Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
Times photographer Mel Melcon has a knack for snapping shots of people with their dogs. Here are a few favorites from over the years. Jason Drew, 32, of Studio City, gives his dog Casey, a 9-year-old pit bull, a lift while riding his mountain bike along Chandler Ave. in Sherman Oaks. Drew said that he usually takes his dog on a 4-mile ride, a couple of times a week. He is holding onto the dog's front paws as an added protection but Drew said the dog has no problem staying up there on it's own.
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