National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

In celebration of National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, we are sharing a few favorite photos of companions up for adoption at our local shelter.


Founded in 1874, the Oakland SPCA was created to help ensure the humane treatment of horses, mules and other draft animals. Over the past century, the shelter has been committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities it serves, striving to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals.


Do you have a pet adoption story? Share it using #coyuchicompanion on Instagram or by sending your story to


About the photographer:



Heidi Eder is a professional photographer, specializing in pet portraiture and has been taking photos at the East Bay SPCA since 2012. As a volunteer, she has taken adoption photos of over 2400 cats and 1300 dogs, and contirbuted 1,616:40 hours behind the lens. Every Monday and Tuesday she heads into the shelter and takes beauty shots in the hopes that a family will see their furry soulmate online.


"Lately I have been very moved in helping families memorialize their older or ill pets in what I call a “Best Friends Forever” session. I love styling my photos using blankets, hand made paper and collars to make valued art of a special four-legged family member. I adore the textures and look of Coyuchi textiles, they match the stillness and calm that I want to bring to my portraits."


Visit her company's website: Right Brain for Hire

























Visit East Bay SPCA's website here.


View photos of Coyuchi Companions here.