When it comes to using creativity to get pups adopted, The Humane Society of Utah wins paws down! Remember the quirky video of dogs and a cat enjoying a typical holiday dinner? All the animals featured in the video were shelter pups from the Humane Society of Utah.
They are also well-known for their beautiful photo-booth style pup pictures. And the photographer behind it all? Guinnevere Shuster, a professional pet photographer who, through her photography, is helping these shelter dogs get adopted!
We included their shelter bios to show you how well the pics capture the dogs’ personality!
1. Rupert (Adopted)
“Curious and clever, RUPERT is eager to learn and please AND find a family of his own! This 3 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix came to The Humane Society of Utah from a another shelter so his history is a mystery, but we can tell you RUPERT seems to get along well with other dogs and LOVES people to the moon and back.”
2. Sally (Adopted)
“Are you a straight-A student, always finishing at the top of your class… the first to blurt out all the answers while watching Jeopardy!? Well, we have just the smarty-pants pup to keep you on your toes! Sally may come off a little shy and reserved but once she realizes you have the intellect to keep up, you’ll have a best friend for life.”
“Take one look at this precious piglet and tell us she isn’t one of the cutest googly-eyed creatures you’ve ever seen! Roxy the princess piglet… err we mean Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is only a year and half old and is looking for a life time of love. Roxy is house trained and working on learning her basic commands like sit and down.”
4. Holly (Adopted)
“With a low rumble howl like Billy Holiday, Holly will win over all those who listen to what she has to say… and being a hound that’s a lot! This 3 year old Basset Hound flirts with everyone she meets, by batting her lashes and looking up at you with adorable those big brown eyes! Holly gets along with dogs, kids and is even house trained.”
5. Charlie (Adopted)
“Looking for a pup with a “Can do” attitude, always up for an adventure and ready to be your action sidekick…Then CHARLIE is the pup for you! CHARLIE is a Tripod (missing one of his hind legs) but he does’t let that slow him down one bit! He’ll gladly protect you from all the squeaky toys and hang right by your side.”
6. Andie (Adopted)
“Looking for someone to keep up with you on the trail, who can make you smile first thing when you wake up in the mornings? You should probably come meet Andie! This 3 year old Boxer mix is a great catch! Not only is she incredibly athletic and great at playing fetch and tug… she also knows her basic commands like sit, stay, down and leave it, AND she LOVES kids.”
7. Star (Adopted)
“Are you looking for a little lady of love, a bed warmer and daily hug giver? Look no further, we have the cuddliest, love-a-muffin on the market! STAR the 2 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is one sweet girl who is looking to fill the job of lap dog and cheek kisser! STAR loves people of all ages and seems to do fine with dogs her own size when introduced properly.”
8. Lady (Adopted)
“We’re pretty sure a few cartoon artist have used LADY as their muse. This seemingly aloof wallflower actually loves attention after spending a few minutes getting to know you. LADY is a four year old Doberman Pincher. Dobermans are known to be good natured, extreme loyalty, highly intelligent, and have great trainability.”
“Does this rainy Monday have you feeling a little blue? Take a look at HERCULES’S million-watt smile – it will surely brighten your day! HERCULES is a 2 year old pibble piglet blend (Pit bull terrier mix) who loves attention from everyone he meets!”
“Mixing the best of both worlds, handsomely athletic and ridiculously funny, WYLER is just like Chris Pratt! Let’s be honest he’s easy on the eyes and all your friends will love him! WYLER is a two and half year old Chocolate Lab, blend of perfection. He’s a fantastic running partner and would love an active family to join him on daily adventures.”
“Look at this little love! Rusty the 13 year old Chihuahua came to The Humane Society of Utah with 13 year old Jasmine, and together they make the most adorable pair. We’d love for these two to get adopted together, so we need your help.”
12. Louis (Adopted)
“Looking for a well behaved gent who is out of the “puppy stage” but still active? Look no further than LOUIS! This handsome 6 year old Lab mix is getting another chance at life here at The Humane Society of Utah.”
13. Chief (Adopted)
“Do you like to gossip? So does Chief the 6 month old hound-dog mix. He loves telling everyone all about everything! But don’t worry – unless they speak dog, no one will know your secrets. This sweet and friendly guy would love an active family that will take him on daily romps and teach him how to be a great doggy.”
14. Anthony (Adopted)
“Meet ANTHONY! He enjoys good conversations, fresh mountain air and making people laugh with his silly shenanigans. ANTHONY is a energetic, one and half year old Lab Pit bull mix who gets along great with kids and other dogs who can keep up. He’s also one smart cookie who is already house trained, knows his basic commands like sit, stay, down AND even can balance treats on his nose.”
For more photos, or to see who is still waiting for their furever home, check out the Humane Society of Utah’s Facebook page.