Sophie Gamand@sophiegamand

Shelter dogs 🀘
Mom of MacLovin 🐡
Creator of #PitBullFlowerPower
Crowning pit bulls since 2014 (BEFORE Snapchat πŸ’…)
Images are ©️ πŸ™…
Spread πŸ’šβœ¨ and πŸ’ƒπŸ» πŸ‘‡

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✨PILLOWS ARE 25% OFF!✨ I love, love, LOVE seeing my #pitbullflowerpower merchandise all over the world and all over your homes! Please keep sending pics! πŸ˜­πŸ™ it makes me so happy that this series has become a quiet but powerful way to advocate for pit bulls. Thank you everyone who has supported! Pillows are 25% off today only! Use code HOME25 (I’m adding the link in my story or check the one on my bio). .
Pics by: @jackandralphie, @foshizzle.dapibble, @fritz09thekat and @sarahzapps πŸ’š
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#pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerMERCH #pawitforward #cutepillow #pitbull #flowers #flowercrown


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More from Roose because... I mean... I wish my dates back in the days would have looked half as dapper as this guy!!! .
PENNSYLVANIA, Phoenixville: Roose (previously Zeus) came from Miami where he was found as a stray in terrible condition and with a bad injury to his eye. He was rescued and saw a vet ophthalmologist for a while, hoping the eye could be saved, but the damage was too great so now he is a one-eyed wonder boy! Roose was pulled by @mainlineanimalrescue and has been waiting in Pennsylvania for a while (I photographed him over a year ago). This medium-sized adorable boy is about 3 years old. Roose is described by the rescue as « your typical pittie Β»: he loves to play as much as he loves to snuggle. He thinks he is a lap dog. He walks great on the leash and loves to chase Kongs in the play fields. Unfortunately he needs to be an only pet at home although he does fine with dogs outside the home (he can walk and play next to them). There are just some dogs that rub him the wrong way. No cats for this boy! He is very quite indoors, well behaved and house trained. He has a good recall and knows Β« sit Β». Roose had a brief stay with a family that had an infant. Apparently either Roose was playing with the baby's toys or the baby was playing with Roose's toys and he nipped at the child so he was returned. Even though it sounds like owner error the rescue now won’t place him with a very young child. But Roose loves making friends and good belly rubs. Recently he was the star of MLAR’s Prom and his #PitBullFlowerPower portrait got him the most votes (and hopefully, more exposure!). For more information, please visit www.mlar.org.
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#adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #pitbull #oneeyeddog #rescuedog #pennsylvania


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PENNSYLVANIA, Phoenixville: Roose (previously Zeus) came from Miami where he was found as a stray in terrible condition and with a bad injury to his eye. He was rescued and saw a vet ophthalmologist for a while, hoping the eye could be saved, but the damage was too great so now he is a one-eyed wonder boy! Roose was pulled by @mainlineanimalrescue and has been waiting in Pennsylvania for a while (I photographed him over a year ago). This medium-sized adorable boy is about 3 years old. Roose is described by the rescue as « your typical pittie Β»: he loves to play as much as he loves to snuggle. He thinks he is a lap dog. He walks great on the leash and loves to chase Kongs in the play fields. Unfortunately he needs to be an only pet at home although he does fine with dogs outside the home (he can walk and play next to them). There are just some dogs that rub him the wrong way. No cats for this boy! He is very quite indoors, well behaved and house trained. He has a good recall and knows Β« sit Β». Roose had a brief stay with a family that had an infant. Apparently either Roose was playing with the baby's toys or the baby was playing with Roose's toys and he nipped at the child so he was returned. Even though it sounds like owner error the rescue now won’t place him with a very young child. But Roose loves making friends and good belly rubs. Recently he was the star of MLAR’s Prom and his #PitBullFlowerPower portrait got him the most votes (and hopefully, more exposure!). For more information, please visit www.mlar.org.
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#pitbullflowerpower #adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #pitbull #oneeyeddog #rescuedog #pennsylvania #sophiegamand #flowercrown #dogsinflowers


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5h left on my Kickstarter campaign!! Head to the link in my bio to preorder your copy if you haven’t! I am sooooo excited!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! (And now I’m so glad I won’t have to post about this anymore!!! 🀣🀣🀣) πŸ™βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ™Š #pitbullflowerpower #pitbullflowerpowerBOOK


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Here is your occasional #FridaTheMermaidDog update! Our girl is continuing to blossom in her new Ohio home and from the photos and videos mom Chelsea is sending me, I can tell she has a much more plentiful life than she had with us! 😱 I mean... MacLovin has NEVER had whipped cream in a cone πŸ™ŠπŸ˜… Frida has yet to find herself a new BFF (Mac is irreplaceable after all πŸ€“), but I know it’s only a matter of time. Come Frida! Be a good girl πŸ€—πŸ˜š πŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈ @fabulousmissfrida 🍦 @rivierarescue


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Who needs a head massage?! I’m just popping my head out here to say I’m still alive. πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Pretty spent after a Florida week, ready to head home to MacLovin and prep for my Las Vegas trip next week. Working on the book every free minute I have. I can do this! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ #pitbullflowerpower


