Lucky, now 19 months old, is on track to be a certified bed bug detection dog by the time he reaches his second birthday.
My fur kids have helped me maintain my recovery, and every day ends with a new lesson: to take a minute to lounge around in the fresh air and get some grass stains, and no matter how bad a mood you’re in, hamburger will always make you feel better.
Kim hopes that the attention brought because of fighting dogs will make it easier to see that the true issue is the person on the other end of the leash—not the pit bull.
I’ve always thought that Wallace’s story was a book waiting to happen. Wallace has faced an onslaught of obstacles throughout his life. He doesn’t simply endure them, he faces them with joyful abandon. He doesn’t know he’s supposed to fail, and as a result has achieved more than anybody thought was possible – a true underdog story in every aspect.
I foster a lot. And I mean a lot. When I bring this up to people, the first thing that I am asked every time is “How do you do that? I could never do that; I would get too attached.” Trust me, I am right there with you.
Murphy is a petite pit bull rescued from a box on the side of the road, and Dora is beagle/corgi mix diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma – very different dogs, but both are much loved and very beautiful miracles.
We created Mimi’s Forever Home to educate potential adopters about kennel stress and to urge you to keep an open mind when you visit the shelter – you just might find your own diamond in the ruff.
My inspiration for photographing shelter dogs began in 2005 after a visit to my local humane society. It was clear to me that there was a need for exposure for these precious animals living day in and day out in cold cages. Initially, the photos were merely shots of dogs from outside the cage, many of who were scared or simply unresponsive.
Fast-forward three years, and now Wakefield is 80 pounds of happy, healthy pit bull. He loves other dogs and every person he meets, in spite of the neglect he suffered.