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Photographer helps "shy" dogs come out of their shells

12:51 PM, Mar 6, 2014   |    comments
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ORANGE COUNTY, Florida (WESH) -- Roanin trembled, cowered and hid when she was first surrendered to Orange County Animal Services. But thanks to Lauren Eggert, of Pawsitive Shelter Photography, the 3-year-old pup has completely changed.

Eggert has a passion for dogs who are emotionally shut down. She and the other volunteers invest time in showing the dogs love and comfort, and the result is a photo that captures the dog's true potential.

"I don't know what's going on in her little brain, but I think that she's probably never been told she's a good girl, so when we told her on Sunday, I think it was the first time," said Eggert.

Eggert has taken her passion to the internet and started a blog in which she highlights the shelter dogs that are the most emotionally shut down. This week, she shared the story of Roanin's transformation with the hope people won't overlook timid and shy dogs.

"The last dog that we saw in the shelter that was this timid and this shut down is now sleeping on my bed. She is the best companion that you could ever ask for," said Eggert.

As with most shelter dogs, Roanin's days are ultimately numbered, and so far, there have been no adoption applications for her. But Eggert is not giving up hope.

"I hope that someone else can see the light in her eyes," she said.

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