GVAWL Animals


“Until one has loved an animal- a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France

Some of the souls I have been blessed to cross paths with at Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League. Oliver and Rugur have found their forever homes since these photos were taken but all of the others are patiently awaiting a committed, loving family or companion. As promised I created a page under photography of the animals at the shelter which you can find Here. Even if you aren’t looking for a furry companion your heart will smile looking at the purest most genuine beings. Their gratitude extends to all!

Victoria Lise Photographs Shelter Pets
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. Thats the problem.” A.A. Milne
Victoria Lise Shelter Pets Oliver the Lab
Victoria Lise Shelter Pets Rugur the Collie


“When I look into the eyes of animal 

I don’t see an animal 

I see a living being 

I see a friend

I feel a soul.” 


Victoria Lise photographs Shelter Pet Tyson the Tank

Victoria Lise Photographs Shelter Pet Tyson the Tank

A heart full of gratitude 

Victoria Lise photographs Spooky at GVAWL Shelter Gunnison, CO
Victoria Lise capture Spooky the chiweenie dreaming of a forever home
Dreaming of a forever lap
Victoria Lise captures green eyed Kahlonie kitty

“An animals eyes have the power to speak a great language” Martin Buber

Victoria Lise captures blue and green eyed shelter feline

Victoria Lise photographs shelter cat Cleo in Gunnison, COVictoria Lise capture Clea kitty gazing into the distance

Victoria Lise photographs shelter cat Crush wide eyed and bushy tailed

In love and deep gratitude,

Tori & Critters


  1. Awwww!!! You are so right, animals give us unconditional love. 3 of the 4 dogs we’ve had were missing treated or lost and yet still trusted us humans and gave us so much pleasure. Dolly is still with us making us laugh daily 😍xx

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    1. I just love hearing those stories, Wendy! Nothing makes my heart happier than animals finding companions to love and trust. So wonderful sweet Dolly continues to brighten your world! My fiance and I rescued our first dog when she was 14 years old, she changed my life! Wishing you a lovely week ahead! X

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      1. Ahh – that was so lovely to adopt an ‘elderly’ dog and provide her a beautiful place to spend her retirement.. They do certainly have the capacity to change our lives… Wishing you a wonderful week ahead too. xx

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