I’ve started a new initiative. It’s called BARK 4 CLT ( Bark for Charlotte.) I’m using the hashtag #BARK4CLT on my posts.

This is an idea I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’ve always done some sort of volunteer work helping dogs in need and I want to do more in my local community.

Things I have done in the past:

  1. volunteered my time walking an elderly client’s dog because she couldn’t do it herself

  2. volunteered my time to photograph rescued dogs up for adoption.

  3. volunteered my time with various local rescue groups at events

I want to do more of this. If you know of a rescue who needs photos taken of the dogs available for adoption, I will do it.

The dog pictured here is Grace and she is 10. She was adopted as a puppy from Animal Care and Control. She was returned earlier this year as a 10 year old dog with heartworms.

Elsa's Pride swooped in and saved her and paid for her HW treatment. For months she lived at a boarding kennel because there are never enough foster homes.

In August she moved to a foster home but due to an illness, the foster home has to give her up. A new foster or forever home is needed ASAP. She can be dog agressive but with people she is an absolute sweetheart.

A volunteer from Animal Care and Control reached out to me about photographing her and of course I said yes.

I really hope she doesn't have to go back to boarding. I hope a family will open up their home and heart to her. Everyone deserves a family.

If you are interested in learning more about Grace, contact Elsa’s Pride via email at