When dynamic duo Janet Healey and Joe Grisham wanted to do something to give back to their community, they wanted it to include their talents and skills. The team had been making photos together since 1992, with Healey as a stylist and Grisham as a photographer. But what could they take photos of that would make the world a better place?
It occurred to them that shelter dogs with quality portraits usually get adopted faster, so they began calling up different rescue organizations. A lot of them were suspicious, but one group jumped at the opportunity, and later that week showed up with a pack of Jack Russell Terriers without homes. Despite the chaos of the little dogs, Healey and Grisham were hooked, and every first Thursday of the month they open their studio to a different organization.
They have a line of greeting cards called Hooray for the Underdog!, which features beautiful photos of rescue dogs. The cards are not only a sweet way to remind a friend that you’re thinking of her, but they raise awareness about the plight of homeless animals all over this country.
The images are expertly crafted, radiating the life of the dogs in them. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, their site is worth taking a peek at. The cards are about $3.50 each and you can order them here.
Images via Hooray for the Underdog!