Giving back

When I walk out the door with my camera in hand, I can’t help but think I am the luckiest person I know. I wish each of our doggies a good day and promise I’ll be home soon. When I come back home, it doesn’t matter where I have been or what kind of day I’ve had, I’m greeted with wagging tails and sloppy wet kisses. Everyone should be so lucky, everyone should be greeted like they are the most important person in the world.

How do I repay the joy that my dogs bring to me? I volunteer my time and my talent to take photos for three non-profit organizations.

Greyhound adoption is nearest and dearest to my heart. I have been involved in greyhound adoption at some level since the day I brought my first greyhound home. Oregon Greyhound Adoption is a small group of volunteers dedicated to finding forever homes for retired racing greyhounds.

The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs bring shear joy to my heart every day. I’ve watched puppies enter the world and fully-trained dogs assist their owners. I am in complete awe of these amazing dogs.

Marion County Dog Shelter is the county shelter that brings stray and lost dogs to safety. If the dogs are not claimed by their owners after a certain period of time, the dogs are placed into the adoption program. When I first started taking photos, I was afraid that it would be hard on my heart, but now I look forward to my photo days. Dogs are the true testament to forgiveness and these dogs are no different. When they find their new families they are grateful and happy and forgiving. We have met some of the best dogs out there. If the Inn weren’t full, I’m sure I would have found one or two or 100 to bring home.

  • Maggie Lynch - You are gggrrreat! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kaliska King - Hi,

    I had my pocket beagle Dexter’s picture taken last saturday. I was wondering when it will be available. Thank you so much for being there last weekend. I am looking forward to having more pictures done.


    • greygirl25 - Hi Kaliska,

      I am just working through those edits now. I should have them out to you by net Friday for sure. Thank you so much for bringing Dexter by.ReplyCancel

  • Sara Spears - Love your photos – so natural! Your latest Greyhound wanted to stay at my house – two Sara’s together – when the hauler accidently let her out, here in Renton, WA. for Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest. She has a bushier tail than her sister, Star.ReplyCancel