Artist Creates Lovely Surreal Photos Of Shelter Dogs To Help Them Find Homes
Kind-hearted Hungarian photographer Sarolta Ban thought of a unique idea to help find new owners for homeless dogs. She created a project called “Helping Dogs with Images” where people can submit photos of shelter animals that she then creates surreal photo portraits for. The artist believes that a good picture can help them gain more recognition and let the dogs find new homes more easily.
“Abandoned dogs sadly have really few chances to appear on a photo that will help them get out of the shelter. A photo that stands out from the crowd, and ‘speaks’ to a person. I would really like to help sheltered animals and for sure a good picture can worth a thousand words,” states the artist on her Facebook page.
Her Photoshop skills are truly amazing and they’ve been applied to a truly excellent cause. You can see how the images look before and after the artist’s edits below.
“She is very happy at the temple though with her other 3 siblings. She is getting bigger now and was sterilized a few weeks ago.”
“Tucker is a big boy and weighs about 100 pounds! He was not walked on a leash before he came to Northwoods, and is just getting used to having a collar on-we practice each day. Tucker requires a patient home that is willing to teach him how to walk on a leash and some other basic manners.”
“I rescued Meiko from an abused home and I absolutely love him. Unfortunately I am only fostering him because I go to school and work full time and I do not have the time to play with his as much as he needs it. Because he was abused he is skittish with all new people but more specifically adolescent boys and adult men. He is great with other pets and he is very friendly and lovable once he is comfortable with you.”
“Tanya has been homeless her entire life, 7 1/2 years. Abandoned at no-kill shelter in New York at 6-months-old, no one has ever come for her until Mr. Bones & Co. pulled her into their rescue program. Special note from Elli, who is running Mr. Bones & Co: ‘This dog has touched me like no other has and I will climb the highest mountain just to help her find her way home. Paws crossed that someone finally steps up and opens their heart and home to our very special dog. We will drive anywhere in the United States for the right home: dog experienced, no other pets, loving and stable.”
“Ringo is a very active mutt. He was born in the streets and was rescued when he was 40-days-old along with his two other brothers (both adopted). Ringo is now 7-months-old and is still waiting for a family. He has been vaccinated and neutered. He is playful and full of energy, but also loves long naps on the lap of loved ones.”
“Sami is a beautiful, sensitive and lovely young dog. In her shelter in Jumilla she is well known for her acrobatic tricks. She likes to walk around on different things. Sami is compatible with other dogs, obedient and careful. So far she was only taken for a walk outside the animal shelter twice. It would be ideal for her to find a new home with experienced dog owners or a secure and relaxed dog. Sami has not experienced much in her life so far and will learn new things quickly.”
“Jasmine has been living for four years in Tappancstanya in Szeged, Hungary. Jasmine is among those kinds of privileged dogs who lives in the main office and is always surrounded by someone. He quickly becomes friends with people, he works hard for caresses, constantly wiggles his butt and loves to chase fleas. He is a real house guardian, if someone comes uninvited into the gate, he tends to catch their ankles. Otherwise he is phenomenal…”
“Bounder is a senior Lab mix. He has lots of energy, and needs a very secure yard to run and play in. He’s up to date on shots, neutered, and great on a leash. He’s located at the Regional Animal Services of King County in Kent, Washington (USA).”
Zé and Phebo
Zé: “He is 2-years-old, a beautiful and smart dog, very sweet and cheerful. Zé was born by accident, as his mother underwent a surgery to be castrated by the State Veterinary Service. However, during the proceeding, the vets stated that she didn’t need the surgery, as they concluded that ‘she had already been operated before‘. Three months later, though, she got pregnant and had Zé and his siblings, Tom and Flora.”
Phebo: “A castrated half-breed Dachshund of 5-years-old, taken away from the streets. She’s very meek and obedient, really sweet with any person. Loyal, she is always around when her favorite people (and dogs) need help. Phebo waits for a home where she can spoil her new family with all the kindness and care she is able to give. Btw, she LOVES to cuddle. Seriously.“