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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December 15, 2012
Sunday, December 9th was the Second Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee out at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota, Florida. The event was put on by Sarasota Pet Magazine, SarasotaDog.com, and Ace Pet Resort. Dr. Chauvet and the rest of the team from Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists were co-sponsors as well. Thank You all for hosting such a festive event.
Although it was an unseasonably warm day, everyone seemed to be in the Holiday spirit. An afternoon filled with fun and activities for the whole family. Not to mention, some pretty fabulous vendors. I know I got a lot of my Holiday shopping done. I am so proud to be a member of the pet community here in Sarasota with such a great network of fantastic small businesses. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth to say Hello. I really enjoyed meeting you and your fur babies.
Here are just a few of the sweet faces I met. You can view the entire gallery HERE or go to: http://goo.gl/ygjwb
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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.