As a huge animal lover and animal adoption advocate, I am all about helping lovable shelter pets find homes.
…One photograph at a time.
For the past year plus, I have worked with Humane Society Naples, an amazing local no-kill shelter, as a volunteer photographer. I believe a great-looking photo is one of the ways these animals attract the attention of a potential pet parents, and making sure each one has a terrific photo is always my goal. It isn’t always an easy or simple task – many of the animals are stressed with fear and pent up energy as a result of shelter life, some have been neglected or abused, others have limited social skills. Aesthetics can be challenging, as can lighting. But most often, all the animals need is a little time – time to release some energy, time to soak up some sun or stretch their legs, or time to get comfortable with me.
The rewards are immeasurable– the pets get the attention and exposure they need, and an improved chance of finding a forever home. And I get to do something genuinely worthwhile with my camera.
Here are just some of my favorites from recent months. The animals featured below were all photographed while they were waiting to be adopted from the humane society. If you are interested in adopting any of these adorable faces (although most shown here have found a family) or volunteering your time to help out, contact the Humane Society Naples (humanesocietynaples.com).
And if you’re looking for a furry best friend…please consider adoption for your next pet. There are SO many great animals just waiting.
Kimberly Joy Photography specializes in family photography, children photography, newborn photography, & maternity photography, and serves the Naples, Florida area, including Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Collier County, Lee County, & Southwest Florida.