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ADOPTION PUPDATE: Zoey was rescued with her mom and siblings in Albama, and traveled to New York at @AnimalHaven as a puppy. She was swiftly adopted by a family, where she became the best friend, and biggest responsablity, of the 12-year-old daughter, Natalia. Natalia herself wrote this beautiful testimonial: “This is Willow and she is my incredibly beautiful little puppy. She is now 3 months old and she is massive. She basically has the same size paws as other full-grown dogs. It was definitely a hard/easy process adopting her. We had a lot of help from amazing people. The day we brought her home was spectacular. However, I don’t think she thought that it was spectacular. She was so nervous, but the next day she got the hang of things. The first thing we did when she came in the house was give her a bath. She was so funny and did not love the water. We thought we were the first people to give her a bath. We later learned it was Kevin Heart not us. My dog is so much more famous then I am. I love to share this story. One of my many jobs as an owner of a dog is to walk her. I always get so many nice compliments about her unique spots. My dad told me to tell people ”she is half Pit Bull and half Leopard.” Even though she has some Pit in her, she is so sweet and friendly. People should not be scared of her because she has a breed that is tougher then other breeds. Willow is the best thing that ever happened to my family. She has thought us how to be responsible pet owners. My family likes to spoil and cuddle with her. She loves to roll over and give us her belly to rub. She sleeps a ton on her back and snores super loud. She is just adorable and perfect for our family. Thank you Willow for being the best puppy ever!” . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #adoptdontshop #pitbulladvocate #photographysaveslives #sophiegamand #shelterdog #puppy #cutepuppy #merle

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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Honey in LA a few weeks back at the @annenbergpetspace. She was recovering from surgery on both knees. My post caught the eyes of Megan and Jay (@megerig and @jaygerig), and they headed to the PetSpace to meet Honey immediately. ..“I cannot thank you enough for your work; it helped us bring Honey home.A dog-shaped hole started opening in our life, but we tried to hem in that desire with all of the things that needed to happen first in order for it to be “right”. It turns out all we truly needed was the right dog.As always, your photograph caught my eye. This time, however, it was closely followed by “LOS ANGELES” at the start of the post. So many of the sweet, adoptable faces I see are across the country—this one was here. I read about her two knee surgeries and watched the videos about her recovery process. I have had surgery on both of my knees, and I felt an immediate kinship. I knew this was our dog.When we went to meet her, she was at the counter on greeting duty. The person asked what brought us there; we pointed to Honey. We spent the afternoon with her, and she came home with us.She has been with us just over two weeks. She captures human hearts wherever she goes, and she has started making peace with our cats and friends with the dog next door. Honey loves the sunshine and moving her bed around the house to where she wants it. Actually, it’s the cats’ bed, who do not care about it. Honey claimed it for herself within minutes of being in our place. We’re going to get her a bigger one at some point, but for now it’s all hers and she loves it.She had her post-op today. The surgeon enthusiastically expressed that Honey is well on her way to a full recovery.We are grateful for the lessons she teaches us daily about getting outside and enjoying life. Megan and Jay” . ..#PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Honey in LA a few weeks back at the @annenbergpetspace. She was recovering from surgery on both knees. My post caught the eyes of Megan and Jay (@megerig and @jaygerig), and they headed to the PetSpace to meet Honey immediately. . . “I cannot thank you enough for your work; it helped us bring Honey home. A dog-shaped hole started opening in our life, but we tried to hem in that desire with all of the things that needed to happen first in order for it to be “right”. It turns out all we truly needed was the right dog. As always, your photograph caught my eye. This time, however, it was closely followed by “LOS ANGELES” at the start of the post. So many of the sweet, adoptable faces I see are across the country—this one was here. I read about her two knee surgeries and watched the videos about her recovery process. I have had surgery on both of my knees, and I felt an immediate kinship. I knew this was our dog. When we went to meet her, she was at the counter on greeting duty. The person asked what brought us there; we pointed to Honey. We spent the afternoon with her, and she came home with us. She has been with us just over two weeks. She captures human hearts wherever she goes, and she has started making peace with our cats and friends with the dog next door. Honey loves the sunshine and moving her bed around the house to where she wants it. Actually, it’s the cats’ bed, who do not care about it. Honey claimed it for herself within minutes of being in our place. We’re going to get her a bigger one at some point, but for now it’s all hers and she loves it. She had her post-op today. The surgeon enthusiastically expressed that Honey is well on her way to a full recovery. We are grateful for the lessons she teaches us daily about getting outside and enjoying life. Megan and Jay” . . . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop

