meet Dot.

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| sweater: banana republic | jeans: hudson |

I normally focus on just my outfits but as the new year approaches I am going to start sharing more.
My first dive into this is telling you the story behind me getting this pretty girl.

Before I even moved into my apartment by myself I had always planned on bringing my older family dog (seen here) with me.  With her being overweight, sensitive to noises (she barks at everything!), and pretty sad being alone all the time, my family and I felt that it wouldn't be the best move for her to come and live with me.

So then I was on the hunt to find my dog.

Living next to the Fairfax Animal Shelter I became quite obsessive with visiting the dogs to try and find the one.  
I saw so many great animals but was never able to pull the trigger.
I knew I wanted an older dog who was house trained and  not too energetic.

Then I found Dot.
I saw her picture on the Animal Welfare League of Arlington website and I had to go see her for myself.  I really fell in love at first site.  I just knew that she was supposed to come home with me and 2 days later I went to go pick her up.

She's been home with me now for 2 weeks and I couldn't be happier.  She is starting to get comfortable in our little routine and has made herself at home. 
I am still getting adjusted to some of her habits but I am so happy to have added this little cuddle bug to my life.

I would highly recommend the AWLA! The staff is friendly, adoption fee is reasonable, you can tell they care so much about the animals and the adoption process allows you a day to really make sure your making the right decision.


18 comments

  1. What a precious little nug!! Can't wait to see more of her!

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  2. He's so cute! I couldn't stop gushing over him when I saw your IG posts!

    www.rdosbessions.com

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    1. thank you! im trying not to go dog pic crazy but it is so hard! lol

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  3. 1. We own the same boots. They're pretty cute.
    2. Dot is also pretty cute. Love her little face!

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    1. 1. i may or may not have taken them from my 15 year old sister (shh!)
      2. thank you :) her face does make my heart melt

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  4. Aw so cute! So happy to hear you adopted from the animal shelter, too!

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    1. thank you rachel! adoption is really the only thing i think i would ever consider

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  5. He is so cute! I love his one dark eye
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. thank you laura! she does kind of look like petey from the little rascals with the eye lol

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  6. That's such a sweet story and a gorgeous dog. I love to hear about great rescues <3

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. thanks jackie! seeing some of the dogs breaks my heart i'm just lucky i found Dot who fits me so perfectly

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  7. She is seriously the cutest! I've loved seeing her picture on Instagram. I adopted my dog in college, and I love the whole concept. She makes a good photo partner! You look great in this outfit.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. she is a ham! she loves getting pictures taken and im kind of obsessed with taking them of her lol. so nice to hear you adopted too, which your dog is soooo adorable!

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  8. Being a dog lover, I'm totally into this post. Congrats on getting Dot--she's adorable. And super cute outfit too.

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  9. She's such a sweetie!! And poses for the picture as if she was used to :))

    Love
    Rosa

    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. i know it is too funny the way she poses. i think she was a doggie model before i got her...

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