Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography by Jennifer Starr » Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

Animal Rescue

I’ve dedicated a part of my life to helping adoptable pets put their best face forward. A shining smile, pretty accessories and a professional photo can truly make the difference for pets in shelters and rescues. I totaled up the number of adoptable dogs I’ve met and photographed since 2009 – an astounding 879. (as of 5.6.16)

I offer my photography services at no charge to rescues who express a need.  I currently visit Great Plains SPCA and even various foster homes. I remain dedicated to one rescue in particular – The Protective Animal Welfare Society (KC PAWS). This group was formed in 2007 with the determination of working with animals in need. They specialize in working with animals who are the victims of abuse. They work in connection with local City and State agency’s to help investigate and report cases of cruelty and neglect as well as providing education and resources to the community on how to properly care for their animals. All dogs adopted from KC PAWS come with 6 months of free day care at A Dog’s Fun Playce (a $2,700 value).

Special thanks to my dear friend Kyndra Jade of My Blonde Ambitions. This sweet soul provides adorable neckties and flowers as a courtesy to help adoptables receive the attention they deserve.

Click here to see how you can help your animal rescue community and also find a list of Kansas City area rescues and shelters. Click here for photography tips and tricks in a rescue/shelter environment.

“Jennifer has been a blessing for our organization. The pictures she takes of our adoptable dogs truly capture their personalities & their hearts. Our adoptions have increased tremendously since she began taking our photographs. She truly has a gift that captures the dogs essence and allows the potential adopters to connect with the dogs in our program.” – Sandi Outlaw, KC PAWS (Protective Animal Welfare Society)

“Jennifer is the most dedicated photo journalist I have EVER come across. Her pictures are amazing & her love for animals shows. She photographs shelter animals that are up for adoption & is currently running at about an 85% adoption rate. If an animal is lost, she does everything she can to see that it gets recovered.” – Jennifer Rogers, Pawz at Play

“Thanks so much for being a great advocate for all rescue dogs in the area. You will never know the FULL IMPACT your photos have on getting these loving and deserving poor kids adopted. They thank you and so do I!” – Sherrie Giddens, The Animal Rescue Alliance.

I am also a member of HeARTs Speak, an organization that connects animal artists to animal rescues to improve adoptability and reduce the number of animals euthanized each year.