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We always love @sophiegamand's #PitBullFlowerPower calendars, so we're extra excited to share the news that the 2020 calendars are available now! Visit Sophie's instagram or SophieGamand.com/shop (the link is in her bio!) to grab your copy, see more adorable pictures, and to learn more about this amazing project! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀-----⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚
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We always love @sophiegamand's #PitBullFlowerPower calendars, so we're extra excited to share the news that the 2020 calendars are available now! Visit Sophie's instagram or SophieGamand.com/shop (the link is in her bio!) to grab your copy, see more adorable pictures, and to learn more about this amazing project! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -----⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚

sophiegamand 🤗🤗

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#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost・・・🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇.I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). ..Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too..Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand)...Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . .#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚
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#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost ・・・ 🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇 . I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). . . Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too. . Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand). . . Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚

carole_rinn Found my new calander!!!🐶💗🐾

sophiegamand Thank you!! 💚

2 weeks ago
The perfect Christmas / holiday / birthday / anytime gift! Sophie’s work is amazing! Get your calendar soon!! Help more dogs like these get adopted in the future!! 💕🐾 Posted @withrepost • @sophiegamand 🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇.I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). ..Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too..Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand)...Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . .#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚
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The perfect Christmas / holiday / birthday / anytime gift! Sophie’s work is amazing! Get your calendar soon!! Help more dogs like these get adopted in the future!! 💕🐾 Posted @withrepost@sophiegamand 🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇 . I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). . . Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too. . Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand). . . Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚

sophiegamand Thank you! 🤗

felicia_dog_mama @sophiegamand 😘😘😘 Love your work!

2 weeks ago
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🤩🤩🤩 The calendars are here!! Yoohoo!! Just like last year, I made 2 versions: 1 for adult doggies and 1 for puppies. All the models have been adopted. The calendars are 13 months, printed on super heavy cover stock and are highly durable (and collectible). If you have purchased a calendar in previous years, please share your thoughts in the comments! 👇👇👇 . I am particularly excited about the adult calendars, because it features many longtimers, like Sula who waited 8 years before a couple saw her in my book and adopted her… So many amazing stories. But the puppy calendar is also UBER precious (hubby was awwwwing and aaaahing all over it). . . Head to SophieGamand.com/shop to purchase, and thank you! I’ll put the links in my story too. . Please note: these are printed on demand and shipped by a third party (@luludotcom). I might release a few signed copies for my Patreons – join on Patreon.com/sophiegamand). . . Rescues featured: @azk9rescue @animalhaven @mrbonesandco @luvabledogrescue @calhouncountyhumane @annenbergpetspace @aawlspca @dogsplayingforlife @dogtalesrescue @rivierarescue @warwickhumane @mcspca @hemiverse . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #photographysaveslives #calendar2020 #perfectgift #pitbulladvocate #pitbulllover #pawitforward 💚💚

sophiegamand @dvssuccubus yes it’s possible! Keep me posted! 💚

hemiverse @brittany25ann Lol I was just about to tag you. I guess I’m a little late to the party 🙊

2 weeks ago
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! Totopo found his home! I got a long update from his dad Scott! Totopo was originally rescued in Mexico by @rivierarescue, in horrific shape (last 2 slides are a bit graphic). Last December, he traveled to @animalhaven. Scott wrote: “Dana had been following Animal Haven, and was among the thousands horrified when the awful picture of the furless, emaciated Totopo on the too-short chain in all that garbage and debris appeared. She showed it to me, but I wasn't sure we'd be up to the task for him. Right after Christmas, she announced she was going to see him with or without me... We met Totopo that day, and of course, she fell even more in love with him. I liked him too, but wasn't convinced. He was so distracted that he paid very little attention to us. Dana's campaigning to get him became incessant. I met Totopo again, and still wasn’t convinced. But on Valentine's Day, and told Dana my gift to her was I'd go all-in on adopting Totopo.” By the time the couple applied, Totopo had been adopted. They were disappointed until Scott happened on Animal Haven’s website weeks later, and discovered that Totopo was back! His adoption had only lasted 3 days... Scott and Dana applied immediately, and once approved, brought Totopo home (follow @danad922). . “Now, as I expected, he's far from perfect and not without issues. He's essentially a 2 year old puppy with PTSD, and a severe case of Doggy ADD. He's largely not housebroken. Worst of all, he has EXTREME anxiety when it comes to other dogs. Once we realized it was fear-based, we took measures and he’s made progress since. Totopo finally found his real home. With a super-comfy bed, a steady supply of hypoallergenic treats that smell and taste awesome (I should know - I've tried them!), furniture he's welcome to climb onto - and arms to hold him, and bodies to snuggle against - any time he wants, a huge pile of bones to chew on and toys to play with... which he does occasionally, but it seems he much prefers napping, or playing with and kissing his new mommy and daddy. And boy, has he become attached to his new daddy... and daddy to his new buddy!” . #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pitbullflowerpower

fleurdelilli My heart is cracking open. I remember crying when I saw the photo of him sleeping standing up. So glad he found his furever home ❤️

August 2019
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Look! It’s a mom and son reunion after 2 years! (Mommy Houston on the right and her son Beaumont/ now Logan on the left). @houstie_the_pittie @abi.mohan @animalhaven . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #momandson #adoptdontshop

pineapplesfeet ♥️♥️

1755rfn 😂😂

July 2019
Holding hands #senioristhenewpuppy#pitbullflowerpoweradopted
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emilygracegreer I had an American Bulldog named Jenna growing up that looked just like your white puppy ♥️

rachelpedretti Loving your IG. I would love to collab with you 💕

July 2019
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AMAZING ADOPTION PUPDATE!! Remember Lady Red who waited 6 years at the @calhouncountyhumane shelter?? She found a home! When I met her back in 2016, Lady Red had been labeled as dog aggressive, which really stood in the way of adoption. Year after year, Lady Red waited, and her face grew whiter. A few weeks back, @susiesseniordogs and I decided to do another big push for her, especially since now Lady Red wasn’t considered dog aggressive anymore. In fact, she’d proven playful with mellow dogs during the shelter’s new enrichment program. Our posts caught the attention of many, but it was Laura who couldn’t resist! . . “There was something about her sweet face that just grabbed my attention, Laura wrote. I shared her story on Facebook and said: “If no one adopts her I’m going to have to!” I couldn’t stop thinking about her. I knew I had to have to her and emailed the shelter and sent an application. I saw how many times the post was shared and commented on and I figured there was no way I’d be lucky enough to get her but sure enough, it worked out!” . . The shelter staff drove Lady Red to her new home, and after a successful meet and greet, the deal was sealed. Since then, Lady Red has settled in her new home, where she is adored, especially by her new brother Dooby, a 2-year-old rescue, who is all about Lady Red. . . “Gradually she has started playing with Dooby more and more and they love to wrestle and roll around in the yard. And on my bed! Her favorite place to be is right by side wherever I am. She loves everyone she meets and is so gentle with kids. My 3-year-old niece can even walk her! She’s the sweetest and most gentle dog I’ve ever had and she fits in perfectly here. The ottoman is her favorite place to lay and chew on her bones that she gets every day. I love her so much and she’s been the perfect addition to our pack.” . . After 6 years, Lady Red is finally home. So many dogs like her need a chance 🙏 So many are mislabeled too, because it’s very hard to predict some dogs’ behavior outside the stressful shelter. . . And now I’ll BRB, someone is chopping onions over here…! 😓😭🥰 . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop

alywatters OH MY HEART ❤️😍

squinks_art Hooray Lady Red!!! I have a big red land hippo that had a bad label at the shelter and he's blossomed so much in the last 8 years! He's still not great with new dogs but he's so much less fearful and dearly loves his brother❤️

