In 2022, professional pet photographers around the world united to raise US$25,000  for animal rescue by publishing Tails of the World.  

This Year, I am excited to join them.  Their mission is to go BIGGER

With twice as many photographers involved, we’re hoping to hit our goal of raising  US$35,000 for charity.  We need YOUR help!

Would you like to see your furbaby in the pages of Tails of the World: Volume Two (and make a difference for pets in need?)

Scroll down to find out more and apply today!


Nancy Kieffer Photography has been selected as the official 2023 photographer and we’re now taking applications for limited edition Tails of the World: Central NY photo sessions. 

These photo sessions will take place in the heart of Central NY Capturing it’s unique beauty. 

100% of the session fee of these Artisan sessions are donated to Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter (Jamesville, NY) and one photo from each session is guaranteed to be included in the book. 


All proceeds from the book sales are donated to Second Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. (Australia). You’ll also have the opportunity to view and purchase keepsake photographic artwork from your unique pet photoshoot.



10 Artisan Sessions Available


~ Dates available Mid May thru July in select locations 5/27, 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9

~ 100% of the Artisan Session Donation goes to Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter

~ Sessions take place in Central New York

~ Limited to one pet per session

~ One image from each session will be included in the Tails of the World book (available to order online in March 2024).

~Receive $100 print credit toward purchase  prints/products

~ Prints, products and digital files are not included.  View products at  Artisan Product Guide

~No purchase is required.


Pay an additional $89 to upgrade your session to the full photographic experience.  

Receive $250 credit toward purchase of prints, products, digitals. 

Choose a date between May and July 15th

Have additional location choices

The option to include other family members and pets

Phone/zoom consultation to discuss your goals for the additional images at the session

Viewing/ordering appointment

No purchase required



Support Animal Rescue With a Limited Edition Tails of the World Photo Session


100% of the session fees from the Tails of the World: Central New York photo sessions are donated to Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter (Jamesville NY).

Second Chance Canine adoption Shelter opened it’s doors in 2015!It’s mission is to reduce the amount of healthy adoptable dogs being euthanized in the CNY community. 

Since opening close to 600 dogs have been adopted and given a second chance. Our shelter dogs are temperament tested, receive basic training, are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, heart worm tested and microchipped!

The Friends of Second Chance is a functioning non profit board who is dedicated to supporting the shelter including fundraising efforts to help sustain the shelter’s long term success.

All book sale proceeds are donated to Second Chance Animal Rescue. This Australian based not-for-profit organisation has a network of hundreds of foster caretakers and volunteers. Over the years, they have rescued and rehabilitated well over 10,000 pets due to be euthanised at pounds and shelters. Their mission is to offer these animals a Second Chance at finding their forever homes. 

About Tails of The World

Founded by Caitlin J. McColl in 2015, the Tails of the World Collective is an international group of professional pet photographers. United in their mission to make a difference for pets in need and celebrate our universal love of dogs.

To date, we have published over 40 books from all around the globe and raised over $50,000 for animal charities.

p.s. Not in the Central New York area?

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Nancy Kieffer Photography
Serving Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond