Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pet Portraits

More pet portraits. Little dogs and a cat!

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Group of Portraits

Just a few portraits done recently.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Incredibulls series: Nana

My fourth Incredibull is Nana! Nana is awesome. Just look at her, you've never met a cuter hippo before in your life. You can find her on Facebook and instagram.
She spent the first eight years of her life in misery. Her teeth were removed and she had been bred umpteenth times. Her ears were a botched home crop job and were so extremely infected they both had to be removed. Two pounds of infected flesh came off of her head! But Nana survived and now she thrives. She has such joy for life and the best smile, and is currently in training to be a therapy dog. She is incredibull, for sure.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Incredibulls Series: Wallace

The third dog in my Incredibulls series is Wallace. Wallace is the definition of incredible.  They told him he was unadoptable. They said pitbulls couldn't compete and win disk competitions. And he proved them dead wrong.  Sadly Wallace passed away from cancer,  but his legacy lives on strong.

Seriously if you haven't heard of Wallace you should immediately go buy and read his book, watch some of his videos, and then like his Facebook page. His parents also adopted Hector, one of the dogs recovered from the Michael Vick dog fighting operation.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Incredibulls Series: Fifty

The second Incredibull in my series is Fifty.
There is no shortage of incredible about Fifty. Unjustly shot as a young pup, he lost both legs on his right side.  He runs around on two legs like the best of them though - there's no slowing down Fifty. You can check him out on his Facebook and on instagram. There are some videos of him running around that are amazing to see. 
His momma is equally incredible. She spends a ton of time with Fifty disproving the bad stereotypes about pitbulls and championing shelter and rescue dogs. Recently she and Rude Dog's momma started something called Six Legs Foundation,  to provide financial aid for those dog owners in need as a means to keep families together and dogs out of shelters. I am in serious awe of them both. 

Incredibulls Series: Handsome Dan

Incredibulls series: Handsome Dan

Introducing my new series, the Incredibulls.  I wanted to draw some of my favorite pitbull type dogs, ones who have overcome odds, done awesome things,  and are just plain adorable.

The first dog in my series is  Handsome Dan of Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pitbull Type Dogs.  He was one of the Vicktory Dogs, saved from Michael Vicks fighting operation,  rehabilitated by Best Friends Animal Society and adopted by his kickass parents who run a rescue for pitbulls. They also help local shelters develop and run programs to improve the lives of the dogs inside and increase their adoptability. Handsome Dan is a, well, a handsome, brave boy who came out of a shitty situation and keeps shining.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

7.20.11 Pointer/Dalmation (Porkchop)


ID# 903415
Shelter labels him a dalmation/pointer mix....
3 year old
60 lbs.
Behavior test rating: MILD! :)
Volunteer blurb [detailed bio below]: "Porkchop is a SUPER DOG! A staff favorite. They have him listed as a pointer/ dalmation mix, but he definitely has pittie in him! Just a really nice dog."

A volunteer writes: It was about 6PM and the shift for a shelter staff was just beginning. She came in and kept saying "where's my porkchop, where's my porkchop?" Of course, I had no idea what she was talking about, and wondered if she forgot to bring her dinner with her. Well, it turns out that porkchop is Porkchop her favorite dog. He had been moved to another kennel from when she had last been there. She begged me to take Porkchop out and I am sooooo glad she did. Porkchop is a gorgeous pointer/dalmation mix, all wiggles when he saw me approach. This handsome, tall dog was thrilled to be going out for a walk and relieved himself endlessly when we got on the street. He starts off seeming very dignified and aloof, and then breaks down into a wiggly, tail wagging lover. He walks well on the leash, responding to correction when needed. He was interested in everything going on around him, and when I sat down on the park bench promptly put his head in my lap for some loving. Porkchop is the kind of dog that makes you stand a little taller and straighten out your clothes as you are walking him; he is that good looking. Porkchop will make a wonderful addition to any family that wants to love him. Ask to meet him in Manhattan today.

These dogs are located at the Manhattan AC&C (326 E 110th Street/ (212)722-4939 keep hitting 0 until someone picks up). PLEASE ACT QUICKLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING, and please CALL THE SHELTER to ensure that the dog(s) is still available.