July 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE: Zoey was rescued with her mom and siblings in Albama, and traveled to New York at @AnimalHaven as a puppy. She was swiftly adopted by a family, where she became the best friend, and biggest responsablity, of the 12-year-old daughter, Natalia. Natalia herself wrote this beautiful testimonial: “This is Willow and she is my incredibly beautiful little puppy. She is now 3 months old and she is massive. She basically has the same size paws as other full-grown dogs. It was definitely a hard/easy process adopting her. We had a lot of help from amazing people. The day we brought her home was spectacular. However, I don’t think she thought that it was spectacular. She was so nervous, but the next day she got the hang of things. The first thing we did when she came in the house was give her a bath. She was so funny and did not love the water. We thought we were the first people to give her a bath. We later learned it was Kevin Heart not us. My dog is so much more famous then I am. I love to share this story. One of my many jobs as an owner of a dog is to walk her. I always get so many nice compliments about her unique spots. My dad told me to tell people ”she is half Pit Bull and half Leopard.” Even though she has some Pit in her, she is so sweet and friendly. People should not be scared of her because she has a breed that is tougher then other breeds. Willow is the best thing that ever happened to my family. She has thought us how to be responsible pet owners. My family likes to spoil and cuddle with her. She loves to roll over and give us her belly to rub. She sleeps a ton on her back and snores super loud. She is just adorable and perfect for our family. Thank you Willow for being the best puppy ever!” . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #adoptdontshop #pitbulladvocate #photographysaveslives #sophiegamand #shelterdog #puppy #cutepuppy #merle

still_dog_days @sophiegamand yes, but also I cried wolf about it a while back and then neglected to actually order. I’m ready now! I bought the Lucille flower power print already and would love the puppies (one I adopted) & this handsome pic here too! Thank you ♥️

sophiegamand @still_dog_days thanks! Will get back to you ASAP

July 2019
ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Honey in LA a few weeks back at the @annenbergpetspace. She was recovering from surgery on both knees. My post caught the eyes of Megan and Jay (@megerig and @jaygerig), and they headed to the PetSpace to meet Honey immediately. ..“I cannot thank you enough for your work; it helped us bring Honey home.A dog-shaped hole started opening in our life, but we tried to hem in that desire with all of the things that needed to happen first in order for it to be “right”. It turns out all we truly needed was the right dog.As always, your photograph caught my eye. This time, however, it was closely followed by “LOS ANGELES” at the start of the post. So many of the sweet, adoptable faces I see are across the country—this one was here. I read about her two knee surgeries and watched the videos about her recovery process. I have had surgery on both of my knees, and I felt an immediate kinship. I knew this was our dog.When we went to meet her, she was at the counter on greeting duty. The person asked what brought us there; we pointed to Honey. We spent the afternoon with her, and she came home with us.She has been with us just over two weeks. She captures human hearts wherever she goes, and she has started making peace with our cats and friends with the dog next door. Honey loves the sunshine and moving her bed around the house to where she wants it. Actually, it’s the cats’ bed, who do not care about it. Honey claimed it for herself within minutes of being in our place. We’re going to get her a bigger one at some point, but for now it’s all hers and she loves it.She had her post-op today. The surgeon enthusiastically expressed that Honey is well on her way to a full recovery.We are grateful for the lessons she teaches us daily about getting outside and enjoying life. Megan and Jay” . ..#PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Honey in LA a few weeks back at the @annenbergpetspace. She was recovering from surgery on both knees. My post caught the eyes of Megan and Jay (@megerig and @jaygerig), and they headed to the PetSpace to meet Honey immediately. . . “I cannot thank you enough for your work; it helped us bring Honey home. A dog-shaped hole started opening in our life, but we tried to hem in that desire with all of the things that needed to happen first in order for it to be “right”. It turns out all we truly needed was the right dog. As always, your photograph caught my eye. This time, however, it was closely followed by “LOS ANGELES” at the start of the post. So many of the sweet, adoptable faces I see are across the country—this one was here. I read about her two knee surgeries and watched the videos about her recovery process. I have had surgery on both of my knees, and I felt an immediate kinship. I knew this was our dog. When we went to meet her, she was at the counter on greeting duty. The person asked what brought us there; we pointed to Honey. We spent the afternoon with her, and she came home with us. She has been with us just over two weeks. She captures human hearts wherever she goes, and she has started making peace with our cats and friends with the dog next door. Honey loves the sunshine and moving her bed around the house to where she wants it. Actually, it’s the cats’ bed, who do not care about it. Honey claimed it for herself within minutes of being in our place. We’re going to get her a bigger one at some point, but for now it’s all hers and she loves it. She had her post-op today. The surgeon enthusiastically expressed that Honey is well on her way to a full recovery. We are grateful for the lessons she teaches us daily about getting outside and enjoying life. Megan and Jay” . . . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop

luxegroomingla Aww Honey is adorable 😍

jaygerig We really REALLY are

June 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE: Eliza is one of the puppies who came with mom Addison from Alabama to NYC (@AnimalHaven). She was adopted almost immediately, and has been settling nicely with her new family! Her mom Catherine emailed me an update: . “I decided to adopt Eliza because I have two younger brothers who have always wanted a dog but my mother was unable to take on the financial responsibility to own a pet. My brothers are teenagers now, growing into young men in a single parent household, and I wanted to give them an opportunity to learn responsibility and what it means to care for someone/something other than themselves. . Since adoption, we have renamed Eliza Raven. My younger brothers and I have been very involved in her care and love her very much. When my brothers show me a new trick they taught Raven and tell me about positive training techniques they've learned on YouTube, I can see the excitement and difference in their persona since adoption. They go outside more often to take her out for walks instead of staying at home on the Internet. They wake up early on their own accord on school days now to play with her before they go to school. . Raven is so sweet and never barks at anyone. She has so much energy and keeps everyone busy! Even though she gets distracted, she is a quick learner. She knows her name, how to sit, and jump if we ask her to! Overall, I feel like a proud parent not only to Raven but of my younger brothers as well.” . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #pitbullpuppy #pitbull #shelterdog #adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives

borninnocentdda @sophiegamand thank you for your support Sophie. So sorry to hear about the situation in Holland @p_a_u_l_i_e_n_ sadly, this is an issue that effects people and dogs across the world. It’s especially sad, given Holland have a good track record when it comes to #animalwelfare ☹️

jessica.grewe 💕💕💕

June 2019
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シェルターのこたち😍#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost ・・・ ADOPTION PUPDATE! I have been jumping up and down with teary eyes over this news!!! If you have my #PitBullFlowerPower book, you know that some of my models have been waiting for a while for a home. The pictures don’t always make a difference. As I put the book together, it hurt me to type “Still waiting” next to some of my models. There was Creasy in AZ, who waited 8 years before he was adopted right after my book came out! And now Walter… I photographed him in June 2015, and he finally just got adopted! Walter initially came from the city shelter, where he was pulled by a rescue. The group had come in to pull a few seniors, and, taking a chance, told the shelter staff that they would pull one more dog, whoever was up next to be euthanized. And that dog was Walter. He was already on the euthanasia table, getting prepped. Once safe, Walter was transferred to Redemption Rescues (@hemiverse). After he received zero applications, despite being pretty much perfect, Walter settled into the rescue and became a helper dog, assisting with newcomers, a pro foster brother. Recently, the rescue realized it was time for Walter to find his true home. With a heavy heart they decided to push again for him. Soon, an adopter was in sight. When Walter met his potential new big brother Apache, he was incredibly intimidated by the dog’s gargantuan size. It’s crazy because Walter himself is pretty big (about 60lbs), but he looks like a mini-Walter on the pics! At first, Walter snapped at the big sweetheart whenever he would get too close. But nobody gave up. With the assurance of the rescue’s trainer and the constant dedication of Walter’s new foster parents, slowly the dogs became more comfortable, and now they act like brothers who had been separated at birth!!! And just like that, Walter is now officially, finally home (follow him at @4leggedbrothers218). Many people took part in his journey, and I am so grateful I get to be a tiny part of these stories, and witness the best humanity has to offer. Now I have to go because those damn onions… BRB . . #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #sophiegamand #photographysaveslives #adoptdontsho

