Paintings gone to the dogs: Artist launches 'Dog Stalking' program

dog stalking project

Robin Wiesneth

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 04:56 PM.


One local artist is trying to make a difference — in the lives of homeless dogs, and charities.

As a pet lover and owner, Robin Wiesneth noticed all the homeless animals in shelters and began trying to think of something she could do to give back and make a difference.

As she browsed several rescue sites online and looked at pictures of animals, she began to paint some of the dogs.

Wiesneth, who is regularly commissioned to paint owner’s pets, has now finished six paintings of actual rescue dogs living in shelters or foster homes in the area. Each time she finishes a painting, she donates it to the organization sponsoring the dog, along with her permission to do with it as they will.

"They can raffle it, sell it at auction, or give it to the dog's new owner when adopted," said the artist. "However they feel they can best make money from it for the animals and organization."

She calls it her Dog Stalking Project.

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