I love animals so much, and have a great deal of admiration and gratitude for the people who work to make their lives better.
An organization I kept hearing about is Social Tees NYC, an animal rescue in the Manhattan’s East Village.
I was very pleased to have the opportunity to photograph some of their rescue dogs.
From their website: Social Tees Animal Rescue is a non-profit, strictly no-kill organization that takes abandoned animals from kill shelters and houses them in a safe haven with vet care until they are placed in proper homes.
They help cats, dogs, SNAKES, you name it!
They rescue, rehabilitate, and place over 3,000 (!) animals per year.
Social Tees doesn’t keep the animals on site, rather they find volunteers to foster each animal, until an approved adopter comes and takes them for good.
An important part of Social Tees’ work is rescue missions: they hear from a partner organization in an another state about animals in need, and they travel to them, bring them back to NYC.
Once back in Manhattan, they coordinate housing and care for the animals. Wonderful!
The good people of Social Tees just went to Los Angeles for a mission, and brought back a bunch of dogs. I was thrilled to photograph the dogs, and provide each one with a portrait.
Social Tees then posts the pictures on their website, social media and Petfinder
I’m always jabbering about the importance of great headshots and portraits for actors, models, dancers, online daters etc. I think it’s also important for a rescue dog!
Social Tees has weekly adoption events at Petcos in Manhattan, where the dogs can charm the pants off the public and find a great new home.
However, if a nice portrait posted online can catch the eye of a potential adopter, and change the course of a dog’s life, then I am more than happy to help out.
I’m going to photograph more dogs from the LA rescue mission this week. I look forward to meeting them.
I’m excited to keep working with Social Tees. It’s really fun to combine volunteering, photography, and animals – right in my wheelhouse!
Thank you for having me, Social Tees – and thank you for all the wonderful work you do to help animals.
Without further ado, here are the dogs:
Wiley, a beagle & pointer mix.
Note: the dog at the top of the page (red sweater) is Jeany, a chihuahua & dachshund mix.
Jenni, a beagle & hound mix.
Janine, a beagle & hound mix, and sister to Jenni (above).
Pasha, a chihuahua & dachshund mix.
Wesley, a beagle & chihuahua mix.
Snowbelle, I’m not sure what type of mix she is but she is a doll.
I was originally scheduled two photograph two additional dogs, but they were adopted while I was there! Amazing. Who doesn’t love a happy ending like that?
If you are looking to foster or adopt a dog, I highly recommend getting in touch with the great team at Social Tees.
If you want to donate to support the wonderful work they are doing, you can do so here.
See you again soon, Social Tees!
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Daisy Beatty is a portrait photographer based in NYC and East Hampton, NY. She specializes in vibrant portraits of families, children, babies, and maternity; as well as winning headshots for artists and executives.
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