Katherine Carver photographed Jax last spring and submitted these photos of this special boy. In addition to being extraordinarily handsome, Jax has proven to be an awesome foster brother to many dogs!
From Jen: “Getting into rescue was a gradual progression that started after we adopted Jax in 2011. About a year after adopting Jax from Baltimore County Animal Control (a kill shelter), my husband and I thought about adopting a second dog. In order to test out the waters, we looked into fostering other dogs. The rescues we’ve fostered through provide everything we need: crates, food, monthly preventatives, vet care, etc. It’s been challenging at times – we’ve had our share of cleaning up accidents, lost a valuable pair of sunglasses when our foster took it as a chew toy, made a few trips to the vet and had a number of sleepless nights with one particular foster. Still, it’s nothing compared to the return of unconditional love from the dogs we’ve welcomed into our house. They’ve made us laugh and warmed our hearts by the simple gestures they make. We’ve celebrated their triumphs – small and big from learning ‘leave it’ to finding their forever homes. Fostering is addictive and we have decided not to adopt a second dog because we can save more dogs by fostering than we can by adopting one.
When people ask us about fostering, the number one comment/question people have is how do we let them go? Don’t we get too attached and want to keep them? Yes, we’ve almost adopted two former death row dogs and I cried when they left to go to their forever homes. Recently, I found a quote from an anonymous source that really sums it all up: I would rather cry and watch them leave our home to go live a full, good life in a loving forever home of their own, than cry because no one stepped up for them in a shelter where they died all alone, scared, unwanted and unloved.“
Katherine is a fine art documentary freelance photographer located in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. Biscuit, Katherine’s dog, was the inspiration for establishing Katherine Carver Photography. Katherine’s goal is to record the unique personalities and the signature physical attributes of the animals that she photographs; and to create images that preserve fleeting moments that capture the heart and souls of our cherished furry family members.