“As we all know, 'it takes a village,' or in this case, a country...

So we wanted to make sure and give props to Clay Myers, professional animal welfare photographer. Clay snapped the dog's picture that helped inspire Shepard's creation of the Adopt poster!

Clay works tirelessly to capture the images that expose the horrors of illegal breeding and that celebrate the loyal cats, dogs and other pets who await adoption at shelters nationwide.”

Pia Salk, Adopt a Pet

The image was the Spring 2009

cover of dog’s life magazine.

More about the poster

Adopt a Pet asked artist Shepard Fairey to collaborate on a way to have his art help homeless animals.

Clay Myers’ photo of Sylvie reminded Shepard of a mutt he had as a kid.


Mutts Like Me