We love pets. My wife and I volunteer at the City of Taylor Animal Shelter. Mostly we walk dogs and help out with pet photography around the shelter. Nothing special, but it gets the job done and helps get pets adopted.
My wife however, has started instigating more elaborate pet photography shoots to raise the profile of the shelter. She gets the credit for producing this shoot. She was also adamant that I credit her for building the dog tutu.
Claire Bear is a 1-2 year old pittie mix who is looking for a real home. Claire excels at sitting pretty and waiting patiently! She’s had a lot of practice; she’s been at the shelter for months waiting for just the right family to find her. Claire loves playing in the water, learning new moves, and snuggling with her favorite people.
Dottie is a new arrival at the Taylor Animal Shelter. Her family surrendered her and she just can’t figure out why. Dottie is pretty chill mastiff heeler mix. She loves hanging out with other dogs and humans. Dottie will happily accept a hug from little and big humans alike. She is particularly skilled at cuddling and not drooling while her tongue hangs out.
OMG KITTENS! It’s kitten season and that means that the Taylor Animal Shelter, like most animal shelters, has a never-ending supply of kittens. This time of year folks find kittens wandering on the streets, hiding in infrequently used buildings and sometimes kittens even seem to grow on trees! These two kittens, Prada and Gucci were recently found with their siblings Tic, Tac, and Toe. They have come the the Taylor animal shelter to get fattened up and socialized so that they will be awesome happy healthy pets.
This is a pro bono shoot. Everyone that participated donated their skill, time and supplies, all in an effort to get these pets adopted.
Pets: City of Taylor, Texas Animal Shelter (a no kill shelter)
Ballerina: Eryn Hanes
Photographer: Andrew Fritz (that’s me)
Producer/Instigator/Tutu Maker: Adrian Dahood-Fritz
Hair and Makeup: Adrian Hernandez of Revelry Beauty
Assistants: Stacy and Sophie
Location: Mccrory Timmerman Building