Rescue Photography in 2020

By Kelly Loeffler | January 1, 2021 | Minnesota, Pet Photography


Photographing for rescues and shelters has always been one of my favorite things. Using my photography ability to help animals in need is a no brainer for me.

This year was a bit different but I tried to help out where I could. The year started off normal. Plenty of outdoor pictures in the snow of adult foster dogs, as well as plenty of indoor pictures of puppy litters. There was a influx of puppies at the beginning of the year so before the pandemic hit I was lucky enough to capture 10 different litters all through Warrior Dog Rescue.

Once the pandemic and lockdown hit, photographers were asked to stay home and not work so I took an almost 3 month hiatus from photographing dogs and puppies, it was a very long 3 months. I was eager to get back to it in June. This summer and fall, I strictly did outdoor photographs for rescue pups. With all rescue dogs, especially puppies being such a hot commodity in 2020 I rarely did litter pictures. In the past 9 months I have only photographed 3 litters because they are getting adopted so quickly. Also if fosters don’t have an outdoor fenced in area it was hard to accommodate litters outdoors.

Most of the dogs I photographed this year were ones that needed a little extra attention. It was nice to get one on one time with these precious pups.

Last year I was fortunate enough to photograph 141 rescue dogs. Pre pandemic I photographed 91 dogs on a fast track to beat last years record by a landslide. Post lockdown I only photographed 66. Bringing the grand total of rescue dogs photographed in 2020 to 157. Heres hoping that I can photograph even more precious pups in 2021 to help each and everyone of them find the perfect home they deserve.

Below enjoy pictures of the 157 warrior dogs that were photographed by K Schulz Photography. Most of these precious pups have been adopted. There are a few that still need forever homes so feel free to check out the Warrior Dog rescue website here for all the adoptable pups.