Month: August 2014

Fundraising with Calendars: Vote for your favorite and help us raise money


The 2015 Tiny Dog Calendar voting contest began late last week. To give you a brief re-cap on how it works:  I put out a “model call” on facebook and via email. Friends tell friends and before you know it, I have TONS of people sending me snapshots of their dogs, hoping I will like what I see and offer them a free modeling session.  I choose the dogs that I think will send the right message (and look cute of course) and we photograph approximately 20 dogs over the course of a few weeks.  These dogs then compete for votes (votes are $1 each) and all the money from voting goes to the Legacy Humane Society — one of my favorite local animal charities.  The 13 dogs with the most votes get in the calendar. The TOP DOG also gets a $350 gift certificate to my studio. So competition is fierce!  We will be selling the calendars online starting in October — but if you’d like to see the contestants and place a vote or two, please visit the Teresa Berg Photography blog and click on 2015 Tiny Dog Calendar.

Tindy Dog Calendar

And don’t forget — calendars make great gifts!

Our first EMPTY the SHELTER Day was a success! Will this work in your city?


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A very successful adoption day was held on Saturday here in north Texas. Over 2200 animals were adopted in one day.  Why not try it in YOUR area? Yes, adoption fees were waived, and so the shelters didn’t get their customary fees to help defray the cost of rehabilitating adoptable animals — but look at the positive interest in generated in the community! Thanks to good local news media coverage and lots of social media by the individual shelters, it seemed like everyone in the Dallas area was at one shelter or another on Saturday. Congratulations to all these hard working people.