As some of you may recall, I recently ventured out into the country to photograph the pets of Ruff Start Rescue founder and director Azure Davis. Her dogs Taz, Ole, and Emma were each featured individually in their own posts, and now it’s Azure’s turn. She is one of the most gorgeous people I’ve ever met, both inside and out, and her dedication and passion for helping animals is inspiring.
A little about Ruff Start Rescue from their website:
Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving all animals whose lives are at risk. Located in Princeton, MN, we are determined to educate the community about the importance of animal rescue and safety. We rescue animals from high kill facilities, rehabilitate the sick, love the unsocialized pets and maintain a 100% spay/neuter program. Ruff Start Rescue strives to end pet overpopulation and safely place all animals in loving homes.
Bulldog smiles get me every time.
Ole being a creeper — a great example of a doggie “photobomb.”
Emma’s newest trick is giving kisses on the lips:
Taz and Ole are older gentlemen, so by this time in the session they were very happy to take it easy on the porch.
In addition to the three pups, Azure and her family also have five cats. Franklin, another rescued animal, met us out by the pine trees and followed us for the rest of the session. He is a Norwegian Forest Cat (a new breed to me!), acts like a dog, and LOVES cardboard boxes.
My last stop was inside to meet the other kitties — here are Freckles and Martin, ages 16 and 14, respectively. Nice kitties!
Thank you, Azure, for inviting me to the country for such a fun session! If you are interested in volunteering, fostering, donating, or adopting from Ruff Start Rescue, please check them out and help save a life!