I can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted. So many wonderful things have happened in the past 12 months it will take multiple posts to share with you. I want to start off with a photo session I had the priviledge of experiencing this past Friday at Highland County Humane Society.
I went there mainly to photograph Dan the Coonhound who became a social media sensation after his story appeared on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Dan has resided in the shelter for 10 of his 14 years. Sounds appalling for a dog to live almost 75% of his life in a shelter but there is more to his story than I will get into here. Suffice it to say that I know for certain Dan is well loved and cared for and would not be alive today if Highland County Shelter had not pulled him out of the high-kill pound. However, the staff want him to experience a real home in the winter of his life.
The happiest part of his story is he has a pending adoption with a wonderful family!
Seeing as how popular he is, it's natural for Dan to have lots of buddies.
Here are just a few I had the priviledge of meeting and photographing.
Reagan is an 8 year old hound mix and has the best ears!
I think she could get a job directing the family traffic flow. What do you think?
I met Max next. Max is an older gentleman, they think around 8 years old.
He is a Boxer mix and has striking coloring; even his distinguished gray muzzle.
Max showed me a really neat trick! Not only can he touch his nose with his tongue, he can complete cover it!
He also told me his favorite song is "Roar" by Katy Perry. Can you guess why?
Max is waiting for someone who can appreciate all of his talents.
Sweet little Ethel was up next for her glamour shots. She was certainly ready for her close up!
A mini schnauzer, she would be the perfect lap dog. She already has the sofa thing down!
Miss Daisy is the newest resident. She was found tied up outside the shelter when the staff arrived one day last week. Young and full of life, Daisy would love to have an active family with kids who will provide a loving home that she so deserves.
Molly is a stunner! With legs that go on forever and ears that would love to hear sweet nothings. She is a Blue Tick Coonhound...come on you Tennessee alumni! Show your school spirit, adopt Molly and teach her some football moves!
Last, but certainly not least, are Sissy and her mom Daisy. Both girls are AmStaff mixes. Yes, they are pitbulls, pitties, pibbles, what have you. They are both sweet as can be and like any Terrier, are full of life and energy. If you haven't experienced sloppy pibble kisses they are the best! Sissy is about 3 years old and a total tub of goo. So, I put her in a totally pink tutu to go with her sweet gooiness. She is rockin' the tutu!
Just between you and me, I think Sissy could be a Can-Can dancer! (Don't tell her mom I said that though)
And mama Daisy, who is about 4 and doesn't look a thing like her daughter.
She is a little more petite but still has still a lot of love to give.
Sissy and mama Daisy are looking for a home to be placed in together.
They have a special mother/daughter bond.
All of these precious dogs are available for adoption through Highland County Humane Shelter in beautiful Hillsboro, Ohio