I spent some time at Sandton SPCA at the beginning of the month photographing the dogs waiting for homes. As a result of having regular portraits of the dogs taken and the great team of volunteers working on social media etc over 1000 animals were adopted from SSPCA last year which is amazing.
Taking the time to capture individual portraits as well as their personalities really ups the odds of getting a dog adopted which is something I’m very passionate about. With the exception of a Pitbull and a couple of Maltese Poodles, all of the dogs I photographed were mixed breed dogs, in my opinion the best dogs in the world, but sadly the ones most often found at shelters.
Here are just a few of the dogs I met.
And I saved the best for last, two VERY naughty puppies who gave me the run around, literally!!
If you’re looking for a new dog, please consider adopting from a shelter. Over 1000 dogs are put to sleep everyday in South Africa because there are too many dogs and not enough homes. By adopting, you’re not only saving the life of the dog you rescue, but giving the one who takes its place a chance of a new life too.