Rescue, don't shop!
All of this started in 2013 with the adoption of Shiloh, a 12-year old Beagle, from the local pound. My family and I did not intend to adopt a 2nd dog at that time, but we realized that due to her age, it would be difficult for Shiloh to find a family. She was underweight, dirty and showed signs of abuse. Fast forward to a few months later, her appearance and attitude have completely changed... that's what finding her forever family did!
Shiloh's story really inspired me: I started to volunteer at local shelters by photographing some of the animals, as a great photo on social media could make the difference for an animal by catching someone's eye.
I like to focus on animals that have been waiting the longest for their forever families, or the ones that don't get looked at due to their appearance, age, or disability.