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Been fine-tuning the overall look of the #pitbullflowerpower book and it’s coming together nicely! Working with a designer with 20+ years of experience in book design, and it shows!! ✨ 3 days left to preorder your copy πŸ˜šπŸ’š (head to the link in my bio). ✨ #pitbullflowerpowerBOOK @pinhole_ny @lantern.books


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Last hours to preorder your #pitbullflowerpower coffee table book (Ends Sunday 11:59pm EST)! A must have for pit bull advocates and rescuers πŸ€— Beautiful portraits of pit bulls alongside their powerful stories of rescue and adoption. Head to the link in my bio for more info. There are only a few signed copies left! #pitbullflowerpowerBOOK #pitbull #pitbulladvocate #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulllove


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OMG 4 days left on my Kickstarter campaign for the #pitbullflowerpower coffee table book! This is your ✨ last chance ✨ to preorder your copy, especially a signed one! Only 77 signed copies left πŸ™πŸ’š Thank you everyone who already supported and preordered their copies! It’s been a roller coaster of emotions. I have been writing like a maniac and compiling, sorting, editing the incredible stories of some of my models. This book, it is my dream, will continue to revolutionize the way we see and talk about pit bulls and shelter dogs. These days have seemed pretty grim with many horror stories on social media against pit bulls, many misusing my photos, claiming my models are killers. But I have to keep going and ignore. I am in Florida gathering one last set of stories and I really cannot wait to share it with you. Head to the link in my bio to preorder the book! πŸ€—πŸ’š #pitbullflowerpowerbook #photographysaveslives #sophiegamand #pitbull #adoptdontshop


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AMAZING ADOPTION UPDATE! 😭😭😭✨ I photographed Perry Carter back in August 2016 at the Calhoun County Humane Society in Alabama. A rural shelter, they see very few adopters and are constantly struggling to remain open and get dogs out. A few weeks ago, I decided to post Perry Carter and Beans again because both dogs had been waiting 4 years already. Unbeknownst to me the town the shelter services had just suffered a devastating tornado, and many pets were displaced or lost. Needless say, the shelter was completely overwhelmed and desperate to move dogs into homes. In New York, @AnimalHaven has been partnering with that Alabama shelter for a few months, and have taken several of their dogs, so they jumped on the opportunity to bring both Beans and Perry Carter to the Big Apple. Well… after 4 long years, it only took 10 days for Beans to find a home, and now Perry Carter found his too, after about 1 month only!! And he has a little chihuahua buddy! Look at that photobomb πŸ˜±πŸ˜­πŸ™ŠπŸ’š And the chihuahua in the backpack?! STAAAAAHP. I want their life! πŸ™βœ¨ His adopters Jen and Paul wrote: "It’s been an exciting few days since we brought Perry Carter home. He's absolutely amazing. I’ve yet to hear him bark. Aside from a tiny piddle to mark a spot when he first arrived home, he’s completely potty trained. We went for our first mini-hike yesterday at Rockefeller Preserve. This guy is the dog of dogs. We suffered an absolutely devastating loss of our dog three months ago, I really thought it would take much longer to be emotionally ready for another dog but our hearts just led us to Perry Carter. We’ve nicknamed him β€˜Big Tuna’ for now (our tiny Chihuahua Bruce Banner is the β€˜Little Tuna’). We’re packing up for mini day trip to find a waterfall hike today - this guy is the best hiking buddy. SO many pictures - was hard to narrow it dow!"
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#photographysaveslives #animalhaven #adoptdontshop #shelterdog #shelterlongtimer #imnotcrying 😭


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7 days left on my Kickstarter campaign for the #PitBullFlowerPower book (link in bio)! Every day I wake up on a cloud, seeing the amount of support... πŸ˜† And then I hop on my computer to work on the book! We've made significant progress on the design, and I am writing like a lunatic. So many stories to tell. I cannot wait for you to get the book in your hands. I am actually heading to Florida to collect one more story before the text is due. A very special group of dogs.
I have added 2 new pledge levels. πŸ™Œ For $50, you can now get an awesome Flower Power pack (postcards, stickers, and a note from me). These are exclusive to Kickstarter backers, and will ship worldwide. It’s a unique chance to get these. With the pledge, you get to be a huge part of Flower Power, helping further its message. πŸ™Œ The other new pledge is a repeat of the $250 with a twist: the next 25 people to choose that level will get their rescue a free 12x12in Flower Power print, for auctioning and such (U.S. only). I am blown away by the success of this Kickstarter. I’ve been working for free for rescues for the past 7-8 years, finding elsewhere the money I needed to survive. But I also need funding for the travel expenses, the flowers, etc. Thanks to everyone who came together for this book, not only will I be able to further the reach of Flower Power, I will also have some seed funds to start the new and exciting project I have been dreaming of for over a year (involving shelter dogs of course). I want to keep being a messenger, and your support makes that possible. I can never thank you enough. ✨✨✨ #pitbullflowerpowerBOOK #pawitforward #thankyou


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When you want to jump that TPOT* but your bestie reminds you you just got your nails did. πŸ’… .
*That Puppy Over There
(David II from @animalhaven, Adopted a while back!)
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#puppy #adoptdontshop #shelterdog #shade #puppiesaredicks


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