Giving Back


Pawsitive Shelter Photography is a volunteer organization in the Orlando area using photography to present shelter animals to the public as deserving pets and companions. Better photography helps market available pets and maximize adoptions ~ an effort we hope will reduce the abuse and neglect of domestic animals and lower rates of euthanasia. Hot Dog! Pet Photography is a proud member of Pawsitive Shelter Photography, and Tom & Erika regularly volunteer their services to photograph adoptable dogs and cats at Orange County Animal Services.

Hot Dog! Pet Photography is also a proud member of HeARTs Speak, an organization uniting animal artists and animal rescues for social change. When you see the HeARTs Speak logo, the animal is available for adoption! If you would like to help this cause, consider becoming a HeARTs Speak Ambassador and/or make a tax deductible contribution here.

In 2014, Tom & Erika received a distinguished Helping. Artists. grant from HeARTs Speak to help continue their work with shelter animals.

Article about HeARTs Speak on Consumer Advocate: HeARTs Speak – Because Every Voice Matters


Does your pet rescue organization need help photographing adoptable animals in foster care or at adoption events? We’d love to talk to you about how we can help pro bono. Please contact us with information about your rescue!

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