In September 2014 I decided to meet people around New York and Toronto and photograph their rescued dogs and how rescuing a dog has impacted their lives.

I wanted to showcase the many different dogs and people who adopt and allow them to celebrate their very personal relationships with their dogs. When the internet is filled with so many sad homeless dog stories, I feel it’s important to highlight the many delightful endings these dogs have.

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Kale was abandoned as a senior with cancer, but got to live her final days loved in a forever home

Sakari was slated to be euthanized at a Quebec pound until Kristine adopted her

Sug was a bait dog for fighting and Mira was desperate for a home, that’s when they met Ashley and her family

Brinkley was homeless on the mean streets of New York until she found a home

Ruby faced some trying circumstances before she got a second chance at life

Meet Tess, Eugene and Lily

These three Great Danes were not too big to be rescued from unfortunate situations

Meet Devon, James and Matto! Matto was sadly burned with hot oil with tethered

Adeena was a senior dog that was saved an hour before being euthanized

Meet Blanche and the one eyed wonderful Ty

Dennis faced breed discrimination before finding a home with Evan

Jane grew up near the Arctic before finding a home in the city

Meet Sheryl and Lucy. Lucy was a year old and starved to 27lbs. Here recovery was a miracle, and a great example of a ‘foster failure’

Earl faced breed discrimination and was photographed weeks before his death via cancer

Tarah, Josh, Odin, Zeppelin and Pizza. A happy rescue family

Sorina was rescued from the streets of Romania, missing an eye from abuse, she found a home in Toronto

Bambam was at an LA shelter and no one wanted her because of her funny walk; that’s when she met Andy

Gaia was found wandering Northern Canada at 3 months old, until a rescue found her and brought her to Marlee

Meet Rebecca, Jamal and Taylor. From a bad situation to happy homes, these dogs couldn’t be happier with where they ended up in life