There are thousands of senior dogs in shelters. It is a sad reality that many dogs who have spent years as a member of the family wind up in shelters. But it is not necessarily a sad ending for some of these loving dogs. Beth Burstein sent in this wonderful story about a Pug named Peanut.
From Beth: “I recently did a photo shoot of a very sweet senior pug named Peanut. The minute I met him I was enamored with him. It was a combination of his personality, his adorable face, and…that tongue! His story also really touched me. He’s a senior dog who sadly ran out of his luck earlier this year but was thankfully rescued by a lovely couple who have given him a wonderful home.”
From Peanut’s new family: “Peanut (new name) a 10 year old Pug was abandoned and left tied to a porch in Rockaway NJ. Animal control brought the Pug to Randolph, NJ Animal Shelter— where he went to a volunteer to foster. We had recently lost our senior Yorkie and were very lucky to contact Randolph Shelter. Peanut was very thin, needed major dental work and general healthcare, but he is a sweet lovable fellow who recently celebrated his 11th birthday. He is now a healthy and happy member of a new family. Definitely a rags to riches story!”
Peanut is now well taken care of and is very happy. I loved watching him enjoying his home, especially knowing his history. He takes his time getting around, so I photographed him wherever it was shady outside of his house – as you can see he was tuckered out at the end of our brief shoot! (I think the heat and humidity had something to do with that…I was pretty tuckered out that day too!)
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About Beth Burstein Photography: Based in Montclair, NJ Beth photographs in NY, NJ, CT and also the San Franciso Bay area. In addition to photographing people’s pets, Beth takes portraits of people and is in her second year of volunteering her photographic services for Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, a wonderful, busy wildlife sanctuary in Western New Jersey. They use her photos of their rescued baby mammals and farm animals in their annual fundraising calendar and greeting cards. She also donates her services to numerous local rescue groups, and is a co-creator/presenter in “Lights, Camera, Adoption”, a presentation for shelters and rescues about producing effective on-line and social media photos and written content for their posted animals. PetSmart Charities will be broadcasting “Lights, Camera, Adoption” in a future webinar.