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My name is Melissa and I am the owner of Bella-Reed Photography. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been out of work with photography sessions. I am following the 'shelter-in-place' order and staying home to flatten the curve in the Philadelphia area. Also housebound with me are my 4 pitties: Bella Blue, Hershey, Pesto, and Nova Layne. Since we can't travel, I decided to bring the world to my dogs!

From Australia to NYC to Paris and India, my dogs have seen more landmarks in the last month than some people do in their lifetime!

I am also the founder of Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue in Southeastern PA and my organization has saved more than 450 pit bulls since we started in 2013. What better way to raise pit bull awareness than to see them in a positive light!

By putting my pups in these photos, I hope to not only spread a little laughter and happiness in these grim times but also to show the world that pitties aren't half as bad as the media portrays.

Visit Bella-Reed Photography on Facebook to see the series or check out the series on Instagram using the hashtag: #PitBullGlobeTrotters.

More info: Facebook | Instagram

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USA

USA

The crew does Six Flags!

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#2

USA

USA

L to R: Nova Layne, Hershey, Bella Blue, Pesto re-creating Mount Rushmore!

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#3

Italy

Italy

Nova Layne enjoying a gondola ride through the "streets" of Venice, Italy.

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#4

Australia

Australia

Bella Blue's first visit was to Australia!

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USA

USA

Hershey catching snowflakes on his tongue while enjoying the Northern Light show in Alaska.

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Gale Vester
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

<3 this! Gotta wonder at how a dog, Hershey or not, would take in the northern lights!

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Northern Italy

Northern Italy

Nova enjoying yet ANOTHER boat ride in Italy! This time at Lake Braies, South Tyrol in Northern Italy.

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#7

USA

USA

Pesto decided to bring some water to the desert of Joshua Tree National Park, Cali!

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Italy

Italy

Walking around exploring was Nova's favorite thing to do in Italy!

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France

France

Hershey loved the Eiffel Tower so much, that he went back for seconds, but a few natives ruined the photo op for him.

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#10

India

India

Bella posing for an image at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

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Africa

Africa

Hershey smiling after seeing some zebras at Kruger National Park in Africa!

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#12

USA

USA

The rain doesn't stop Bella from posing for photos! Here she is at Times Square in NYC.

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#13

UK

UK

Bella photobombing Big Ben in London!

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#14

The North Pole

The North Pole

Pesto freezing for a photo op at the North Pole!

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#15

Australia

Australia

Bella finished her trip with some of Australia's native wildlife!

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Italy

Italy

Well, it looks like it was Nova's turn to travel today. As you can see, he was super excited to try out the local cuisine.

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#18

France

France

Today was going to be the last day for my dogs' virtual travels around the world, but of course, Bella wants to go to London tomorrow, so there's that.
But today, Hershey got to have some fun!

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Egypt

Egypt

Bella making friends during her trip to Egypt.

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#20

Caves

Caves

Bella continues to social distance.

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UK

UK

Bella, being the spoiled brat that she is, decided she wasn't done with her globe-trotting, so today she did a super quick visit to London. She rented a hotel for the day so she could get her beauty rest in between attractions and the view of the Tower of London was amazing!

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Ireland

Ireland

Bella checking out Burren Way, Ireland. She's laying down here after hiking the trail.

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#23

USA

USA

Pesto in front of Diamond Head in Hawaii!

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#24

Japan

Japan

Hershey loving the view of Mt Fuji in Japan.

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#25

Australia

Australia

Bella has decided to take a trip and hire me to document it.

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Italy

Italy

Nova got to visit the Colosseum! As you can see, he almost didn't make it into the photo with the self-timer he set!

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Peru

Peru

Nova got a quick shot at Machu Picchu in Peru the other day!

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USA

USA

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Spain

Spain

Pesto being touristy in Barcelona, Spain!

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#30

South Africa

South Africa

Here's Bella Blue at Table Mountain.

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France

France

Hershey ending his Paris visit at the Arc de Triomphe during sunset!

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#32

Germany

Germany

Nova Layne stopping for a photo op at Brandenburg Gate in Germany.

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#33

Canada

Canada

A photo-op for Bella in front of the Peggy's Cove lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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#34

USA

USA

Pesto posing for a silly photo at the Space Needle skyscraper in Seattle, Washington!

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Carol Emory
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not a skyscraper..it's just the Space Needle. It's a landmark that was left over from the World Expo. Good pic though. Let me know if you need any of Mt Rainier...

#35

France

France

During his trip to Paris, Hershey visited a few landmarks including the infamous Louvre Museum.

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#36

UK

UK

Bella decided she needed an 'up-close-and-personal' of the Tower of London, so she did a walk-around and met a new friend! She was kind of annoyed he paid her no attention though, the diva.

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Chris Jones
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If she got that close she may well have been shouted at! 'Stand back from the Queen's guard'. I hope she didn't though - she's too cute to be shouted at.

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#37

USA

USA

Bella does the Grand Canyon!

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#38

Spain

Spain

Pesto continues to explore!

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#40

Aruba

Aruba

Bella unwinds in the velvet sand!

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melanie bly
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so jealous of this pup, wish I were there. I'd also give tummy rubs too.

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Colorado

Colorado

We'll end the night with Pesto at the Rocky Mountains at sunset!

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melanie bly
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love to have a glass of wine and a doggie treat for Pesto, watching the sun set

#42

Greece

Greece

Nova checking out Acropolis in Athens!
He wasn't ready for his photo op when the self-timer went off as you can see.

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Gale Vester
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, ‘self-timer’ applies only to the camera shutter! :-D

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Pesto enjoying the heat!

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#44

USA

USA

Pesto visited Haleakalā National Park for sunset.
He's pretty happy with his Hawaiian tour and hopes he can visit again soon!

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#45

USA

USA

Pesto couldn't visit Hawaii without paying his respects to those that died at Pearl Harbor.

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New Zealand

New Zealand

Pesto stopping to take in the beauty of Cathedral Cove.

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Greece

Greece

Ghost is one of my clients and he had a simple request that I was able to fill - to go to Acropolis in Athens!

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#48

Canada

Canada

This is a friend's dog, and a previous client, Ca$hew!
Ca$h's mom reached out and asked to send him on vacation somewhere in Canada. I picked a beautiful spot, don't ya think? This gorgeous view is Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Kinda jealous of his vacay!

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#49

Alaska

Alaska

Pesto checking out Denali National Park in Alaska. So beautiful, I wish I was there now!

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#50

Belgium

Belgium

Nina's mom reached out and asked if I could send her to Antwerp, Belgium where she and her husband used to live! They lived right around the block from where this photo was taken. Nina was excited to see some of her parents' history before they adopted her.

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#51

Holland

Holland

Pesto checking out the windmill tour in Holland. He may have fallen asleep for this one.

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#52

USA

USA

Pesto decided that Bella wasn't going to get all the fun with traveling and it was his turn to go somewhere exotic today.

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#53

Nepal

Nepal

Nova clearly wasn't so happy having to climb Mount Everest in Nepal without the proper equipment.

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#54

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

Pesto enjoying a dip in the Dead Sea!

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#55

India

India

The beautiful Bella of Pawtraits.

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Prague

Prague

My client Mash saw all the doggos going too far and away from lands and asked me to take him on vacation too! He went to his mom and dad's favorite place in Prague - the Astronomical Clock! Here he is pictured with it and photobombing an up-close photo of the clock. Typical Mash!

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The North Pole

The North Pole

Pesto at the North Pole!

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Kat Rogers
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OH damn, THAT PESKY LOST AT SEA STRANDED ON AN ICEBERG ORDEAL!

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Cambodia

Cambodia

Grover, a client of mine, asked if I could send him off to a far-away land since all the dogs have recently been going on vacation in my photos and he was a bit jealous!
Here's Grover in Siem Reap, Cambodia by the beautiful ruins!

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#59

France

France

Here he is visiting the Eiffel Tower. He loved it so much, he went back to get another picture later on in the evening.

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