Dulcy Dog Photography was born out of a deep love for animals—specifically, a beautiful pup named Dulcy—and of course, a love for photography.
In 2014 I was living in rural Montana, and trying to figure out a way forward after a break-up and a move from California left me feeling restless and unsettled. It was in that time that I met a dog named Dulcy. She was already old, and at the age of 13 had been taken to the local shelter with her daughter when her family split up. She was a barker, and liked to cage-fight with other dogs. That, plus her age, meant she really didn't have anyone interested in her. But something about her clicked with me, and I was able to take her home right before Christmas. She wasn't easy—she was very protective and was difficult to walk—but she became my heart-dog immediately. She helped me and my now-husband through the adoption of another pup, Marco, and through an eventual move to Madison, WI in 2016. Unfortunately, age and a brain tumor took her a month shy of her 17th birthday, in 2018. She taught me how to be a dog mom, and this business is dedicated to her.
*About Image of Melanie, Marco, and Cedar Taken by AJ Photo Co.