June 2019
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Im in love 😍❤️😭 i got her this beautiful flower head band and got inspired by the amazing @sophiegamand her work is amazing what she does for rescue doggies 🐾 this is Pitbull Flower Power 🌺🌸🌷 Check her amazing calandres for 2019 with the most beautiful photos of the most adorable rescue angels 🐾❤️ #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pibble #endbsl🚫

sophiegamand 🤗🤗🤗 So cute!!

leahsquires @sophiegamand awwwh thankyou so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🌸🌷

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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Jessica (@nycscr) in 2015. She’d been pulled from the city shelter after being dropped there at 6 months old back in 2013, covered in horrible mange, looking like “a plucked chicken” (swipe for pic). It took 4 years for her to find a home. . In June 2017, Sheri and Gabe’s dog Kylee died unexpectedly. The family was devastated but two months later, they saw a @thedodo story about Jessica. Sheri wrote (@sherimeshalauthor) “I was struck by how similar her challenges were to Kylee's, namely dog aggression. Here was another dog that would thrive if she was just given the love she deserved and could be the only baby. I commented on the post that I'd take her in a heartbeat, if we weren't in Chicago. Jessica's foster mom happened to see that comment out of hundreds of others and we started messaging. . . “Soon we arranged a trip to NY to visit Jessica. It seemed kind of crazy. Who goes to NY to adopt a shelter dog when there are thousands of great dogs in Chicago desperate for homes? We got some grief over that, but had to follow our hearts. . . “We spent a weekend with Jessica and fell head over heels for her. I cried when we had to leave her. I didn't expect to become attached so quickly. . . “Signs that she was meant to be ours seemed to pop up in our neighborhood. In the window of an art gallery, the cartoon of a dog who looked just like her; a store called "Jessica's" that we'd never noticed before. We started seeing her name everywhere.” . After a home visit, the adoption went through and the family drove to pick Jessica up. “I felt bad for taking Jessica away from the best mom she'd ever had. Cassie would take her own dog to her parents' just so she could foster Jessica on the weekends! That's some serious love and dedication.” . . “Jessica has been the light of our lives since the drive home. She is so sweet, fun, affectionate, hilarious and adorable. She makes us laugh all the time. We make all her food and she sleeps between us - spoiled, spoiled, spoiled. But I feel the first four years of her life were so incredibly hard, she deserves the best life we can give her.” . . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower

May 2019
The lovely work of 🙌🏻 @sophiegamand 🙌🏻Absolutely in love 💙🐕💜. Reposted from @sophiegamand -  One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉..#adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion
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The lovely work of 🙌🏻 @sophiegamand 🙌🏻 Absolutely in love 💙🐕💜 . Reposted from @sophiegamand - One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . 🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉 . . #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion

begonekromantix 😍😍😍😍

May 2019
It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Sophie Gamand uses her award winning photography to bring awareness to the plight of rescue dogs across the country. 🐕 @sophiegamand・・・One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...#nationalrescuedogday
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It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Sophie Gamand uses her award winning photography to bring awareness to the plight of rescue dogs across the country. 🐕 @sophiegamand ・・・ One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . #nationalrescuedogday

May 2019
Posted @withrepost • @sophiegamand One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉..#adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion
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Posted @withrepost@sophiegamand One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . 🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉 . . #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion

life_with_yeti 🤣🤣

May 2019
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🎊GIVEAWAY TIME!!🎊 Win this (13”x13”) tote from @sophiegamand ‘s Redbubble™️ shop!! SWIPE➡️➡️ @luvabledogrescue has a beautiful bonded pair of senior bullies, Scrappy and Luna, that need your help!! If you know anyone or are someone in the Oregon area that has space for these two cuties, please consider adopting!! RULES: 1️⃣: Follow @choco_indie 2️⃣: Tag 2 friends in the comments. 3️⃣: Give @luvabledogrescue a follow! 4️⃣: Open to the United States only at this time (sorry international friends😔, we will figure out the shipping for future giveaways!) CONTEST WILL CLOSE 5/31, stay tuned and let’s get these 2 pups a new home 🐶🐶🏡

May 2019
One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉..#adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion
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One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . 🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉 . . #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion

May 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! Akoni from @animahaven is the only of my #PitBullFlowerPower models I photographed as a tiny puppy, and then again as an almost full-grown doggie. This was years ago. I’d happened to have kept her crown between the shoots, so when she came back to the shelter, I photographed her with the exact same crown! Akoni was adopted again, this time for good. Adopter Raife recently sent me this adorable update: “Life with Akoni is great. I know her as Mavis, after Mavis Staples, my favorite soul singer. She is what my vet describes as "socially promiscuous", meaning she has never met a person she doesn't love. She smiles a lot and she is definitely spoiled. I live close to a park, and walking and playing there is one of her favorite things to do. Her other hobbies include morning snuggling, eating peanut butter, and destroying chew toys.” . . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop #puppy #adorable #fullygrown #photographysaveslives

May 2019
Happy May 1st! Guess who our calendar queen for May is? Frida from @rivierarescue! And on the puppy edition, it’s Matey the cutie patootie from @luvabledogrescue! My 2019 calendars are now 20% off (no code needed)! Head to SophieGamand.com/store. .Matey is doing fantastic as you can see! He is a big boy now, and loves doing some neighborhood watching, lounging, or simply snuggling with his person. He loves watching TV too, especially when there are dogs on the screen. Matey (now Huckleberry or Huck) is loved by everyone who meets him! (@wild_valentine). Ironically, this morning I woke up to a notice that my Frida portrait had been taken down from RedBubble (where I sell tote bags and all), for violating the Frida Kahlo Corporation’s trademark… 🤡🤡🤡 Ahhh, the irony… considering my work is violated every day, everywhere… I am fighting this decision of course, because my portrait of Frida has nothing to do with Frida Kahlo 😆, and I am hoping this was just an automated mistake. But if you wanted to buy some merch with her portrait, it’s no longer possible at this time. If you had just placed an order, I imagine RedBubble will fulfill it. Paws crossed this gets resolved asap! .The Frida Kahlo trademark was created quite recently, in 2016 I believe, after Mattel issued a Frida Barbie doll. And I get it, her “brand” should be respected. But can I just say… even if my portrait of Frida the dog had anything to do with Kahlo (which it doesn’t!), I am not sure Frida Kahlo herself would have had a problem with becoming a People’s muse. You know what she might have had a problem with? Exhibits of her personal items (as currently displayed in Brooklyn)… just saying! 💁‍♀️💁‍♀️..#pitbullflowerpower #puppy #pitbullflowerpowerADOPTED #flowercrown #sophiegamand #adoptdontshop #cutepuppy #pitbull #pitbullpupy
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Happy May 1st! Guess who our calendar queen for May is? Frida from @rivierarescue! And on the puppy edition, it’s Matey the cutie patootie from @luvabledogrescue! My 2019 calendars are now 20% off (no code needed)! Head to SophieGamand.com/store. . Matey is doing fantastic as you can see! He is a big boy now, and loves doing some neighborhood watching, lounging, or simply snuggling with his person. He loves watching TV too, especially when there are dogs on the screen. Matey (now Huckleberry or Huck) is loved by everyone who meets him! (@wild_valentine). Ironically, this morning I woke up to a notice that my Frida portrait had been taken down from RedBubble (where I sell tote bags and all), for violating the Frida Kahlo Corporation’s trademark… 🤡🤡🤡 Ahhh, the irony… considering my work is violated every day, everywhere… I am fighting this decision of course, because my portrait of Frida has nothing to do with Frida Kahlo 😆, and I am hoping this was just an automated mistake. But if you wanted to buy some merch with her portrait, it’s no longer possible at this time. If you had just placed an order, I imagine RedBubble will fulfill it. Paws crossed this gets resolved asap! . The Frida Kahlo trademark was created quite recently, in 2016 I believe, after Mattel issued a Frida Barbie doll. And I get it, her “brand” should be respected. But can I just say… even if my portrait of Frida the dog had anything to do with Kahlo (which it doesn’t!), I am not sure Frida Kahlo herself would have had a problem with becoming a People’s muse. You know what she might have had a problem with? Exhibits of her personal items (as currently displayed in Brooklyn)… just saying! 💁‍♀️💁‍♀️ . . #pitbullflowerpower #puppy #pitbullflowerpowerADOPTED #flowercrown #sophiegamand #adoptdontshop #cutepuppy #pitbull #pitbullpupy

