Inspired by unconditional love.
I have been vocal supporter of pet adoption ever since I adopted my first dog in 2015. Since then, I’ve become aware of the suffering our four legged friends endure at the hands of greedy breeders, irresponsible owners and a shelter system that fails them. I use my platform to bring awareness to such injustices and in doing so, have introduced many to the idea of pet adoption. Animals of all ages, breeds and sizes can be found at rescues and shelters. #AdoptDontShop
I have seen first hand the resilience abused and abandoned animals have. All they need is a second chance.
The number of companion animals that enter the U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.
The number of shelter animals that are euthanized every year.
The percentage of dogs that are adopted from shelters. Breeding is still the number one method to obtaining a dog. If we can increase awareness around pet adoption, we can lower the amount of animals euthanized in shelters.
The estimated number of puppy mills operating in the US. A puppy mill is an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility that churns out puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the pups and their mothers. Dogs from puppy mills are often sick and unsocialized.
The average cost of spay and neutering services. Spaying and neutering reduces the number of unwanted litters, which, in turn, helps to reduce the number of unwanted pets or stray animals that enter shelters or rescues.
The percentage of Americans who believe pet ownership leads to a more satisfactory life.
10% of the proceeds from "Adopt Don’t Shop" will be split between Ghetto Rescue FFoundation and Animal Hope & Wellness.
GRFF is non profit founded by a group of fire, police and civilian personnel dedicated to helping animals in low income, high crime rate communities located in, but not limited to, Los Angeles, California and portions of Texas. These areas are saturated with homeless, abandoned, and abused “street” dogs.
Animal Hope & Wellness is a non profit focused on rescuing abused and neglected animals - locally, internationally and throughout the Asian Dog Meat Trade - rehabilitating them and finding them their forever homes.
animals featured in these photos are available for adoption with Animal Hope & Wellness.