Dog Days of Summer

Here at Design NJ, a photo shoot is a full day’s work. We love when the family pet joins in on the action. With National Dog Day approaching on August 26, we rounded up some of the family hounds that added life, energy and personality to our pages and to the people that love them.

  • Labrador Retrievers know how to beat the heat in the family’s Franklin Lakes pool.

    Photo: Patricia Burke/Design NJ/June-July 2017/Landscape: Susan Cohan, APLD

  • Tank takes a no-prisoner-approach as he barrels through antique saloon doors off a Monmouth County kitchen.

    Photo: Patricia Burke/Design NJ/Oct-Nov 2012

  • Truman, a not-so-shy Goldendoodle from Monmouth County, always managed his way into a vignette when the camera clicked.

    Photo: Patricia Burke/Design NJ/June-July 2011/Design: Mary Fran Brassard, IIDA; outdoor furniture: The Store From River Road

  • Roxy cooling off on reclaimed bricks in publisher Tammy Keck’s mudroom.

    Photo: Patricia Burke/Design NJ/Feb-Mar 2011

  • What’s good for the Goose (right) is good for the Gander (left) at their family home in Fair Haven.

    Photo: Patricia Burke/Design NJ/Aug-Sep 2013/Design: Lisa E. Goodwyn; Architect: Andersen Campanella Architects

  • Proud pooch showing off his multi-functional mudroom in Franklin Lakes.

    Photo: Bob Skinner/Design NJ/Dec 2008-Jan 2009/Design: Kulick Development and LeMani Design Group; Custom cabinetry: L.P. Deco Painting & Woodworking; Flooring: Wayne Tile; Whirlpool washer and dryer: Reno’s Appliance

  • Kodi keeping an eye on beachgoers in Normandy Beach.

    Photo: Courtney Apple/Design NJ/Aug-Sep 2017/Design: Jenny Madden; Builder: Brian Furey; Architect: Michael A. Moritz, AIA, LEED AP

  • Bichon frise Sophie, feeling the love from lifestyle and home accessories designer Kim Seybert.

    Courtesy of Kim Seybert/Design NJ/ Dec-2016/Jan-2017

  • Winston — a wire-haired Jack Russell from Wyckoff — strikes a pose in a remodeled master bath.

    Photo: Kevin Fiori/Design NJ/Aug-Sep 2016/Design: Terri Fiori-Allied ASID.

  • Pasha the poodle perched on a patterned ottoman in Wall.

    Photo: Peter Rymwid/Design NJ/June-July 2015/Design: Rachel Kapner