Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wonderful Wharf

Wharf. Painted by Liz Pearson. To be donated to DARG, the Domestic Animal Rescue Group in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

Liz Pearson offers our project its first non-North American contribution, with her beautiful painting of Wharf, an older dog in DARG, a no-kill shelter in Cape Town, South Africa. She writes on her blog, Art with Liz:

"His name is Wharf and he comes from the Hout Bay based organisation, DARG (Domestic Animal Rescue Group). I don't know very much about Wharf, but from his name would imagine he was found wandering round the docks.

"DARG have a policy of never putting a healthy animal down and as a result, there are a few dogs and cats who have been staying at the centre for some time. Wharf is one of them, a sweet faced eldery dog who is looking for a home to retire to. Hopefully my little painting will help him find his 'forever' place in the sun!"

We are so happy to welcome Liz to the Art for Shelter Animals Project!


  1. Yay Liz! Thank you! This is such a wonderful rendering of a dog who seems like a survivor and grateful to have been rescued. He looks like he knows good things are in store for him especially since you've taken the time to paint his portrait. HUGS!

  2. Wonderful portrait ! I love this!

  3. I've been told about your blog by Sheila, you also do great work. It sometimes gets forgotten how much good we can do for animals, they need a friend after all as much as we do.