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,