Rupert Barker Photographer | Dubrovnik Dogs - waiting for the weather!!

Dubrovnik Dogs - waiting for the weather!!

May 29, 2014  •  1 Comment

When you are waiting for the weather to give you a window to earn a living it is easy to become frustrated, I felt this initially today then saw it as an opportunity to look back at some images from my Lightroom library.........

A few years ago I was lucky enough to visit Croatia and meet an incredible lady called Sandra Sambrailo who almost single handedly runs a dog rescue sanctuary outside Dubrovnik. Her sanctuary is an old fort high on a mountain above the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of The Old City of Dubrovnik that was used by the Yugoslav Peoples Army to shell the city during the Croatian War of Independence. Sandra looks after hundreds of dogs and cats and was one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. As we walked up to the fort I heard a wimper from a road side bush and when I crouched down puppy timidly emerged, I carried the dog unto the fort imagining it to be an escapee but no Sandra informed me people leave unwanted dogs near by, knowing she will look after them and give them a home, no matter how many she is already looking after. 'Lucky' as Sandra named him is the little puppy with the kitten. The slideshow below is just a glimpse into her world and one I dearly would love to return to and photograph again.

I will be revisiting more of my old personal projects in the next few weeks and will post them up here and make a link on my new website.


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Clare Walshe(non-registered)
I too have visited Sandra and helped with the dogs and agree totally with you, she is indeed incredible and inspirational. I have 3 dogs from her Shelter and they are the most wonderful and loving dogs you could ever wish to share your life with. Thank you for the photographs.
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