OAKHURST – Looking for someone warm to curl up with at night? These five fabulous, sometimes drooling four-leggers are dogs currently in the foster care system with Kellen Rescue.
Kellen is a nonprofit no-kill dog and cat rescue, rehabilitation and placement organization whose mission is to partner loving life-time homes with the animals in their foster care network.
In addition to the finding the right homes for needy pets, Kellen’s goal is to educate the community about the importance of spay and neutering, immunizations, training, care, feeding, and proper containment and sheltering of companion animals, without abuse.
Many of the animals Kellen shelters come from animal control facilities where the pets were running out of time and facing euthanasia.
In order to fully convey the personality inherent in each lovable creature, Kellen utilized the volunteer services of photographer Virginia Lazar to take portraits of pets who are ready to be adopted now.
“I was a little uncertain as to how the dogs would respond to me, knowing they are rescues,” said Lazar, who continued, “I had my son Thomas as my assistant and he needed to get the dogs into position as well as make them feel safe and secure. Once we started taking pictures, my concerns vanished immediately. Each dog had the sweetest disposition, it was hard for me not to want to take all of them home with me.”
The five dogs pictured are currently in foster homes and are available to be seen by appointment. Click on photos to enlarge.
Lazar says one pup in particular took a liking to her young assistant, Thomas, and the feeling was mutual. “Cooper captured my son’s heart. If Thomas sat down, Cooper was in his lap. If Thomas was down on the ground, Cooper was right on top of him. Cooper even wrapped his paws around Thomas’ ankles when we went to leave; a gentle giant.”
Confirming that each dog was sweet and special, if perhaps in need of a little leash time, Lazar recommends all five pets wholeheartedly.
“Honey and Champ: what loves! And Daisy has a zest for life, you can tell by her smile. Curly is a puppy, so we’re thinking he could be the ultimate lap dog. I loved working with all these dogs and hope the photographs will help in finding them the forever homes they deserve.”
Prior to adoption, Kellen requests references, typically requires fenced yards and usually does not adopt out of the state of California.
Rescued animals are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated prior to adoption. Donations toward care of adoptable pets and to support the goals of Kellen Rescue can be sent to PO Box 3496, Oakhurst, CA., 93644.
For more information visit Kellen Rescue on Facebook.