It may be a coincidence, but it often seems like whenever I go to photograph the San Diego Humane Society adoptable pets, they’re all napping! Even with the help of my lovely assistant, Dee, we often find it difficult to get the animals to wake up for us, let alone “model.” We must come right after their lunch is served. Haha! And although I totally understand having a serious case of “food coma,” it can be a bit of a bummer when we decide to move on to the next animal on the list without getting a decent shot, but we’d much rather let them be at peace with whatever they’re doing as opposed to forcing them to take a picture. Luckily, there’s always a handful of animals who are more than willing to take a mugshot for us…maybe they instinctively know it can help them get adopted faster. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s line-up of adoptable furry friends…
Spencer – 235730
Van Halen – 255258
Andrea – 253786
Lancelot – 254058
Puma Thurman – 254511
Katherine – 250643
Carlos – 244189
Little Bea – 248114
Nibbles – 254498
Marble – 253787
Don’t see a pet that would be a perfect match for you? Check out ALL the adoptable pets at the San Diego Humane Society that are currently looking for forever homes at sdhumane.org.
Last month, I received a comment on my Facebook page from some one who actually went and adopted one of the cats I photographed. It made my heart fill with joy! To know that the photos I take of these shelter cats actually inspire people to go visit them and adopt is AMAZING! I wish that would happen every month! So, here’s the latest group of kitties that are still looking for homes. They are currently available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society Oceanside campus on Airport Rd. If your heart feels all warm and fuzzy inside after looking at these photos, go pay them a visit! Even if you don’t end up adopting, I can tell you from experience that they’ll at least enjoy the company 🙂
CATELYN – 253694
GRACIE – 228404
MISSY – 253152
KATSU – 252067
PORTER – 210146
MAI – 253550
LECHE – 253414
SOVA – 252044
POPPY – 250829
Well, Adopt-A-Cat-Month might be over but there is still plenty of San Diego Humane Society adoptable cats ready to find their forever homes. This last photo session was pretty entertaining as the majority of the cats I photographed were very friendly and playful. Sometimes I feel bad for waking them up from their naps, but they’re usually pretty cool about it once they realize they get to play for a few minutes. Check out the line-up below, and visit sdhumane.org to see more cats and other animals that are ready for adoption.
Check out this week’s line-up of San Diego Humane Society Adoptable Rabbits!! I’ve never owned a rabbit before, but they crack me up. They’re so soft and friendly. Sure, they may not be as interactive or engaged as a dog, but they sure do make a great companion for a dog. Haha! If you’re looking for a furry friend with big ears and a puffy tail, then you my find one here. Visit sdhumane.org to learn more about each of these adorable little fur balls.
ABIGAIL – 247348
As an animal-loving photographer, you could assume the obvious reason why I would jump/swim/hop/crawl/leap at the chance to photograph shelter animals…for the love of animals! Every moment I get to spend with a camera in my hands and an animal in my frame, I’m in heaven. Whether it’s a dog or cat, horse or pig…whether it’s a professional model or The Dog Whisperer’s next client…you get the point, I love them all!
But the thing I LOVE most about volunteering is how doing something I love can help SO many animals, not just the ones I photograph. When you volunteer, no matter what position you choose, no matter how many hours you put in, every SINGLE contribution you make supports the organization, thus helping the animals.
If you’ve never volunteered at a shelter before, I highly recommend it. I assume you love animals since you’re reading my blog, so that’s a give in. But no matter what you’re interested in, they have volunteer positions for everyone. You can do everything from photography, vet services, fostering, animal interaction, education, and more! Don’t think you have the time? Some positions only require a commitment of one hour per month. One hour! Everyone can afford to spend one hour per month helping an animal in need.
The San Diego Humane Society will be my 3rd volunteer position at an animal shelter. I’ve loved every shelter I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Each one is unique and awesome in their own way. So I wanted to share exactly HOW the SDHS is helping animals of all kinds. The more you learn about their mission, their efforts, and their success, the more you’ll want to be a part of such a great cause.
Interested in volunteering? Awesome!! Head on over to the San Diego Humane Society website and learn more. With locations in San Diego, Escondido, and Oceanside, there’s sure to be one near you.