Susan Schmitz is an award winning photographer and philanthropist based out of Scottsdale, AZ. She is the founder of Photo Fusion Studio and A Dog’s Life Photography. Her rescue group photo program provides high-impact images of displaced pets for use in animal adoption ads. Susan brings a voice to those that cannot speak, helping them to plead for an end to the animal overpopulation crisis through responsible pet ownership and adoption. Her images can be seen globally in publications and on pet products through her contributions to Shutterstock, a marketplace for digital imagery. Susan is a winner in the 2013 Shutterstock Stories artistic grant program, a publisher of "Tails of Rescue: A Guide to Finding the ‘Not-So-Perfect’ Dog that is Perfect for You" and an international travel photography teacher.