The First Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee was held on Sunday, December 4th out at Ace Pet Resort in Sarasota, Florida. This festive holiday event was presented by Sarasota Pet Magazine, SarasotaDog.com, and Ace Pet Resort.
What a fantastic day. The weather was almost perfect, a bit windy in the morning, but it seemed to dissipate by the end of the afternoon. So many folks came out with their furry families to join in on the festivities. There were carolers to get everyone into the holiday spirit. As well as a holiday costume contest, a super awesome face painter, 50/50 raffles, and agility demonstrations by OceanWolf Agility.
I met so many new friends and saw a lot of familiar faces too. Thank you all so much for stopping by and saying Hello. I was especially excited to have met four Catahoula mixes. My dog, Nyla, is a Catahoula, and we rarely come in contact with other ones, not to mention four in one day, at the same event. It was great. The entire day was full of fun and cheer, a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Thank You Sarasota Pet, SarasotaDog, and Ace for hosting such a fabulous event. I hope it will be an annual tradition.
Here are some of many favorite shots from the day. If you don’t see your pet pictured here, it is not as though they are not my favorites too, I just had to narrow it down a bit. Otherwise, this post would go on for days. So, I have attached a full gallery of all photos from the event below. Just click on the thumbnail to see an enlarged view. If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact me HERE. As always, keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Holidays!
Here is the gallery of all photos from The Jingle Paws Jubilee. Just click on a thumbnail to see an enlarged view and use your browsers back button to get back to this page. You can contact me HERE if you are interested in purchasing a print.
Golden Fest 2011 was held out at Historic Spanish Point last weekend. The event went to benefit The Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida. It was chilly start that morning, but quickly warmed up to be a picture perfect day. There was a silent auction, numerous raffles, and great prizes. A fabulous event for a wonderful cause. Historic Spanish Point is located in Osprey, Florida and on the third Saturday of every month is Pups at the Point. It is a chance for dogs and there owners to come and experience this beautiful place together. I'm looking forward to attending it next month.
This fabulous dog house was built and donated by The National Association of Woman in Construction and was one of the many awesome raffle prizes.
This is Belle, Jen from Ace Pet Resort's border collie. Belle was recently certified as a therapy dog. She was definitely born to do this. She can bring a smile to anyone's face. Kate Franklin was in attendance as well, representing the Humane Society for Sarasota County.
I was able to capture the biggest and smallest dog at the event greeting each other. These two were an instant Laurel and Hardy act. I was laughing so hard, I could barely keep my camera still.
The event was not limited to just Golden Retrievers and their people. This handsome fella is a Clumber Spaniel. I have never met one before. What a face.
As part of the festivities, The GRRSWF released butterflies in remembrance of all the Golden's that have passed away. It was a very lovely and heartfelt tribute.
Goldens. Goldens. Goldens. Everywhere Goldens. Here are some of the new furry friends I made. If you were at the event and would like to purchase a print of your buddy. Please contact me HERE. Part of your purchase goes directly back to the GRRSWF. Keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter.
If you did not see a photo of your dog above, don't worry I have attached a gallery of all the images. Just click on the thumbnail below. If you would like to purchase a print contact me at
Yes, it is that time of year again. Halloween has come and gone and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. This is why starting Monday, November 7th, DogStreet is running a Special Holiday Card Promotion. This offer is only $200 and lasts for three weeks only. So if you have been putting it off, now is the time to book your session.
You have 9 sizes and styles to choose from. All of which are displayed below. Also included in this offer, are holiday cards that double as ornaments. Just keep scrolling, you will see them below.
Are you already a client? Would you like to order cards from your passed gallery? Just contact me HERE, I have special savings for you as well.
Not interested in Holiday Cards? You can still take advantage of this special offer and swap out the cards for three 8 x 10 prints of your choice or one 11 x 14 and one 8 x 10 print.
Do you have a friend or family member that is interested as well? You can team up with a buddy for an extended photo session, at the same time and location, which includes you own individual galleries, and a set of 25 cards, for only $175.00, for the each of you. (an additional combined savings of $50)
Do you have more than 25 people on your holiday card list? No problem. You can double your order for an additional $50.
