Giving Back


It's so gratifying to be able to use my photography skills to help animal rescue organizations increase their adoption rates. One photo that gives a glimpse into the soul of an abandoned animal can be all that's needed to inspire a potential adopter to meet the pet. I just want to get them together so the dog or cat can let its personality seal the deal.

One of my favorite rescue groups is Bideawee. Celebrating it's 114th anniversary, Bideawee is the leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. For the last several years I've volunteered my time to photograph their volunteers, staff and animals for their website and for a photobook I donated to their three offices. I've also documented most of their community outreach events and fundraisers.

"It is an absolute pleasure working with Dee! She has donated her time and talent to Bideawee for numerous events and marketing photo shoots. Her work is remarkable and our staff, volunteers and event attendees all love the exceptional portraits of them and their pets."-Amy Hraniotis,  Associate Director of Partnerships, Bideawee 

"I’ve worked with Dee on several Bideawee shoots and it’s always a pleasure.  Not only is she a talented photographer, but a passionate animal lover and a champion of our mission. We’ve worked with many photographers but Dee is always the first  person we call on.  Her talents and temperament continuously bring out the best in pets and the people who love them."  -Melissa Treuman, Brand Manager, Bideawee

I frequently donate Gift Certificates for Photo Shoots to rescue groups both in NY and MA to bolster the proceeds of their fundraising auctions and raffles. If your rescue organization needs volunteer photography services, please contact me to see how I can help.

I am honored to be a Service Professional Member of HeARTsSpeak, a non-profit consortium of artists who offer pro bono creative services to animal rescue organizations and shelters. Our 400+ members in 48 states and 12 countries open the door between art and animal welfare.The collaboration of these professionals exponentially increases the achievement of positive goals in the animal welfare community. | 617.771.8408