Rural Animal Rescue Effort {Pet Adoption} Nashville Pet Photographer

Today I'm excited to feature some furry friends from a new charity I'm working with called Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE). RARE is focused on rescuing and fostering animals in rural shelters and pounds.

Here's more information about RARE, "Although there are animals in need everywhere across the country, rural areas seem to have the worst cases of companion animal overpopulation and abandonment for a plethora of reasons. Most of the animals that sit in rural shelters or pounds are more commonly euthanized. This is due to the lack of space, time and money it takes to care for them and unfortunately, the majority of these animals are highly adoptable and friendly with children and other animals."

Pet adoption is something I believe in strongly, and I enjoyed getting to photograph some pets who are looking for forever homes! I'm featuring a couple of them in this post, but make sure to hop over to RARE's website so see all the pets looking for homes! If you're interested in fostering and/or adopting, you can fill out an application here


Our first feature is Abraham, a fun, friendly, and energetic black lab! Abe is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2 years old, weighs 65 pounds, and has "an abundance of energy outside and is a gentleman in the house. Abraham tends to wiggle his whole body when he meets people and is the happiest dog there is! If you come to meet Abraham, you will be sure to fall in love with this goofy boy!"

RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer
RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer
RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer

 This little guy's eyes are so captivating! Meet Gilligan, who is 6 months old and so sweet. RARE says, "He's goofy, he's fun and will keep you laughing at his adventures. Gilligan gets along with everyone and will fit in with any family who enjoys a little furry comedian."

RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer
RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer
RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer

Elka, a 4 year old Pointer, had a hard start to her life. She was found near death in a ditch, but since then has been rehabilitated with lots of love and health care. Now she is a sweet, loving pup who is great with kids and adults!

RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer
RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer
RARE Pet Charity Feature Nashville Pet Photographer

Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!