When her landlord wouldn't allow her to adopt a pitbull terrier, photographer Stacey Gammon channeled her desire for animal companionship by volunteering at an animal shelter. Realizing that her photography talent could be put to good use there, Gammon began shooting portraits of the animals in an effort to get them permanent homes.
Through her involvement with the shelter, Gammon became aware of the Mr. Mo Project, a New York nonprofit that rescues old shelter dogs in poor health who are on paths to being euthanized. The Mr. Mo project helps secure medical care for the ailing animals and tries to get them placed in caring, permanent homes. Gammon was so touched and impressed with the facility that she began shooting gratis animal portraits for them as well. She said,
"These dogs, as I witnessed during their photoshoots, are so full of life. They have love left to give."