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Every day I volunteer at the Humane Society of Charlotte, things just get better and better. Want to know why? Because I’m introduced to more and more dogs and cats that I’ve never meet. Why is that a good thing? Well, because that means that these wonderful pets are being adopted, making room for other cats and dogs to be saved. Here is a new batch of sweethearts looking for their forever homes. For more information about your favorites, visit the Humane Society in Charlotte or check out their website!

I love Stripe’s little puppy nose!
Chime is the winner of the doggy head tilt for the visit!
Kanga’s kangaroo outtake is on the right. Such a goofball but I love it!
All of Sampson’s images were outtakes! Haha! This jovial boy has the floppiest jowls and ears! :)

And CATS!!! Yay!! I go to photograph all of the adult kitties. Love ‘em!!!

And Enchantress wins best head tilt for the kitty division…
Thanks to everyone that has shared these images. It really helps them find homes faster. XX!

Stephanie - OMG! Amazing! I want to take them ALL home!!! xo

Manchester – A Golden Boy

Manchester is one of the fluffiest orange boys I have ever seen! This handsome fellow is a Chow/Golden Retriever mix with some hair to spare. :) He is certainly one to cuddle up with on a cold winter night.

This gorgeous pup has been by his mom’s side for everything – moving, vet school and so much more. However, this past year has been a very trying year on Manchester (and his mom). At the end of December, he was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer. He went through chemo and certainly didn’t feel like himself. He lost his precious sparkle but managed to come out cancer-free in the end. He remained cancer-free for 8 months. When the cancer recently made it’s ugly return, he was put back on chemo. This time, Manchester is having oral treatments instead of IV. Fortunately, the oral route has left him feeling much more like himself and he is even smiling again! This is such great news because he has such a fabulous smile!!!

I don’t know if I love this image because of the light or Manchester’s smile or a combination of the two. I think the golden light of the sun symbolizes the gorgeous light that is still shining within Manchester. He doesn’t want his mom to worry about him. I know that’s what he’s thinking right here as he glances back at her…
Manchester’s mom was worried he wouldn’t be too active for his pictures. Well, he must have been saving his energy because he had quite a lot of spunk! This is Manchester’s impression of a fluffy orange bear!
Manchester’s mom joined in for a few images. I was thrilled to capture these two together. Evidently, so was Manchester… :)
The epitome of love…
In the image on the left, Manchester is sporting his bandana from Upstate Veterinary Specialists. Everyone that worked with Manchester during his treatment signed it and wrote him well wishes.

Of course Manchester gets lots of goodies since dealing with his cancer. One treat his has always loved is licking out a finished jar of peanut butter. Don’t judge…it’s reduced fat…

Back home, Manchester has a couple feline friends to keep him company. First there is Winston…
and also Madison… They are just as gorgeous as Manchester!

Best of luck to Manchester and his mom during his battle. I hope his spirits stay up and he keeps that golden light in his eyes and a huge smile on his face! {{hugs!}}

Beth - Manchester is so very handsome! I hope his treatment goes well and he beats cancer again. Beautiful images!

Bev - SQUEEEEE, these images are fabulous! Superb job! Do you post process with actions?

Manchester does look like a huge fluffy golden bear. Here’s to hoping he beats the ugly cancer once again. x

Amy Neal Spake - Awesome pics…love em all. All the animals are lucky to have Heather as their owner.

admin - Thanks, ladies! Bev, no, I don’t use any actions. I mostly just do color corrections and curves adjustments. I’ll be posting a more detailed post on how I edit as soon as I get caught up with editing! :)

Nicole Glazier - Sarah these shots are SO beautiful…


Are you looking for a new pup? If so, PLEASE consider adoption! These doggies are so sweet and would love someone like you to cuddle up with! These pups are all available at the Humane Society of Charlotte. Please check out their website for the latest adoption news.

Samantha and Charlie would LOVE to find a home together! They are best buds. <3

Charlotte Today – A Quick Clip

Last week, Charlotte Today shared a quick story about an Angel Session I did with with a handsome black Lab named Jack. To read Jack’s story and to see his sneak peek, check out his post HERE. Thank you so much to the crew of Charlotte Today for sharing what can be done for these types of priority photo shoots. Jack is dearly, dearly missed. <3

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