Each year, professional pet photographers around the world unite to raise funds for animal rescue. To date, the annual Tails of the World books have featured over 1150 dogs and raised over US$95,000. In 2024, our goal is to raise US$70,000 with Tails of the World: Volume Three. But we need your help! Want to see your fur-kid in the pages of Tails of the World: Volume Three (and make a difference for pets in need?) Scroll down to find out more and apply today!


Blue Merle Photography has been selected as the official 2024 photographer and we’re now taking applications for limited edition Tails of the World: Indian Rocks Beach photoshoots. These photoshoots will take place in the heart of Indian Rocks Beach and locations within Pinellas county, capturing our beaches, boardwalks, ocean and city scenes. 100% of these session fees are donated to Healy Pack Senior GSD Sanctuary and one photo from each session is guaranteed to be included in the book. All proceeds from the book sales are donated to Geelong Animal Welfare Society . You’ll also have the opportunity to view and purchase keepsake photographic artwork from your unique doggy photoshoot. Applications are now open. Spots are strictly limited to 10 sessions.


“Yamile was wonderful! I wanted a first birthday session with my high energy Golden Retriever. Yamile was open to suggestions on the location of our shoot, great about communication leading up to our shoot, very prepared and professional even with a high energy puppy get distracted and excited a lot. She was very aware of my goals for the shoot and even brought a collar flower so we could get pictures of Daisy with a daisy like I requested. I was pleasantly surprised that even though we did our photos a few”

—Katie Calahan

“I reached out to Yamile because I needed a photo with my dog for the cover of my new book and I had a tight timeline. Yamile adjusted her schedule, accommodated my short notice request and with amazing patience and skill captured the perfect photo of my dog and me for my book! She is highly skilled in her craft, loves her work, a joy to work with, reasonably priced, and very timely and responsive!”

—D. Dennis



  • Dates available: Saturday June 1st, Sunday June 2nd, Saturday July 13th, Sunday July 14th, Tuesday July 16th, additional dates TBA
  • 100% of the Session Donation goes to Healy Pack Senior GSD Sanctuary.
  • Sessions take place in Indian Rocks Beach and Pinellas county.
  • Your dog is guaranteed to be featured in Tails of the World: Volume 3. One image from each session is printed alongside their details.
  • The Tails of the World book is not included with your donation. Both hardcover and paperback editions of this book will be available to purchase in March 2025. Worldwide shipping is available and all proceeds go to animal rescue.
  • Prints, products and digital files are not included, but will be available to view and purchase. Upgraded mini packages start at $150 click here to view the price list.


Healy Pack Rescue

Healy Pack Senior GSD Sanctuary’s mission statement is to save as many Senior German Shepherds from kill shelters as possible. The Sanctuary will medically assess and treat as advised by their veterinary partners. They provide high quality food, supplements, and veterinary care. Where possible, they find appropriate homes and aftercare for each dog. If that is not possible, the dogs will live and be cared for at the Sanctuary. This is no-kill for space Sanctuary and each GSD will live and be cared for at the Sanctuary until the time comes. For more information on this rescue go to:

Geelong Animal Welfare Society

Geelong Animal Welfare Society is dedicated to the welfare of companion animals. They care for and rehome lost or relinquished pets and provide community education & services that enable responsible animal ownership.


Founded by Caitlin J. McColl in 2015, the Tails of the World Collective is an international group of professional pet photographers. We are united in our mission to make a difference for pets in need and celebrate the universal love of dogs. To date, we have published over 40 books from all around the globe and raised over $150,000 for animal charities.

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