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Zoey and Jasper: Unbelivably Cute Portraits of a Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy

By Hanssie on April 14th 2014

Can it get any cuter than this? I think not…

ZoeyJasper1 Zoey is a rescue dog from Taiwan. She was born in front of a store and the shopkeeper washed her and her siblings into a gutter, where they were rescued by a schoolgirl who saw it happen. She took them home and contacted Animal Rescue Team in Taiwan who prepped the puppies for adoption in America.



Los Angeles commercial photographer, who specializes in animals, lifestyle and portraits of celebrities and their pets, Grace Chon, picked Zoey up at LAX and made her part of the family. Like many pet lovers, Grace loves to dress her dogs in silly costumes. Zoey, who is incredibly shy and afraid of new things, loves wearing clothes.

She does a happy dance when the props come out and she loves posing for the camera! Typically when I work with dogs I have to use a lot of treats to keep them motivated, but Zoey doesn’t need any of that. She’ll sit still very patiently and pose until we’re done.

Baby Jasper, who has been smiling for photos since the day he was born, is the happiest baby ever, according to Grace. 10 months ago, when Jasper was born, Grace, like most photographers started collecting hats for photo props and jokingly put on on Zoey. Grace’s sister had the idea of posing the baby and the dog side by side…and the result is the adorably series you see below. ZoeyJasper9 ZoeyJasper3 Each shoot takes about 5-10 minutes, which is what I’d imagine the attention span of a baby and a dog would be. And then it’s back to whatever it is babies and dogs do, I suppose.’ Jasper and Zoey are becoming fast friends and ‘siblings.’ For the longest time, Zoey was afraid of Jasper until a few months ago, when Jasper crawled over to Zoey and allowed him to pet her.  “Ever since that moment their friendship has been growing fast. She’s the first to go running into his room in the morning and she likes to lay by our feet when I’m feeding him.”

ZoeyJasper2ZoeyJasper4 ZoeyJasper5 ZoeyJasper6 ZoeyJasper7 ZoeyJasper8Grace Chon’s clients include Purina, Milkbone, Nintendo of America and Best Friends Animal Society and in her free time, Grace photographs homeless dogs looking for their forever homes and donates her photography services every year to multiple dog rescue groups in Los Angeles.

You can see more of her work on her website and Tumblr devoted solely to Zoey and Jasper.

CREDITS: Photographs by Grace Chon are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

[via My Modern Met]


Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Chuck Eggen

    The dog looks as at home as the little boy. great story and photos.

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  2. Anthony McFarlane

    Dang it I got a soft spot in my heart for babies and puppies… AWWWWW!

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  3. John

    D’awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. *^^*

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