saraeaz 😍😍😍💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

luxegroomingla Aww Honey is adorable 😍

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ADOPTION PUPDATE: Eliza is one of the puppies who came with mom Addison from Alabama to NYC (@AnimalHaven). She was adopted almost immediately, and has been settling nicely with her new family! Her mom Catherine emailed me an update: . “I decided to adopt Eliza because I have two younger brothers who have always wanted a dog but my mother was unable to take on the financial responsibility to own a pet. My brothers are teenagers now, growing into young men in a single parent household, and I wanted to give them an opportunity to learn responsibility and what it means to care for someone/something other than themselves. . Since adoption, we have renamed Eliza Raven. My younger brothers and I have been very involved in her care and love her very much. When my brothers show me a new trick they taught Raven and tell me about positive training techniques they've learned on YouTube, I can see the excitement and difference in their persona since adoption. They go outside more often to take her out for walks instead of staying at home on the Internet. They wake up early on their own accord on school days now to play with her before they go to school. . Raven is so sweet and never barks at anyone. She has so much energy and keeps everyone busy! Even though she gets distracted, she is a quick learner. She knows her name, how to sit, and jump if we ask her to! Overall, I feel like a proud parent not only to Raven but of my younger brothers as well.” . . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #pitbullpuppy #pitbull #shelterdog #adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives

sophiegamand @p_a_u_l_i_e_n_ I’m so sorry to hear! There are places that are reversing their laws (these are called Breed Specific Legislation). I didn’t think some countries would pass BSL still today. It’s such an outdated view. In the UK, it’s similar and a group like @borninnocentdda is fighting for these dogs. Maybe there is something like that in Holland? Or there should? 💚💚💚 Stay safe with your doggies! Much love ✨

borninnocentdda @sophiegamand thank you for your support Sophie. So sorry to hear about the situation in Holland @p_a_u_l_i_e_n_ sadly, this is an issue that effects people and dogs across the world. It’s especially sad, given Holland have a good track record when it comes to #animalwelfare ☹️

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シェルターのこたち😍#Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost ・・・ ADOPTION PUPDATE! I have been jumping up and down with teary eyes over this news!!! If you have my #PitBullFlowerPower book, you know that some of my models have been waiting for a while for a home. The pictures don’t always make a difference. As I put the book together, it hurt me to type “Still waiting” next to some of my models. There was Creasy in AZ, who waited 8 years before he was adopted right after my book came out! And now Walter… I photographed him in June 2015, and he finally just got adopted! Walter initially came from the city shelter, where he was pulled by a rescue. The group had come in to pull a few seniors, and, taking a chance, told the shelter staff that they would pull one more dog, whoever was up next to be euthanized. And that dog was Walter. He was already on the euthanasia table, getting prepped. Once safe, Walter was transferred to Redemption Rescues (@hemiverse). After he received zero applications, despite being pretty much perfect, Walter settled into the rescue and became a helper dog, assisting with newcomers, a pro foster brother. Recently, the rescue realized it was time for Walter to find his true home. With a heavy heart they decided to push again for him. Soon, an adopter was in sight. When Walter met his potential new big brother Apache, he was incredibly intimidated by the dog’s gargantuan size. It’s crazy because Walter himself is pretty big (about 60lbs), but he looks like a mini-Walter on the pics! At first, Walter snapped at the big sweetheart whenever he would get too close. But nobody gave up. With the assurance of the rescue’s trainer and the constant dedication of Walter’s new foster parents, slowly the dogs became more comfortable, and now they act like brothers who had been separated at birth!!! And just like that, Walter is now officially, finally home (follow him at @4leggedbrothers218). Many people took part in his journey, and I am so grateful I get to be a tiny part of these stories, and witness the best humanity has to offer. Now I have to go because those damn onions… BRB . . #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #sophiegamand #photographysaveslives #adoptdontsho

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Im in love 😍❤️😭 i got her this beautiful flower head band and got inspired by the amazing @sophiegamand her work is amazing what she does for rescue doggies 🐾 this is Pitbull Flower Power 🌺🌸🌷 Check her amazing calandres for 2019 with the most beautiful photos of the most adorable rescue angels 🐾❤️ #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #pibble #endbsl🚫

sophiegamand 🤗🤗🤗 So cute!!

leahsquires @sophiegamand awwwh thankyou so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🌸🌷

