Wish me luck. Tomorrow a group of photographers is leaving Dallas and heading to a boarding facility called Camp Diggy Bones in Lavon, Texas. They’ve been in the animal rescue news lately because a now-defunct animal rescue organization called Happy Endings out of Waco, Texas abandoned 249 dog there. Yes. 249. They were being boarded there at a reduced fee when the rescue group went belly up and now they’re in limbo.
Please re-read some of my many posts about working with a responsible rescue organization! Lots of crazy things happen when well-intentioned people get in over their heads. Don’t get pulled down with them.
Because Camp Diggy Bones is out in the country and is NOT an adoption center, these dogs have little or no chance to get adopted without good adoption photos. They are the toughest group to find homes for — big dogs (many of them black) that look like pit bulls.
So we got some local pet photographers together and some Unleashed workshop graduates and we’re spending the day photographing these dogs. Our goal is to create portraits showing happy playful loving dogs who don’t look like every other dog on Petfinder.com or Adoptapet.com. The nice people at Paws in the City will list them and process the landslide of applications our photos will help create.
I am working on a portable outdoor set that I plan to take out there with me. Check back in a few days and we’ll post some of the results.