Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Giuseppe
Image: Richard Phibbs

The sweet and sometimes sad faces of dogs waiting to be adopted is just one of those things that tug at your heart strings. And these pup photos are no exception.

Over the last few years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has been photographing furry subjects at the Humane Society of New York as part of the shelters work to find the dogs forever homes.

The portraits of the adorable pups are featured in the new book Rescue Me. The photos are accompanied with each dogs story of abandonment through rescue told by writer and activist Richard Jonas. Royalties from the sale of Rescue Me benefit the Humane Society of New York.

My portraits of homeless animals are not meant to make people feel sad. The goal is to find every animal a home,” said Phibbs.

After looking at these quirky faces, see if you can resist running to your nearest humane society.

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Leo

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Cedric

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Davey

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Zeppy

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Hamilton

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Herschel

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Chelsea

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Cookie

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Yoko

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Little Lowell

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Hugo

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Nuno

Image: Richard Phibbs

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Finn

Image: Richard Phibbs

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