Pet Adoption Photography: Coonhound "Ranger"

Black and Tan Coonhound hound dog in hay barn

“If I had the room, I’d take him home!” I know, everybody says that all the time. But it was true with Ranger! What a big, handsome boy. I love hounds. Coonhounds, Bloodhounds, Walker Hounds, Bluetick Hounds… and those big, velvety, drooping ears are always so photogenic!

“Ranger” was surrendered to the Walton County Animal Control shelter by his owner on March 8, 2018. At least he was already neutered.

Not wanting to loose time on getting him on the adoption website,, I took him straight outdoors for a photo session. Being late afternoon, all of my shady spots were gone. Since I don’t like the look of the full sun shots, we walked over to the small hay barn by the Public Works compound.

I tethered “Ranger” to a hay bale so he couldn’t keep following me out the door. I was pleasantly surprised how the shady interior of the barn went all to black on the portraits. The other shots with the hay bales in the background really give the feel of our rural, countryside animal shelter here in the South!

Black and Tan Coonhound hound dog in hay barn

​“Ranger” was photographed for the Walton County Animal Control Shelter in Monroe, Georgia on March 8, 2018 and placed on the shelter’s adoption website All stock sales go to support the adoption photography equipment and websites. Thanks!

Photo credits: William Wise.
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  • Williamwise1
  • Athens, United States
I am an animal shelter manager in rural Georgia, USA. I use my photography to increase the number of animals that make it out of our shelter alive. My desire is that my stock nature and animal photography can provide some financial support to my Animal Shelter adoption photography efforts. My stock earnings and donations from my photography go back into supporting the shelter's adoption websites and shelter photography equipment.

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