If you are looking to adopt some new family members to love, please consider Jack & Ava… here’s their story (text taken from Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection) … even if you’re not looking, please share. Thank you!!

Jack and Ava…,,a match made in heaven…..
Now looking for homes.
Special adoption story of a dig dog from Texas now in NY needing our help.
At the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

Meet Jack! He is border town dog who was lucky to escape an area that many do not. Sadly he didn’t get out of there without enduring horrible abuse. His ears and tail were cut off with what looks to be scissors and was struck so hard in the face that one of his eyes had to be removed. That’s what we know from the evidence that was left on his body. Undoubtedly he went through much more. The abuse certainly left more than physical scars….

Emotionally he was a wreck, adoption events were difficult for him, impossible if Im honest, he was very insecure boy and it showed. After the better part of a year being a foster dog, he was transported out of Texas to New York to what we all hoped would be his forever home. His insecurities got the best of him. He and the resident male dog decided they were not going to be friends. Again he was re-homed:( At no fault of his own that did not work out either. However, one great thing did come out of it, he met a dog who helps him be more comfortable with himself. Ava. Sweet Ava.

After all he has been through, everyone involved with his journey agrees, that they MUST stay together. Yes, Ava could likely go on, make someone a great, life long companion and after some time, heal if they were split up. Not for Jack, we all believe it would crush him. The last straw of way too many straws.
It is very important that this is their FOREVER home. Please consider opening your home to these two beautiful souls. They will need a home with no other animals.

They are at SCAS 
518-885-4113
Jack & Ava

His original rescue and foster mom are very involved and have been working closely with SCAS from Texas. Qualified adopters are urged to apply.

I met Elisa 12 (ish) years ago at a Saratoga Chamber of Commerce mixer… me, the new photographer in town and her with a growing graphic design business. I awkwardly walked up to a group of woman to introduce myself, and lucky for me Elisa was in that group!  She humored me as I showed her my self-designed business card… and from that first meeting I gained a cool new friend, an awesome client connection (one of my best clients I met because Elisa suggested me to photograph the images for their website that she was designing) and my kick-ass logo. Fast forward 12 (ish) years and Elisa has retired her graphic design company and is now devoting her time to her art work and I couldn’t be happier for her. I recently visited her home studio to take some updated personal branding images for her… and I got to see my doggy friends (Ernie & Rosie) and her kids and husband too ; )

the girls had to sneak in for a few ; )

It’s been too long since I’ve been able to make it to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter  for doggy pics… back at it for 2018! There are A LOT of dogs looking for homes at the shelter right now. I photographed 35 total, but you won’t see them all in this web-post, as some are not ready for adoption… but keeping checking the shelter web site for updates. Also, please contact the shelter directly for info on any of the dogs below. Thank you for looking and please share!

 

Feb 06, 2018
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My first Newborn of 2018! Baby Nina  (middle name Simone – after Nina Simone of course ). I photographed Nina’s parents Wedding in 2013… it was so awesome to hear from them again and meet their newest family member : ) Thank you Nairobi & Andres! Nina is adorable and you both seem completely smitten.

She’s already singing, just like her namesake.

I absolutely adore this image.

 

Smiles : )

One just for Dad ; )

 

Jan 29, 2018
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Thank you to everyone who popped into the HBT Photo Booth, at The Winter Party to benefit Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson . Please go HERE to view and download your images. Thank you!