Lauren Garcia

How long have you been volunteering for hart?
about 6 months.

What is your role?
I take portraits of the adoptable dogs for their online portfolios and social media.

What do you do when you are not volunteering?
I am a wedding photographer and Auntie to two adorable rescue pups!

If you were a rescue dog, what kind would you be?
The shy but friendly mutt.

Why do you volunteer with hart?
I have always had the desire to help animals in need in some way. When the chance to take photos of hart's rescues came up I thought it was a great chance to use my skills to help out and to combine two passions of mine (photography and animals).

What experience in hart made you realize you were making a difference?
When I see that one of the dogs has been adopted I can only hope I helped by capturing their cuteness and unique personalities through my photos.

What advice would you have for someone who is considering volunteering?
Get on the list of volunteers and help out whenever you can. You will be so glad you did! It is truly rewarding and very important work!