This summer, my sister, Alice, donated a photo session to be raffled off at Helping Hounds Dog Rescue’s fundraiser, Bark on the Boulevard. We had a great time meeting awesome people, Helping Hounds alumni, as well as dogs who were still waiting for their forever homes. The lucky winner of the photo session was a family who had adopted two Helping Hounds rescues.
Two-year-old Duncan is a beagle-Sharpei mix with THE most luxuriously soft muzzle I’ve ever felt. Duncan was in a kill shelter in Indiana before being transported to Helping Hounds. Norman, a golden retriever mix, was living in North Carolina under an abandoned house with his mom and sister. A kind neighbor fed them until they could be transported to Syracuse. Both Norman and Duncan were adopted as puppies.
Norman just celebrated his first birthday on December 9th.
Norman and Duncan had shaky starts in life, but thanks to rescuers all over the United States, they found the perfect forever family! In addition to three humans, they share a home with five cats. They are truly one of the kindest, most loving families I have met.
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization that has helped save over 3500 dogs since it began in January 2009. HHDR is a no-kill rescue but is sadly limited to the number of dogs accepted due to space and staffing limitations. When a dog does get adopted, it opens a spot for another dog to be saved.
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Alice G Patterson Photography is based in Syracuse, New York. Alice specializes in photography for creative women entrepreneurs.
Alice G Patterson says
Thanks so much for sharing these… I’m so glad we were able to assist raising funds for Helping Hounds Dog Rescue– such a great rescue organization. Working with the Goodell family was the icing on the cake- so sweet!
Melissa Goodell says
We absolutely love this!!!! It was such an amazing experience/opportunity. Thank you!!! Melissa, Frannie & Jason
It was so much fun! We really love Helping Hounds and all the amazing work they do!
i want duncan
I really love the picture of Norman & Duncan at the open door. Even from this angle, they look happy and content. And I think the light coming through the open door repesents the hope and opportunity that lie ahead for them.
The story and photo’s are so awesome. I am so glad Norman & Duncan found a family and they are so fortunate. Thank you for sharing because this post brought a smile this morning. Love, love the photo’s – great job!!!