S: URBAN PUP ART
BC: 2011 Urban Pup Art | NYC
FC: URBAN PUP ART
1: urban pup art | This promo book is dedicated to my clients and their wonderful furry loved ones The name Urban pup art is an idea that came from pop art. In this process of my creative flow, I give many thanks to my dogs and graffiti artist who helped me in this idea for this project to help homeless animals In this book: West Village: Maddox (front cover) Ernie Cleo & Daisy East village: Jessie Soho: Ashley Shirley & Hip hop (sponsors) | copyright 2011 Jayd Koyote | Native Paw NYC
2: This is only for promo use This is a small series of photos, an example of my work and an idea of what the book will look like, this is used as my portfolio. The book I want to complete will be a coffee table bound photo book called Urban Pup Art. Its an idea still forming as I go along, but my main objective is to have a beautiful art photo book to sell, and proceeds of the book would go to help homeless animals. My project is photographing dogs, using graffiti of NYC as the backdrop in the photos, and to raise awareness to the buyers of these books that many unloved animals suffer, or die if they don't get adopted, and to help stop animal abuse. Most of these dogs and cats are not adoptable because of the harms afflicted on them. So it takes lots of donations to pay for the training, love and care they need. A lot of these paws need lots of attention and behavior modification so they can be adopted. we can save these animals are extend our hearts out to them, by either adoption, food, love, and, or care.
3: This is Harry. he was adopted by his parents not too long after they saw him at the shelter , he was frighten, shaken with fear. before he found a family he was found by the shelter attendees tossed in a trash can left to die. now he is a happy pup with a beautiful, loving family in a huge apt in NYC with many trips to the Hampton's to play on the beach. Lucky dog you think...... nope, he had a guardian angel, people like us!
4: West Village Artists | Ernie West Village
7: Shirley & Hip Hop | Nolita/LES artists | Soho
11: East Village artists | Jessie East Village
12: Ashley Soho
13: Soho artists
14: Maddox West Village
15: West Village artists
16: Cleo & Daisy West Village | west village artists
18: Ever since I was a little kid, my pop and younger sister would rescue dogs and cats off the streets. We would bathe them, feed them, and train them. If no one claimed the lost pet, we would then put up for adoption! My sister and I would even go to the lengths to rescue pets from the pounds and continued to do the same. We found loving homes for at least and not counting over 100 pets. I have worked over a year in a shelter, in 2006, I have to say only the lovely cuddly dogs, and puppies were the most likely adopted out. Very rarely do you see someone adopting a â€œproblem (problem is in quotes because there is no such thing as problem dogs, just owners who don't know how to take care of a dog or train them, thus they give up and don't want them anymore), abused or older dog thrown away for the shelter to pick up. I have come across a few abused dogs when working there. One small 2yr pit bull name sweet pea was fearful and aggressive. She was used as bait in a pit bull fighting ring. She was emaciated. Long story short, I noticed that the only way to get her out to pee outside and go for a walk or to clean her cage was to use an animal control poles( used in catching a deranged animal), and a muzzle. I thought there had to be a better way. | So one night I went down to her cage( located in basement of shelter), and brought some tasty treats I sat at the end of her cage with door open, saying her name in a light sweet voice, and talking to her but never looking at her in the eyes. My head down low, I tossed in some treats towards her and she backed up in to the corner of cage growling, lips curled and frighten. â€œsweet pea, its ok, its all ok.â€ I would say to her over and over until she calmed. Then she began to relax and eat the treats. Licking her lips, she stared at me for more. I knew that was a good sign. So I tossed some more but every time closer to me. She kept eating the treats and was so focused she didn't realize how close to me she was. The next treat I left in my hand, she sniffed backed up then went for the treat. Gently taking it out of my hand as I continued to call her name. After an hour Sweet Pea was sitting next to me like a new puppy! I was giving belly rubs and she was licking me hand. I was finally capable of walking her on a leash with out the personal using force, or them leaving her to sit in her soiled cage. The best part of this story was because of a little love and understanding she was capable to change her behavior in just a few short months working with the behaviorist, and getting walks and love from me and only one other girl, she was adopted out as no threat and a completely changed dog.
19: Now that's one dog story. The second dog I met was not so. Mr. Red. He never bit or tried to bite me. He loved me! A red nosed pit, who was abused, also a dog fighting ring, was in the shelter for 1 1/2yrs to 2 yrs. Behaviorist worked with him everyday, he showed no to very little signs of changing, or regressed the longer he stayed there locked away. Always biting his handlers. Sweet pea was only there for a few short weeks before I got the honor of getting her trust. Mr. Red was abandon and abused, and had very little trust with anyone, even me. But I gave him much love as I could and lots of treats, some days he just slept all day with his back facing the door to his kennel. After 7months of me working there, shelter personal decided to sign his death warrant. â€œwe've tried for 2 yrs, its time€ they said. Because he showed no improvement this no-kill shelter decided to euthanize Mr. Red for financial reasons. He wasn't adoptable. They couldn't keep him in a kennel, and feed him and pay for the doctor bills he might have, when another dog who is adoptable could use his kennel. They however they did try for 2 yrs, could they have tried something different? Honestly yes they could have! But I look at it as how would â€œIâ€ feel if I was abused and thrown behind bars for 2 yrs. I wouldn't be happy either. So I cried all day and got to play with him in a room and kissed him good bye. My honest opinion is this, I feel that in the case of Mr. Red, he could have used some quality time upstate in nature. Now that opinion would be outlandish to some personal in the shelter, but he was they type of dog that needed inspiration. Maybe some time in nature would have helped his behavior modification, and also most importantly exercise! He didn't have that. Anything is possibly if you only try! But the shelter system is not perfect, they do try! But ultimately it comes down to us. Are we willing to help? But I tell you these stories because I want to inspire you the reader, if your thinking about owning a dog, look to the city shelters. Also ask questions about the pup, like what's his background why is he/she in there, can you help this dog? What breed is he, would he fit into your life style and can you take the time to train, exercise and love them? Even if your not ready to own a pet, maybe you can donate time or money to city shelters. They also need tons of blankets, beds, foods, toys, and more. This book is for you Mr. Red, and to all the shelter dogs.