The shelter where I work as a volunteer photographer just started publishing a Featured Pet of the Week on their web site and Facebook page.

This is the first pooch to get the honour! Penny is a 6-month-old Pitbull with a playful and sunny disposition. She has to leave the shelter real soon, because she can’t live in a cage; it makes her very, very grumpy. Outside the cage, she’s as sweet as can be!

Nikon D7000
Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D

Focal length 50mm
Aperture f/5,6
Shutter 1/60 sec.

Shot in Aperture Priority, with SB-600 firing straight up, but bounced back with a DIY bounce card similar to this . Processed in Lightroom 3.3 and Photoshop CS4 to add one of my textures .


Charity for Animals on May 18, 2011

Animals As They Should Be on May 31, 2011

Cats and Dogs on June 1, 2011

APBT (American Pit Bull Terrier) lovers on June 10, 2011

Animal Captions & Confessions on August 16, 2011

This is my original shot, SOOC

All proceeds from the sales of this work will be donated to A.M.R. Animal Services and Boutique (sorry, French only)
However, their Facebook page is bilingual, and even mostly English, please click here to visit


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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Despite my fear of pit bulls, I have to admit that Penny has a wonderful face and gentle eyes! I just love all your dog shots Johanne and think you are doing them such a marvelous service!

  • Thank you Joanne! What can I say, I’m an animal lover. Dogs, cats, birds, mice, all of them… aah, excluding pet spiders perhaps! LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 3 years ago

    “Pitbull with a playful and sunny disposition” … I have to say those are not words I expected to see together in a sentence – EVER!
    Kudos for the work you’re doing Jo. Hope they all find loving homes.

  • I swear she is like that! LOL! My helper had problems to keep her still; she only wanted to lick her face, jump and play, or roll over for a belly rub. Whenever I moved forward for a close-up, she would come at me, her tail wagging furiously, and stuck her wet nose into my lens! :-D

    Thank you for the kudos, my friend! :-) (I just came back from photographing a beagle for next week!)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Marie-Eve Boisclair
    Marie-Eve Bois...about 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Charity for Animals group! 2011-05-18

  • Oups! Je croyais avoir déjà dit merci pour le feature, mais je constate que j’ai eu un moment d’Alzheimer… Alors voilà, un gros merci pour avoir inclus ma photo dans la série en vedette! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 3 years ago

    She is just beautiful Johanne! Wonderful capture of her. I hope she will find a forever home soon. :))

  • Thank you Ginny! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot :)

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 3 years ago

    She is a beautiful young lady and I hope she has the wonderful, and bright, future she
    deserves! congratulations on being featured!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you very much, Bill! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congradulations so precious and cute hugs

  • Thank you for your kind words! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonabout 3 years ago

    Many congratulations on your wonderful feature:-)

  • Thank you very much, Dorothy! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...about 3 years ago

    Great capture and I also wish her a forever home soon!

  • Thank you for your kind words, Alexandra! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 3 years ago

    You are very welcome. It’s very deserving of the feature. :))

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