As a passionate supporter of animal rescue and adoption, I frequently end up meeting dogs that are looking for homes and as often as I can I donate my time to photograph them. Having good portraits of individual animals greatly increases their chances of being adopted, so Jen from CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) brought this bunch into the studio recently to have their photos taken.
I love puppies (who doesn’t) and these guys were just the cutest collection of babies. They did however run riot in the studio which required a mop after they’d left.
Puppies usually get adopted quite quickly and it’s older dogs who wait longer. Their Mom is also available for adoption, and she is just delightful.
Mommy dog was left at the CLAW clinic after her owners decided they didn’t want her anymore and the next morning the staff were very surprised to find that she had given birth overnight to this collection of critters.
Mixed breed pups like these are IMHO the best dogs to have. Each and every one is unique and they are generally far healthier than pedigree dogs, plus by adopting rather than buying a dog from a breeder or pet store you are saving a life.
For more information about CLAW click here – www.claw-sa-org