georgialouise__ She’s so beautiful 💗

margueritemerklen 🙏🙏🙏

May 2019
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This ADOPTION PUPDATE will give you all the feels! If you own my book, you might have noticed a few dogs with a “Still waiting” label next to their photos… Sula was one of them. She and Creasy (who was adopted recently) were seized in a cruelty case 8 years ago. They were held as evidence for a year, and by the time Sula came out of that state of isolation, she was showing OCD (shadow chasing). She was pulled by @azk9rescue, and even after I photographed her back in 2015, Sula waited and waited. Last February, I received a message from Kendel (@student_doctor_rae). She and her hubby had been eyeing all the “Still waiting” dogs from my book. We chatted and Sula came up, since the couple lives in AZ. They reached out to the rescue, and a meeting was arranged. Well… as you guessed it, everyone fell in love! Kendel wrote: “From the first meet and greet, her goofy lovable nature made it clear she belongs with us. When we brought her home she quickly bonded with Max and Leo (our other rescue pits).” . For the next few weeks, Sula stayed with the family, bonding with them, adjusting, and everything went extremely well! “Sula’s OCD and shadow chasing has gotten better at home. My husband and I are both medical students and Sula loves being a study cuddler, she’s also had a ton of fun going to class with Mom and relaxing on campus in the sun for picnic lunches. Sula’s talents include banging her tail into walls, rolling in the dirt, SNORING LOUDER THAN ANY DOG EVER, piggy snorts, gentle kisses, big smiles, peekaboo tongue… We love her so much and delight in trying to give her a million kisses per day to make up for the years of little to no kisses.” . . I am beyond happy that not only has Sula found a spectacular forever home after 8 years, but that my #PitBullFlowerPower book was the catalyst for that adoption. That makes me extremely proud, and happy for all involved! This weekend, the rescue organized a send off party for Sula (swipe for the video), and all her rescue family showed up, including Creasy. There wasn’t a dry eye at the party! I am not crying, YOU’RE crying!! 🤧🤩 #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #pitbullflowerpowerbook #photographysaveslives #sophiegamand

patty.ely Aww, what a sweetie! 🥰

murphystaffie Fank you for all you do 💖🥰

April 2019
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We are excited to announce, that after years of waiting, Sweet Sula has picked us for her forever family! After a year in the county shelter in isolation as evidence in a court case, Sula was saved by @azk9rescue where she stayed for the better part of a decade. Due to her time in isolation she has a form of OCD called shadow chasing (note @azpitkid31 amazing song choice for the video). Thank you to @sophiegamand for taking the picture that let us find her, to AZK9’s volunteers for giving her all the safety and love she should have had all along. We are so happy to have our little family grow by 4 paws and one big peek-a-boo tongue smile. ❤️ The Ridgeways #pitbullflowerpoweradopted

ilovelucylover Beautiful! May you & ur family live a wonderful happy life together 💋

staffy.marleygram ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

April 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! Melody was found as a stray in 2012, with a severely injured leg, possibly hit by a car. She was amputated, but that certainly never slowed the girl down (she turned out to be an excellent runner!). She settled in nicely at @phillypaws. Melody was first adopted out to a veterans’ group home. There, one of the residents fell in love and when she moved out, decided to take Melody with her. Unfortunately, with a new work schedule, the woman realized she no longer had the time to commit to Melody, and she brought her back to PAWS. . Fast forward to January 2016. Melody was back at the shelter. She was super friendly and sweet, and we had a wonderful shoot, including a special portrait for a Free People project. She was adopted soon after. Recently, PAWS shared my Flower Power book, and Melody’s adopter @karen_rohrer realized her pup was part of the project! She sent me this super sweet pupdate and pics that show Melody with a new grey muzzle 🤗✨ . . “My husband and I had been talking about a dog, a pit bull in particular. PAWS told us about Melody, and that she was a tripod and we were very excited. We met her and of course, we loved her instantly. She has, since the day we met her, wanted to have a stuffy in her mouth anytime she is excited or nervous, and has never had any trouble getting around. She is actually quite fast. Melody is a snuggler, and has, just in the last several months (we've had her for 3 years now), started burrowing under the covers. She loves to be in the middle of things and nose nudges you for attention. She particularly loves her dad, my husband, and has wiggled her way into our hearts and all over our furniture. Despite the 3 legs, she does great on stairs, still jumps, runs, and plays. She very, very occasionally, will howl herself away and it is the best. She has done it maybe 5 times since we have owned her. She never howls when she is fully awake. She also barks quietly and runs in her sleep. She has only one dog friend (otherwise she seems to do something that makes other dogs lash out).” . If you are looking to adopt in the Philly area, check PAWS: www.phillypaws.org. #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED

vera.murillo Admiro tu trabajo... Ojalá y siga dando muchos buenos frutos.

girlwillwander 💕💕💕

April 2019
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✔️ Ideal Sunday PSA her head is resting on my arm, I’m not squishing her as much as it looks like i am #sulahoop #adoptdontshop #adoptseniordogs #pitbullflowerpoweradopted

lydia.ridgeway 🙌🙌🙌

ilovelucy_and_the_gang 😂😂😂😂Lovely. 💕

April 2019
😍🐕This beautiful creature's name is Kato... Cute or No? Comment Below!👇💬.Follow ▶@Auricjewelers for stunning jewelry pieces, let's help support developing businesses🙏
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😍🐕This beautiful creature's name is Kato... Cute or No? Comment Below!👇💬 . Follow ▶@Auricjewelers for stunning jewelry pieces, let's help support developing businesses🙏

theamanglow Very cute ❤️🐶

boniek1035 Ciekawy Profil ✌️

March 2019
Feeling cute, might delete later. #majorsituation #major #pitbull #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted
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govsheila @govsheila ps...I work with Major’s Grandma!

majorthepittie @govsheila thank you! My mom always talked about how much you loved hearing about Major. 🤗

