Tails of the World Collective Project


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portraits with a purpose: tails of the world: volume three

I'm looking for 10 dogs to feature in the Tails of the World Collective's fundraiser coffee table book, Tails of the World: Volume Three, a gorgeous collector's edition book featuring professional photographs of dogs from around the world with the proceeds from session fees and sales of the books donated to animal charities both on a local and worldwide level.

Each year, professional pet photographers worldwide unite to raise funds for animal rescue. To date, the annual Tails of the World books have featured over 1,150 dogs and raised over $95,000.

In 2024, our goal is to raise $70,000 with Tails of the World: Volume Three.


Support animal rescue with custom artwork created through your limited edition Tails of the World photography session!

The Details

Tails of the World: Volume Three is a collaborative project from pet photographers all around the globe united in their mission to make a difference for animals in need. It is the brainchild of Australian pet photographer Caitlin J. McColl who founded the project in 2022.

Bark & Gold Photography has been selected as the official 2024 Pittsburgh photographer.

  • All Pittsburgh area dogs are welcome to apply!
  • A $95 registration fee* includes your custom pet photography session with Bark & Gold Photography (valued at $195) to create beautiful artwork of your dog and a one-image feature in Tails of the World: Volume Three.
  • 100% of this registration fee benefits The Izzie Fund and 100% of book sale proceeds are donated directly to Geelong Animal Welfare Society.
  • Book project sessions will be held throughout June, July, and August 2024 at select locations within the greater Pittsburgh area.

Tails of the World: Volume Three will be designed and professionally printed by Caitlin J. McColl and will be available for purchase online in December 2024.

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*Your registration fee does not include any digital files, prints, or products. Prints and products, which start at $510, are purchased separately at your ordering appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Experience

The Bark & Gold Photography experience is all about celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people, telling your story your way through wall art, fine art albums, and other heirloom products.

During our time together, your dog has just one job: to be a dog. Toss all expectations and worries aside and allow me to capture your best friend as you know and love him while spoiling him with all kinds of tail-wagging goodness!

Within a few weeks, you'll have the opportunity to view and purchase his beautiful photos from his special day. (While the session itself is a blast, my clients tell me that this ordering appointment is actually their favorite part.) Be prepared for plenty of happy tears as you see for the first time the natural, expressive, and connected portraits he worked to create especially for you!

As a bonus, your dog will have one portrait, chosen by Bark & Gold Photography, included in the Tails of the World: Volume Three fundraiser coffee table book, which will be available in late 2024.


Laurann May

"Jessica has exceeded all of my expectations with the priceless images she was able to capture of my beloved pup. She is a breeze to work with, extremely responsive, and a true professional, and it's immediately evident that she loves what she does. Her work and products are top-notch and worth every penny for pet parents who wish to have their fur baby's memory beautifully preserved for a lifetime."

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Joel Whiteman

"We are so glad to have booked a session with Jes! One of our dogs is getting older and if we had waited much longer, I don’t think we could have had photos of her as the active dog she truly is. We got some excellent action shots of our dogs running and playing. We didn’t know what to expect, but now we have no regrets. Jes provides excellent white glove service throughout the experience, which makes it even more special!"


Tricia Harvey

"Jessica is absolutely wonderful! She was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable, and she made the whole experience fun! We were blown away by the quality of the final product as well: beyond beautiful images that we will absolutely treasure for a lifetime. My only regret is that I did not know about her sooner as I would do anything to have had something like this for my late and very much beloved and missed best boy."

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.

Thank you for helping raise $1,125 for The Izzie Fund

Bark & Gold Photography has proudly supported the following rescues and shelters through charitable book projects as an exclusive member of the international Tails of the World Collective.