"Elaine is so amazing with the dogs," he adds. "She'll roll on the ground with the shelter dogs. She'll kiss them. She really has a special chemistry with them. I love capturing that."
It wouldn't be the first time a shelter volunteer shared an intimate moment with a lost, disoriented new arrival. In fact, these candid scenes play out in shelters every day, where compassion rises to meet the tide of incoming animals.
But this time, someone managed to capture just one of those moments.