Greyboy Pet Prints donates pet photography services to The Pet Rescue Center (TPRC) every month or two to help make the pets up for adoption look their best. Last week I photographed some of the kittens along with their moms. They currently have at least 2 kittens from one litter and 4 kittens from another. The 4 were younger and especially full of energy so Casey and my son (who came along with me that day) kept cat herding while I tried to photograph them. For these first few images, my son was using a cat toy like a fishing lure and a couple kitties caught the bait! Meet Raphael and Donatella:
Their mom is April (below), who was saved from the pound. You can tell the previous image is her baby (light silver tabby)!
If you’d like to see ALL 4 of her kittens, please take a look at Instagram @mandigrey.
The litter of 2 kittens: a grey boy named Fox and an orange tabby named Dana are from Scully, the other petite mom at The Pet Rescue Center, also saved from the pound. This mom is a calm, sweet girl. Here is Dana, the orange tabby and their mom Scully:
One more kitty that we happened to catch playing in the cool cat play room: Dhalia. She didn’t want to come down to get a few more photographs taken. Who can blame her? This room is a cat’s dream!
TPRC has some really neat dogs available right now. We didn’t photograph all of them, but here are a few. My personal favorite, Eeyore, is a 4 year old spaniel mix who was a sweet, gentle boy. Casey told me there are some dogs at the shelter you can clearly tell are suffering from a broken heart. This guy was relinquished by his family to the pound and then got his nickname Eeyore because you could clearly tell how broken-hearted he was. Poor boy! He sure is lucky TPRC rescued him! They will neuter him and get him ready for a permanent home. He’s going to make a great addition to someone’s family! I wish him the best of luck!
Don’t you love him? Look at this face!
Next we have Kara who has been there quite awhile, probably because she is a pit mix. I have met so many wonderful pit mixes through TPRC. This one is a LOVER! She was a little shy of us at first so Casey told us it was okay to take a break and love on her. She was so friendly and sweet and such a good girl that it took some coaxing to have her understand it was actually OKAY to jump up on the couch and relax on it! Here she is doing what she does best: giving love and cuddling.
This last doggie is a special case taken in from LA. She was dumped at the pound after birthing a bunch of puppies. She was still lactating when dumped. Obviously she was not cared for and needs a bit of recovery, but is well on her way. I honestly don’t think I have met a dog happier than this one! Her tail was wagging like I have never seen a dog do! I’m excited for her future! Meet Summer!
This last portrait is special as it reflects the bond between pet and rescuer. It’s so fun to see the animals come through TPRC, learn to love again and find their forever homes!
Please share this post with your friends and/or take a look at Summer’s story and her page HERE. I know it feels like it’s hard to make a difference in a big world with so many needs, but if we ALL each do one thing, even if it’s little, think of what a better place we could make it!? Even making a difference in ONE dog or ONE cat is very honorable and needed. Let’s find these guys homes! Thanks!