Shelby Farms Outback – A Dog’s Happy Place

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Walter at the Shelby Farms Outback
Happiest Brittany spaniel on the planet! Walter on a freedom run in the Shelby Farms Outback

About Shelby Farms Outback

If asked, most of us can immediately name our favorite place, that place we love to go to unwind, relax, and do the things we enjoy. Memphis is home to just such a place, not only for people, but also for dogs; it’s called The Outback and is part of Shelby Farms. The Shelby Farms Outback is a huge off-leash nature preserve designated for dogs (and horses) to enjoy the great outdoors without collars or leashes.

Dogs playing at Shelby Farms Outback
Walter and Merlin running at top speed

At over 100 acres, The Outback includes several ponds, rolling hills, and scrub brush bursting with wildlife. We are fortunate to live only 10 minutes from The Shelby Farms Outback, and our two dogs, named Walter and Merlin, would happily trade us in for a romp at The Shelby Farms Outback.  On our first outing in February of 2017, the boys ran at full speed, swam in the lakes, chased the birds, and even made friends with other dogs. It was like watching kids in a candy store, not knowing what to eat first. The goofy joy was fun to watch and photograph.

Merlin at Shelby Farms Outback
Merlin surveying his kingdom, or at least the Outback at Shelby Farms.

Most of my photos from this location are captured on a Sony A7R Mark II with a 70-200mm lens. No HDR, nothing fancy, just some cropping in Lightroom and color correction.

Play with me! Please!!! PLEASE!
Play with me! Please!!! PLEASE! Brotherly love!
Merlin & Spot
Merlin and Spot come face to face overlooking the lake. Long lost brothers ready to play in their Kingdom (A.K.A. The Outback @ Shelby Farms)
Walter running
Walter loves to run! Just a happy go lucky boy at the Outback at Sheby Farms.
Best friends, off on a run
Best friends, off on a run. This brittany and pittbull really to enjoy play time.
Play with me! Please!!! PLEASE!
Play with me! Please!!! PLEASE! Merlin and Walter running next to the lake.

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The Memphis Collection has more from the location area. Or you can enjoy my favorite photos from 2017.

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