April 13, 2013
Did you know that Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Lakewood Ranch Florida has recently had a makeover?
Mike and Barb Maloney, the owners, contacted me to be a part of their fresh new look. I'm happy to report that I have recently teamed up with them to feature some of my favorite images in their store.
Every third Thursday of the month, Woof Gang hosts a "Yappy Hour" get together, open to the public and their pets, at the Lakewood Ranch location (8314 Market Street, Lakewood Ranch, Fl, 34202). This month's "Yappy Hour" will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5-7pm.
Mike and Barb were kind enough to invite me to be their special guest for the April event. I couldn't be more excited. There will be fun treats for the pups, and drinks and appetizers for you. Woof Gang will be providing FREE nail trims and other special prizes as well.
I have also put together something special for all attendees. I will be raffling off a custom photo session valued at $250.00. So stop by anytime between 5-7pm on Thursday, April 25th. Have a drink and bite to eat, and let your pup sample some of the deliciousness Woof Gang has to offer.
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This is going to fun! I hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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!
Now that Halloween is over the Holidays will be in full swing before we know it. Are you looking for that Special gift or One of a Kind Holiday Cards? Contact
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October 7, 2012
The days are beginning to get a little shorter and although the weather here in Florida may not seem like it, the Holiday Season is just around the corner. So I am kicking off the season a bit early this year with three new fun additions to the holiday card collection. I have carried over some of my favorite and most popular options from last year as well. All cards are printed on your choice recycled or sustainable papers like bamboo and cotton.
To find out more information or to book your session, contact me HERE or email
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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.
We are halfway through 2012 and you know what that means...'tis the Season. The holidays will be here before we know it. Get ahead of the game and take advantage of this amazing promotion.
Just book your photo shoot before July 31, 2012 and save 50% off the normal session fee of $175. That's a savings of $87.50.
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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.
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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Love was in the air at the Smooches for Pooches and Kisses for Kitties Stroll last Friday evening, Feb. 10th, down in Southside Village. The event went to benefit The Humane Society Of Sarasota County.
The kissing booth saw lots of action, for obvious reasons, of course. Who could pass up a cuddle with these therapy pups.
The fabulous volunteer crew from the HSSC was there helping out and showing off some of the shelter's special adoptable residents.
Among the many vendors, volunteer and rescue groups were Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue. They brought one of their puppies in training. This little ones name is Stryker.
As well as Southeastern Guide Dogs with two of their pooches in training.
I think it was love at first sight for these two!
Here are some other sweet faces I met along the way. Keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter.