What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Gimme Shelter


Maggie Epling

College student Maggie Epling decided she wanted to spend her summer working with animals in need. A talented photographer, Epling decided to go to her local pet shelter in Pike, Kentucky, and take glamour shots of the animals awaiting adoption. During her time there, Epling learned that black pets have a harder time finding their forever homes, so she worked extra hard on perfecting her lighting and exposures to best feature the soulful, lovely, darker-haired animals at the shelter. Her results are nothing short of magnificent.

“I want to use photography to show what these sweet dogs are actually like when they’re not in the stressful environment of a shelter. I want to show people what these dogs would look like in their homes, at the park with them, or on a walk with them, in a way that just isn’t possible with a photo taken through the cage bars.”

– Maggie Epling

You can see more of the sweet work by the very kind Maggie Epling on Facebook, and you can check out Pike County Animal Shelter’s Facebook page to see the wonderful animals they have available for adoption.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Gimme Shelter

  1. Well the photographer’s mission was successful because I want to adopt them all.

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  2. Well Duckduck Go say they have blocked Fcebook from showing this. Why can’t everyone just get along.???

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    • Ugh. I don’t know how to get around that. I know FB is problematic for some readers, so I always try to go with Instagram instead, but her account is private, so that wouldn’t have helped any. I’m sorry. I’ve added a link to the very bottom of the post where you should be able to see the photos. It’s a link to an article about her on The Beagle Project (which is a pretty great website anyway). Hope this helps.

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  3. That’s it–they’re all coming home with me! Beautiful, beautiful portraits.

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  4. WOW!! Outstanding photo skills. Yes, there is not a single one I would not take home if I were able. After the move, if that ever happens, I will probably get another cat.

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  5. Their eyes touch my heart.

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