We’re busy selling votes for the 2017 Tiny Dog Calendar. This is our annual fundraising project and the each vote costs $1. Only the top 13 vote-getters make it in to the 2017 calendar, but each and every little model has fun in the process.
This year we collaborated with a wonderful local florist, Sheila Johnson of FLORAL CONCEPTS to create something colorful and spectacular for each of our models. No tired silk flowers for these babies! We think the results are well worth it. Our goal is to have a traveling display that will go up in several area public spaces to show off just how beautiful our furry friends are. And maybe inspire people to adopt or donate.
Most of the models are local rescues, but ALL of the voting money goes to a local charity — Artists for Animals — to help them save more homeless pets. The calendars will go on sale in the fall — as well as some limited edition greeting cards. So keep an eye on our Etsy shop for greeting cards, but you can PRE-order your calendars now.
Pet Portraits 101 — Use a living room chair and a window. Everyone has those, right? Even your local shelter might be able to provide enough space to do something like this!
We’re looking forward to new projects and new ideas to share for 2015 –but until then, don’t hesitate to join us on facebook and share some of your successful adoption stories and photos. Enjoy your holidays knowing there are a lot of happy dogs sleeping in their new homes because of your hard work.
Thank you, Labradors.com for donating a lot of time and effort to support Lab Rescue groups around the country! And thanks for the recent article you can read here: http://www.labradors.com/resources/204/teresa-berg-saving-lives-with-the-magic-of-photography
Every time we get a new article published, more people find out how much improving their photography will improve their adoption rates!
There are as many different ways to photograph a dog as there are photographers out there trying to do it. A resource that many people over look when they’re trying to learn photography is YouTube. There are literally thousands of instructional videos to help you –and they’re all free. As a side note, did you know that YouTube is the third largest search engine in the world? Yup. So next time you have a photography question that’s just driving you crazy — trying searching it on YouTube! The maker of this video has a very patient older dog, which you rarely find at the animal shelter, but his lighting is simple and inexpensive using clamp on floodlights from the hardware or home improvement store. Try it!
Announcing our next webinar! Monday, February 20th at 11am Central time. This is the President’s Day holiday for many people, so hopefully it will be a great time to relax in front of your computer with a cup of tea and take a class.
Read more about the class by clicking “sign up: webinars” (above). Sign up here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=49FXPURZUEW72
These are the emails I love to get:
Just wanted to let you know Casper and Ginger were adopted tonight to a wonderful family!! After a week of having your pictures up I have gotten 3 applications for them! That’s amazing as I had not had but two apps in five months for the two! 🙂
Thank you sooooo much for what you are doing! It DOES work!
Casper and Ginger were a bonded pair. Ginger was Casper’s guide dog, and as many of you know, it’s really difficult to find a home that will take two dogs. But they got lucky. So I’m posting their adoption portrait. They’re my happy ending of the week!