When it comes to New York fashion, we don’t typically think of overcrowded animal shelters with hundreds of dogs waiting for forever homes, but fashion photographer Richard Phibbs has a passion outside of human models. In fact, he’s got a special place in his heart for shelter dogs. He put together an incredible collection of photos in his new book, Rescue Me, that highlights homeless dogs in Manhattan’s shelters in the hopes to find them forever homes. The concept and execution is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth looking at. Rescue Me features these special dogs and their stories, often heartbreaking, and shares with the world what wonderful companions they could be.
We’re sharing a few of these spectacular pooches with you here, but encourage everyone to purchase the book if they’re able. Each dog has his or her own unique story and special attributes to be appreciated.