Wow. Rescue organizations are being overrun right now. It’s crazy. Paws in the City has 150+ dogs in their care, not to mention dozens of kitties, and is struggling every day to find ways to pull even more from the euthanasia list. And they are not alone.
Because the volunteer foster homes are all full, a ton of the Paws dogs are currently staying at Urban Paws in Deep Ellum. Shooting the puppies there is never particularly easy — I always end up shooting them during mid-afternoon group playtime when the sun happens to be the harshest — but with a couple dozen clamoring for your attention…. well, that’s a lot of dog and a lot of (happy) chaos. I end up exhausted and absolutely. filthy. With the crowd there this past time, I was pretty much lucky to get any remotely decent shots – you’ll notice tails and paws of other pups in most of the shots – but I don’t want to take away any of their playtime (I consider my trips over there as much about the dogs getting extra, much-needed human love as the photos). Plus I figure I have a better chance of capturing their true personalities. We did go inside to the smaller play areas after a while to cool down, but that’s even more crazy since it’s a smaller area.
You’ll have to excuse me, but with that many dogs and the pure whirlwind they create around me, I’ve lost track of what names go with which dogs. I can tell you that the following dogs appear in the slideshow (among others): Sprung, Kaia, Joker, Reese, Blondie, Bruce, Rascal and Terri.
For more information on adopting or fostering any of these guys — as well as many, many others — check out Paws in the City.