May 11, 2013
I made it out to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to photograph some of the pets up for adoption this week. I had quite a cast of characters waiting for me when I got there. Thanks to HSSC's awesome volunteers, Vickie and Lynn, for all your help. I even had a little time to fit in a lovable kitty named Glitter.
Here are the sweet faces I met. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org - to see all of the pets up for adoption.
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May 3, 2013
Vintage Paws Sanctuary is the brain child of my friend and owner of Ace Pet Resort, Jennifer Hummel. Jen Started the non-profit 501(c)3 sanctuary in 2012 and has since acquired quite a few residents at the Sarasota Florida location. Her goal with Vintage Paws is to give senior and terminally-ill dogs a home of their own through the help of grants, fundraising and private donors.
A few weeks ago, with the help of volunteers including Backyard Getaway and Re-Scape.com, the group built a memorial garden on the grounds of Ace Pet Resort. I stopped by to lend a hand and snap a few pics. A few of the residents came out to support (hugs and cuddles) as well.
To find out more information and how you can help these deserving souls, please visit www.vintagepaws.org.
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March 16, 2013
Last Saturday, March 9th, was the 7th Annual Paws In Motion Walk-A-Thon for The Humane Society of Manatee County. This was the third year I have covered the event for the HSMC. The event was moved down the road to Bradenton's Riverwalk this year. The new location was perfect, with plenty of room for pets and their people to play and relax after the walk.
Aside from the awesome food trucks and vendors, the HSMC added a "Doggy Fun Zone" for the dogs to test out their agility and lure skills. What a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning here in Florida, walking for such a great cause. The Humane Society raised over $53,000 at this event! The individual that raised the most donations this year gets to have their pet be the official "Spokes-Dog" for 2014 and photographed by yours truly! I can't wait to meet this lucky dog! Thank you and Congratulations to the HSMC for such a fun event!
Here are a few of the many moments I captured throughout the morning. If you don't see your pooch's photo below, don't worry, I have a complete gallery posted HERE. [http://www.dogstreetphoto.com/gallery/event-galleries/paws-in-motion-2013]
Also, if you were at last year's Walk-A-Thon and missed my blog post, you can see it HERE. [http://www.dogstreetphoto.com/blogs/view/3220-paws-in-motion-walk-a-thon-humane-society-of-manatee-county-sarasota-pet-photography].
Are you still looking for a photo of your pet? You can view a complete gallery HERE.
March 7, 2013
Saturday, March 2nd, was the Third Annual Celebration of Pets event out at the Sarasota Fair Grounds here in Florida. Although it was a bit chilly, rainy, and windy for us, it was perfect dog weather!
There were so many fun things to do including Dock Diving, Agility, a Weave Pole Challenge, Lure Coursing, and the beloved "Wiener Dog Derby". I missed the Derby the passed couple years and had heard it was a must see event. I got there early this time and it certainly did not disappoint! It was hard to keep my camera focused because I was laughing so hard.
Aside from the activities, there were all sorts of vendors as well. I participated as a vendor last year, and unfortunately, didn't get to see much of the event itself. It was great to bop around this year and talk with fellow business owners and visit their booths.
I had such a blast running into old friends and meeting new ones too. Here are just a few highlights of the day's festivities. If you don't see your pooches pic below, I have a complete gallery posted HERE. [http://www.dogstreetphoto.com/gallery/event-galleries/celebration-of-pets-2013]
Thanks to Pet Pages for hosting yet another fun and successful Celebration of Pets! I am already looking forward to next year!
Are you still looking for a photo I may have taken of your pup? CLICK HERE for a complete photo gallery.
February 3, 2013
I was able to make it out to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to photograph some of the pets up for adoption last week. I even had a little time to fit in a couple of very shy Siamese kitties.
Here are the sweet faces I met. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. Remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook and now on Pinterest.
January 12, 2013
On Friday, I was able to make it out to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to photograph some of the pups up for adoption. There was quite a crew waiting for me when I got there, and with the help of some awesome volunteers, I was able to photograph most of them. A Huge Thank You to Lisa, Vicki, and Brendon for all your help.
I also brought along some new props to help these gorgeous pooches shine a little bit brighter. Thank You Tracy of Vintage Hound for the fabulous flowers and bow tie bands! For the most part, they went over pretty well.
Here are some of the sweet faces I met. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. Remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook and now on Pinterest.
November 2, 2012
Saturday, Oct. 27th was the 4th Annual Howl'n Halloween Canine Costume Parade in Downtown Venice, Florida. The event was put on by PAWPRINT ESSENTIALS and went to benefit The Humane Society of Sarasota County. This was the first time I attended this annual tradition and it certainly did not disappoint. The turnout was fantastic and costumes were all so great.
