A Shelter Dog Story From Start to Happy End

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And for a shelter pet, that story can be the link to a lifetime of love and happiness.   Well, this is Indy before he had a photo that helped him tell his true story.   Indy arrived at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control as a stray and quickly captured the hearts of the staff and volunteers caring for him. With…

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Featured Artist: Sophie Gamand


Sophie Gamand is a fine art photographer with a dog obsession, and in 2010 she gave in to her obsession and began photographing dogs exclusively. Since then, Sophie has created some unforgettable series’, including Wet Dog, which won her a Sony World Photography Award this year. Her most recent series, Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,…

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Dog Shots

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Dog Shots is the second glorious e-book by HeARTs Speak Service Professional, Charlotte Reeves. Coupled with her first book, Fetching Photos, she has wielded a pair of must haves for any pet photographer’s toolbox. Her inspired imagery fills every page along with straightforward tips on tackling tricky shooting situations, and recipes for that perfect shot.…

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Featured Artist: Karen Lifshey

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Karen Lifshey calls herself a “wife, mother, dog lover, procrastinator, photographer, writer, retired actress/singer/dancer, and couch potato.” We all know that last one can be a doozy and with a black lab named Ben and a beagle named Zuzu on the family roster, we’re guessing she has a pretty rigorous training schedule.

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Featured Artist: Sara Cozolino

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Remember when there were no DVRs and you couldn’t wait to sit down and soak up every minute of your favorite TV show, commercials and all? Well, that’s what Long Beach Animal Care (LBAC) Facebook fans and potential adopters do every week after HeARTs Speak member, Sara Cozolino, spends the day photographing their adoptable animals.

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Featured Artist: Dianne Bouchard

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Dianne hails from Vermont. She is the founder of Fluffermutter Rescue Photography and Kids 4 Paws. She first picked up a camera when she was six years old. She has a special gift for capturing an animal’s personality. After her cat Noah passed away on May 6, 2011, she was looking for a way to…

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Featured Artist: Amanda Jones

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Amanda Jones zigzags across the country—Tucson, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles. She photographs dogs and cats and the occasional horse or duck. Her images appear on the cover of magazines and on greeting cards, posters, and calendars. She is often called the Annie Leibovitz of pet portraiture.

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Featured Artist: Colleen Rudolf


“Encounter,” an installation of two life-sized bronze sculptures—a wolf and a dog—was shown at the 2013 outdoor exhibition at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT. Artist and HeARTs Speak member Colleen Rudolf sought to capture the moment when two genetically related animals, one domestic—one wild, met. Colleen asked the evolutionary question, “Would they…

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In Loving Memory of Jacquie Childers


Dec 22, 1977 − July 5, 2013 Jacquie Childers, web producer and public relations leader, was integral to HeARTs Speak. Her artistic eye is evident throughout our web site. Her technical skills supported our first years of organizational and website growth. She was a tireless advocate for HeARTs Speak, and there were no tasks too large or…

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Featured Artist: Nancy Furstinger

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HeARTs Speak member Nancy Furstinger is the author of nearly 100 books. Her latest, The Forgotten Rabbit, due out in 2014, is based on Marshmallow, a giant New Zealand rabbit. How did you become involved in animal rescue and rabbit rescue? I’ve been rescuing animals for years, but became involved in rabbit rescue after discovering…

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