Rescues / Community Involvement

We passionately believe that adopting rescue dogs is the way to go, if you want any particular kind of dog there’s a rescue out there that can help you find one. We’ve got one and when we asked Barks of Love for a German Shepherd / Chiuaua they stepped right up and we got Roxy (that’s not entirely true but…….).

As our commitment to the rescue community and the dogs they serve and save we adopt a rescue every month. Nothing helps get a dog rescued faster from your website than a good portrait. We donate a day at the studio, our time and talent to photograph and re-touch the images which we then donate for immediate posting to help rescue the dogs or for later marketing purposes, calendars, websites, wine labels, postcards etc. We donate a number of free sessions and percentages of subsequent shoots back to the rescue in question.

The studio day can also be used as a fundraiser or “meet and greet your new best friend” event and we often loan the studio space out for evening or special event fundraisers.

In fact back inĀ 2012 we raised and donated over $7000 to local rescues and canine causes, then stopped counting as it’s an ongoing thing. Thanks for all your help.

So here’s a selection of the rescues we’ve photographed and worked with in the past and we’ll endeavor to keep the grid up to date as we work with more rescues over the coming years. Now we might be shooting 12 or 16 dogs in a couple of hours and given that they are rescue dogs with sometime uncertain origins and temperament they can occasionally be a little tricky to shoot, so you’ll have to forgive us if the cosmetics on this page are not always pristine, however it’s the personality that counts and hopefully we do capture that.