While Elizabeth Spence did not take this rescue dog photography with the intention of being an activist, the series of photos send a heart-warming message about adoption.
The photos depict Spence's infant son Archie sleeping with the family's English pointer -- who was rescued from a shelter a few years ago. The photos are extremely endearing, with the dog and infant often cuddling each other or their toys while napping together. The strong bond between the two is quite apparent in the photos and indirectly acts as an argument for the case of rescuing dogs from shelters. Rescue dogs have been stuck with the stereotype of being aggressive or antisocial due to their traumatizing pasts, but these photos work to counter that stereotype.
This rescue dog photography does more than show viewers endearing photos of the bond between an infant and an animal, but goes deeper to show that rescue animals are often harmless and worthy of the homes they seek.