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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Jessica (@nycscr) in 2015. She’d been pulled from the city shelter after being dropped there at 6 months old back in 2013, covered in horrible mange, looking like “a plucked chicken” (swipe for pic). It took 4 years for her to find a home. . In June 2017, Sheri and Gabe’s dog Kylee died unexpectedly. The family was devastated but two months later, they saw a @thedodo story about Jessica. Sheri wrote (@sherimeshalauthor) “I was struck by how similar her challenges were to Kylee's, namely dog aggression. Here was another dog that would thrive if she was just given the love she deserved and could be the only baby. I commented on the post that I'd take her in a heartbeat, if we weren't in Chicago. Jessica's foster mom happened to see that comment out of hundreds of others and we started messaging. . . “Soon we arranged a trip to NY to visit Jessica. It seemed kind of crazy. Who goes to NY to adopt a shelter dog when there are thousands of great dogs in Chicago desperate for homes? We got some grief over that, but had to follow our hearts. . . “We spent a weekend with Jessica and fell head over heels for her. I cried when we had to leave her. I didn't expect to become attached so quickly. . . “Signs that she was meant to be ours seemed to pop up in our neighborhood. In the window of an art gallery, the cartoon of a dog who looked just like her; a store called "Jessica's" that we'd never noticed before. We started seeing her name everywhere.” . After a home visit, the adoption went through and the family drove to pick Jessica up. “I felt bad for taking Jessica away from the best mom she'd ever had. Cassie would take her own dog to her parents' just so she could foster Jessica on the weekends! That's some serious love and dedication.” . . “Jessica has been the light of our lives since the drive home. She is so sweet, fun, affectionate, hilarious and adorable. She makes us laugh all the time. We make all her food and she sleeps between us - spoiled, spoiled, spoiled. But I feel the first four years of her life were so incredibly hard, she deserves the best life we can give her.” . . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower

jade.panda93 Awe cute

laurenhskf Awww🦋🦋

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The lovely work of 🙌🏻 @sophiegamand 🙌🏻Absolutely in love 💙🐕💜. Reposted from @sophiegamand -  One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉..#adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion
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The lovely work of 🙌🏻 @sophiegamand 🙌🏻 Absolutely in love 💙🐕💜 . Reposted from @sophiegamand - One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . 🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉 . . #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion

begonekromantix 😍😍😍😍

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It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Sophie Gamand uses her award winning photography to bring awareness to the plight of rescue dogs across the country. 🐕 @sophiegamand・・・One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...#nationalrescuedogday
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It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Sophie Gamand uses her award winning photography to bring awareness to the plight of rescue dogs across the country. 🐕 @sophiegamand ・・・ One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . #nationalrescuedogday

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Posted @withrepost • @sophiegamand One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉..#adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion
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Posted @withrepost@sophiegamand One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . 🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉 . . #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion

life_with_yeti 🤣🤣

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🎊GIVEAWAY TIME!!🎊 Win this (13”x13”) tote from @sophiegamand ‘s Redbubble™️ shop!! SWIPE➡️➡️ @luvabledogrescue has a beautiful bonded pair of senior bullies, Scrappy and Luna, that need your help!! If you know anyone or are someone in the Oregon area that has space for these two cuties, please consider adopting!! RULES: 1️⃣: Follow @choco_indie 2️⃣: Tag 2 friends in the comments. 3️⃣: Give @luvabledogrescue a follow! 4️⃣: Open to the United States only at this time (sorry international friends😔, we will figure out the shipping for future giveaways!) CONTEST WILL CLOSE 5/31, stay tuned and let’s get these 2 pups a new home 🐶🐶🏡

May 2019
One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot.Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! ...🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉..#adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion
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One of my proudest moments 😋 #peanutbutterandsnot . Kyla from @reboundhounds, adopted a while back (@jd_cottrell)! People always ask me if the dogs wear the crowns (yes!) and how I get them to sit still. Every shoot is different, but with Kyla, peanut butter did the trick 😅💁‍♀️ With the photos, I helped raise thousands of dollars for Kyla back then, covering the costs of her much-needed, lifesaving surgery. She’s grown to be a glorious, happy doggie! . . . 🎉 You can support my work with rescues by becoming a monthly patron, for as little as $1.50 a month: Patreon.com/SophieGamand 🙏🎉 . . #adoptdontshop #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted #puppy #peanutbutter #tongueout #pitbull #pitbullpuppy #sophiegamand #adorabull #pitbullsofinstagram #flowercrown #tongue #flowers #slay #queen #slobbery #cutepuppy #dogsofinstagram #bts #behindthescenes #behindthescenesphotoshoot #tbt #throwbackthursday #pitbullawareness #advocate #artandawareness #art #compassion

cosgaara Jaja le dieron mantequilla de mani @willalbicor

May 2019
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! Akoni from @animahaven is the only of my #PitBullFlowerPower models I photographed as a tiny puppy, and then again as an almost full-grown doggie. This was years ago. I’d happened to have kept her crown between the shoots, so when she came back to the shelter, I photographed her with the exact same crown! Akoni was adopted again, this time for good. Adopter Raife recently sent me this adorable update: “Life with Akoni is great. I know her as Mavis, after Mavis Staples, my favorite soul singer. She is what my vet describes as "socially promiscuous", meaning she has never met a person she doesn't love. She smiles a lot and she is definitely spoiled. I live close to a park, and walking and playing there is one of her favorite things to do. Her other hobbies include morning snuggling, eating peanut butter, and destroying chew toys.” . . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower #adoptdontshop #puppy #adorable #fullygrown #photographysaveslives

May 2019
Happy May 1st! Guess who our calendar queen for May is? Frida from @rivierarescue! And on the puppy edition, it’s Matey the cutie patootie from @luvabledogrescue! My 2019 calendars are now 20% off (no code needed)! Head to SophieGamand.com/store. .Matey is doing fantastic as you can see! He is a big boy now, and loves doing some neighborhood watching, lounging, or simply snuggling with his person. He loves watching TV too, especially when there are dogs on the screen. Matey (now Huckleberry or Huck) is loved by everyone who meets him! (@wild_valentine). Ironically, this morning I woke up to a notice that my Frida portrait had been taken down from RedBubble (where I sell tote bags and all), for violating the Frida Kahlo Corporation’s trademark… 🤡🤡🤡 Ahhh, the irony… considering my work is violated every day, everywhere… I am fighting this decision of course, because my portrait of Frida has nothing to do with Frida Kahlo 😆, and I am hoping this was just an automated mistake. But if you wanted to buy some merch with her portrait, it’s no longer possible at this time. If you had just placed an order, I imagine RedBubble will fulfill it. Paws crossed this gets resolved asap! .The Frida Kahlo trademark was created quite recently, in 2016 I believe, after Mattel issued a Frida Barbie doll. And I get it, her “brand” should be respected. But can I just say… even if my portrait of Frida the dog had anything to do with Kahlo (which it doesn’t!), I am not sure Frida Kahlo herself would have had a problem with becoming a People’s muse. You know what she might have had a problem with? Exhibits of her personal items (as currently displayed in Brooklyn)… just saying! 💁‍♀️💁‍♀️..#pitbullflowerpower #puppy #pitbullflowerpowerADOPTED #flowercrown #sophiegamand #adoptdontshop #cutepuppy #pitbull #pitbullpupy
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Happy May 1st! Guess who our calendar queen for May is? Frida from @rivierarescue! And on the puppy edition, it’s Matey the cutie patootie from @luvabledogrescue! My 2019 calendars are now 20% off (no code needed)! Head to SophieGamand.com/store. . Matey is doing fantastic as you can see! He is a big boy now, and loves doing some neighborhood watching, lounging, or simply snuggling with his person. He loves watching TV too, especially when there are dogs on the screen. Matey (now Huckleberry or Huck) is loved by everyone who meets him! (@wild_valentine). Ironically, this morning I woke up to a notice that my Frida portrait had been taken down from RedBubble (where I sell tote bags and all), for violating the Frida Kahlo Corporation’s trademark… 🤡🤡🤡 Ahhh, the irony… considering my work is violated every day, everywhere… I am fighting this decision of course, because my portrait of Frida has nothing to do with Frida Kahlo 😆, and I am hoping this was just an automated mistake. But if you wanted to buy some merch with her portrait, it’s no longer possible at this time. If you had just placed an order, I imagine RedBubble will fulfill it. Paws crossed this gets resolved asap! . The Frida Kahlo trademark was created quite recently, in 2016 I believe, after Mattel issued a Frida Barbie doll. And I get it, her “brand” should be respected. But can I just say… even if my portrait of Frida the dog had anything to do with Kahlo (which it doesn’t!), I am not sure Frida Kahlo herself would have had a problem with becoming a People’s muse. You know what she might have had a problem with? Exhibits of her personal items (as currently displayed in Brooklyn)… just saying! 💁‍♀️💁‍♀️ . . #pitbullflowerpower #puppy #pitbullflowerpowerADOPTED #flowercrown #sophiegamand #adoptdontshop #cutepuppy #pitbull #pitbullpupy