March 2019
#Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost)・・・ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Kato years ago, while he was waiting at @AnimalHaven. Not only was he a part of #PitBullFlowerPower, but Kato was so good that we selected him to be a part of a fun shoot we had at a local fancy hotel. Kato was soon adopted, renamed Berlin, and enjoyed life with his family… until they moved to London… As you might know, pit bulls are heavily regulated in the UK (check @borninnocentDDA as they battle to have the law reformed). That meant that Kato/Berlin’s parents couldn’t take him with them and he went back to Animal Haven. Fortunately for this sweet boy, Lisa and her family started fostering him immediately, and soon they made it official. Lisa wrote: “I had no idea that he was a part of your Pit Bull Flower Power book, or that he had had a fancy photoshoot at a hotel with you! To me he was “just a dog that needed a home.” He is a great dog, and has a forever home with us. He loves attention and snuggling with people, especially my husband Glen. They bonded immediately. Kato prefers a blanket and pillow, which is why most of the photos include these items. He’s changed the minds of a few people who once thought pit bulls were dangerous. He loves going for car rides and walks. He’s a great addition to our family.”.Kato’s story isn’t isolated sadly. Many pit bull-type dogs end up in shelters because of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), which prevents their loving families from taking them with them when they move to a new apartment, a new town, a new country where bans are in place. We all need to do our share to combat this form of discrimination, by spreading positive stories, by being good, responsible dog owners, by contacting our local politicians and the boards of residential buildings, by choosing insurance companies and retail companies that do not discriminate against pit bulls. For the records, Esurance and PetSmart for example, among others, have discriminatory practices against pit bull-type dogs (Esurance won’t insure households that declare having a pit bull, and PetSmart won’t accept the dogs in their day camp / playgroups). #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #EndBSL
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#Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost) ・・・ ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Kato years ago, while he was waiting at @AnimalHaven. Not only was he a part of #PitBullFlowerPower, but Kato was so good that we selected him to be a part of a fun shoot we had at a local fancy hotel. Kato was soon adopted, renamed Berlin, and enjoyed life with his family… until they moved to London… As you might know, pit bulls are heavily regulated in the UK (check @borninnocentDDA as they battle to have the law reformed). That meant that Kato/Berlin’s parents couldn’t take him with them and he went back to Animal Haven. Fortunately for this sweet boy, Lisa and her family started fostering him immediately, and soon they made it official. Lisa wrote: “I had no idea that he was a part of your Pit Bull Flower Power book, or that he had had a fancy photoshoot at a hotel with you! To me he was “just a dog that needed a home.” He is a great dog, and has a forever home with us. He loves attention and snuggling with people, especially my husband Glen. They bonded immediately. Kato prefers a blanket and pillow, which is why most of the photos include these items. He’s changed the minds of a few people who once thought pit bulls were dangerous. He loves going for car rides and walks. He’s a great addition to our family.” . Kato’s story isn’t isolated sadly. Many pit bull-type dogs end up in shelters because of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), which prevents their loving families from taking them with them when they move to a new apartment, a new town, a new country where bans are in place. We all need to do our share to combat this form of discrimination, by spreading positive stories, by being good, responsible dog owners, by contacting our local politicians and the boards of residential buildings, by choosing insurance companies and retail companies that do not discriminate against pit bulls. For the records, Esurance and PetSmart for example, among others, have discriminatory practices against pit bull-type dogs (Esurance won’t insure households that declare having a pit bull, and PetSmart won’t accept the dogs in their day camp / playgroups). #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #EndBSL

March 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Kato years ago, while he was waiting at @AnimalHaven. Not only was he a part of #PitBullFlowerPower, but Kato was so good that we selected him to be a part of a fun shoot we had at a local fancy hotel. Kato was soon adopted, renamed Berlin, and enjoyed life with his family… until they moved to London… As you might know, pit bulls are heavily regulated in the UK (check @borninnocentDDA as they battle to have the law reformed). That meant that Kato/Berlin’s parents couldn’t take him with them and he went back under the care of Animal Haven. Fortunately friends of his previous owner, Lisa and her family, started fostering him immediately, and soon they made it official. Lisa wrote: “I had no idea that he was a part of your Pit Bull Flower Power book, or that he had had a fancy photoshoot at a hotel with you! To me he was “just a dog that needed a home.” He is a great dog, and has a forever home with us. He loves attention and snuggling with people, especially my husband Glen. They bonded immediately. Kato prefers a blanket and pillow, which is why most of the photos include these items. He’s changed the minds of a few people who once thought pit bulls were dangerous. He loves going for car rides and walks. He’s a great addition to our family.” . Kato’s story isn’t isolated sadly. Many pit bull-type dogs end up in shelters because of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), which prevents their loving families from taking them with them when they move to a new apartment, a new town, a new country where bans are in place. We all need to do our share to combat this form of discrimination, by spreading positive stories, by being good, responsible dog owners, by contacting our local politicians and the boards of residential buildings, by choosing insurance companies and retail companies that do not discriminate against pit bulls. For the records, Esurance and PetSmart for example, among others, have discriminatory practices against pit bull-type dogs (Esurance won’t insure households that declare having a pit bull, and PetSmart won’t accept the dogs in their day camp / playgroups). #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #EndBSL

tyjanssen @megcfox this is exactly what I needed in my life

erin.hardie @carlystruik Don’t forget to post your gal! ❤️

March 2019
Snuggling is one of my favorite things!#pitbull#pitbullsofinstagram#dogsofinstagram#pitbullflowerpoweradopted
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felicia_dog_mama 💜💜💜

xenamariehasmyheart 😍😍😍

February 2019
ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Nikki at the @warwickhumane in 2016. She’d been waiting for 3 years, despite being adorable and well mannered, because she was high energy and required to be an only pet. ..Erin and her family visited the shelter, looking for a small dog. The staff realized Nikki would be a good match. They dropped the “pit bull mix” bomb, and the family was hesitant, but the staff explained it just meant Nikki was a shorthaired terrier mix! “As soon as the staff brought her out to us, we fell in love.” Because Nikki had been at the shelter for 3 years and was dog reactive, the family decided to visit her again and to take it slow. “We couldn’t stop thinking about her though and ended up seeing her again just two days later. We continued visiting Nikki multiple times a week for a few weeks, The staff suggested that we foster her for a weekend. We realized that even though we’d have to put in some effort to learn how to handle her, Nikki was definitely the dog for us. After a few weeks we officially adopted her. She even has an IG @nikki.the.pitbull...“We knew that we would have to go through some training to learn how to handle her. We always say that this was training for us, rather than Nikki, because she’d already been trained during her time at the shelter. She obviously knew what to do, it was just up to us to learn what instructions to give her... “Since we adopted Nikki, our hearts have grown so much. We are continually amazed by her and her story, and are absolutely filled with love for her. There is never a dull moment in our house. She loves to run at full speed with her toys, encouraging us to chase and play with her, and loves to be the center of attention. Whenever it is time to get work done or to make dinner, she makes sure that we haven’t forgotten about her by staying right by our sides and barking at us. Most of all, her favorite time of the day is any time that she can crawl up into one of our laps and cuddle with us. Nikki is, without a doubt, the best addition to our family that we could have possibly asked for!”.#PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Nikki at the @warwickhumane in 2016. She’d been waiting for 3 years, despite being adorable and well mannered, because she was high energy and required to be an only pet. . . Erin and her family visited the shelter, looking for a small dog. The staff realized Nikki would be a good match. They dropped the “pit bull mix” bomb, and the family was hesitant, but the staff explained it just meant Nikki was a shorthaired terrier mix! “As soon as the staff brought her out to us, we fell in love.” Because Nikki had been at the shelter for 3 years and was dog reactive, the family decided to visit her again and to take it slow. “We couldn’t stop thinking about her though and ended up seeing her again just two days later. We continued visiting Nikki multiple times a week for a few weeks, The staff suggested that we foster her for a weekend. We realized that even though we’d have to put in some effort to learn how to handle her, Nikki was definitely the dog for us. After a few weeks we officially adopted her. She even has an IG @nikki.the.pitbull.. . “We knew that we would have to go through some training to learn how to handle her. We always say that this was training for us, rather than Nikki, because she’d already been trained during her time at the shelter. She obviously knew what to do, it was just up to us to learn what instructions to give her. . . “Since we adopted Nikki, our hearts have grown so much. We are continually amazed by her and her story, and are absolutely filled with love for her. There is never a dull moment in our house. She loves to run at full speed with her toys, encouraging us to chase and play with her, and loves to be the center of attention. Whenever it is time to get work done or to make dinner, she makes sure that we haven’t forgotten about her by staying right by our sides and barking at us. Most of all, her favorite time of the day is any time that she can crawl up into one of our laps and cuddle with us. Nikki is, without a doubt, the best addition to our family that we could have possibly asked for!” . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower

