Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ready for the Parade

 Little Joe has grown so much, his foster mama wanted to get some updated photos of him.  But when I arrived to photograph, a forever family was there filling out the paperwork to adopt him!  He is such a darling puppy with fur like velvet and the sweetest personality.  The family has two young children and I know he will have the best life.  To think that he was found in a driveway with the placenta still attached and was accepted by a mama pit bull as one of her litter to be nursed, and is now so healthy and happy --- that's a happy ending!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Meet Catalina

This sweet nose belongs to Catalina, a rescued dog I got to photograph recently.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekly Shelter Update

There are kittens everywhere again, and they are very cute.  All 9 of the cat kennels are full as of today and some have more than one kitten in them, so if you know of anyone looking for a cat or kitten tell them to drop by Friendswood Animal Control, or call 281-996-3391.  I did not even photograph all of them as a few of the litters are being fostered in homes for a little while.




 And the new dogs are extremely cute this week too ---  all young females.




Saturday, June 18, 2011

Adorable Adoptables

 I was at Friendswood Animal Control twice this week and was very happy to see some empty kennels. That is unusual for the summer season, but part of the reason is that there are several animals in foster homes so even though they are available for adoption, they are not in the stressful environment of the shelter.  Being in a home even for short periods of time is such a relief for a cat or dog, and it also helps with socializing them to make their transition to a forever home easier. The darling Maltese mix below, Bonita, was pulled to be fostered as soon as her waiting time was up.  She still needs a permanent home though. 

 This handsome guy is Boscoe and we think he could be a mix of American or English Bulldog and Pit Bull, with maybe even a little Boxer mixed in.  He is a very sweet natured guy and he passed a temperament test with flying colors.  That means he allowed food to be taken away, his ears to be pulled, he was interested in but not aggressive toward both small and large dogs.  And he knows how to sit for treats.  He really enjoyed some time off leash in the grass and lots of cool water in the baby pool.
Tara has been at the shelter for several weeks but she was pretty shy for her first photo shoot and she has come out of her shell a lot since then so we decided to get some new images showing how much she loves being a lap cat.
 If she stills looks a little nervous it is because the area where I photograph the cats is immediately next to the door to the dog kennels, and sometimes the barking can get a little loud.  We are all looking forward to the new facility which is under construction and may open in October, but I think the cats are looking forward to a dog-free zone the most!

Toby is a gorgeous Tabby cat, who is another one who makes a great lap cat.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

They Come In All Sizes

 The two dogs I photographed last week at Friendswood Animal Control were pretty much as opposite as they could be.  Briggs is a young, large, rambunctious, affectionate male Shepherd mix, and Felicia is a tiny, Senior, very sweet and shaking-like-a-leaf Chihuahua...who is missing a few teeth but that only adds to her cuteness factor!

Both are waiting for a special human to appreciate their unique qualities and take them home forever, from Friendswood Animal Control at 281-996-3391.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Kittens

These new kittens are extremely adorable, and so entertaining!  They are ready to be adopted at Friendswood Animal Control, and wonderfully, several have already found new homes since I photographed them just a few days ago.  But there are many kittens still waiting as well as some older cats --- call 281-996-3391 if you are interested in any.










Friday, June 10, 2011

Rescue Successes and New Faces

I am so happy to say that many animals I have photographed recently have found forever homes --- the kittens Angel, Sparkle, Sasha, Sage and Stanley, puppies Hoss, Princess Aurora, Chickpea, Sprout, and Simba.  Also  Minnie, Jilly, Jorja, Leo, Clementine, Rocky the cat, Snoopy the Dachshund --- whew!  And even the puppies Aladdin and Little Joe have potential homes in the works. But of course, we are in the busiest time of year for shelters so many more have come to take the place of those adopted.  Here are some darling ones from this week who are available through Tails-n-Transitions at 281-992-7500:
First up is an irresistible probably Labrador mix named Jasmine who was pretty hard to get in focus, but made me laugh the whole time:

Next are two Chihuahua siblings who are older but need new homes.  They were both brand new to the clinic so still pretty fearful, but very sweet:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Goofy Grim

My son has been bringing his Labrador Retriever puppy over to swim, and Grim has been thoroughly entertaining us!  Brandon taught his first Lab Maggie May how to swim and even dive in the pool and the lake, but Grim is even more enthusiastic than she ever was.  I have wanted to learn how to take action shots of dogs and thought I would try to capture Grim but I am still struggling.  I don't know if it my technique, the pool in shade with an erratically moving black dog, camera settings, or possibly a combination of reasons.  I need to find a high energy lighter-colored dog who will run toward me in a field to figure it out I guess...anyone know some possibilities?  But here are a few pretty hilarious Grim shots to laugh at, though not all are tack sharp.