georgialouise__ She’s so beautiful 💗

margueritemerklen 🙏🙏🙏

May 2019
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This ADOPTION PUPDATE will give you all the feels! If you own my book, you might have noticed a few dogs with a “Still waiting” label next to their photos… Sula was one of them. She and Creasy (who was adopted recently) were seized in a cruelty case 8 years ago. They were held as evidence for a year, and by the time Sula came out of that state of isolation, she was showing OCD (shadow chasing). She was pulled by @azk9rescue, and even after I photographed her back in 2015, Sula waited and waited. Last February, I received a message from Kendel (@student_doctor_rae). She and her hubby had been eyeing all the “Still waiting” dogs from my book. We chatted and Sula came up, since the couple lives in AZ. They reached out to the rescue, and a meeting was arranged. Well… as you guessed it, everyone fell in love! Kendel wrote: “From the first meet and greet, her goofy lovable nature made it clear she belongs with us. When we brought her home she quickly bonded with Max and Leo (our other rescue pits).” . For the next few weeks, Sula stayed with the family, bonding with them, adjusting, and everything went extremely well! “Sula’s OCD and shadow chasing has gotten better at home. My husband and I are both medical students and Sula loves being a study cuddler, she’s also had a ton of fun going to class with Mom and relaxing on campus in the sun for picnic lunches. Sula’s talents include banging her tail into walls, rolling in the dirt, SNORING LOUDER THAN ANY DOG EVER, piggy snorts, gentle kisses, big smiles, peekaboo tongue… We love her so much and delight in trying to give her a million kisses per day to make up for the years of little to no kisses.” . . I am beyond happy that not only has Sula found a spectacular forever home after 8 years, but that my #PitBullFlowerPower book was the catalyst for that adoption. That makes me extremely proud, and happy for all involved! This weekend, the rescue organized a send off party for Sula (swipe for the video), and all her rescue family showed up, including Creasy. There wasn’t a dry eye at the party! I am not crying, YOU’RE crying!! 🤧🤩 #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #pitbullflowerpowerbook #photographysaveslives #sophiegamand

patty.ely Aww, what a sweetie! 🥰

murphystaffie Fank you for all you do 💖🥰

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We are excited to announce, that after years of waiting, Sweet Sula has picked us for her forever family! After a year in the county shelter in isolation as evidence in a court case, Sula was saved by @azk9rescue where she stayed for the better part of a decade. Due to her time in isolation she has a form of OCD called shadow chasing (note @azpitkid31 amazing song choice for the video). Thank you to @sophiegamand for taking the picture that let us find her, to AZK9’s volunteers for giving her all the safety and love she should have had all along. We are so happy to have our little family grow by 4 paws and one big peek-a-boo tongue smile. ❤️ The Ridgeways #pitbullflowerpoweradopted

ilovelucylover Beautiful! May you & ur family live a wonderful happy life together 💋

staffy.marleygram ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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ADOPTION PUPDATE! Melody was found as a stray in 2012, with a severely injured leg, possibly hit by a car. She was amputated, but that certainly never slowed the girl down (she turned out to be an excellent runner!). She settled in nicely at @phillypaws. Melody was first adopted out to a veterans’ group home. There, one of the residents fell in love and when she moved out, decided to take Melody with her. Unfortunately, with a new work schedule, the woman realized she no longer had the time to commit to Melody, and she brought her back to PAWS. . Fast forward to January 2016. Melody was back at the shelter. She was super friendly and sweet, and we had a wonderful shoot, including a special portrait for a Free People project. She was adopted soon after. Recently, PAWS shared my Flower Power book, and Melody’s adopter @karen_rohrer realized her pup was part of the project! She sent me this super sweet pupdate and pics that show Melody with a new grey muzzle 🤗✨ . . “My husband and I had been talking about a dog, a pit bull in particular. PAWS told us about Melody, and that she was a tripod and we were very excited. We met her and of course, we loved her instantly. She has, since the day we met her, wanted to have a stuffy in her mouth anytime she is excited or nervous, and has never had any trouble getting around. She is actually quite fast. Melody is a snuggler, and has, just in the last several months (we've had her for 3 years now), started burrowing under the covers. She loves to be in the middle of things and nose nudges you for attention. She particularly loves her dad, my husband, and has wiggled her way into our hearts and all over our furniture. Despite the 3 legs, she does great on stairs, still jumps, runs, and plays. She very, very occasionally, will howl herself away and it is the best. She has done it maybe 5 times since we have owned her. She never howls when she is fully awake. She also barks quietly and runs in her sleep. She has only one dog friend (otherwise she seems to do something that makes other dogs lash out).” . If you are looking to adopt in the Philly area, check PAWS: www.phillypaws.org. #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED

vera.murillo Admiro tu trabajo... Ojalá y siga dando muchos buenos frutos.

