Ken Miner | Giving Back

temple puppy chiang mai thailand

Ken works with a "Temple Puppy" in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Giving Back

In my work as a K9 photographer and dog care provider I get to work with many healthy, well cared for dogs on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, all around the world, there are homeless, neglected and abused dogs needing care and attention.

It is my intention to bring awareness to the issue of shelter, stray and abandoned dogs, locally and internationally through my personal dog photography projects.

I also use my training as a certified K9 massage practitioner to help ease the fears and anxiety of individual shelter dogs, if only for a moment.  I have also provided workshops to shelter volunteers and staff on the benefits of massage for shelter dogs.  If nothing else, at least some of these dogs will know a kind and gentle human hand for one moment of their lives.

   

Taking photos at "Care for Dogs" shelter, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photographing a temple dog, Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

You can't help but notice the street dogs in the villages and towns of Thailand.  As a dog care provider and dog photographer in Canada I was inspired to photograph the dogs that I saw. I also paid a visit to a dog shelter in Chiang Mai to demonstrate how k9 massage can benefit shelter dogs.  I didn't set out to make a book, but this is the result.  This book is my tribute to the thousands of neglected and abused animals of Thailand, and to the people that work tirelessly on their behalf.  

100% of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to "Care for Dogs" foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  The purchase of this book may save a dogs life!

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Ken supports the following organizations:

Local

International

 

Reunited with Gee (the gold dog) after 18 months. He remembered me the moment I placed my hands on him; you see, Gee was my massage demo dog at the "Care for Dogs" shelter in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2011.  Gee was adopted from the shelter shortly after my visit.  I am happy to report that he has a great home with amazing owners!  He is shown with his housemate, Luk, another "Care for Dogs" rescue.