Below are just a few of the new faces I met, all of which are as cute as can be. I have a complete gallery of all the photos from the event HERE or go to: http://goo.gl/rA0V8
If you attended the HSSC Halloween Festival in Sarasota on Oct. 20th, and are looking for those photos, you can find them HERE or go to: http://goo.gl/YXkAa
Thank you all for stopping by my booth to say Hello and Thank You PAWRINT ESSENTIALS for hosting such a Spook-Tacular event and helping our Fur-Babies at the HSSC!
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October 25, 2012
The Humane Society of Sarasota County's Annual Halloween Festival was this past Saturday out at the Fairgrounds. Every year this event gets better and better and the turnout was awesome, despite all of the other festivities going on around town. I met such wonderful dogs and their people and saw a lot of familiar faces as well. The costumes were all so great. I know the judges had a hard time picking winners for the infamous costume contest.
Here is a little bit of the afternoon. If you would like to see all the photos from the day's activities, I have posted a full gallery HERE or go to http://goo.gl/dX0ge.
For the second year in a row, the awesome HSSC volunteers put on a demonstration with some of the rescue dogs. They have been working working one on one with them improving training, manners, and agility skills. Both volunteers and dogs did an amazing job showing off their talents. Huge kudos to all of the HSSC's volunteers! You guys rock!
October 3, 2012
Do you want your pet on the cover of the 2013 Humane Society of Sarasota County's calendar? Well here is your chance. The Real House Pets of Sarasota County Pet Photo Contest is going on right now!
Here is the kicker, I get to photograph the cover! So go now and sign up. You know your pet is a Super Star. Here is your chance to show them off to everyone. Click on the flyer below for more information on how to enter. Hurry, the contest ends October 12th!
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September 15, 2012
Yesterday I was able to make it out to The Humane Society of Sarasota County. There was quite a crew waiting for me when I got there, and with the help of some awesomely dedicated volunteers, I was able to photograph most of them. I even had a little time to fit a few kitties in.
Here are some of the sweet faces I met. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. And remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook and now on Pinterest.
Mookie and Walker are going to be featured on Cranes Critters next week!
Friday was a little quiet around the office so I headed on over to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to meet some of the new residents. Exciting new changes going on at the shelter. I almost didn't recognize the lobby when I walked in. It looks great, so fresh and bright. I also found out that they are adding a new free roaming cat room to the facility.
Here are some of the pups I met and if you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. And remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook and now on Pinterest.
Summertime in Florida... It's hot, sticky, and just feels like the "Dog Days"... Well, Saturday morning, July 21st, was the Dog Days of Summer Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Sarasota and could not have been more fun, festive and dare I say comfortable! The event kicked off under the big shade trees, just off of Main St. at Five Points Park, and was put on by The Downtown Sarasota Alliance, The Downtown Improvement District, and The Downtown Farmers Market.
There was a "Barking Beauties" Bikini Contest, Live Music, a K9 Demonstration, and Good Citizen Evaluations. The celebration continued throughout the afternoon with many of the Main St. merchants participating in the sale. This event was a lot of fun and I hope it becomes an annual summertime tradition.
Some awesome folks from Sarasota County Animal Services brought a couple of Coonhounds that are currently residing at the Shelter. These two beauties were found out in Myakka not to long ago and this was their first time out and about. They were having a blast, so gentle, sweet, and absolutely beautiful. I am such a sucker for hound dogs and if I had the room for them, they would definitely be new additions to my family.
I met all kinds of pooches dressed to impress, showing off there beach bodies in their bikini best! All of the images a available for purchase, just contact me HERE or emailing me at:
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I found myself with a little free time on Friday, so I headed on over to The Humane Society of Sarasota County. I even had a little extra time to photograph some kitties before I had to leave. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. And remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook.
Trina and Trixie are two of the sweetest and most beautiful Pitties I have ever met. It was easy to tell these sisters were cut from the same cloth. Neither of them wanted anything to do with my camera. I finally had to come up with a covert operation and hide behind the bushes and whistle in a very strange tone to get them to look in my direction. They both caught on quickly though and after about the second shot they were headed in the opposite direction. It probably looked very funny from an outsiders perspective, but it worked!
It is Kitten overload right now at the shelter and I was able to spend a little time in the cat room before I had to leave.
It has been a little while since I have had a break in my schedule, but on Friday I was able to make a visit to The Humane Society of Sarasota County. I had such a great time with this cast of characters and they sure kept me on my toes.
The HSSC has quite the overflow of wonderful adoptable pets. So if you are looking or know someone that is, be sure to visit www.hssc.org to see all the pets up for adoption, or stop by the shelter to meet your perfect match for yourself.
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The 6th Annual Paws on the Catwalk Luncheon was held on Friday April 27, 2012 at The Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida. The luncheon, silent auction, and fashion show all went to benefit The Humane Society of Sarasota County. Every year this event seems to get better and better. If you were one of the lucky ticket holders to this sold out event, it definitely did not disappoint.
