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Meghan Lawson Combines Her Two Passions: Rescue and Photography

The professional photographer and animal welfare advocate uses her artistic talents to help dogs in Washington find homes.

Jackie Brown  |  Jan 4th 2017


Meghan Lawson’s passion for photography was founded on her passion for animal welfare. She started her career by taking photos of pets for animal rescue groups, and she said it’s still her favorite work to do. Today, she is the owner of Two Red Dogs Photography based out of Kingston, Washington.

“My husband and I foster and volunteer for local animal rescues. To be able to help animals in need makes our lives whole,” Meghan said. “Nothing makes me happier than posting a photo of an animal that catches someone’s attention. The more people who pause to read about a homeless animal, even if they are unable to adopt that animal, the better. I believe education and awareness are two key things that will help us reduce the amount of homeless pets.”

Lynch experienced kennel stress at the local shelter until he was adopted. Today, he is happy and is deeply loved by his new family. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Lynch experienced kennel stress at the local shelter until he was adopted. Today, he is happy and
is deeply loved by his new family. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Meghan and her husband rescued Chase when he was a puppy. He was their first dog and now, at 7 years old is still their “first child. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Meghan and her husband rescued Chase when he was a puppy. He was their first dog and now, at 7 years old is still their “first child. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Meghan is a proud member of HeART’s Speak, an international organization that connects professional photographers with rescues and shelters who need great photos of their animals, Meghan also serves on the board for a local nonprofit rescue group, Rescue Every Dog, based in Kingston, Washington. She has developed wonderful relationships with many animal welfare organizations, including Project Buddy Rescue in Kitsap County and Nakoma Ranch and Sanctuary, also in Kingston.

Rescued at 6 months old, Tilly lives with her forever family on a sanctuary with many other rescued animals and four human siblings, including Audrey (pictured). (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Rescued at 6 months old, Tilly lives with her forever family on a sanctuary with many other rescued animals and four human siblings, including Audrey (pictured). (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Sophie is one of Meghan’s dogs, a foster failure. Although extremely fearful at first, Sophie quickly bonded with Meghan, and there was no way Meghan could let her go. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Sophie is one of Meghan’s dogs, a foster failure. Although extremely fearful at first, Sophie quickly bonded with Meghan, and there was no way Meghan could let her go. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)

Top photo: Romeo and Zena are siblings, and they both were adopted together. (Photo by Meghan Lawson)