A Utah man is trying to save his dog one paint stroke at a time.
After Shaun Mitchell was told his 5-year-old dog, Charlie, had lymphoma, he was going to do everything he could to save his pal.
So he now devotes one day a week to drive Charlie 200 miles (400 miles round trip) to a clinic that performs a trial form of treatment, hoping one day his dog will be cancer free.
To cover the costly vet bills, Mitchell has taken up painting. For $40, people can get an 8 x 10 canvas oil painting of their pet. And while he doesn’t really consider himself an artist, the requests are pouring in – something he can partly thank his wife for.
After she posted a flier on social media and a sign was hung in a store, people from all over the world – New Zealand, Australia and New Finland, to name a few — asked Mitchell to paint a portrait.
Here are a few of our favorites:
“They want to help Charlie,” he told news outlet KSL. “I could never ask for anything better.”
To find out how you can get a picture of your pup, while supporting a great cause head over to Paints for Charlie.