Dog Model Call in Charlotte NC

I am looking for a few specific dogs for an upcoming commercial pet photography shoot. I need:

  1. a LARGE purebred german shepherd

  2. a purebred great dane

The photo shoots will take place at the end of October or early November. The photo shoots should last 60-90 minutes and will be taken in my garage studio in the Southpark area.

The client is Big Barker, a US based dog bed company. Each dog model will be able to take a dog bed home with him. They are big beds so you will need a large vehicle.

There are three different types of beds: a regular flat bed, a head rest bed and a sofa bed. Photos will be taken on all three beds.

Some training prior to the shoot may be necessary. The client has requested that the dog put his head down on the headrest for a few photos. Here are a few examples:

If the dogs are trained to put their heads down, that’s ideal. They don’t actually have to go to sleep. This is my dog Moose and he’s 12. I knew I could give him a comfy bed and he’d go to sleep.

We will take our time to get this shot. If it takes us 30 minutes to get this shot, we’ll take that much time. Patience will be key. Please though think about whether or not your dog will be a good model for this requirement. If he is young and a bundle of energy, he might not be.

Here are a few photos and examples of the types of photos I will be taking. Happy, comfortable dogs looking relaxed:

The backgrounds will be different than in the photos above. The photos will be taken in a studio setting with a plain white background like the one below… just not this close up.

Also required:

  1. Photos with dogs on the bed with the owner. If you don’t want to be photographed, I can have another “human” model stand in for you.

  2. A few short videos of the dog getting on and off the bed.

If you are interested, in volunteering your dog please email me at and let me know. Please also let me know if you want to be in the photos or not. It is totally fine if you don’t want to be. I have several human models who would love this opportunity.

Any humans being photographed will receive instructions on what to wear and what not to wear.

Email me and let me know if you’re interested and please ask any questions you have. Thank you!! I so appreciate your interest.

If you know of other dogs that might be a good fit for this, please let me know. Have them fill out the inquiry form on the site. Thanks.