Puppy Baby Mama- Aki

You’ll want to be BFF’s with this week’s Puppy Baby Mama! Aki features her deaf Border Collie, BB, powder face pooch, Cooper, and first love, Jazzy, who have both crossed the rainbow bridge. She’s a pet photographer with a keen eye for great shots! She fosters dogs in need and trains them so they can live a happier life. We love reading about her and her rescue pups’ journeys. Get to know Aki by reading on!

How did you and your pup find each other?

We met at an adoption event with a rescue I help with. It's a long story… but I had lost my most special girl a month earlier and I was going insane without my furry companion. I met this sad-eyed puppy and decided to foster her. BB and I were both broken back then and we weren’t ready for love yet, but we both longed for something we didn’t have. I didn’t realize at the time, but we definitely rescued each other. Over the past year our relationship has grown into something amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

What are your top 3 favorite dog brands and why?

Stella and Chewys - They have a great quality line, whether you’re buying food or treats.

Barkbox toys - They are so fun! Each month has great new toys that keep the pups entertained.

I'm not really brand specific. I just buy what I (aka the pups) like!

What is the perfect day date with your pup like in your city?

Going to a dog friendly branch, enjoying a mimosa and egg dish while BB socializes with other pups then takes a nap by my feet.

How did you build your dog's account?

By being authentic! It’s really that simple. People want to see authenticity and genuinity in their posts. That’s what I try to provide. And it doesn’t hurt to have an Instagram bestie! Mine is @cayenneiam. <3

Follow Aki and BB on Instagram and fall in love with their story just as we did! We also adore seeing memories of Jazzy and powder faced Coopie.

** If you’re interested in fostering a powder face pooch, please fill out our Puppy Baby Step Mama form HERE! Gal’s Best Friend is looking for “Fairy Dog Mothers” who can foster senior dogs as they prepare to cross the rainbow bridge. These foster dog moms will give these fur babies unconditional human love in their last days, a warm home, and kisses every night.