All card products include your choice of a High Gloss or UV protective coating. Each order comes with a beautiful cream colored storage box to store your cards in. As well as, your choice of Smooth, Linen, or Pearl paper types. Also, NEW to the paper types this year are, Premium Cotton and Bamboo, and 100% Recycled Papers. The Premium Cotton and Bamboo papers are available for an additional $10 per 25 cards. The High Gloss coating is only available on smooth finish paper.
This offer ends Monday, November 28th and spaces are limited. If you have any questions or would like to book your session, you can contact me HERE. You can also email me at:
or call me at: 941.266.4152.
Thank you for taking the time to have a look and have a Safe and Joyful Holiday Season. Now, on to the goodies and remember, you can keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter.
The Humane Society of Sarasota County's 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Fall Festival was this past Saturday, out at the fairgrounds. The HSSC teamed up with Pet Pages this year and the event was better than ever. Despite the wet weather, it was a great turnout and this year's costume contest did not disappoint. Lucky for me the rain cleared up a bit to snap a few pics during the judging.
Merlin (basset hound), and Zoey (chow mix), are both up for adoption at the HSSC. They proudly strutted their stuff in the parade line, looking so cute in their Halloween ribbon collars.
The K9 volunteers put on a demo with some star pups from the shelter. The HSSC volunteers have been working with specific dogs and displayed the great progress they have made in their training. It was a fantastic addition to the festival this year. From left to right we have - Zoey, Teddy, Andy, Merlin, Rocco, and Stella (aka Stitch).
Elsie, Meatball, Riverdale, Titan and a few other HSSC alumni came out to show their support as well. It was heartwarming to see how well they are all doing with their new families.
In between raindrops, I was able to capture some of the cuties all in costume. Christmas came a little early with these doxies dressed as Santa's reindeer. They were quite a hit.
Here are some additional sweet faces I was able to capture. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, click HERE. Part of the proceeds go directly back to the Humane Society of Sarasota County. For more information on all the pets up for adoption, please visit, www.hssc.org. Keep up with all things DogStreet by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
This Thursday October 27th, at 6:30pm is a benefit called, The Road Home Old Friends New Faces. The benefit is for Kickapoo Rescue here in Southwest Florida. I must admit, I knew very little about Kickapoo until my friend, Hera, of OceanWolf Agility told me about them. They are an amazing organization and here is a little of what Hera has to say about them.
" We have turned to Kickapoo Rescue for help many times over the years, especially with senior Labradors who had nowhere else to turn.
Kickapoo Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of unwanted, abandoned or abused dogs and horses and are especially known for their rescue of senior dogs and horses. All of these animals are provided homes and quality veterinary care until they are able to be placed with loving and caring families. Animals not adopted spend the remainder of their lives with Kickapoo.
Kickapoo Rescue is funded primarily through individual donations and the event at New College is their annual fundraiser. This will be a fun evening with silent auctions, raffles and a surprise bartender. 100% of the proceeds go to Kickapoo Rescue.
The October/November issue of Sarasota Pet Magazine (www.sarasotapet.com) is running a story on the upcoming Kickapoo benefit.
Kickapoo Rescue is primarily made up of Kathy Allen and her daughter Bree. They do incredible work and needs our support."
So if you are not busy on Thursday, come out and join the fun. There is going to be a silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on. I am proud to say that DogStreet Pet Photography has donated a Custom Photo Package. So if you have been waiting to book a session with me here is your perfect opportunity to help out a local rescue group and receive a fantastic photo session in return. A win win for sure.
It was a super busy afternoon out at The Humane Society of Sarasota County. I've got ten adoptable dogs to show you today. I think I photographed them all in record time too. A huge special thank you and shout out to all the volunteers for their help. Their dedication to the shelter is truly fantastic and always inspiring.
Ok. On to the goodies. This is Rosie. This little peanut really doesn't need much of an introduction. Her photo pretty much speaks for itself.
I think Marley was one of the stunt doubles from the movie. He is so handsome and has such a happy go lucky attitude.
Next up we have the dynamic duo, Jockomo and Pepsi. These two cuties are a package deal. The sweetness factor was off the charts with these little ones.
This energetic hound mix is Andy. He even looks like an Andy. I think I met my match with this one. I don't think I have ever laughed as hard as I did with him. I literally stood in one spot as he ran circles around me. I'm always a sucker for hound dogs, but I could have played with this guy all afternoon. I'm thinking of posting a gag reel on this one.
