In June 2012 there was a dog at the local shelter who had been a resident far too long. Duke was a handsome, sweet, fun, healthy boy, and at only 9 months old should have been scooped up by a family quickly. But for some reason he wasn’t getting the attention he needed to help him find a home. I brought Duke to my home and made some studio shots of him to try and help promote him via social media, Petfinder, etc. Around that time I had an idea: What if Duke was a deep thinker and could reference a philosopher or a poet or a great leader to make his own appeal for a new family. And thus the Deep Thought Banners were born. Happily, Duke was adopted shortly after his banner debuted on Facebook. And there are many more success stories that were helped along by the banners. I thought you might enjoy seeing them all in one place. And since they’re working…stay tuned for many more to help inspire more animal adoptions!
On Saturday, November 10 I partnered with my friends at Endless Pawsibilities to present the “20 for 20 Pet Photo Day”. We offered a 20 minute photo session in exchange for a $20 donation or 20 pounds of dog or cat food, all of which would support the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters, Inc. We were delighted that people signed up quickly, and within a day or so of announcing the event all of the 20 minute slots were full. We were even more pleased that when people came for their session they were extremely generous with their support. Many people made a cash donation AND brought food, blankets, crates and other items. In the end we delivered a nice donation and enough food and materials to fill two cars to the Volunteer Auxiliary. It was a very successful day!
Many thanks to Tori, Karen and the great team from Endless Pawsibilities. And a special thanks to the kind humans and their beautiful dogs for making the day a success.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.
Last Saturday we set up shop at Petoberfest, a fund raising event to benefit the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters, Inc. The Volunteer Auxiliary is a code name for the hard working group of volunteers who visit Northern Ocean County Animal Facility every day of the week, in sun, rain, sleet or snow, and walk the dogs, play with the cats, network the available animals on Petfinder, and travel around in their magic bus with adoptable pets. They do amazing work and make the difference between life and death for countless innocent animals every year.
Petoberfest was their first fall fund raiser, and Kate and I were happy to be a part of it. We set up our portable studio and photographed nearly 20 dogs. And a first for us – rabbits! We had a lot of fun and were proud to raise a couple of hundred dollars for the Volunteer Auxiliary. Here are some of our shots from the day.
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