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Deep Thoughts Help Inspire Animal Adoptions

In June 2012 there was a dog at the local shelter who had been a resident far too long.  Duke was a handsome, sweet, fun, healthy boy, and at only 9 months old should have been scooped up by a family quickly.   But for some reason he wasn’t getting the attention he needed to help him find a home.  I brought Duke to my home and made some studio shots of him to try and help promote him via social media, Petfinder, etc.  Around that time I had an idea: What if Duke was a deep thinker and could reference a philosopher or a poet or a great leader to make his own appeal for a new family.  And thus the Deep Thought Banners were born.  Happily, Duke was adopted shortly after his banner debuted on Facebook.  And there are many more success stories that were helped along by the banners.  I thought you might enjoy seeing them all in one place.   And since they’re working…stay tuned for many more to help inspire more animal adoptions!

A Quick Session With Paco and Susie

Paco and Susie share a hard luck story.  And though I don’t know all the details, the short version is sad enough: abuse, neglect, poor socialization, etc.  Fortunately they were saved by the caring folks at Stray from the Heart Rescue who placed them in a great foster home.  But they need a great forever home.

Two weeks ago Stray from the Heart contacted HeARTsSpeak, the nonprofit organization of which I am a member, seeking a photographer in north Jersey to help make images of Paco and Susie to facilitate their adoption.  Part of HeARTsSpeak‘s mission is to be a resource for shelters and rescues to help them find photographers for their animals.  After a series of emails and text messages and phone calls, the networking came together and I met Susie and Paco.  I didn’t have much time for the shoot, and they didn’t have much interest in modeling, but all things considered we did pretty well together.  Here are their shots.

If you are interested in learning more about Paco and Susie and helping them find their forever home please contact Stray from the Heart by clicking here.