This week’s theme, “contentment,” was chosen based on a poem:
Contentment of the soul
Born within the kindest of hearts
That just live to give
Those beautiful words instantly made me think of all the shelter pets out there who are so sweet and want nothing more than to give love and be content in a forever home.
I had the great pleasure of photographing six shelter dogs this week, all available through Aztec Doberman Rescue. Even though every one of them had a reason to distance themselves from people, they continued to show love to anyone who wanted it (I did! I did!). Snuggles, kisses, and invitations to play, these six dogs all shared their hearts with me today. I hope each and every one of them find the wonderful, loving families they so deeply deserve.
I’d like to introduce you to each of these dogs… and I’d like to ask you to please consider adoption the next time you’re ready to bring a new furry family member into your home!
First up is sweet boy Crixus. He is 13 months old and was surrendered by his owner. He is super playful and energetic. Crixus even knows some basic commands!
Next up is Thalia. She was a stray who Aztec pulled from the San Diego Humane Society Central Shelter. It’s pretty clear that she was used for backyard breeding but she is a huge love — I got kisses right away! Thalia is about 5 years old. She’s a real easygoing, loving pup.
Meet Jasper! He is 4 years old and, like Crixus, was surrendered by his owner. He gets along great with other dogs and kids and is very, very sweet. Jasper knows basic commands and is housebroken. He loves camping and swimming!
Here’s sweet girl Lexi. She’s 1.5 years old and was also surrendered by her owner. Lexi is a little shy at first but once she warms up to you, it’s clear that she’s a very sweet pup. Lexi would make a great “only dog.”
Next up is Misha. She was a stray and is estimated to be 2-3 years old. This girl is part kangaroo! I’m pretty sure she has springs in her legs. Misha is a big love and a bit of a goofball. She also gets along with other dogs.
And finally, meet Maxwell! You might notice that he looks a little different than all the other dogs in this post. That’s because he’s an American Bulldog! Maxwell is about 1-1.5 years old but once you meet him, you’ll agree that he is an old soul. He’s as gentle as can be and a total love. Maxwell gets along with other dogs and is a very good boy. He was a stray who wandered right into the backyard of Aztec’s President. Maxwell needed help and he knew right where to go!
And here’s one more shot of Maxwell with Aztec’s President, Maxwell’s rescuer…
Next, check out the very talented Dana Cubbage, modern lifestyle pet photographer in Charleston SC. Be sure to click the links at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here!