Phibbs Focuses on Fur... Part 1

Posted by Pia

Just because renowned photographer Richard Phibbs refuses to photograph models wearing fur, does not mean he is not a huge lover and advocate for those who naturally don their own fur!

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Shelby...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

1 Shelby... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Samson and Charlotte...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

2 Samson and Charlotte... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Nigel...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

3 Nigel... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Nina...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

4 Nina... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Willow and Tasa/Te'Se...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

5 Willow and Tasa/Te'Se... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Russell...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

6 Russell... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Domino...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

7 Domino... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Gereth...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

8 Gereth... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Santa Maria and Penelope...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

9 Santa Maria and Penelope... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Pumpkin...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

10 Pumpkin... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Delilah...
waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. 
See link at end of blog post for more details.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.

11 Delilah... waiting to be adopted at The Humane Society of New York. See link at end of blog post for more details. Photo by Richard Phibbs.

Yep... artist extraordinaire, father to Huck the pup, dear friend to us here at the Daily Wag and committed animal advocate Richard Phibbs, is back volunteering his valuable time for the sake of shelter animals like Shelby and Pumpkin (see gallery above).

Having had the good fortune to meet Richard earlier this year, at The Humane Society of New York- I am pleased to once again unveil evidence of his good deeds to all of you DW readers! Phibbs' down to earth nature and sensitivity for animals of all shapes, sizes and species, is contagious. This highly sought after artist, who's work commands a pretty penny, is an advocate and activist at heart.

Phibbs' sense of ethics and personal responsibility provides a solid example for anyone inclined to apply their individual skills/talents to the greater good. The power that an image can have to save lives and help to secure loving forever homes for millions of homeless shelter animals is not lost on this uber talented artist. Phibbs' commitment to educating the public on the plight of shelter animals and the importance of adoption.

His images showcase just a handful of the lovable souls, many former family pets, who end up homeless and in shelters for no fault of their own Each with his/her own story, adoptable animals everywhere are just waiting to become a best friend and loyal member of the lucky family that chooses to adopt.

While Phibbs' name precedes him, each and every one of us can apply our unique talents to getting these loyal critters seen and then hopefully adopted into loving homes. But as I always say, and as Phibbs clearly understands, they need to be seen first-and a good clear image is critical to assuring this will happen- then they can be saved, fostered, adopted, and ultimately loved!

You need not be a professional photographer to provide the critical link in getting animals seen and saved. Anyone can use their FaceBook page, snap-and-shoot-camera, video recorder, personal website, artistic ability, Twitter, Pinterest and various other simple means to save lives.

Be sure to forward today's post and photo gallery to others, and sign up to volunteer in your area. Many a worthy waiting soul will benefit in ways that help both that individual animal... as well as the plight shared by thousands of animals who, at this very moment, are waiting hopefully in shelters across the nation.

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Shelby

Samson

Charlotte

Nigel

Nina

Willow

Tasa/Te'Se

Russell

Domino

Gereth

Santa Maria

Penelope

Pumpkin

Delilah

Next Thursday, we'll have even for more Phibbs' photos of adoptable companion animals!

Comments (9)

  • Good morning everyone,
    This photograper is excellent. I hope they all get adopted and get to know what it is like to live in a loving home like we all do.
    I never got a chance to get back on the computer yesterday. I see most everyone posted, even Sparkle.
    Opened the door this morning, rain. No deck time. Sad morning. Going back to bed. I am going to focus on Rebel and his itchy self and think about what to do for him. Oh and then I have to think about Cora-Belle with her very special vest. hehehehe
    Sorry Cora-Belle, I couldn't resist laughing. I am sure we have all been in situations like that. They make us wear something goofy or take some kind of goofy picture of us. So, see, I an not laughing at you I am laughing with you. Oh wait, you are not laughing. hehehehehehe Geez, this rain is making me bad. I better go back to sleep.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Good morning Dr. Pia,
    I sure do hope all these friends find good homes, too. They sure look like a great bunch of pals. I like their kerchiefs and scarves. I sure could use one now. I'm all naked in the front now. I had a nice warm bath yesterday. The shampoo smelled so nice & I was a good boy. I don't like being sick, but I sure do like the attention. Don't worry Maddox, one of my pills is keeping the itching away. I get my first shot tomorrow. I don't like the ear medicine so much, though.
    Lynn, we heard about the smoke from the forest fires, did you have snow at your house?
    Well, to all my Glue Squad friends & Sparkle, too...have a great day.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too Dr. Pia. I have a fur coat too just in case Richard needs another model. But I’m not up for adoption so I guess I’ll have to pass on that. Anyway, I’m missing some fur in various places; mostly the tail. After last night, I’m under 24/7 lockdown. That means I have to stay with someone all the time. Right now Daddy is looking over my shoulder as I type. Like you Maddox, I won’t be getting any ‘deck time’ today.
    Catch you later, Kirby

