During my travels to New York this past October, I was lucky enough to spend some time with animal trainer and rescuer, Andrea Arden, at Animal Haven in Manhattan. Animal Haven is a nonprofit shelter for abandoned dogs and cats in the Tri-State area of New York. They do a great work and would love your support if you’re in the area. Andrea is an accomplished author of 5 books about dog training and behavior; an animal behavior columnist and contributing writer on numerous publications. She also appears regularly on several Animal Planet shows; and frequents The Today Show, 20/20, PBS programs and others with her animal training advice. Impressive enough?! She is an expert in her field and has a huge heart which she pours into the wonderful dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at Animal Haven Shelter. Andrea works alongside Animal Haven as a board member and also as a trainer to help improve the likelihood of adoption and reduce the time in which the many dogs and cats in their temporary care will be adopted.
Here she is with a couple of pups from Animal Haven awaiting their homes.
Adrian Hitt is a nationally recognized, award-winning dog photographer who creates modern, playful works of art. Her interest in dog photography is founded in her desire to celebrate and encourage the deep bond that develops between human and animal, parent and dog. In her free time, she photographs dogs awaiting adoption at local rescues and shelters. Her proudest moment? Spending everyday with the inspiration behind her career – Benny a charming -and perfect- lab mix rescue. Adrian lives in Nashville, Tennessee and travels nationwide to photograph America’s beloved pets.