"Pet Photos means even more to me than capturing those loving memories for families and their pets. It's about caring for others and making a positive difference in the lives of everyone I interact with."
photographer and founder
Consistent in her mission to help others, Lisa has already donated over $6500 in photography and design services to local rescue groups, people and pet foundations, fundraisers and service dog organizations since the inception of Pet Photos in 2003.
She promotes companion animal adoptions and provides a free 5x7 print to reward her clients who choose to adopt their family pets, as well as offering local pet rescue groups special pricing for capturing photos of their adoptable pets currently in rescue.
Lisa and her rescued Dalmatian were certified Pet Partners (sometimes known as being a therapy dog), and Lisa volunteers for Dalmatian Rescue of Illinois.
In addition to supporting local groups, Lisa is also a long-time contributing member of the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Best Friends' mission is to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets.
In March 2003, Lisa went to see the miracles created by Best Friends first-hand, touring the sanctuary and volunteering with dogs at Dogtown Heights helping to walk, feed, brush, clean and share some love with these precious souls and she plans to go back to visit and volunteer again during Spring 2010.
Lisa explains, "The people at Best Friends are truly spectacular and inspirational! They are at the forefront of animal welfare, showing an unconditional dedication to the animals in need. If you are looking to support a charitable organization that makes a real difference in this world, Best Friends is one of my absolute favorites to recommend."
In September 2005, Best Friends was one of the first groups on the scene for the Hurricane Relief efforts after Katrina's destruction of New Orleans, volunteering to help rescue and retrieve animals from the abandoned city, feeding and housing them until their families could be found, or setting up adoptions with new families.
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