girlwillwander 💕💕💕

April 2019
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✔️ Ideal Sunday PSA her head is resting on my arm, I’m not squishing her as much as it looks like i am #sulahoop #adoptdontshop #adoptseniordogs #pitbullflowerpoweradopted

lydia.ridgeway 🙌🙌🙌

ilovelucy_and_the_gang 😂😂😂😂Lovely. 💕

April 2019
😍🐕This beautiful creature's name is Kato... Cute or No? Comment Below!👇💬.Follow ▶@Auricjewelers for stunning jewelry pieces, let's help support developing businesses🙏
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😍🐕This beautiful creature's name is Kato... Cute or No? Comment Below!👇💬 . Follow ▶@Auricjewelers for stunning jewelry pieces, let's help support developing businesses🙏

theamanglow Very cute ❤️🐶

boniek1035 Ciekawy Profil ✌️

March 2019
Feeling cute, might delete later. #majorsituation #major #pitbull #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpoweradopted
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govsheila @govsheila ps...I work with Major’s Grandma!

majorthepittie @govsheila thank you! My mom always talked about how much you loved hearing about Major. 🤗

March 2019
#Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost)・・・ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Kato years ago, while he was waiting at @AnimalHaven. Not only was he a part of #PitBullFlowerPower, but Kato was so good that we selected him to be a part of a fun shoot we had at a local fancy hotel. Kato was soon adopted, renamed Berlin, and enjoyed life with his family… until they moved to London… As you might know, pit bulls are heavily regulated in the UK (check @borninnocentDDA as they battle to have the law reformed). That meant that Kato/Berlin’s parents couldn’t take him with them and he went back to Animal Haven. Fortunately for this sweet boy, Lisa and her family started fostering him immediately, and soon they made it official. Lisa wrote: “I had no idea that he was a part of your Pit Bull Flower Power book, or that he had had a fancy photoshoot at a hotel with you! To me he was “just a dog that needed a home.” He is a great dog, and has a forever home with us. He loves attention and snuggling with people, especially my husband Glen. They bonded immediately. Kato prefers a blanket and pillow, which is why most of the photos include these items. He’s changed the minds of a few people who once thought pit bulls were dangerous. He loves going for car rides and walks. He’s a great addition to our family.”.Kato’s story isn’t isolated sadly. Many pit bull-type dogs end up in shelters because of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), which prevents their loving families from taking them with them when they move to a new apartment, a new town, a new country where bans are in place. We all need to do our share to combat this form of discrimination, by spreading positive stories, by being good, responsible dog owners, by contacting our local politicians and the boards of residential buildings, by choosing insurance companies and retail companies that do not discriminate against pit bulls. For the records, Esurance and PetSmart for example, among others, have discriminatory practices against pit bull-type dogs (Esurance won’t insure households that declare having a pit bull, and PetSmart won’t accept the dogs in their day camp / playgroups). #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #EndBSL
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#Repost @sophiegamand (@get_repost) ・・・ ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Kato years ago, while he was waiting at @AnimalHaven. Not only was he a part of #PitBullFlowerPower, but Kato was so good that we selected him to be a part of a fun shoot we had at a local fancy hotel. Kato was soon adopted, renamed Berlin, and enjoyed life with his family… until they moved to London… As you might know, pit bulls are heavily regulated in the UK (check @borninnocentDDA as they battle to have the law reformed). That meant that Kato/Berlin’s parents couldn’t take him with them and he went back to Animal Haven. Fortunately for this sweet boy, Lisa and her family started fostering him immediately, and soon they made it official. Lisa wrote: “I had no idea that he was a part of your Pit Bull Flower Power book, or that he had had a fancy photoshoot at a hotel with you! To me he was “just a dog that needed a home.” He is a great dog, and has a forever home with us. He loves attention and snuggling with people, especially my husband Glen. They bonded immediately. Kato prefers a blanket and pillow, which is why most of the photos include these items. He’s changed the minds of a few people who once thought pit bulls were dangerous. He loves going for car rides and walks. He’s a great addition to our family.” . Kato’s story isn’t isolated sadly. Many pit bull-type dogs end up in shelters because of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), which prevents their loving families from taking them with them when they move to a new apartment, a new town, a new country where bans are in place. We all need to do our share to combat this form of discrimination, by spreading positive stories, by being good, responsible dog owners, by contacting our local politicians and the boards of residential buildings, by choosing insurance companies and retail companies that do not discriminate against pit bulls. For the records, Esurance and PetSmart for example, among others, have discriminatory practices against pit bull-type dogs (Esurance won’t insure households that declare having a pit bull, and PetSmart won’t accept the dogs in their day camp / playgroups). #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #EndBSL