yooper211 Yay Nikki! Happy sweet life.

max_the_wonky_pod Aaaah this makes me smile soo much!!! I’m glad this sweet girl got her furever home 😍☺️🙌🏼🐾

February 2019
Dog science facts😀: 🐩🐩🐾🐕“Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?” 🍖🦴🐕🍖 📷 pic 👉 @sophiegamandAMAZING ADOPTION UPDATE! Bubba spent 3 years in the shelter system. He was rescued from a large fighting operation in Ontario, Canada, under a strict pit bull ban. For that reason, the local SPCA asked the court permission to euthanize Bubba and 20 of his fellows, whom they deemed a menace to society. You can read the full, eventful story of these 21 in my book! , a local rescue, fought hard and long to gain custody of the dogs, and 2 years later won. The 21 dogs where sent to Florida, split between a rescue and ’s retraining center. Bubba and his buddies spent a year there, learning all the skills they would need, and being assessed. Bubba was then transferred to the  a few months back. He still had to wait a bit to be fully adoptable, due to knee surgeries. A few weeks back finally, he was officially “on the market” and I shared his  portrait. Well… it didn’t take long for Bubba to find a home! And what an amazing story, too! Hailie, his adopter, wrote: “We are on day 3 in his new, forever home. I'm in the U.S. Air Force and I am currently serving in Tucson, Arizona and when I saw Bubba listed in Phoenix I knew I had to make the drive and I am so happy I did. I struggle with anxiety and depression and have been having a really rough time the last year or so, and already my friends and coworkers can see the difference that Bubba has made in my life. He is the sweetest, most loving, snuggly dog I have ever owned. I have very little experience with Pits, and adopting an ex fighter was something I was apprehensive about, but I have no doubt in my mind that he was the right decision for me.” There is a Home for every dog. And BSL is utter crap. .#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #endBSL #SaveThe21 #ShareThe21
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Dog science facts😀: 🐩🐩🐾🐕“Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?” 🍖🦴🐕🍖 📷 pic 👉 @sophiegamand AMAZING ADOPTION UPDATE! Bubba spent 3 years in the shelter system. He was rescued from a large fighting operation in Ontario, Canada, under a strict pit bull ban. For that reason, the local SPCA asked the court permission to euthanize Bubba and 20 of his fellows, whom they deemed a menace to society. You can read the full, eventful story of these 21 in my book! , a local rescue, fought hard and long to gain custody of the dogs, and 2 years later won. The 21 dogs where sent to Florida, split between a rescue and ’s retraining center. Bubba and his buddies spent a year there, learning all the skills they would need, and being assessed. Bubba was then transferred to the a few months back. He still had to wait a bit to be fully adoptable, due to knee surgeries. A few weeks back finally, he was officially “on the market” and I shared his portrait. Well… it didn’t take long for Bubba to find a home! And what an amazing story, too! Hailie, his adopter, wrote: “We are on day 3 in his new, forever home. I'm in the U.S. Air Force and I am currently serving in Tucson, Arizona and when I saw Bubba listed in Phoenix I knew I had to make the drive and I am so happy I did. I struggle with anxiety and depression and have been having a really rough time the last year or so, and already my friends and coworkers can see the difference that Bubba has made in my life. He is the sweetest, most loving, snuggly dog I have ever owned. I have very little experience with Pits, and adopting an ex fighter was something I was apprehensive about, but I have no doubt in my mind that he was the right decision for me.” There is a Home for every dog. And BSL is utter crap. . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #endBSL #SaveThe21 #ShareThe21

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February 2019
Dog science facts😀: 🦴🍖🐩🐕“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” 🐩🦴🐩🦴 image 👉 @sophiegamandA good, solid, important, and dare I say, necessary, .Kyla from , adopted a while back! Head to my story for more pics from our shoot 😱💚👌 including a rare appearance of .#throwbackthursday #peanutbutterandsnot #pawfessormaclovin. #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy
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Dog science facts😀: 🦴🍖🐩🐕“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” 🐩🦴🐩🦴 image 👉 @sophiegamand A good, solid, important, and dare I say, necessary, . Kyla from , adopted a while back! Head to my story for more pics from our shoot 😱💚👌 including a rare appearance of . #throwbackthursday #peanutbutterandsnot #pawfessormaclovin. #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy

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February 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I have been jumping up and down with teary eyes over this news!!! If you have my #PitBullFlowerPower book, you know that some of my models have been waiting for a while for a home. The pictures don’t always make a difference. As I put the book together, it hurt me to type “Still waiting” next to some of my models. There was Creasy in AZ, who waited 8 years before he was adopted right after my book came out! And now Walter… I photographed him in June 2015, and he finally just got adopted! Walter initially came from the city shelter, where he was pulled by a rescue. The group had come in to pull a few seniors, and, taking a chance, told the shelter staff that they would pull one more dog, whoever was up next to be euthanized. And that dog was Walter. He was already on the euthanasia table, getting prepped. Once safe, Walter was transferred to Redemption Rescues (@hemiverse). After he received zero applications, despite being pretty much perfect, Walter settled into the rescue and became a helper dog, assisting with newcomers, a pro foster brother. Recently, the rescue realized it was time for Walter to find his true home. With a heavy heart they decided to push again for him. Soon, an adopter was in sight. When Walter met his potential new big brother Apache, he was incredibly intimidated by the dog’s gargantuan size. It’s crazy because Walter himself is pretty big (about 60lbs), but he looks like a mini-Walter on the pics! At first, Walter snapped at the big sweetheart whenever he would get too close. But nobody gave up. With the assurance of the rescue’s trainer and the constant dedication of Walter’s new foster parents, slowly the dogs became more comfortable, and now they act like brothers who had been separated at birth!!! And just like that, Walter is now officially, finally home (follow him at @4leggedbrothers218). Many people took part in his journey, and I am so grateful I get to be a tiny part of these stories, and witness the best humanity has to offer. Now I have to go because those damn onions… BRB . . #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #sophiegamand #photographysaveslives #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullmastiff #mastiff #rescuedog

February 2019
#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost・・・It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! .But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. .These days, the book is $58 on Amazon US (instead of $75). 🙌 Someone from Ireland actually ordered it on Amazon US, which came cheaper than Amazon UK! You can also order it via my website (including signed copies). If you got the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. 🙏🙏 It helps other readers find it.Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. .I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. ..@lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotograp
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#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost ・・・ It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! . But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. . These days, the book is $58 on Amazon US (instead of $75). 🙌 Someone from Ireland actually ordered it on Amazon US, which came cheaper than Amazon UK! You can also order it via my website (including signed copies). If you got the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. 🙏🙏 It helps other readers find it. Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. . I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. . . @lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotograp

