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Amanda Griener

of Petawawa, On­tario, works as a pro­fes­sional en­gi­neer for an On­tario util­ity. On the week­ends, though, she grabs her cam­era and heads to an OSPCA branch to take fab­u­lous pho­tos of the dogs await­ing adop­tion, mak­ing sure their per­son­al­i­ties shine through.

Amanda had been tak­ing pho­tos at wed­dings and was in­vited to pho­to­graph a spe­cial event with the OSPCA. Af­ter­ward, she of­fered her ser­vices and now vis­its the shel­ter weekly for a photo shoot. To vol­un­teer, Amanda com­pleted a train­ing ses­sion on OSPCA val­ues and op­er­at­ing prin­ci­ples. Her weekly vis­its are two hours long, tak­ing dogs one at a time from their ken­nels into a large fenced area for of­fleash play. Each ses­sion lasts about 15 min­utes, and Amanda con­sid­ers it self­ish time, as she loves be­ing around the dogs. “It’s a nice es­cape for me to go out there for an hour or two.”

Although she usu­ally sees a dog only once, there are ex­cep­tions, like Bull­dozer,

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