Beauty Abounds at the Shelter

AliMy day at the shelter was busy, 10 dogs were on my list to be photographed. Fortunately for all of us, the frigid weather of last week had mellowed making for a much more enjoyable outdoor experience. I prefer to use one of the outdoor enclosures whenever possible. Natural light is where my comfort zone lies and the outdoor experience is much more fun for both the pups and me.

Today I had many beauties on my list, in particular two shepherds and one border collie cross. One thing that many do not understand is that a shelter cannot list a dog as purebred if there is no identifying microchip and/or breeder’s tattoo. With out this proof, a dog, even though they may appear as purebred, will be listed as a cross and/or mix.

And so it was today. Not only were these dogs striking in appearance but their personalities made them shine. Simply beautiful dogs.

As I played with them out side while snapping photos, the same thought kept coming to mind, “How can it be that no one is looking for you?”.

The good news is, they are off the streets, they are safe and they will find homes.






“Dogs, for a reason that can only be described as divine, have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously. It’s something the rest of us strive for.” ~Jennifer Skiff

2 thoughts on “Beauty Abounds at the Shelter

  1. The snow really adds to their beauty..

    Some of the animal rights groups claim incorrectly that 25% of the dogs in shelters are purebred dogs but this is something they keep saying without any evidence.. without proof the shelters really should not label a dog as purebred. I think that is the reason for policy and I think it is a good and honest one.


    • You are so right Jan. Sadly many of these so called “purebred” dogs are actually the result of backyard breeders and would never qualify to be registered in the first place. Never the less… many are very good dogs and so deserving of good homes. Please people… spay and neuter you pets!


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