Many of the attendees were able to meet and greet with some of the HSSC's pets up for adoption and stars of the runway during the pre-lunch festivities.
The fashion show was fabulous with models sporting fashions from local stores and boutiques in town.
Even Dr. Chauvet took a spin down the catwalk.
But the real stars of the show were the HSSC's own pups. They did fantastic!
And here are the super awesome volunteers of the HSSC that helped escort the pooches down the runway! Thank you for all your time and effort in helping make this years event one to remember!
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Last Saturday, March 24th, was the Annual Paws in Motion Walk-A-Thon to benefit the Humane Society of Manatee County. This is the second year in a row that I have covered the event for the HSMC in beautiful downtown Bradenton, and once again was fantastic turnout. So many of you raised money and came out on picture perfect Saturday morning to show your support. Bravo!
I'm still not sure it was the best idea to stand in front of everyone as the walk began. I sure got a lot of wet kisses as they passed me and certainly posed for an interesting perspective. And there off...
Almost as soon as it started, dogs and their people began to cross the finish line.
After the walk, the party was just getting started. There was plenty cooling off to do,
gossip to share,
kisses to give, butts to smell,
and libations to be had.
There was even a kissing booth and tricks to show off.
This super smart cookie was trained to throw the trash away. I wish I could teach Nyla to do that.
Many of the HSMC volunteers walked with some of the shelter's residents.
This is Starbux. His person, Daniel raised the most pledges for the event! Way to go Daniel! Starbux will be the official "spokes-dog" for next years event. He gets a special photo session with yours truly later in the week.
Here are all the many sweet faces I met throughout the morning. All of the images are available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a print, you can contact me HERE.
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LOVE. LAUGH. BARK.
Last Week I was able to go out to Satchel's Last Resort in Sarasota. Satchels is the end of the road for many of unwanted animals, taking in what some may seem as high risk. Operating on a shoe string budget, Satchel's is not fancy by any means, but they are sure functional, as well as resourceful. They have a free roaming cat room as well with upwards of 45 cats available for adoption.
Satchel's Last Resort is one of the smaller operated animal sanctuaries. They work miracles out there and are in constant need of support in way of food, supplies, equipment, and donations. Satchel's is operating at full capacity right now and really need to find some of these sweet souls a forever home. If you are looking to adopt or know someone that is, please visit their website at www.satchelslastresort.com to see all of the animals they have up for adoption. They are appointment only so give them a call to set up a visit.
These dogs deserve a chance at life. Once out of the confines of the kennel area and into the huge open outdoor play area, where I photographed them, they all seemed to light up like little fire crackers, full of life, happiness, and love.
Cookie is a perfect example of this. Wow, what a bundle of pure joy not to mention she is super cute.
Summer is a real beauty with lots of puppy energy. She is super smart too. Once she found out about the treats in my pocket, she did everything I asked her to.
This is Nika and Duke. Nika is super funny and cuddly. Duke is a new resident and was a bit hesitant of both me and my camera so I had to be very creative in sneaking in a few shots. He is an absolutely beautiful black shepherd.
This is Harley and Tiga and they are just like peas and carrots. When Tiga came to Satchels, she was very shy and timid. Harley took her right under his wing and now they are fast friends and Tiga is beginning to come out of her shell. Hopefully they will find a home together.
Saturday March 17th was the 17th Annual Pug Parade to benefit The Humane Society of Sarasota County. For the second year in a row the event was held out on St. Armands Circle on St. Pug-tricks Day. The event brought out more than just pugs. I met all kinds of four-legged fur balls and they came dressed to impress.
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This little hambone had the most perfect swirl to his tail. One of the cutest pug butts I ever seen.
Earlier this week, I was able to make it out to the Humane Society of Sarasota County. I met a lot of new faces and saw some old friends as well. Including, my boy Clyde. He was returned to the HSSC after his new owner could no longer care for him. He is a super awesome guy who LOVES to play fetch. Clyde will play all day long if you let him.
It was an all around love-bug fest. All the dogs I photographed have so much love to give and are only looking for that special someone to share it with. So, if you are looking for that new addition to your family or know someone that is, please visit the HSSC - www.hssc.org.
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As many of you know, I have a huge soft spot for shelter pets. So when Sarasota Magazine hired me to photograph a story they were working on for Sarasota Sheriff's Office Animal Services, it could not have been a more perfect match.
On the day I went out to Animal Services to take photographs, I met Robert Plunket, the author of the article. It was the first time I had been out there and I was able to tour the entire facility. I spent time with a few of the employees and volunteers, as well as, some of their fur babies up for adoption.
The article is currently running in the March issue. I highly recommend picking up a copy. You can also read the online version HERE. I hope it will help shed some much needed light to the many animals in need of our help.
Below are a few of my favorites that didn't make the article. You can see all of the animals the shelter has up for adoption HERE. If you are looking for that new family member please keep Sarasota Animal Services on your list of places to look.
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