Tampa Bay-Based Pet Photographer Raises $16,000+ for Shelters, Charities

The Burg is billed as one of the most pet-friendly cities in America. We’re fortunate enough that many members of the local community are willing to volunteer their time and services to help organizations such as the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Friends of Strays rescue and find homes for the animals that wind up in their shelters.


Local photographer raises $16k+ for charities

Adam Goldberg, a local pet photographer, donates his special talents to raise money and awareness for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, on TODAY’s website, BarkPost, PupJournal and Paw Print. The local photographer manages to capture the silly, unfiltered moments that bring to life the persona of each dog — from jubilant and wild to modest and bashful.

Several fundraisers planned in Tampa this spring

Goldberg already has quite the event schedule lined up; he’s fundraising at the Pottery Barn in Hyde Park on May 6, at TyVy Pet Hotel in Tampa on May 20, Deadly Sins Brewing in Orlando on July 15 and Dog Bar in St. Pete on July 16. You can find a full list of up coming events on his website. Goldberg recently made the move to pursue his passion full time. The photographer is set to do fundraisers in Colorado this summer, as well. You can help him pursue his dream while helping animals in need by donating to his GoFundMe Campaign.


The photo shoot sitting fee for each pet is $35 and 100% of the fee goes directly to the benefitting organization. Pet owners will receive an online gallery with photos from the shoot to choose from. Each edited digital photo is $15 with a minimum order of 3. Prints are not included but can be purchased. Follow Goldberg on his website and Facebook page for more information. You can also subscribe to his email list to be the first to know about newly announced fundraisers.

Local photographer tells the stories of rescued and adopted animals

His photographs tell stories of adoption and rescue while highlighting various animal welfare issues. Goldberg uses his website and blog to shine a light on the dogs who have survived puppy mills and meat farms. His coverage shows the animals who have been displaced after major storms and those currently seeking a home.

The photographer’s passion for helping animals in need began in December 2013 when he started with the Humane Society of Broward County. He was hired to handle the shelter’s website and social media accounts; however, less than a year into the job, Goldberg was tapped to be the shelter’s photographer.


Goldberg developed a love for animals and photography

He moved back to Tampa in December of 2015 to pursue a role at a growing software company. It didn’t take Goldberg long to miss working with the animals at the shelter in Broward County. He began volunteering at the Humane Society on the weekends to take photos of the animals up for adoption.

In a recent blog post, Goldberg noted that “Prior to working at the shelter, I didn’t know anything about animal welfare and I figured my friends didn’t either.” After a short period his photos began to garner a lot of attention, which fueled Goldberg’s desire to “make them aware of an issue related to animal welfare and give them an education at the same time.”

His pages are a consistent source to not only learn the issues these rescued animals are facing, but to also find ways you can make a difference in your community. You can follow Goldberg’s work and find out when his next event his by following him on Facebook, Instagram and on his website. For inquiries, email adam@agoldphoto.com or call 954.205.9864.


*Photos by Adam Goldberg

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.