera (and people, and everything). We know that blending two great things can create the perfect combo, take for example this Staffy/Pittie mix or our organic cotton/lyocell mix.

Each year 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them! 

Meet Gregg Allman, an enthusiastic German Shepherd puppy with lots of love to give, not to mention great style. Matching outfits are not required, but definitely not discouraged.

Meet Gregg Allman, an enthusiastic German Shepherd puppy with lots of love to give, not to mention great style. Matching outfits are not required, but definitely not discouraged.

Meet Baby Gaga, an adorable puppy who loves humans and other dogs. You may be wondering about her name, well, her left arm is twisted so that her paw turns out and the vet believes that she was born that way. This minor birth defect does not get in the way of Gaga’s mobility or ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

Meet Baby Gaga, an adorable puppy who loves humans and other dogs. You may be wondering about her name, well, her left arm is twisted so that her paw turns out and the vet believes that she was born that way. This minor birth defect does not get in the way of Gaga’s mobility or ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

Science shows that dog owners are less stressed thanks to hormonal and chemical changes that occur from spending time with their pups! All the more reason to snuggle a shelter buddy.

Meet Marianne Faithful Jr., a sweet girl who has overcome a lot in her life. Found on the street in LA, she was originally very mistrusting of humans but has grown to love and trust again, leaving us with nothing but smiles.

Meet Marianne Faithful Jr., a sweet girl who has overcome a lot in her life. Found on the street in LA, she was originally very mistrusting of humans but has grown to love and trust again, leaving us with nothing but smiles.

Meet Adam Ant, a sweet, gentle, mellow Dachshund with plenty of love to give. Dog kisses are one of our favorite accessories, and they absolutely go with everything.

Meet Adam Ant, a sweet, gentle, mellow Dachshund with plenty of love to give. Dog kisses are one of our favorite accessories, and they absolutely go with everything.

Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already housetrained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug.

Good news: Ollie has also been adopted! But there are plenty of other lovable pups at  The REAL Bark  waiting for their forever homes.

Good news: Ollie has also been adopted! But there are plenty of other lovable pups at The REAL Bark waiting for their forever homes.

Good news: Little Richard Jr. has been adopted! But there are plenty of other lovable pups at  The REAL Bark  waiting for their forever homes.

Good news: Little Richard Jr. has been adopted! But there are plenty of other lovable pups at The REAL Bark waiting for their forever homes.

Science shows that dog owners are less stressed thanks to hormonal and chemical changes that occur from spending time with their pups! All the more reason to snuggle a shelter buddy.

 

See someone you love? You can adopt these pups and more at www.therealbark.org

Credits:
Stylist: Sica Schmitz
Model: Rachel Ford
Photographer: Victoria Filice
Make-Up: Genevieve Garner
Graphic Design: Elizabeth Stilwell