Launching in London later this month, a unique photography exhibition aims to bring hope to pets in need of a home. The event, dubbed “Anything is Pawsible,” is an innovative initiative by Burns Pet Nutrition as they celebrate their 30th anniversary while emphasising their dedication to supporting independent animal charities.
Created in collaboration with the animal welfare charity, Mayhew, the exhibition brings to light some of the animals under their care who are longing for a second chance. It’s an opportunity for Londoners and visitors alike to see the faces of these pets in need and potentially offer them a loving home.
Renowned celebrity pet photographer, Rhian Ap Gruffydd, will be presenting her mesmerising portraits of these animals. The showcase will take place at Romeo & Juliet’s Café in Hamstead, London, starting from the 27th of July, with a star-studded launch event. It will then remain open to the public for two weeks from the 28th of July, where attendees will be invited to make donations to Mayhew.
Among the displays will be an array of heartwarming images featuring dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. These include portraits of
Ivy, a 4-year-old Old Tyme Bulldog, is an affectionate girl who loves being the centre of attention. A fan of rope toys and tennis balls, Ivy is seeking an experienced owner knowledgeable about dog behaviour to continue her training and confidence building around other dogs. Despite being found as a stray, Ivy’s friendly and playful nature shines through.
Joining Ivy is Diva, a 7-year-old Husky x Malamute mix, who arrived at Mayhew due to her previous owner’s ill health. With a soft spot for belly rubs, Diva enjoys long walks and playing with other dogs. She is a smart girl who is looking for an experienced and active owner who will appreciate her sweet nature.
Beano, a 6-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, radiates joy and enthusiasm. Beano was a stray, but his difficult start in life has not diminished his capacity for love – he adores human companionship, especially if it involves his favourite rubber ball. After receiving dental treatment and plenty of love from Mayhew’s carers, Beano is ready to find a loving home.
Sheba, a 10-month-old Spaniel Cross, arrived at Mayhew feeling nervous and shut down. Through the consistent care and love from the team, Sheba’s confidence has bloomed. Despite her shy nature, Sheba is looking for an understanding owner who can help her understand the world’s joys.
One successful story comes from Dolly, a 4-year-old Standard Poodle, who has already found her forever home. Despite being unwanted by her previous owners and discovering she was heavily pregnant upon arrival, Dolly remained a source of joy for all who met her. After safely delivering her nine puppies, Dolly has since found a loving home where she can continue to spread her joy.
Lastly, Bubbles, a 2-month-old Spaniel crossbreed, is full of life. Given up by her previous owner, Bubbles has proven to be a sweet, playful, and active pup who is always looking for an adventure. Still working on her doggy manners, she seeks an experienced owner to continue her training and help her grow into a happy adult dog.
John Burns MBE, the founder of Burns Pet Food, expressed his excitement, stating, “Supporting independent pet shops and charities has always been close to my heart, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary than by focusing on some of the incredible animals in need of a loving home. This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the nation’s love of animals and help those who, for whatever reason, find themselves without a family to care for them.”
Sherine Wheeler, Mayhew Chief Executive, echoed the sentiment: “These beautiful portraits really highlight how incredible the dogs and cats in our care are. We hope that this collaboration between Burns, Rhian Gruffydd, and Mayhew will remind everyone of the importance of adopting rescue animals.”
For those interested in learning more about the exhibition, or to make a donation, please visit burnspet.co.uk/anythingispawsible. The event organisers hope that these striking images will not only bring in donations but will also motivate people to offer a second chance to these deserving pets.