Fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs believes photographs can change, inspire, and motivate. Since 2012, Phibbs has donated his services to the Humane Society of New York to create portraits of dogs up for adoption to help find them "forever homes". The best of his photographs are featured in a new publication, "Rescue Me" (Aperture, 2016), along with the story of each dog on its journey from often shocking circumstances of abandonment and rejection, through rescue and the joy experienced in the new homes these pictures helped them find.

Phibbs' photographs are far more than dog portraits; they are heartwarming stories for animal lovers all over the world.

More info: richardphibbs.com | aperture.org

#1 Cookie

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Little letitia 2 years ago

That is so heartbreaking. To see such a beautiful dog, expressing so much weariness and sad mistrust makes me want to cry :(

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#2 Zeppy

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Little letitia 2 years ago

He's so stoked at the idea of a nice loving family, and not being kept in a cage. I wish him all the love in the world

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#3 Chelsea

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Becky Stacy 2 years ago

God love it, you can tell hew was abused and put into fights, more than likely..hate seeing any dog without a family to love it. Always said if I came into a lot of $$$ I'd work hard to help these furbabies

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#4 Yoko

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

It's called fashion. look it up. *hair flip*

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#5 Buddy

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

so cute and sad looking

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#6 Hugo

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Little letitia 2 years ago

More mistrusting puppy eyes :(

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#7 Christopher

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Sigh. Animals should never have to endure pain.

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#8 Jojo

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Ryan Hughes 2 years ago

I want all of them no matter what

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#9 Little Lowell

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varwenea 2 years ago

He's a beautiful dog, one eye or not

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#10 Laura Jayne

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Cristina BP 2 years ago

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#11 Finn

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

Love the attitude ..im looking ..a bit suspicious

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#12 Nuno

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Danielle M Davis 2 years ago

Looks like Sid, from Ice Age! :)

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#13 Davey

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

love that look

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#14 Danny

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Hannah Hollowell 2 years ago

Those eyes I love them

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#15 Jonathan

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

really cute

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#16 Julian

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Is this dog wearing styling gel?

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#17 Violetta

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Ronja Rövardotter 2 years ago

Imagine him with a bow tie! True gentleman! Please, good people, give him nice and warm saloon and a big chair next to the fireplace! And comfy blanket! Look at him! He deserves it! I wish I could give it to him...

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#18 Cedric

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

ohh so sad eyes

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#19 Yoda

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#20 Jodey

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Her innocent expression makes me wonder if she's stolen a cookie or done something naughty.

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#21 Gelsey

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

so cute

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#22 Veronica

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

How sweet ;)

#23 Baxter

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

sooo sweet

#24 Franie

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

really cute

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#25 Lowell

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Zugga aka Pia Isabell 2 years ago

ohhh so sweet

#26 Papi

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Papi from Beverly hills Chihuahua!

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