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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Kato years ago, while he was waiting at @AnimalHaven. Not only was he a part of #PitBullFlowerPower, but Kato was so good that we selected him to be a part of a fun shoot we had at a local fancy hotel. Kato was soon adopted, renamed Berlin, and enjoyed life with his family… until they moved to London… As you might know, pit bulls are heavily regulated in the UK (check @borninnocentDDA as they battle to have the law reformed). That meant that Kato/Berlin’s parents couldn’t take him with them and he went back under the care of Animal Haven. Fortunately friends of his previous owner, Lisa and her family, started fostering him immediately, and soon they made it official. Lisa wrote: “I had no idea that he was a part of your Pit Bull Flower Power book, or that he had had a fancy photoshoot at a hotel with you! To me he was “just a dog that needed a home.” He is a great dog, and has a forever home with us. He loves attention and snuggling with people, especially my husband Glen. They bonded immediately. Kato prefers a blanket and pillow, which is why most of the photos include these items. He’s changed the minds of a few people who once thought pit bulls were dangerous. He loves going for car rides and walks. He’s a great addition to our family.” . Kato’s story isn’t isolated sadly. Many pit bull-type dogs end up in shelters because of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), which prevents their loving families from taking them with them when they move to a new apartment, a new town, a new country where bans are in place. We all need to do our share to combat this form of discrimination, by spreading positive stories, by being good, responsible dog owners, by contacting our local politicians and the boards of residential buildings, by choosing insurance companies and retail companies that do not discriminate against pit bulls. For the records, Esurance and PetSmart for example, among others, have discriminatory practices against pit bull-type dogs (Esurance won’t insure households that declare having a pit bull, and PetSmart won’t accept the dogs in their day camp / playgroups). #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #EndBSL

tyjanssen @megcfox this is exactly what I needed in my life

March 2019
Snuggling is one of my favorite things!#pitbull#pitbullsofinstagram#dogsofinstagram#pitbullflowerpoweradopted
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felicia_dog_mama 💜💜💜

xenamariehasmyheart 😍😍😍

February 2019
ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Nikki at the @warwickhumane in 2016. She’d been waiting for 3 years, despite being adorable and well mannered, because she was high energy and required to be an only pet. ..Erin and her family visited the shelter, looking for a small dog. The staff realized Nikki would be a good match. They dropped the “pit bull mix” bomb, and the family was hesitant, but the staff explained it just meant Nikki was a shorthaired terrier mix! “As soon as the staff brought her out to us, we fell in love.” Because Nikki had been at the shelter for 3 years and was dog reactive, the family decided to visit her again and to take it slow. “We couldn’t stop thinking about her though and ended up seeing her again just two days later. We continued visiting Nikki multiple times a week for a few weeks, The staff suggested that we foster her for a weekend. We realized that even though we’d have to put in some effort to learn how to handle her, Nikki was definitely the dog for us. After a few weeks we officially adopted her. She even has an IG @nikki.the.pitbull...“We knew that we would have to go through some training to learn how to handle her. We always say that this was training for us, rather than Nikki, because she’d already been trained during her time at the shelter. She obviously knew what to do, it was just up to us to learn what instructions to give her... “Since we adopted Nikki, our hearts have grown so much. We are continually amazed by her and her story, and are absolutely filled with love for her. There is never a dull moment in our house. She loves to run at full speed with her toys, encouraging us to chase and play with her, and loves to be the center of attention. Whenever it is time to get work done or to make dinner, she makes sure that we haven’t forgotten about her by staying right by our sides and barking at us. Most of all, her favorite time of the day is any time that she can crawl up into one of our laps and cuddle with us. Nikki is, without a doubt, the best addition to our family that we could have possibly asked for!”.#PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower
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ADOPTION PUPDATE! I photographed Nikki at the @warwickhumane in 2016. She’d been waiting for 3 years, despite being adorable and well mannered, because she was high energy and required to be an only pet. . . Erin and her family visited the shelter, looking for a small dog. The staff realized Nikki would be a good match. They dropped the “pit bull mix” bomb, and the family was hesitant, but the staff explained it just meant Nikki was a shorthaired terrier mix! “As soon as the staff brought her out to us, we fell in love.” Because Nikki had been at the shelter for 3 years and was dog reactive, the family decided to visit her again and to take it slow. “We couldn’t stop thinking about her though and ended up seeing her again just two days later. We continued visiting Nikki multiple times a week for a few weeks, The staff suggested that we foster her for a weekend. We realized that even though we’d have to put in some effort to learn how to handle her, Nikki was definitely the dog for us. After a few weeks we officially adopted her. She even has an IG @nikki.the.pitbull.. . “We knew that we would have to go through some training to learn how to handle her. We always say that this was training for us, rather than Nikki, because she’d already been trained during her time at the shelter. She obviously knew what to do, it was just up to us to learn what instructions to give her. . . “Since we adopted Nikki, our hearts have grown so much. We are continually amazed by her and her story, and are absolutely filled with love for her. There is never a dull moment in our house. She loves to run at full speed with her toys, encouraging us to chase and play with her, and loves to be the center of attention. Whenever it is time to get work done or to make dinner, she makes sure that we haven’t forgotten about her by staying right by our sides and barking at us. Most of all, her favorite time of the day is any time that she can crawl up into one of our laps and cuddle with us. Nikki is, without a doubt, the best addition to our family that we could have possibly asked for!” . #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #PitBullFlowerPower

