Happy National Mutt Day! Since it is Friday, I hope you won’t mind if I indulge in a Flash Back Friday post as well. I first featured Daly more than a year ago, but she’s never far from my mind. Allison Shamrell captured this beautiful image. As a puppy Daly was in a high kill shelter and was scheduled for euthanasia before being pulled by Scruffy Dog Rescue.
I always want to believe that it is only the sick or very aggressive dogs that get put down in animal shelters, but the truth is, all ages and breeds are at risk of euthanasia in a kill shelter. Please make sure your pets aren’t contributing to the overpopulation problem! If you are looking to add a dog to your family, please check the shelters first or contact an ethical breeder!
About Allison Shamrell Pet Photography: Located to San Diego, California, Allison specializes in natural, playful & soulful pet photography, both in-studio and on-location. Her studio is located in Normal Heights, and areas of service include San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar & Poway.
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July 24 Bark In The Park (Mets), New York, NY
July 25 Niagara Dogfest, St Catharines, ON, CA
July 26 Dog Day On Elliot Bay, Blake Island, WA
August 8 Doggone North Canton Adoption & Wellness Fair, North Canton, OH
August 8 Canine Carnival, Jamesville Beach State Park, NY
August 15 Tails of Two Cities: Dog Day Afternoon, Dayton, OH
August 15 Dog Days of Summer, Santa Fe, NM
August 22 Run Like A Dog, Olympia, WA
August 22 Doggie Street Festival, San Diego, CA
August 30 Kitties and Pitties Adoption Event & Supply Drive, Amsterdam, NY
If you would like to have your dog friendly event listed here, please email rescue at dailydogtag dot com.
It is bittersweet whenever I receive a Devoted Hearts Session from Paw Prints | Pet Portraits by Charlene. Charlene does such a beautiful job at capturing the happiness and beauty of the human-dog relationship. I know that her clients will treasure their photos long after their pet is gone. While I hope Luka has many good days still to come, I am glad that her family chose to get these photos when they did. Luka is a beautiful Doberman with a heart full of love, but has a rare disease which impacts her health.
From Charlene: “Luka was an absolute joy to work with. This was a Devoted Hearts session, because at just a year old, Luka suffers from a very rare disease called Congenital Renal Dysplasia, which leaves her kidneys virtually ineffective. You’d never guess it by meeting her, as she’s got a great quality of life with her wonderful momma, but this sweet girl won’t be with us for nearly as long as she should be.”
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About Paw Prints Pet Portraits by Charlene: Based in Pittsburgh, Paw Prints is a sub division of Custom Portraits by Charlene and offers on location portrait services. Charlene is a member of PPA and Area Coordinator/Affiliate Photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Development and Education from The Ohio State University and is a self-taught photographer. