The Dogs of Alys Beach

The Dogs of Alys

The Dogs of Alys Beach
Images by Jacqueline Ward

If the love of a dog increases our own, then to imagine the love of many dogs over a lifetime, or all at once, is to imagine a level of joy of which we humans are, perhaps, not worthy. Sure, certainly more dogs mean more mess, more hair, more half-gnawed leather shoes. But, oh, if those lovable pups don’t have a way of helping us look past that. Meet Chill, Kona, and Peezy Molinaro, three beloved dogs owned by Alaina and Mark Molinaro that together undoubtedly bring to their family more joy than can be counted.

Because of the dog's joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. — Mary Oliver 

Peezy, Newfoundland, 8 years old


Chill, Lab Mix, 7 years old


Kona, German Shepherd mix, 4 years old