yooper211 Yay Nikki! Happy sweet life.

max_the_wonky_pod Aaaah this makes me smile soo much!!! I’m glad this sweet girl got her furever home 😍☺️🙌🏼🐾

February 2019
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Dog science facts😀: 🐩🐩🐾🐕“Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?” 🍖🦴🐕🍖 📷 pic 👉 @sophiegamandAMAZING ADOPTION UPDATE! Bubba spent 3 years in the shelter system. He was rescued from a large fighting operation in Ontario, Canada, under a strict pit bull ban. For that reason, the local SPCA asked the court permission to euthanize Bubba and 20 of his fellows, whom they deemed a menace to society. You can read the full, eventful story of these 21 in my book! , a local rescue, fought hard and long to gain custody of the dogs, and 2 years later won. The 21 dogs where sent to Florida, split between a rescue and ’s retraining center. Bubba and his buddies spent a year there, learning all the skills they would need, and being assessed. Bubba was then transferred to the  a few months back. He still had to wait a bit to be fully adoptable, due to knee surgeries. A few weeks back finally, he was officially “on the market” and I shared his  portrait. Well… it didn’t take long for Bubba to find a home! And what an amazing story, too! Hailie, his adopter, wrote: “We are on day 3 in his new, forever home. I'm in the U.S. Air Force and I am currently serving in Tucson, Arizona and when I saw Bubba listed in Phoenix I knew I had to make the drive and I am so happy I did. I struggle with anxiety and depression and have been having a really rough time the last year or so, and already my friends and coworkers can see the difference that Bubba has made in my life. He is the sweetest, most loving, snuggly dog I have ever owned. I have very little experience with Pits, and adopting an ex fighter was something I was apprehensive about, but I have no doubt in my mind that he was the right decision for me.” There is a Home for every dog. And BSL is utter crap. .#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #endBSL #SaveThe21 #ShareThe21
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Dog science facts😀: 🐩🐩🐾🐕“Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?” 🍖🦴🐕🍖 📷 pic 👉 @sophiegamand AMAZING ADOPTION UPDATE! Bubba spent 3 years in the shelter system. He was rescued from a large fighting operation in Ontario, Canada, under a strict pit bull ban. For that reason, the local SPCA asked the court permission to euthanize Bubba and 20 of his fellows, whom they deemed a menace to society. You can read the full, eventful story of these 21 in my book! , a local rescue, fought hard and long to gain custody of the dogs, and 2 years later won. The 21 dogs where sent to Florida, split between a rescue and ’s retraining center. Bubba and his buddies spent a year there, learning all the skills they would need, and being assessed. Bubba was then transferred to the a few months back. He still had to wait a bit to be fully adoptable, due to knee surgeries. A few weeks back finally, he was officially “on the market” and I shared his portrait. Well… it didn’t take long for Bubba to find a home! And what an amazing story, too! Hailie, his adopter, wrote: “We are on day 3 in his new, forever home. I'm in the U.S. Air Force and I am currently serving in Tucson, Arizona and when I saw Bubba listed in Phoenix I knew I had to make the drive and I am so happy I did. I struggle with anxiety and depression and have been having a really rough time the last year or so, and already my friends and coworkers can see the difference that Bubba has made in my life. He is the sweetest, most loving, snuggly dog I have ever owned. I have very little experience with Pits, and adopting an ex fighter was something I was apprehensive about, but I have no doubt in my mind that he was the right decision for me.” There is a Home for every dog. And BSL is utter crap. . #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #endBSL #SaveThe21 #ShareThe21

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February 2019
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