  • Richard Phibbs your outstanding photographs are heartwarming...I pray all those lovely fur-souls find a fur-ever home.

    Thank You Dr. Pia and Richard Phibbs for all you do for saving animals lives. :-)

    My heart aches knowing there are so many animals out there without a loving home.

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hi Dr. Pia. Minnow & Richard Phibbs, All of you are the greatest animal lovers just like all of out wonderful parents! How great to see these photos from Richard Phibbs of these wonderful animals waiting for great parents! I love everyone of them and hope to God they get wonderful families real soon! Most of them look very happy, but Shelby and Nina look rather scared and I sure would love to hug them! It will be fun to see more of Phibbs's photos again next week! Sure hope all of you with Dr. Pia, The Daily Wag, and the Glue Squad with their parents have a great day! Love, Dudley Do Right & Jan XOXOXO+

  • Hello Dr. Pia,
    Thank you soooo much for sharing Phibb's photos. You are both fantastic in all you do in animal adoption. I know they will get forever homes soon.

    Rebel, no snow where I live, just in the mountains, about 50 miles away from me. Cool and rainy today. Rebel, I know after the shot tomorrow you will be getting even better. You, and Mimi and Papa are so lucky to have each other. Just keep with lots of "cc" time---it is good for all that ales you.

    Everyone I think is having a nice, cool, rainy day. Have a great one.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • ..what great photos..hope all those doggies and rabbit find wonderful homes..yes, Maddox, I deserve to be teased for owning such a piece of clothing..wait till my buddy, Rototiller, the red cattledog sees the offending article..she lives in Las Vegas and is coming to visit next month..so the all the outdoor critters better run!..Rebel, glad to hear you are feeling less itchy..must eat a snack and patrol the property..may attempt also to sneak off down the driveway..(yeah, like Lucinda doesn't watch me like a hawk!)..over and out, Cora-Belle

  • Wow- hope those nice cats and dogs get good homes soon. Our computer is acting up so will try my best here to communicate with my daily wag buddies. Good job Dr.Pia and Richard Phibbs in bringing awareness to the need of adult animals for adoption from shelters!
    Maddox, what's up with all the laughter and Corabelle's vest?? Must have missed something. Hope you are having some of our sunshine now..
    Where is everybody?? Delia and Kitty, Jimmy wants to know if Kitty likes to chase bugs. He is getting adept at knocking stink bugs off our screen windows..today there are hundreds..
    Kirby, hope your tail is not bothering you too much. Just think of the 24/7 watch as special security for your secret agent work. Rebel, hope you liked that spa treatment.. Cora belle, we love you and hope you are having fun by the creek. Mom was taking care of the sweetest little man dog last night, he looked so much like our warrior prince Basil. I was really jealous and whined and barked. She did an overnighter so we are off today.
    Lynn, hope to hear from you soon. Tell the powers that be it is ok to give Lynn our e-mail address.
    Off to watch more football news with my gran papa.. love and high paws, Abby

  • Those are very nice photos. A good photo can make a great big difference for dogs in shelters. So can not smelling ucky, which is why Mom volunteers at her local Humane Society. She goes in at least once a week to give baths to dogs that are ready to go up for adoption. She says some of them are pretty stinky. Of course, I don't agree; when she comes home I can smell all the different dogs on her jeans before she changes, and I learn a lot about them. The bad part of Mom doing this is she has gotten REALLY GOOD at giving baths :(

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