Welcome to the blog site for National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network, aka NASRN.
We are a non profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabbing and finding life-long homes for Anatolian Shepherd dogs (and mixes) who find themselves w/o a home.
Please Submit your Pictures for the NASRN 2014 Calendar
Its that time of year again where we start asking you to get your cameras out and start snapping pictures of your Anatolian for the 2014 NASRN Calendar.
The pictures just keep getting better each year and we are really looking forward to what this next year will bring. Information on rules and guidelines for submissions are listed below. If you have any questions just drop us an email email@example.com
Our calendar is one of our biggest fundraisers each year and we rely on all of you to help us to make this year even better than last year!!
This year the deadline for submitting pictures is AUGUST 15th.
When taking pictures be sure to have your camera set to high
resolution and make sure you send the picture in the largest file
possible. So many great pictures are excluded because they are not in a
large enough file. Pictures in small files will not print well and
will be blurry and fuzzy.
So please be sure to send in LARGE file and do not crop or re size.
Please email all pictures to Carleen at firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include your dog's name when you send in your pictures!!
We're always looking for:
Working dog pictures
Up close face/head shots...we love it when your dog is looking us straight in the eye!
Pictures with humans....this is a dog calendar =D
Yellow "flash" eyes. Try to take your pictures flash free!!
Cluttered background....you don't want to see dirty clothes, dishes, garbage, etc in the background
Out of focus photos
Low resolution/small file. Minimum requirement is 1200 x 1600
Pictures are chosen for
size for reproducibility/printing
Ive copied/pasted an article below with tips on taking great pictures of your pets.
Get your pet to look at the camera, preferably at eye level.
Try to shoot in natural light instead of relying on your flash.
Avoid heavily cluttered backgrounds; you want the focus to be your pet.
Beware of shooting in direct sunlight as it increases shadows.
If your pet is dark colored, take the photo in front of a lighter background.
If your pet is light colored, take the photo in front of a darker background.
You can better your chances of capturing a calendar spot if you take photos of your pet that represent different seasons.
Sam and Lilly
TIP #1: Be flash free
Turn off the flash on your camera. You don't need it and it
flat-out ruins an image. Freeing yourself from on-camera flash
photography is the best thing you can do to create better images. How,
you ask, does a person capture their dog in a dark living room at
night? The simple answer is: do not take pictures of your do
in a dark living room at night.
We're talking about pictures you actually want to display, email to friends or enter in a calendar contest.
Wait for daylight and go outside where flash isn't needed anyway.
When you head outside, look for open shade. A great spot is under a
tree with just a bit of reflected light coming in an an angle.
Direct sunlight causes animals to squint, in addition to washing out
their beautiful fur color. Early morning hours or sunset are great
times for pet portraits in beautiful light.
TIP # 2: Turn to Treats
If your pet is treat motivated, picture taking time is perfect for
bringing out favorite treats. It's best to have a helper who can hold
the treat above your pet's nose and drop it to the floor right before
you snap the shutter--this will help ensure your pet is looking directly
toward the camera when the picture is being taken. A favorite squeaky
toy can also do the trick for getting that "tilted head" that is so
If you're looking for action
shots. a tennis ball is a terrific prop. Have your "assistant" throw
the ball directly in front of your camera a few feet then get ready and
get low. As our pet comes rushing toward you, snap the shutter making
sure your camera is on a high shutter speed to freeze the action.
Most cameras have a "Shutter Priority" mode meaning you can set the
shutter speed manually and the camera will adjust the f-stop. On many
cameras it is represented by a "T" on the mode dial. I like 1/1500 of a
second or higher when capturing action.
TIP #3: Look Toward The Light
If you have your heart set on taking your pet's picture inside,
choose a north facing window. Window light is the best for capturing
animals and people during daylight hours. Make sure your flash is off.
Have your pet sit as close to the window as possible. Sometimes moving
their doggy bed to that spot will help. Play the "treat game" and I
think you'll be pleased with the images you take with just the available
For outdoor pictures the best lighting is in the morning and in the evening when the sun is lower in the sky.
Please send all submissions to Carleen: email@example.com
Harry and Morry's former family moved and decided to take both boys to the shelter and abandon them.
Owner surrenders are the first to be killed at the shelter. The shelter has no legal obligation to hold them and they need to make space to hold the strays, which they are legally bound to hold for a certain time frame to allow owners to reclaim them.
The boys were slated to be killed but we had no open foster homes so they were sent to a boarding kennel.
Harry is a very handsome, outgoing and friendly boy. He is a happy, playful and good natured pup who is good with other dogs and friendly with people.
He is more reserved than Harry but is a super sweet boy once he gets to know you a little.
He's a young pup, just barely a year old.
Silver and Marley came from a shelter in TX two years ago and were adopted into a home in Colorado. They have been living as livestock guardian dogs since then and have been watching over a herd of goats.
Due to the drought, their owner has sold her goats and now Silver and Marley are looking for a new home.
Both boys are neutered, current on shots and heartworm preventative. Silver weighs about 125 and Marley weighs about 110.
Both boys are good with the owners other dogs; they are also good with horses and goats, including bucks, nannies and kids. They are also very good with children, walk well on leash and know basic commands.