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Want to see your pet featured in a limited edition coffee-table book while helping animal rescue?

Here's your chance!
Watch a quick video about the project and why it was created
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Shelter in Home

The number of people who opened their hearts and homes to animals when the shelters needed them the most has been so inspiring.

To celebrate these families and their new pets you’re invited to participate in a limited edition “Shelter in Home” photo book fundraiser benefiting Do Only Good Animal Rescue.

This is your chance to share your pet’s story - what do they mean to you, how did they help you during the Covid social distancing (mine kept us in a routine, visited Zoom meetings, and lots of snuggles), or even just your favorite animal quote. 

Plus images from your fun photo adventure with them will be featured in the book.

I believe that pets are family, too.  A house isn't a home without one.  And every home should include a family portrait - let's create yours.
Registration details:


We're looking for southeastern Michigan pets that were adopted from a rescue or animal shelter during the Covid-19 craziness between March 15 and May 15, give or take a few days for the adoption story section.

If your previously rescued pet made it easier to get through the pandemic outbreak you can also be featured in the support story section.

Your $100 registration fee includes:

  • A pet portrait session with Pawdacious Portraits (usually $400)
  • A two page spread in the book featuring those images and your pets' story
  • 50% is donated straight to Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • $100 product credit towards any artwork purchase
  • Discounted book price

Registration opens June 1st and closes when all 40 spaces are filled.  So sign up now!  Your pet would do it for you if they could 😁

After you've registered I'll be in touch to plan our adventure! I can't wait to meet you and your new best friend.

Sessions will be held outdoors until further notice. This can be in your backyard or at a local park. Social distancing parameters will be maintained.  Available session dates range from July - late September.
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Do Only Good Animal Rescue
Focused on helping dogs get adopted from the Oakland County Animal Shelter, Do Only Good is a foster-based 501(3)(c) rescue.  
So far they have helped over 700 dogs find new homes!

“It was a relaxed and fun event for our family! I thought the images captured the personality of our dog and were great quality” - Joelle W

'Jennifer was so warm and kind that I instantly felt comfortable with her. She was great with my dog and very patient because it is hard to get a photo when your dog won’t sit still” - Debbie G

Frequently asked questions
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Does  my dog need to be well trained? - LOL, heck no!  It does help if they know how to sit but I'm used to working with all kinds of dogs (including my own) that are not perfectly trained.
 
What if my dog needs to stay on a leash?  No worries, leashes can be erased out of most images.  Harnesses will most likely stay in the photo.  This goes for cats as well, they should be on leash if outdoors.  I also have some very long leashes that will allow for more movement while maintaining safety.

Can my cat be a part of the book?  Yes, as long as we can safely hold the photoshoot outdoors.  This goes for any kind of pet adopted from a rescue or animal shelter (besides spiders-sorry, but they scare me and I would not be able to get any good image of them since I would be freaking out).

Can we hold the portrait session in my backyard?  Yes, as long as I can access the yard without going through your home.  If you're not sure if it would make a good backdrop you can always send me a quick video of the layout.

I don't know of a good park, where should we go?  I have a list of some great parks depending on where you live.  I'm also open to exploring new areas.  We'll have a consultation call before our shoot where we figure out all the details.

Do I need to be in the photos?  No, but I hope you will be!   If you don't want your photo to be included in the book that is 100% okay, but you should still have images with your pets.  I can help with getting you situated (not posed exactly, but in the right position) and if you don't love the images you don't have to keep them.

What if I didn't adopt my pet during Covid-19 but I still want them to be in a book?  We heard you!  By popular demand we are adding a section to the book to feature dogs that weren't adopted during the actual pandemic but still helped their families get through it.  So go ahead and register!