PHOTOGRAPHER MODELS SHELTER DOGS TO PROMOTE ADOPTION - “I love showing the amazing personalities these dogs have when they’re given the chance.”
Photographer Sylvia Elzafon from Dallas has been taking portraits of shelter dogs in order to encourage adoption. Here’s more from the Huffington Post:
I began my original shelter series in 2005, because I saw the need for a message. This message was: Why are you breeding animals, or buying animals, when so many of these wonderful, beautiful dogs and cats are dying in shelters every day? People were really beginning to acknowledge the need for education and action in the shelter world…My current headshot series brings attention to these incredible dogs in a different light. Instead of feeling sadness and despair, the overall reaction has been extremely positive. People are laughing — hard…
Hopefully these pictures will encourage people to consider shelter dogs first when they decide to add a dog to their families. Which one is your favorite? Click here for the full story, and click here to see more work from photographer Sylvia Elzafon.