Vintage Paws Sanctuary Memorial Garden | Sarasota Florida Pet Photography

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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Satchel's Last Resort | Shelter Dogs | Florida Pet Photography

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.

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