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What Is Project Pet Portraits?

According to the ASPCA, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year.(1) One central cause we’re committed to is providing support for animal shelter, rescue and hospital organizations across the U.S. to help save lives of abandoned or stray animals in need of rehabilitation and permanent homes. By sponsoring and donating to these organizations annually, as well as offering aid to volunteer workers and photographers to enhance adoption photos through use of professional photography gear, Savage is proud to stand behind those in our industry who similarly share this view.

An animal in a crowded shelter heavily relies on its published adoption photo to help save its life, and an eye-catching, high-quality portrait taken by a professional photographer truly makes all the difference. Capturing the unique personalities of the animals and allowing the focus of the photo to remain on them, instead of a distracting background, is a crucial task and we believe those extra-special photographers who choose to donate their professional services for this deserve support.

Project Pet Portraits is our community campaign to match volunteer photographers with a professional studio background for adoption day photo shoots and special shelter events.

We’ve received numerous adorable pet portraits this summer from photographers all over the U.S.! These wonderful volunteers have dedicated their time to make sure their local shelter animals are seen and by choosing bright backdrops like Orchid, Teal, or Baby Blue they make sure these pet portraits POP!

Photos by: Jen Acosta, Sandra Ferguson, Darrell Harris, Miranda Morrison, Jeanne Taylor, Paige Burris, & Kasi Orr.