To have a choice is a rather undervalued commodity and something very few dogs get, they don’t have a voice in who takes them home, where they get to live, or how they get treated. In some cases, more often then any of us would like, a dog gets the short end of the stick….. no pun intended. They are at the mercy of whomever decides to take on the responsibility of owning a pet or lack there of. It kills me to see how some of these dogs are treated They can’t speak up, they can’t just pack up their things and leave, they can’t get their own place and move out, and they can’t get a job to feed themselves. However they can give you an unlimited amount of love, they can give you a wagging tail at the end of a crummy day and they can give you their unconditional companionship. What more could you ask for? They’ll never judge, steal or hurt you. Their sole mission in life is to make you happy.
Thank god there are people out there that dedicate their time, their own personal time to help these dogs; these dogs are just looking to find that one home that will allow them to give so selflessly. I was contacted by some volunteers from P.O.A, Protectors of Animals and asked if I could help out and photograph some of the dogs that need to find a home. Damn right I’ll help out! There is no better feeling then knowing you have helped find a home for a rescue. So thank you very much Ashley and Jordan for a) finding me and b) asking me to help out! You guys rock!
From their site:
POA is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers provide the administrative support for the organization, foster homeless animals, provide medical care for the shelter animals, return inquiries from the general public and represent POA at events. The frontline work is performed by the people who rescue animals that have been abandoned. They facilitate veterinary care, administer medication, groom, and socialize the animals. Most important, they offer love, patience, and understanding that give a fearful animal the ability to trust people again. This hands-on approach is a big reason why POA animals make such great pets.
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In order of appearance:
Cooper, Jax, Petie, Sophie.