February 2019
I cannot begin to describe how beautiful this book is!!My own signed copy has pride of place back at my home in the Uk.Buy it if you can it will fill your bully breed/Dog loving heart with every turn of the page.#Promotewhatyoulove #Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost)・・・It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! .But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. .Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. .I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. ..@lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotography
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I cannot begin to describe how beautiful this book is!!My own signed copy has pride of place back at my home in the Uk. Buy it if you can it will fill your bully breed/Dog loving heart with every turn of the page. #Promotewhatyoulove #Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost) ・・・ It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! . But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. . Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. . I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. . . @lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotography

zeekasumistar Its a wonderful book ❤️ my boyfriend got me one!! 😎🤗😍❤️

pitbullsandcalicos So beautiful 💖💖

February 2019
#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost・・・It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! .But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. .These days, the book is $58 on Amazon US (instead of $75). 🙌 Someone from Ireland actually ordered it on Amazon US, which came cheaper than Amazon UK! You can also order it via my website (including signed copies). If you got the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. 🙏🙏 It helps other readers find it.Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. .I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. ..@lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotograp
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#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost ・・・ It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! . But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. . These days, the book is $58 on Amazon US (instead of $75). 🙌 Someone from Ireland actually ordered it on Amazon US, which came cheaper than Amazon UK! You can also order it via my website (including signed copies). If you got the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. 🙏🙏 It helps other readers find it. Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. . I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. . . @lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotograp

February 2019
It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! .But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. .These days, the book is $58 on Amazon US (instead of $75). 🙌 Someone from Ireland actually ordered it on Amazon US, which came cheaper than Amazon UK! You can also order it via my website (including signed copies). If you got the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. 🙏🙏 It helps other readers find it.Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. .I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. ..@lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotography #endBSL #dog #shelterdog #rescuedog
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It took me nine months to birth my #PitBullFlowerPower book. And since it came out in October, I have struggled a bit to find my pace again. For the book, I unearthed so many stories, I dug deep into my memories, some of which I didn’t want to relive, many of which are so beautiful and uplifting. The rollercoaster of emotions left me exhausted! . But I am so proud of this book, and I really hope many of you have had a chance to check it out. I really think it’s an important book. And publishing it shouldn’t be the end of the road, but rather the beginning! I had this beautiful dream of touring the country for book signings and exhibits, but carrying all this myself is a huge undertaking – literally and figuratively! These books are HEAVY. . These days, the book is $58 on Amazon US (instead of $75). 🙌 Someone from Ireland actually ordered it on Amazon US, which came cheaper than Amazon UK! You can also order it via my website (including signed copies). If you got the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. 🙏🙏 It helps other readers find it. Have you had a chance to read some of the stories? I couldn’t share all the dogs’ stories in the book, which was frustrating, but I selected the most powerful ones, the ones that can teach us so many lessons when it comes to our humanity, and animal welfare. From dogs who are left behind because of BSL, to dogs who find their homes through extraordinary circumstances, pure luck, or the incredible dedication of their caretakers… Every story is different and vibrant. . I am still so grateful to all the people who came together during my Kickstarter last year, to bring this book to life 😚😚. I don’t want this to be the end of the road for the book. I really want to see it grow and reach more people! If you are able to help me continue this journey, email me! Shout-out to @heatheryaxley who wrote an amazing review of the book for her blog! I am adding the link in my story. . . @lantern.books #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #photographysaveslives #pitbullflowerpowerbook #adoptdontshop #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #flowercrown #sophiegamand #sophiegamandphotography #endBSL #dog #shelterdog #rescuedog

varo.yv @wawasonico algo así para los refugios cancunenses 🙏🏼😭😭

February 2019
A great write up by Charlie's foster mom ♥️#Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost)・・・ADOPTION PUPDATE: Remember our boy Cowboy, whom we fostered before the holidays for @mrbonesandco? Well, he was adopted right in time for Christmas, and has been settling in his new home since. Cowboy is growing up fast – and big! His parents love to go on Jeep adventures with their doggies, so I cannot wait to see pics when the weather gets nicer. In the meantime, Cowboy, now Charlie, is learning to be a good boy. When he arrived in the family, he met his 3 cat siblings, and senior Riley, his big dog brother. Charlie is very playful and smart, and loves picking on Francis, the most patient of the cats (he has learned to not even make eye contact with the 2 other cats!). Unfortunately, his big brother Riley passed away a few days ago, which truly broke my heart. But through their horrible time, Charlie’s parents have found a lot of comfort with him. As a matter of fact, not only has he been a wonderful emotional support to them, but he somehow knew that Riley needed him to be a really good boy. Mom @tamara_sadel said Charlie was amazing. “He showed the compassion I never thought a puppy could show”, she wrote. Charlie would lay down right next to Riley, and quietly kept him company until his last hours. I am so proud of our soulful boy. It was a challenge to foster such a young puppy (our youngest foster ever). But seeing him grow up to be the best doggie he can be, makes all the sleepless nights well worth it. You can follow his adventures on @k9crunch. I can’t wait to see it all!!.#adoptdontshop #fosterpuppy #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pitbullpuppy #photographysaveslives #adoptcowboymbc
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A great write up by Charlie's foster mom ♥️ #Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost) ・・・ ADOPTION PUPDATE: Remember our boy Cowboy, whom we fostered before the holidays for @mrbonesandco? Well, he was adopted right in time for Christmas, and has been settling in his new home since. Cowboy is growing up fast – and big! His parents love to go on Jeep adventures with their doggies, so I cannot wait to see pics when the weather gets nicer. In the meantime, Cowboy, now Charlie, is learning to be a good boy. When he arrived in the family, he met his 3 cat siblings, and senior Riley, his big dog brother. Charlie is very playful and smart, and loves picking on Francis, the most patient of the cats (he has learned to not even make eye contact with the 2 other cats!). Unfortunately, his big brother Riley passed away a few days ago, which truly broke my heart. But through their horrible time, Charlie’s parents have found a lot of comfort with him. As a matter of fact, not only has he been a wonderful emotional support to them, but he somehow knew that Riley needed him to be a really good boy. Mom @tamara_sadel said Charlie was amazing. “He showed the compassion I never thought a puppy could show”, she wrote. Charlie would lay down right next to Riley, and quietly kept him company until his last hours. I am so proud of our soulful boy. It was a challenge to foster such a young puppy (our youngest foster ever). But seeing him grow up to be the best doggie he can be, makes all the sleepless nights well worth it. You can follow his adventures on @k9crunch. I can’t wait to see it all!! . #adoptdontshop #fosterpuppy #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pitbullpuppy #photographysaveslives #adoptcowboymbc

