Haute Dog Pet Photography proudly partners with Doodle Rock Rescue to photograph adoptable dogs and assist with fundraising efforts. Bright, colorful photos are proven to help attract adopters and we're happy to help catch the attention of the perfect homes by highlighting the individual personality of each doodle.
Contact Doodle Rock to see how you can foster, volunteer, donate, or adopt today! Doodle Rock Rescue adopts within a 350 mile radius of Dallas.
In September 2021 we lost our Saint Bernard Hannah to osteosarcoma. We swore we weren't going to get another dog. We definitely weren't going to get another Saint. But boy were we wrong. In October we adopted a two-year-old ball of wiggles and love from Dog Ranch Rescue in Anna, TX and called her Violet. She changed my life in a way only a heart dog can. Unfortunately, she would also shatter it into a million pieces when she became unpredictably aggressive. After unsuccessful efforts from trainers, vets, and behaviorists, it was determined Violet needed to be an only dog and we painfully agreed to let Dog Ranch Rescue find her that life. The story ends on a positive note - Violet found an incredible home on 40 acres in Tennessee and I found a fire in me to help end the suffering created by puppy mills.
My two greatest loves have been dogs freed from puppy mills, but they have also been my biggest heartaches. Despite being rescued from a mill at 6 months old and wanting for nothing, my Bernese Mountain Dog Jake was always very cautious and shy. Puppy mills stole the joy from Jake's life and they stole Violet from me. It is my mission to support Dog Ranch Rescue in its fight to 'steal' as many dogs from puppy mills as possible to give them a better life. We are proud to have donated over $5000 to date.
My aunt/godmother is a heart transplant recipient, so this is a cause quite literally near and dear to my heart. Haute Dog Pet Photography supports the American Heart Association every year and we have raised thousands of dollars in support of this cause. Their initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
In 2016 while photographing content for an international competition in Kenya, I had the extreme privilege of meeting Sudan, the sole surviving male northern white rhinoceros. Guarded 24/7 to secure him from poachers, it was one of the most moving experiences of my life to be in the presence of such an incredible animal. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Sudan lived until his death in 2018, boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and houses the two remaining northern white rhinos in the world.
While in Kenya I also visited the Sheldrick orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program. Working across the country, their projects include anti-poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, and rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown. The visit was profoundly moving and we have proudly donated to the Trust every year since.
As a lifelong equestrian, I firmly believe in the healing power of the horse. In high school I spent hundreds of service hours volunteering with a therapeutic riding center and saw firsthand the impact horses have on health. Equest's mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.
A portion of your session supports causes like these and more.