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I had the honor of photographing all twelve of the calendar dogs who won the opportunity to be featured in the calendar when they raised the most funds during the 12 Tails campaign this fall. Every shoot was a revelation as each family arrived not only with a gorgeous dog in tow (or enthusiastically leading the way) but also with a poignant story about his or her rescue.
There’s the dog that was found sickly and tied to a roof; a jindo mutt who had been crated so long she knew only how to crawl; the giant mastiff who was at less than half his proper weight when the shelter took him in; the hound who developed a kind of canine breast cancer an recovered only to have her first adopter die of breast cancer later; and a sweet pup who had been hit by a car while living on the streets and lost a front leg. These are all dogs who were desperately in need of patient, understanding humans who could look past their foibles, injuries and fears and help them through the roughest parts of adapting to new homes…and they found them in these generous, big hearted families.
When I step back and look at the calendar and take it all in, I realize it’s an expression of love : created and populated by a collection of people who believe not only in the power of caring for and rescuing homeless animals but who also revel in the joy and beautiful bonds created amongst other animal loving humans in the process. How fortunate I feel to be included in this group. (And a special shout out to Samantha Gurrie, Editorial Director of the stunning new magazine Four & Sons , devoted to dogs and culture, who connected Rachel and Me.)
The calendar is on sale now for $25 until December 22 and $30 thereafter.
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All proceeds will go to Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s (SCAR) efforts.
To learn more about the organization and how to adopt your own furry family member or to volunteer click HERE.
Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.
The purpose of this endeavor is to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. We take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Check out the rest of our beautiful calendar dogs and their humans below!