If you’ve been following me for any length of time you are aware that I donate my services to local rescues including Homeless Pets Foundation, Canine Cellmates, Orphan Annie Rescue, and private fosters and adoption scenarios.  Most of the humans involved in these scenarios give SO MUCH, IMO more than me, to help connect these animals to people who will love them and provide forever homes.   There are countless volunteers and fosters who make this happen, and I would be remiss without giving them their due.  However, all is not easy or rosy in the land of adoption.  You can get an AMAZING, AMAZING dogs through rescue, as I know personally since all my dogs have come from that source.  There are things that need to be taken into consideration to help make the experience a positive one for both family and pet.  So, here is a great series of informational articles for those considering or in process of adopting:

 

https://www.homeoanimal.com/blogs/blog-pet-health/81086084-the-ultimate-guide-to-pet-adoption-sneak-preview

 

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More fantastic dog adoption news!  Thanks to all of your shares, after a year of waiting, Sylvee (on the right), has been adopted!  She now has doting parents and a doggie sibling.  Sylvee came in for portraits in October and he cute smile and charming personality just popped right off the screen.  I especially loved her leopard print outfit.  So happy for her and for Orphan Annie Rescue for placing another dog with a deserving family.

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Gonna be honest with you guys: the most recent shoot at @HomelessPetsFoundation was a bit challenging. All of our subjects were scared and anxious, even more than usual, and it was tough to get the shots we wanted. These dogs necessarily spend most of their time in a kennel, so when they get to come out it can be both relieving and frightening. Noise, barking, strange dogs, people they don’t know….looking ‘happy’ and engaging for a photo is a tall order. Most clung to our volunteer coordinator Leanne for dear life. One big girl literally crawled into my lap and onto me, as if she would hide in my chest cavity if possible. After a little loving and some treats their personalities start to come out a bit, but they deserve so much more. More time, more attention, more exercise. These rescue dogs REALLY need a home, but a volunteer to walk them is a good start, and a foster home to get them out of here would be even better. Most of these dogs have SO MUCH love to give. Please consider what you can do to help, whether it’s dropping by to volunteer occasionally or fostering or donating supplies. Thanks for your support!

 

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And a very GOOD MORNING to ya! It’s Tongue out Tuesday, so feel free to hang your head out the window and let yours flap around with abandon! haha This image from yesterday’s shoot at @HomelessPetsFoundation where Bluebell the hound mix was happy to oblige. If she looks like a happy girl, it’s because….she is. Despite being at a shelter and not hanging out with her very own Person she has a sweet personality. Bluebell is a medium sized hound mix with chocolate fur in the shape of a mask and then down her back, and white mottled fur on her chest and four paws. Really pretty coloring. You can make an appointment to come meet her or make an appearance at an upcoming adoption event.

For more info check out www.HomelessPets.com⠀

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Saved this one because a) had to to carefully time the cuteness as it could be overwhelming, and b) gave them time to be adopted first. [They have been, btw!] So to celebrate a much needed TGIF here is some delish puppy adorableness to help you kick off the weekend. These babies came through Homeless Pets Foundation and are now with their new owners. So thankful to HPF and all the other rescues doing the tough work week in and week out. These hardworking organizations can use all the help they can get, so please adopt…..or if you can’t (it’s ok, we get it) foster, drop off supplies, or donate financially to the rescue of your choice. You CAN make a difference! Have a good weekend, everybody!⠀

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