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You may already know the wildly popular and very collectible artwork from artist Annamarie “Missy” Johnson. Her work can be seen during events with local rescues in California to media events in Indianapolis. She loves everything to do with animals and is a huge advocate of rescues and shelters across the country. Missy is a professional graphic designer and illustrator as well as the creative genius behind Dogs for the PAWS, a national pet rescue awareness site that is inspiring pet lovers to rescue, foster, adopt, volunteer and love pets in need. Dogs for the PAWS is an art and education project that started with 80 rescue dogs from all around the country. Missy paints the dogs’ portraits and includes their touching stories of rescue and rehabilitation written by their companions and rescuers. Due to the overwhelming and growing response to the art and project, from fans on Facebook and Twitter, Missy is continuing to paint portraits and also takes commissions and special projects.

Dogs for the PAWS and Missy’s stunning artwork have been featured in numerous printed and online publications From FIDO Friendly,, Lowcountry Dog Magazine, Indy Tails, Wadsworth News, and PeoplePets Online. She has been a guest blogger for everyone from BlogPaws to FIDO Friendly. She is a contributing writer for Life+Dog Magazine.  Her passion and love for animals is inspiring to everyone Missy meets.

Missy also works with rescues across the country designing artwork that is used in event and fundraising. She is proud to say her unique designs, custom painted furniture and painted windows have helped raise thousands of dollars for homeless pets across the country.

Missy enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband, Jim and their 5 dogs (4 of which are rescues). They volunteer with the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue.

If you would like to WOOF at Missy about a commission, check out her amazing art, or become a Dogs for the PAWS fan and follower just click below…


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