Say Aloha to Makai! This cute little fella was living in an animal shelter on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. When friend and fellow photographer, Kim Ortiz and her husband were vacationing in Hawaii, she spent some time volunteering at the shelter. While taking photos of dogs available for adoption, Kim met Makai, a little chi-mix full of love and spunk. The slight disability on his front paw not slowing him down one bit. And she quickly fell in love with him. Kim and her husband adopted Makai and brought him home to live with them and their other dogs. They decided to name him Makai, which in Hawaiian means ocean. Isn’t that such a great name?!
Makai is now one of Kim’s models for her own photography studio. From living in a shelter to super model. Talk about one lucky pup! I was so excited to meet and photograph him. He was so darling, showing us his sweet smile that spread from ear to ear and a tail that never stopped wagging. And I just loved the little alfalfa sprout of white fur on the top of his head! I’m so happy he found his forever home. Many happy tails to you, Makai!
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