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February 2019
ADOPTION PUPDATE: Remember our boy Cowboy, whom we fostered before the holidays for @mrbonesandco? Well, he was adopted right in time for Christmas, and has been settling in his new home since. Cowboy is growing up fast – and big! His parents love to go on Jeep adventures with their doggies, so I cannot wait to see pics when the weather gets nicer. In the meantime, Cowboy, now Charlie, is learning to be a good boy. When he arrived in the family, he met his 3 cat siblings, and senior Riley, his big dog brother. Charlie is very playful and smart, and loves picking on Francis, the most patient of the cats (he has learned to not even make eye contact with the 2 other cats!). Unfortunately, his big brother Riley passed away a few days ago, which truly broke my heart. But through their horrible time, Charlie’s parents have found a lot of comfort with him. As a matter of fact, not only has he been a wonderful emotional support to them, but he somehow knew that Riley needed him to be a really good boy. Mom @tamara_sadel said Charlie was amazing. “He showed the compassion I never thought a puppy could show”, she wrote. Charlie would lay down right next to Riley, and quietly kept him company until his last hours. I am so proud of our soulful boy. It was a challenge to foster such a young puppy (our youngest foster ever). But seeing him grow up to be the best doggie he can be, makes all the sleepless nights well worth it. You can follow his adventures on @k9crunch. I can’t wait to see it all!!.#adoptdontshop #fosterpuppy #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pitbullpuppy #photographysaveslives #adoptcowboymbc
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ADOPTION PUPDATE: Remember our boy Cowboy, whom we fostered before the holidays for @mrbonesandco? Well, he was adopted right in time for Christmas, and has been settling in his new home since. Cowboy is growing up fast – and big! His parents love to go on Jeep adventures with their doggies, so I cannot wait to see pics when the weather gets nicer. In the meantime, Cowboy, now Charlie, is learning to be a good boy. When he arrived in the family, he met his 3 cat siblings, and senior Riley, his big dog brother. Charlie is very playful and smart, and loves picking on Francis, the most patient of the cats (he has learned to not even make eye contact with the 2 other cats!). Unfortunately, his big brother Riley passed away a few days ago, which truly broke my heart. But through their horrible time, Charlie’s parents have found a lot of comfort with him. As a matter of fact, not only has he been a wonderful emotional support to them, but he somehow knew that Riley needed him to be a really good boy. Mom @tamara_sadel said Charlie was amazing. “He showed the compassion I never thought a puppy could show”, she wrote. Charlie would lay down right next to Riley, and quietly kept him company until his last hours. I am so proud of our soulful boy. It was a challenge to foster such a young puppy (our youngest foster ever). But seeing him grow up to be the best doggie he can be, makes all the sleepless nights well worth it. You can follow his adventures on @k9crunch. I can’t wait to see it all!! . #adoptdontshop #fosterpuppy #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pitbullpuppy #photographysaveslives #adoptcowboymbc

mikayla_lovas Ugh! Cowboy is a foster favorite of mine! I love following as many foster babies as I can after they go off to their forever homes, so glad to see him happy🥰

kaye_sheila Awesome glad to see he got a great forever home animals have great instincts when others are I'll and in need of love

February 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! Paula Dean’s #PitBullFlowerPower portrait perfectly embodies the complex emotions of the holidays…! I photographed Paula a couple of years ago, and she was adopted soon after. And don’t be fooled by her sad face, this was actually how she looked like on most photos! Paula was abandoned by her first owner, then overcame cancer, and was adopted again. Unfortunately, at 10-years-old, Paula came back to the shelter. Her owner had mental health issues and couldn’t keep Paula anymore. Soon after she was surrendered to a CT shelter, @Mrbonesandco pulled Paula into their rescue program and brought her to New York. An “active senior sausage”, as she was described by her rescuer, Paula soon found the perfect home. I got a chance to catch up with Leslie and Rick: “After losing our 1st rescue in the late summer 2015, I had started to follow some rescue groups to find our next pup. It was New Year’s Eve and Mr. Bones & Co. had Paula featured as the last dog left in their One Lucky Pup Program. The picture was the one you had taken of her! I read her bio, showed Ricky her picture and told him "this is our next dog". We contacted the rescue and set up a meet and greet. On a very cold day, we met at a truck stop on the highway. Things went well there and we setup a home visit then started a trial adoption. Needless to say we made it permanent! Fast-forward to now and she knows that this is her home and she doesn't need to worry about anything. Paula loves camping in the summer and boating on the lake. She also likes to go to the farm during the busy time and is a favorite with our customers.” #pitbullflowerpowerAdopted #adoptdontshop

gwinnydaisy Incredible story. What a happy ending!

_thebrindlebruiser_ @jabubrindle Sophie photographs pitties in flower crowns to get them adopted ❤️

December 2018
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November 2018
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PUPDATE: Former homeless dog and #PitBullFlowerPower model Rudolph is living the life and his twinning game is 12/10 (swipe for a video! It looks like Rudolph is kissing a mirror! 😆)! I photographed him at the @tohanimalshelter years ago, and he was adopted soon after. His story is a testament to the importance of adoption events! ✨✨✨ His mom Eileen (@Eileen8669) wrote: “We were looking for a companion for our other dog Pecorino after buying a house in 2014. We looked at a few different shelters and even had a few meet and greets but the chemistry with the other dogs were not there. We actually almost gave up but on a whim we decided to go to the Town of Hempstead’s annual festival and we noticed that there was a tent for the shelter there. My husband and I went to see the dogs that they had there, thinking maybe there was a chance at finding a companion for Pecorino. While we were there, we told the staff what kind of dog we had and what we were looking for personality-wise. They told us to come by the shelter the following day and to bring our current pet so we could see if they could find a match. We met a few dogs - no magic – until the staff brought Rudolph out and the dogs seemed to hit it off. We were elated and made arrangements to adopt Rudolph. We were able to take him home the following weekend. We happened to be off that week and would be able to supervise them to make sure there were no issues. We did not need to worry! Within a short period of taking them on a walk they acted like they had known each other forever. Rudolph is such a good, loving dog and so smart. He knows when it is time for bed, will jump up from the couch every night, and wait at bottom of the stairs so we can let him upstairs for bed. It’s so funny.” #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED

mariatp18 So happy Rudolph found his forever home... ❤️❤️

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November 2018
Her coffee table book would make a wonderful Christmas gift! #Repost @sophiegamand・・・Another beauty from 2016, Lizzie who I photographed at the Almost Home Animal Shelter in Pennsauken NJ (adopted). I love her so much! I am so glad there is a book to collect all these beauties under one roof now. 🖤 .So many of my models are terriers, and I wouldn’t put them in a “pit bull” category, personally. Lizzie is one of them. But shelters have grown accustomed to labeling all their large terriers as pits. Hence the problem. And if even professionals struggle to label these dogs, how can legislators do it reasonably? That’s why BSL is ludicrous. And I’m so glad shelters are starting to remove breed labels, and emphasize their dogs’ personality instead. .With #pitbullflowerpower, I wanted to demystify the term pit bull. Empty it of its meaning so we can acknowledge the absurdity of our stance against these dogs.#pitbullflowerpowerADOPTED #flowercrown #photographysaveslives #dogsinflowercrowns #adoptdontshop #shelterdogandfabulous #purebredsaremutts just like you and me 😚
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Her coffee table book would make a wonderful Christmas gift! #Repost @sophiegamand ・・・ Another beauty from 2016, Lizzie who I photographed at the Almost Home Animal Shelter in Pennsauken NJ (adopted). I love her so much! I am so glad there is a book to collect all these beauties under one roof now. 🖤 . So many of my models are terriers, and I wouldn’t put them in a “pit bull” category, personally. Lizzie is one of them. But shelters have grown accustomed to labeling all their large terriers as pits. Hence the problem. And if even professionals struggle to label these dogs, how can legislators do it reasonably? That’s why BSL is ludicrous. And I’m so glad shelters are starting to remove breed labels, and emphasize their dogs’ personality instead. . With #pitbullflowerpower, I wanted to demystify the term pit bull. Empty it of its meaning so we can acknowledge the absurdity of our stance against these dogs. #pitbullflowerpowerADOPTED #flowercrown #photographysaveslives #dogsinflowercrowns #adoptdontshop #shelterdogandfabulous #purebredsaremutts just like you and me 😚

November 2018
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