Dog’s Refuge Home



The Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA recently became our latest permanent gallery installation. We donated more than 40 canvas artworks, some up to 20in x 30in in size, to adorn the walls of their awesome administration building. Each one depicts a much loved DRH pooch, photographed either in my studio or outside in the grounds of the DRH.

Huge thanks to Fitzgerald Photo Imaging for helping us sponsor the canvas fit out and for greatly subsidising the cost. Here are a few of the happy and adorable canine stars. #AdoptDontShop



This divine little gal was one of the stars of the 2017 Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA Christmas Card photo shoot we did earlier this week. What a doll! She’ll be up for adoption soon (keep an eye on the DRH FB page for her info and for Christmas card details), but in the meantime, check out her crinkles. I  die!  #ChristmasCardsComingSoon #AdoptDontShop#PuppyLove





Last Friday the wonderful team at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA officially opened their three new kennel blocks.

DRH patron and Wheels and Dollbaby fashionista Melanie Greensmith, kindly completed the ribbon cutting honours, supported by her partner Mark McEntee of the Divinyls and a host of other special guests including Red Dog producer, Nelson Woss, and DRH trustee and author Jennifer Skiff.

Mel and Mark are huge dog lovers and have been loyal supporters of the DRH for the past decade. They generously find time in their super busy schedules to lend their voices, and to speak up for dogs in need. They are both superstars in every sense of the word!

The kennels have been carefully designed to ensure maximum stress reduction for their canine residents. Everything has been meticulously considered. They are roomy, with improved sleeping areas, highly effective ventilation, and in-floor hearing and cooling. There’s even a built in audio system playing calming music all day long.

The new digs have now created the best environment possible for dogs waiting for their forever homes, and this will allow pooches to put their best paws forward when meeting potential adopters.

Call in and check out the new kennel blocks. And maybe you’ll find a new furry family member too!

#AdoptDontShop #ConsiderAdoptionAsYourFirstOption





I’ve met, photographed, and worked with many people over the years who have a bit (or a lot) of celebrity. Pleased to say that most have been lovely and 99% of the time I’m happy to be behind the camera and not in front of it when I’m shooting with them.

But rock royalty Mark McEntee from the greatest Aussie band ever, the Divinyls, and Wheels and Dollbaby founder and global fashion superstar, Melanie Greensmith, are next level with their kindness, generosity and how much they give of themselves to help dogs and the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA.

Yesterday when we all caught up to support the opening of the new DRH kennel blocks, I had to get a photograph with them – not the first time this has happened mind you, but you can never have enough pics with Mel and Mark. As a bonus we all kept our sunnies on, because it’s like all rocker and cool and stuff.

I always treasure my conversations with Mark about aeroplanes (he builds and flies replica aircraft) and about our mutual love of dogs, and yesterday he sang me part of a new song he’s been working on about dogs needing to go out to pee. It’s going to be a hit!

One of the best moments of my career was a few years back when Mark phoned me up to tell me he thought my photography was ” … (f-bomb) awesome”. I told him I thought his music was pretty up there too, and he replied “Oh! Do you know it?” What a legend.

Here’s my fave Divinyls song

Photos thanks to Debora Brown, taken at the Dogs Refuge Home of WA. Tshirt from Hangdog.




Want to find credible info on adopting a rescue animal? Over 200 staff and volunteers from shelters and rescue groups in the USA were recently interviewed about their work. From these interviews, twelve ‘hot topic’ rescue blog posts were created, including tips for taking care of a new pet, the most common adoption myths (and there are many), and things to consider before adopting.

This is an excellent resource on the best way to help animals that so desperately need the RIGHT person to take them home. Although the research was conducted in the USA, the content relates to any shelter and rescue organisation, regardless of location.

Have a read here and please help spread the word about rescue. ❤️

PICTURED: A pup in the care of the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA (since adopted)




We are hosting a unique fundraising event in July with 100% of profits going to our friends at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. We would love to see you there! We have a quirky and fun concept, a stunning event space and a special guest from the eastern states. Watch this space for more info and in the meantime, please save the date. #Exhibition #HelpRescuedDogs




Come along to the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA on Saturday 3rd December from 10am – 2:30pm for the 7th annual Dogs’ Refuge Home Santa Paws 2016. For a $35 donation your pooch can have a photo with Santa, and you will receive a digital file to use on your social media, to print from or to use on your christmas cards. 100% of proceeds go to the dogs and all time and editing services are fully donated by Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns. Hope to see you there!



Guide Dogs WA

Had a fantastic day last Thursday photographing a lovely campaign for Guide Dogs WA in Eaton, then judging at the Photography Group of Bunbury – a welcoming club and a delightful group of people to visit. While there, I was able to show everyone the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive in all of its glory. It’s designed by photographers for photographers, and is a must have piece of kit.

WD not only create excellent storage solutions, they’ve been supporting rescue shelters across Australia too, via their #WDPets project. Their generosity is so appreciated and they have helped make a huge difference to the lives of rescue animals – including the pooches at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA, some of whom are featured in the article below.

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Dogs Today Magazine

The lovely team at Dogs Today Magazine included a pic of Sunny the kelpie in their ‘Best Dog Photos In The World’ section, October issue. The featured photo was taken while Sunny was at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA waiting for her forever home. She was super happy after returning from a walk and jumped up to say “Hi!” as I went past.

I love the joy in her face! It was almost as if she knew what was just around the corner, as Sunny was adopted not long after by Sally and Ken, and later came to the studio for portrait pics with her new brother Simba.#Rescue #BestDogPhotosInTheWorld #DRH #BestDogInTheWorld

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It’s been my great privilege to participate in a national rescue photography project called #WDPets, co-ordinated by leading storage solutions company Western Digital (WD). The project involves a dozen professional photographers, documenting dogs and cats in shelters across Australia, with the aim of creating increased awareness for rescue organisations and raising the profiles of animals needing homes.

The selected shelter for Western Australia was the very deserving Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA, who recently had 51 puppies land on their doorstep, and who are full to the brim with dogs of all breeds, shapes, sizes, and colours.

Here we have a small selection of sweet canines photographed for the project yesterday. They’re all seeking their forever families, so you have space in your heart and home for a new furry friend, please consider visiting the DRH and meeting these cuties.

Big thanks to the dedicated DRH staff and vollies for their invaluable help during the shoot days, and to the legend who is Jefferton James Designs for flying over from Sydney to film behind the scenes.

#WDPets is sharing the adoption message far and wide and the project is providing invaluable support to Australian rescue shelters. WD kindly made the life of each participating photographer easier too, by providing us all with a new 3TB My Wireless Passport Pro portable hard drive. This enabled us to back up our images on-site and simultaneously store them on the cloud through wireless connectivity


Yoda cools off in the shell pool at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA and hopes a new family will one day take him swimming. Photographed for the #WDPetsproject..


Paddington hangs out in the ball room at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA while waiting for his forever home. Photographed for the #WDPets project. 14222291_10154307274156208_4381498585731124226_n

PICK ME! Adorable bundles of love, light and high 5’s (AKA puppies) who are up for adoption at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. Photographed for the#WDPets project. 14212646_10154307275141208_4211736610180210742_n