We love stories about dogs who find new homes, and about the humans who think up new, creative ways to promote dog adoptions.
So we couldn’t resist this one. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster works for the Humane Society of Utah, a veterinary and dog shelter centre in the US. To help sometimes overlooked rescue dogs get new parents as soon as possible, she started photographing pups in the studio, rather than in the shelter’s kennels. This allows each dog’s personality to shine wonderfully, and prospective owners get to see the dogs in a more relaxed setting.
As a strategy it’s working, too. Most of the dogs in this photo series have already been adopted, sometimes prospective owners queueing when the shelter opens.
And a bonus, the dogs get a trip away from the rescue centre and can enjoy being in the spotlight. And of course, some treats!