For the vast majority of animal lovers, their pets are not just house guests but are considered members of the family. So when one family left their dog with a sitter when they went on vacation, they were probably nervous about what would happen once they left the animal behind. When they returned home, however, they discovered exactly how the man had treated their fur baby.
James Liakos is a busy young creative based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally from Camden, New Jersey, the 37-year-old describes himself as a “filmmaker, photographer, public speaker and environmentalist.” He is passionate about the planet and wildlife, and he uses his work to raise awareness of environmental issues and animal rights.
However, being an animal advocate and capturing creatures on film was not enough for Liakos. He felt that he needed to put his money where his mouth was. So, when he wasn’t out with his camera, he offered his services as a pet sitter. That’s how he came to meet Skylar, an adorable white whippet, in 2009.