I've been volunteering at PAWS since I was in high school. Whether it was fostering or helping out at the shelter with my mom, we always tried to do whatever we could. During that time, we fostered around 10 of their dogs, and each one was so amazing. 

So when I graduated and became a full time student, while also working full time, I couldn't volunteer anymore, and my mom and I couldn't foster since we were rarely home. Luckily, a few years later, I got the opportunity to collaborate with them in a way I never thought possible. 

PAWS and I teamed up to create a photo series featuring local bands and some of their adoptable animals. The local music scene is so important, much like local non-profit shelters. Our goal is to shed some light about the importance of adopting and volunteering to a younger audience. The kids of today are the ones who will be making a difference, and we need to educate everyone. 

We will be showcasing some of the cutest dogs, but will be focusing on breeds that have a bad rep and older animals. Puppies are cute, but they're usually the first to go despite the fact that they're the most challenging to raise. 

The first to be a part of this are the awesome guys in Marina City (or at least 4/6 of them). If you know me, you know I'm their #1 fan. It's cool, I have no shame. They got to meet 3 cuties that are currently up for adoption: Big & Little and Buttercup. 


Big and Little are father and son and must be adopted out together. These cute little guys were found tied outside of the police station during 20 degree weather. Luckily they survived, and did great at their foster home. They are very curious and loveable, and will warm up to you if you are gentle with them. Little is 5 years old, but still very much a puppy. He's a bit scared of new things but will jump on your lap for protection. Big is very affectionate as well and will want to be near you all the time. 


Buttercup is one of the cutest and most interesting dogs you'll ever meet. She's a 7 year old Retriever mix, but we don't really know what she's mixed with. Her face is unlike any other and she's so sweet. She gets a little overwhelmed if there are a lot of people, but with the right training and some TLC, she's perfect. Buttercup is truly a diamond in the rough. 

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