A little over two weeks ago I wanted to do something to give back to the rescue organization my wife and I adopted our Staffordshire Bull Terrier from. (RocketDogRescue) An idea for a 2014 calendar came up, and the next thing I knew I was photographing 29 dogs that had been adopted out by RocketDogRescue. I can honestly say I’ve never done anything like this before, and it truly felt so rewarding. I’d like to thank the great volunteers at RocketDogRescue for really making this something very special.
Without giving away too much, here are a few photos that didn’t make the calendar along with a behind the scene shot.
11 year old Duke was nothing but smiles during our photo shoot.
Meet Roxie & Pi, both pure bred Border Collies. Roxie who is red/tan is very proficient in performing on agility courses and loves herding cows. Pi, a rescue through the Northern CA Border Collie Rescue loves scenting and the agility course as well.
Pepper, an 8 year old Maltese Poodle mix. Surprisingly Pepper was returned to the shelter two times and was on the verge of being put down. Glad to say he has been living in his “forever home” for the last five years.
Here are some photos of my Bagle Hound out and about. Photos were taken with a Fuji x100 and processed with VSCO Film 03. I really love how close VSCO gets to getting that “film look” without having to shoot film. Of course nothing can beat shooting film itself, but with the cost of buying film and development adding up, VSCO is a nice alternative. (http://vsco.co/)
Today was just one of those days when you could hear “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers playing in your head over and over. Definitely a lovely day to take the little guy out for a walk.
Meet “Blue!” I had the great honor of photographing this 16 year old PitBull (Yes! 16yr old!) for an upcoming article with Petco. Here’s a little background on Blue: “Blue was owner surrendered to the Lancaster Animal Shelter in March of this year at 16 years old. At that time, a rescue based in Los Angeles called Hands, Paws, and Hearts rescued him, but had to put him in boarding since their foster homes were full. Blue was not doing so well in boarding, so they put out a Facebook plea to find a foster home or adoptive home. He made the drive from Los Angeles to the Bay Area on August 23. to his new Forever Home. ”