Last week I took portraits of the dogs available for adoption at the Fauquier SPCA and I'll go back soon to photograph the cats. My hope is that nice portraits on the website, in newspaper ads and in flyers will help these animals find good homes. According to the ASPCA, "Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them." A very sad statistic, indeed. What was surprising to me is that half of all animals in the shelters are there because their owners brought them in; I had always assumed that most were strays or seized by Animal Control. If you have any room in your house, space in your heart or a few dollars to donate, please contact the shelter about these great pets.
A good looking beagle mix -
This Rottie was a new arrival and seemed very well behaved -
This Australian Cattle Dog was the test dog for the lighting setup. He was an absolute champ!
There was something about this shepherd mix that I found incredibly appealing. If you want an good looking, athletic dog, this is the one for you.
I'm a sighthound fan and like my dogs tall and lean but how can you resist a character like this?
The workers in the shelter perform a job that I could not do because I would be much too emotionally involved. I admire these folks tremendously.