I started my Podenco Project in 2019 when I started my photography. The aim is to help rehome these dogs through beautiful imagery.
The rescue I work with is Sarah's Foster Dog In Need Of Homes. Sarah does an incredible job of getting these dogs ready and finding them suitable homes to go to. She is so honest and the amount she does for these dogs is incredible.
With the help of Christine, they rescue abandonned podencos from the streets of Spain, and bring them to the UK to help them find their forever homes and start the life they deserve.
So from 1st July 2020, £5 from each dog photo shoot will be donated to Sarah's Foster Dogs. This will go towards food, toys and bedding and any vet fees or help they need.
If you'd like to make a separate donation, click here.
Podencos are bred in Spain and used as hunting dogs. The hunting season runs for 8 Sundays a year, after which these dogs are usually discarded, or strangled and killed for entertainment. If the dogs are injured during the season, or become pregnant, they are also left abandoned on the streets. So many dogs go through this every year, and it's wonderful people like Sarah & Christine that give these guys a second chance at life.
I met Sarah when I put out a model call for some rescue dogs to practice my photography on when I first started. I wanted to help rescues as I felt they would benefit the most from some beautiful photos. I know it seems trivial in the grand scheme of things, but these photos have really made a difference.
In fact, recently 3 of Sarah's dogs have found homes in the space of 2 months thanks to the photos I've taken... and that's just from this rescue. I've also done some work for Spanish Stray Dogs UK, and they also had 3 dogs rehomed at the end of last year as a result of my photos.
To find out more about my Podenco Project, search #PodencoProject on social media, or click here to read my blog post all about it.
If you know of a dog rescue that would benefit from this project, please get in touch. I love giving back and helping where I can.
Here's some more pictures from the Podenco Project...