Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services (North) | Toronto Dog Photography

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services (North) | Toronto Dog Photography

I had the opportunity to photograph a quartet of available dogs today!  And to quote a famous song, most recently used in The Lion King, there were ‘big ones, small ones, some as big as your head“! In other words, somebody for everyone.

If you are looking for a furry friend to share your life with, contact Toronto Animal Services (North) and arrange a meet and greet. I will also feature them on the Posh Pets Facebook page throughout the week.

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Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services North | Toronto Dog Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services North | Toronto Dog Photographer

When I went in this week into Toronto Animal Services to photograph the adoptables, I was pleasantly surprised! There were absolutely NO kitties to photograph as they had all found their forever homes during this past weekend’s “Fall in Love” promotion. I was assured that there were a number of kittens that would be coming up, but they were presently undergoing their ‘transformation’ in surgery that morning…not an ideal photo opportunity! In any case, it was excellent news first thing in the morning.

So, we quickly moved onto the doggies who needed their model headshots. And what a awesome-threesome we met this week! Please find their images below!

If you are looking for a little more information, take a peak at the Posh Pets’ Facebook page. However, if you would like to make arrangements to meet them in person, please contact Toronto Animal Services (North Region) directly.

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

After a bit of a vacation, I went back to TAS this morning. Boy, did that feel good! Lots of tail-waggers to meet and photograph, and some really gorgeous pets just awaiting their forever homes.  If you see a guy or gal that you like, please contact Toronto Animal Services (North Region) directly. They can arrange a meeting with your prospective new family member.

You can also find out a little bit more about each of these furry faces on the Posh Pets’ Facebook page. Please check it out and share their images!

First, are the graceful felines…

And now the tail-wagging canines…

Thanks for joining us – we’ll see you again next week!

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | GTA Shelter Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | GTA Shelter Pet Photographer

This week brought a whole new group of lovely furry faces to photograph at Toronto Animal Services (North Region). The sun was shining, the sky was blue with great big, fluffy clouds hanging in the sky…and boy, was it hot! So, we quickly took our images before retreating back inside to the welcome air-conditioning.

We also found out that Venus was adopted this week! As the longest resident on our “Adoptables” list (those actually photographed by Posh Pets Photography), it makes us so happy to hear this. However, Venus will still be seen by those who visit the TAS website…that is her cute picture beside the words “pet adoption”. (You can see her here.) Congratulations Venus! We are so happy for you!

If you see a furry face here in this post that you would like to get to know better, please contact TAS-North directly. You can also check out the Posh Pets’ Facebook page for information like their ID numbers, so you can be sure that you are inquiring about the right guy or girl. Thanks so much for taking a look and sharing the pictures!

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Pet Photographer Toronto

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Pet Photographer Toronto

Here are the lovely adoptables we photographed this week! If you would like to inquire about any individual pet, please contact Toronto Animal Services – North Region and they will be happy to answer your questions. Also, be sure to visit the Posh Pets Facebook page, where you can gather a little more information, including ID numbers, so you can be sure who you are interested in. Thanks to all who share their pictures!

Project 52 – Mood | Toronto Pet Photographer

Project 52 – Mood | Toronto Pet Photographer

I don’t usually do this. It is true that I love the pensive, thoughtful images of animals, but for the shelter where I volunteer, I usually aim for cute and adorable. It helps them find homes.

So, when we were given our theme for this week, I had in mind to take an image of a happy, tongue hanging out, tail wagging furry face. Happiness and joy…that is the mood that I wanted to illustrate. And, I was able to do that with the majority of the guys and gals I met this week. But, my heart broke when I met Patches and April. “Sisters” who have lived together for who knows how long, they were owner surrenders. Now, I won’t go into the details of why their owners decided that they could no longer take care of them – there is little to be gained by trying to collectively judge whether they had a good enough reason. All I do know, is that for Patches, a 9 year old Jack Russell/Beagle mix and April, an 8 year old Shiba Inu, just 48-hours ago they knew what it was to live in a home, to have a bed and the love of a family. And now, they don’t understand why one day it all changed. Confusion. Loss. Fear.

I talked to them soothingly, gave them gentle pats on their heads…and they tried to wag their little tails for me. But they were not interested in the treats we brought or the toys we tried to play with. They simply tried to look past the door to where they know their former home still exists.

Now, most pet photographers and pet owners in general will tell you that they often speak to animals. All kinds of silly things. And so, I spoke with Patches and told her she was a good girl and so was April. Whether she understood me or not, I will never know. But at the mention of her sister’s name, Patches turned to April and nuzzled her. Maybe to make sure April was still there. Maybe to assure April that she was still there with her. And it broke my heart. Because, for these two older girls, the future probably has only two choices. One, that they are not adopted. Two, they find their forever homes, apart. Neither path will replace what they have lost.

And, so I leave you with the image of Patches softly nuzzling her sister, April. Maybe, for one of the last times. This image is one of loss.

If you are at all considering adopting a pet, please consider the older ones. They really have so much to offer and ask for so little in return. And, if you are considering getting a pet, remember that they will rely on you for the rest of their life. They cannot simply be returned when it becomes inconvenient or even if it becomes hard.

I will leave you with a couple more images of Patches and April…if you know anyone who is looking for a pair of girls, please pass along their images and story.

Now, this a blog ring, so please check out Sweet Silver Photography located in Nashville, Tennessee!  I’m sure the talented Kelly Coyle has something spectacular to show us this week!

 

Adoptables – TAS North Region | Pet Portrait Photography

Adoptables – TAS North Region | Pet Portrait Photography

First of all, Posh Pets is happy to report that Rico (yellow lab) from last week has already found his forever home! We are so happy for him!

As always, all of these animals are available from the Toronto Animal Services – North Region and are looking forward to meeting you.  You can also check out the Posh Pets’ Facebook Page to find out more information on them.

So, without any further ado, here are this week’s gorgeous and cuddly (these guys and gals climbed all over me!) kitties…

And now, if you are a Chihuahua lover, then this is the post for you!  Please meet the cutest Chihuahua family!  Hard working mom, Violet, has her paws full with very active 3-month olds, Gustav and Gertrude.

And here is Darla, a 4 year old Chihuahua mix.

That’s it for this week – see you all next week!