5500 Collectors Circle



This is Mark,

The PBS featured artist who put it all on the line to show the stark reality of what happens to our shelter animals in the USA. I donated 5-years of my time, talents, and resources to paint a visual record of the 5500 dogs destroyed, every day, because their lives are not ours to take away.


Right now, those 5500 sacred souls are sitting all alone in a cold dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mattered.


So, rather than having them abandoned and mistreated, once again

(that would hurt) and sold off to a heartless art dealer to profit from…


I’m seeking a special group of stewards, and yes, that’s you,

to belong to An Act of Dog’s, first and only, private collectors circle.


For a small donation, of near a $1-a day, I invite you; my friends, supporters, and animal advocates to get at least one of the 5500 dog portraits and give these pups a place to finally call home.  I believe our lives have intersected because our hearts are connected to what matters most; compassion.  Will you be their angel and open up your home?



While I'm grateful to have over 50,000 supporters, sadly,

I don't have room for everyone to be a part of our collectors circle.

My wish is for you to be one of them. You decide.


Because I don’t want you to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, I'm making these portraits affordable at 20% of their true value and with 6-easy pays to make belonging even easier.


When you become a steward, and paid in full, you will be sent our fb album with over 100 dog portraits to choose from.

You'll receive: 


  • A soulful dog portrait-you pick

  • A Certificate of authenticity & Value

  • Size: 12" x 12" oil on panel dog portrait

  • Comes ready to hang & free shipping in USA

  • A personal thank you note from Mark Barone