The Puptrait Studio is helping unwanted dogs in Baltimore step up their photo game
April 15, 2016 • Rescue
The Puptrait Studio, a new photo company is helping unwanted dogs in Baltimore step up their photo game and celebrate finding their forever homes in style.
“Helping unwanted dogs find homes has always been important to us. It’s why we founded Puptrait,” said J.B. Shepard, professional photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio.
“But we realized, while donating a portion of all sales is great, there’s more that we can do to help. What we do here is fun, exciting even. So, we figured why not bring some of that energy back to the process and help remind those who’ve adopted dogs before how much fun it can be.”
The Puptrait Studio’s recently announced ‘Welcome Home’ promotion is giving owners of recently rescued dogs 20% off all session fees. And, as a high-end studio, it should come as no surprise the discount is resulting in some seriously steep discounts for local dog owners.
A fact that Shepard assures us, won’t impact their probono work with local rescues or the portion of all sales they kick back to nearby shelters. “Our goal here is to let new owners know it’s ok to celebrate adopting - that it’s alright to be excited, that they should be taking lots of photos of their new friend and posting them to Facebook. More importantly we want them to understand that what they did was an awesome thing - that they just saved a life. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s something worth talking about. And, who knows? Maybe, if they get excited enough they might even accidentally inspire a friend or two to step up and adopt.”
Whether the new initiative will encourage others to adopt or not, remains to be seen. But for the moment it seems like Shepard and the rest of the Puptrait Studio are putting their money where their mouth is. And, with shelters across the country prepping for one of their busiest and most crowded seasons of the year, who can fault them for trying?
To learn more about the Puptrait Studio and view more of their photography please visit them at Puptrait.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.