This is Zoey and Billy. These two could not be more opposite. Zoey is a chow mix with a very laid back, couch potato, kind of personality. While Billy is super high energy with the personality to match.
Miss Pearl and Bamboo. This brother and sister act are quite the comedians.
And last, but certainly not least, is BG. He has the sweetest little kind face. BG is action packed and loves playing in the kiddie pool and chasing pretty much anything you will throw for him.
For more information on these and other adoptable friends, please visit, www.hssc.org.
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This past week has been a pretty memorable one for the staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Two very special dogs found forever homes. Maizie and Lily were long time residents of the HSSC and the staff was worried that they may spend the rest of their lives in the shelter. Both dogs found their loving homes with volunteers of the HSSC. The volunteers are pretty amazing people with such big hearts. Congratulations to you all.
I have heard of the many benefits of giving fish oil, olive oil, and even mineral oil to your pets, but coconut oil is news to me. I read an article earlier this week on the many benefits of using virgin, untreated, undiluted coconut oil not only as a supplement, but also as a topical treatment for minor skin irritations. I came across this video that has some useful information regarding the subject. (If you don't see video player below just refresh the page)
Copper - A sweet and energetic hound mix available at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. For more information on Copper and other adoptables please visit the HSSC website - www.hssc.org
Smile For A Cure - DogStreet Pet Photography is teaming up with pet photographers across the country and Smile for a Cure - A pet portrait charity benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation. For the Months of August and September, 100% of all session fees will be donated to this terrific organization. Find out all you need to know HERE
The Natural Wag - SarasotaDog.com and Abundant Life Massage present, The Natural Wag - A first of its kind event featuring the natural life for dogs.The event will be held on October 15, 9am - 2pm, at 665 South Orange Ave. in Sarasota. Enjoy awesome food and entertainment, mini-seminars, agility and more! DogStreet Pet Photography will be there. Stop by and say Hello!
Jingle Paws Jubilee - It's not too early to start planning out the holiday season. ACE Pet Resort, Sarasota Pet Magazine and SarasotaDog.com present the First Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee, a one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza and a fundraiser for our local animal groups. Mark your calendars now. It will be here before we know it.
Yesterday, the rain finally decided to stop just long enough for me to hop in my car and head over to the Humane Society of Sarasota County. By the time I got there, the clouds had opened up and the sun started to shine. As well as the heat and humidity, but that didn't hold back any of these little fur balls. They had some serious cabin fever to get out of their system.
This is Tara. She caught my eye as one of the volunteers was walking by with her. I could instantly tell she has some of that Catahoula blood in her. My dog gives me that exact same sweet kissable look. I just had to give those sweet cheeks a squeeze. I think the volunteer thought I was a little off, but Tara didn't seem to mind one bit.
Next up we have Copper and Lucky. Copper was a bit camera shy at first, but he quickly warmed right up to me. Lucky, on the other hand was anything but shy. This eight year old pooch can fetch like nobody's business.
Pinta is quite a sweet pea with her big beautiful amber eyes.
Sam and Boomer. Sam wanted absolutely nothing to do with my camera. Probably because it's bigger than he is. I had to snap this shot from clear across the dog run. Boomer had no problem with the camera, but I did have a hard time keeping his face out of my treat bag long enough to photograph him. I think he will do just about anything for a treat.
I could not forget Angel. Angel was just getting her sea legs back when I met her in the courtyard. She was pretty sick for a while, but she seems to be getting better everyday.
To find out more information on these and other adoptables, please visit, www.hssc.org
Hi Everyone. I am super excited and proud to announce that for the months of August and September, DogStreet Pet Photography will be teaming up with pet photographers across the country for a fantastic cause. Smile for a Cure, a National Pet Portrait program, benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
Founded in 2009 by North Carolina pet photographer Nunthany Johnson, Smile for a Cure is composed of a caring group of pet photographers all across the country dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs with cancer & the people who love them. I had first heard of the project when I met Nunthany at a workshop we both attended last year in New York. Nunthany started Smile for a Cure in honor of her dog, Max, who passed away from canine cancer in 2009.
During August and September 2011, Smile for a Cure pet photographers from across the country will donate 100% of their session fees to The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a non-profit, 501(C) 3 dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs. 1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with Cancer, and 50% of them will die from this terrible disease.
