Our furkids come to us in so many different ways. When I embarked on this venture to put a spotlight on rescue dogs in Spokane and North Idaho, I had my own definition of “rescue.”
It’s getting your dog from a registered organization that seeks homes for abandoned dogs, right?
Well, yes, yes, it is.
I was, however, forgetting my own story about finding Shep through a rotten divorce.
As I meet people from Spokane and North Idaho for their dog photography sessions, I learn “rescue” means a lot of different things.
Ultimately, it means giving a dog in need a good home.
A happy, healthy home with lots of love, snuggles and full bellies.
Which is all any dog—or human, for that matter—could ask for.
Meet some rescue dogs in Spokane and North Idaho
Rescue is a different experience for everyone.
It’s being alerted to a dog being chained to a couch and taking him away to safety.
Rescue is finding a stray on the street and bringing him home to live with you and your other shelter dog.
Like Tamara did for Wally.
Rescue is doing a random web search and finding the love of your life online.
And then Nicole and Chris went to Spokane Humane Society to get Cracker.
Rescue is saving a dog from death at a high-kill shelter in California. And it’s re-homing a puppy from a friend’s accidental litter.
Like Carol and Jimmy did for Wiggles and Betty.
Kings and queens
Giving a dog a home is a noble venture.
Rescuing a dog from a shitty life, a shelter life or even death is beyond noble.
I’m honored to meet these fine folks for photography sessions with rescue dogs in Spokane and North Idaho.
I’m honored to have them trust me to tell their dog’s story in pictures and words here on this blog.
Each story will gets its own post in the weeks to come, like Cori and Bear did. Stay tuned for the stories about how rescue dogs have found their furever homes..
If you’re reading this and want to tell your story, get in touch! I have a few spots left for this rescue dog project, Who Got Rescued?
For a $99 reservation fee, you get a portrait session, two social media-optimized digital files and one mounted 8×10.
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All around the circle
Giving a dog a home.
That’s how I interpreted this week’s theme, No Place Like Home, for the Project 52 blog circle.
Now we get to see what other dog photographers around the world thought.
Start with Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, serving pets and their people in Northeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
Click the link at the bottom of each blog post to travel through the circle. When you find yourself back here, you know you’re home.
And there’s no place like it.