Ever try to get your dog to sit still for a photo?  How about more than one dog at a time? How about a pack of dogs that you’re just fostering and aren’t even yours?  Melissa Lentz apparently is some kind of a dog whisperer or something because as this story and pictures from the Dodo show, it can be done – and more than once

Anyone who has ever tried to convince even one dog to sit still for a photo knows just how difficult it can be — but one woman has managed to do the impossible with — wait for it — 11 dogs.

Perfect photo shows many little dogs sitting still for family portraitMelissa Lentz, who fosters dogs through Releash Atlanta, told The Dodo in a rundown about who is in this photo. “Top from left: Mia, Pancake, Paxton,” Lentz said. “Bottom from left: Benji, Gizmo, Alex, Penny, Donny, Lula, Monroe and Rudy.”

Lentz added that seven of the depicted dogs are fosters waiting for homes, while “Gizmo, Donny, Monroe and Rudy are mine,” she said.

Even more remarkable, perhaps, is the fact that that perfect portrait is far from a one-time fluke.

“I have tons of these photos,” Lentz said.

But how does she get such perfect family portraits — something that’s hard enough even for humans?

Lentz’s secret seems to have to do with the particular relationships she forms with the dogs. One can almost see the bond reflected in the way the dogs look at her as she’s snapping the photos.










“I literally just put them on the couch one by one and they situate themselves!” Lentz said. “I don’t use food [or] treats or anything. I just tell them to look at me.”


Perfect photo shows many little dogs sitting still for family portrait

Melissa apparently has a special way about her that garners the attention and respect of the canines in her world.  You’ve got to hand it to her for her compassion for these dogs to foster and care for them and make them famous along the way

Interested in adopting any of these dogs?  Contact Releash Atlanta for further information.  If you are, don’t wait.  These dogs may not sit still that long!

Photo Credits: Melissa Lentz