"By booking a session, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of dogs as well as humans, making this all the more important. The National Institute of Health has gone on record to declare that much of the research on canine cancer applies to human cancer as well." - Gary Nice, President and CEO of the NCCF.
So if you have been thinking of booking a session with DogStreet Pet Photography, now is the time. Not only is the session fee set to a special price, but your fee goes directly to this amazing organization. For more information on booking a session you can contact me HERE.
To find out more information on Smile for a Cure and other fabulous photographers around the country participating in this project, please visit, http://www.smileforacure.org/. For more information on The National Canine Cancer Foundation, please visit, http://wearethecure.org/
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Saturday's "Muggles for Mutts" Adoption Event out at The Humane Society of Sarasota County was a "magical" success. Everyone got in on the Harry Potter excitement. The event was hosted by HSSC’s Teen Club and raised $683.55 for HSSC's Education Department programs. Many shelter friends found new fur-ever homes as well.
Both "Muggles" and "Mutts" made new friends. Even the pet therapy miniature horse and llamas, which are always such crowd pleasers.
Sylvia Edmonds offered canine massages to all the "Mutts". They seemed to enjoy it.
Special guests included, magician David Pitchford, Tarot readings from Pam Cooper and Zan Benham, and animal communicator, Lori Michel.
This little mini-poodle pup was an attraction all his own. He was so full of happy energy and anytime someone would pet him, he would plop down and roll on his back like a little dust mop. So funny.
The beautiful Border Collie pictured here belongs to Jennifer Hummel of Ace Pet Resort. Belle has recently received her certificate in pet therapy. Kudos to you Miss Belle!
There was a lot of sniffing and mingling going on all afternoon. It was a great way to beat the heat and take part in some magical, Harry Potter, fun.
Were you there and looking for pic of your favorite "Mutt" or "Muggle"? Chances are, I got a few. Below is a gallery of all the images from Saturdays Event. Just "click" on the thumbnail to see it in full. Use your browsers "back" button to return to this page. Interested in purchasing a copy? Click HERE and let me know. Part of the proceeds go directly to the HSSC!
Yesterday was a damp and dreary day out at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. But that didn't stop these little cuties from putting on their best "smiles" for the camera. Staying dry and dodging the puddles was a bit of a task, but all in all, it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Here are some of the highlights.
Starting from left to right, we first have Luise. She was making her debut appearance out in the yard when we met and she still hadn't quite figured everything out. Next is Ginger. She is such a cute and funny 10 month old pup. She hasn't grown into her body yet and reminds me of a cartoon character. Third we have Annie. She is sooo sweet and affectionate. It was hard to put her back in her pod.
This is Katrina (on the left) and Rihanna (on the right).
Hannah is the one on the left. She is a bit camera shy, but a real sweetie. Teddy is in the middle. His name fits him well. He has quite a bit of spunk for a senior dog. On the right is little giggles. I was able to snap a few pics just after his television appearance.
For more information on these and other adoptables, please visit www.hssc.org
(set of 25 cards with envelopes)
Christmas In July! I know what you are thinking. Already? Yep. It is never too early to start thinking about those Holiday Cards. This year DogStreet Pet Photography is making that task a whole lot easier on your pocket book. For the entire month of July we are offering Super Deals for New and Existing Clients! You know your pets mean the world to you. Let your friends and family see just how special they are this Holiday Season.
Already a Client? You would like to use an image from a previous session? Worried about re-stocking fees? No problem. All re-stocking fees are waived just for this special promotion. Just let us know and we will re-post you're gallery on the website.
New Client? Great! You will want to book your session now. With these savings, spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. For more details and pricing information, Click HERE . It will only take a moment. We will get the details out to you ASAP. Don't miss out on these fantastic savings.
You can choose from any of the designs below. If you are looking to economize a bit more this year, I suggest the flat cards as an option. It's much more kind to the environment as well. Less paper. Less ink. Less waste. More savings.
If you need to show off your furry friend just a bit more, you can never go wrong with the traditional folded cards. There is a 5x7 version down a little further. Just keep scrolling.
The ornament is a great alternative to the traditional holiday greeting card. This 5 inch round ornament gets my vote this year. There is a second option that will be revealed with you're pricing information. Click HERE to receive it.
The 5x7 cards make quite the impact.
We are already almost halfway through 2011. Take advantage of these savings and you will have one less thing to think about come Holiday Season. Want to find out more? Click HERE
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