We all need a companion, a friend, someone who sticks by us and someone who will always be there to ease our aching heart and make us smile. Lucky are those who find their soul mates and luckier is Anya, who shares her life with her two best friends...
Anya, a stylish and elegant girl, who is modern yet simplistic! A girl who is living her dreams and living life to the fullest. American born and raised in San Diego, Anya has made Cape Town her home. She lives with her two best friends- York and Ro, the ‘Cuddliest Bulldog Duo’. Her love for English Bulldogs surfaced when she met and lived with her aunt’s bulldog for 4 years. Today, she also adorns a bulldog tattoo!
Apart from her love for dogs, she has two passions- Photography and Helping People. This girl with a charming smile lives her passions! She has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and also a certified photographer. Anya is expressive, be it through her pictures or through words. She has been sharing her life and her love for dogs through her website Girl + Bulldogs and as @girlplusbulldogs on Instagram.
She first started her Instagram feeds in 2015 when she moved to South Africa. At that time she only had York to give her company and be with her during the trying times of shifting to a new country. She knew York was cute, she loved him, and she just started sharing all his ‘cuteness’. The attention York received online was overwhelming and she was surprised to see how many people actually started following her life with York.
York is named after the city of New York; the city where Anya and her now husband vowed to make their relationship work, no matter the long distance and ups and downs. York is an adorable stylish dog who loves to swim, destroy his toys and of course pose for the camera!
Then came Ro, a beautiful modern dog, who is needy and loves attention! She is Yorks lover, companion and best friend, just like she is all that and more to Anya. She is named after Anya’s mama, Ro Ro, who passed away when Anya was 16. Ro is also a born model who loves to pose for the camera. She even knows her best sides! She loves sleeping and enjoys dipping her head under water.
This ‘Cuddliest Bulldog Duo’ from Instagram come from different parents and are actually lovers. They sleep together, holding paws or with York’s arm around Ro. York is a year older to Ro. With so much cuteness and such adorable dogs around her, Anya always has something special to capture. The way they sleep, play, cuddle, call for attention or even throw tantrums- everything makes for pictures that express a thousand emotions!
Anya brings out her personal elegance and modern style through her pictures. Just like her, her photography style is simplistic but very significant. Since their popularity, the trio has worked for many brands and have become extremely popular amongst brands and individuals. Whether you have a love for dogs or not, just a scroll through her pictures will warm up your heart!
Her pictures capture her urban dogs against elegant backdrops and speak volumes about the beautiful relationship between York and Ro, and also between all three of them. For Anya, these dogs are her best friends and she believes she is theirs. It’s one of those pure relationships that melts your heart and makes the world a happier place.
YORK is exploring!
RO wearing BIBI collar in Rose color
YORK & RO