“A picture is worth a thousand words.” The saying couldn’t be more apt than in the case of shelter animals looking for forever homes: it has been repeatedly proven that good photos greatly increase their chances of being adopted. Inspired by this fact, Hungarian artist Sarolta Bán launched the “Help Dogs with Images” project in March.

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Putting her incredible skills to work, she takes ordinary photographs of adoptable animals from across the globe and creates fantastical images with the hopes of increasing their visibility and, ultimately, getting them placed in loving new homes.

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Currently, anyone can submit a photo of a homeless animal in need through Bán’s Facebook page to be considered for the project. Photos will be accepted through June 30th, 2014. Check out Sarolta’s site and fan page for more info and images.

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other

Surreal Dog Photography by Sarolta Ban in other