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“Pit Bull Flower Power” Comes to Philly

The dogs of PAWS were crowned with flowers! PAWS recently hosted Sophie Gamand Photography, who creates portraits in an effort to promote pit bulls and shelter dogs in a positive light.

Here are some of the beautiful images that resulted:

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Melody, a 5-6 year old dog who was found as a stray and taken to the shelter after being hit by a car. She is now a happy and healthy three-legged dog and has found a loving home.


Suzie, a young adult who was found as a stray in Germantown, brought to the city shelter, and taken in by PAWS. She was recently adopted by her foster mom!



Avon Barksdale, a 1-year-old mix who was found as a stray, taken to the city’s animal control shelter, then rescued by PAWS. He found a loving home with a canine brother to keep him company!


Marci, an energetic senior girl who was well-loved by her family but was returned to PAWS when a family member became allergic. Her eye had clouded over time but she was in great health. Marci found a new home and now lives happily with her new family!

See more portraits of PAWS dogs.

Special thanks to Free People for making this photoshoot possible.