Animals are near and dear to my heart. When I know there are thousands upon thousands of animals in shelters across the U.S., it breaks my heart. And, since it matters to me, I’m determined to do something to help. That’s how it should go, right?
So, I volunteered at a no-kill animal shelter in St. Louis, Judy’s Forgotten Jewells, to take pictures of their animals up for adoption!
Studies have shown that photos of the animals increase the chance for adoption. Furthermore, professional photos help increase that chance for adoption even more!
So, without further ado — let’s meet some PUPPIES!
Little Jynx was shy, but sweet. When I set her down on the couch, she kept naturally going to the corner so she could bury her face (she was scared). But, as soon as I picked her up, her tail started wagging and she was also perfectly content burying her face into the nook of my arm.
Jynx is looking for her forever home — is it with you?
2. Jamie [UPDATE: Adopted!!!]
This little pup was so playful! As soon as she was set down on the couch, she kept doing that cute, playful puppy pose. You know — this one:
I loved Jamie’s white tummy and paws!
I soon realized this playful pup wasn’t going to sit still for a photo. I had one of the staff members hold this little gal instead, so we could get a good shot of her face.
Not that I could ever get her to look at me, but hey! I will take what I can get. Jamie is ready for her forever home! She is a perfect pup for kiddos. Loud and rowdy in your household? I think she’d love it! She was so playful and fun!
Justice was quiet and mellow. She loves attention, too! She wasn’t shy, just … chill!
Maybe timid is the right word? When you first put your hand up to pet her, she seemed uncertain. However, after the petting began, she wasn’t about to let you stop! She just loves love!
Justice was perfectly content lounging on the couch with me and getting love. Her tail was going approximately 150 MPH during the petting session, too!
This little chihuahua mix was playful, but a little shy at first. He also kept sticking out his tongue every time I went to take his picture!
Chester was feeling playful, but when I called him, he came over and laid down for pets! He’s full grown, so he’s going to stay this little puppy size!
Chester is ready for adventures in a new home!
Miss Betsy is the perfect dog for someone with a yard. She has a lot of energy, but boy, was she ready to pose!
She was so excited to be out of her kennel. Betsy was sniffing everything and super excited about life, but when I told her “sit!” — she did it on cue! So, even though she does have a lot of fun energy, she’s ready to strike that pose!
She would also be a great dog for someone who jogs regularly. She is ready for some exercise! She needs someone to play with, or to let her out in their yard to work off some energy!
Nova has been at Judy’s for about a week. She had been with animal control since September, and they were going to euthanize her. Judy’s Forgotten Jewells rescued her from that fate!
Nova loves attention. She is the perfect gal for someone who could pet her a lot! Another great thing —
Staff told me Nova’s adoption is sponsored! This means, there is no cost to adopt her!
Nova was a very quiet pup. She’d be perfect for a retiree, or a family that has some home time to give her love and affection. She was absolutely loving the attention!
Buddy is very vocal! In between doggies, this guy was demanding attention. I could hear him all the way in the other room! When they would bring one dog down and bring the next one up, I would have a few minutes. And he wanted those few minutes to be spent petting him!
Since it was just in between doggy photos, I had to pet him through the cage. Once I was finished with all of the pup photos, I could let him out. He rubbed all over me, and followed me around for attention! He also stopped meowing when he was being pet!
He also showed me where the treats were in the closet! So, staff at Judy’s … there are 1-2 missing treats … just so you know.
And as a bonus for Buddy — Kansas City Photography will gladly sponsor his adoption! We’d love to find him a good, loving home!
Want to meet more animals at Judy’s? Here are photos from Christine’s previous visit!
Interested in adopting any of these adorable pets?
They are all waiting for their forever home at Judy’s Forgotten Jewells. Here’s how to get ahold of them:
Judy’s Forgotten Jewells
Address: 6400 Chippewa St, St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: (314) 351-4700
More Contact Info: http://www.judysforgottenjewells.com/Contact_Us.html
If you adopt any of these adorable animals, please let us know! We’d love to do a photo session with your family and your new pet! <3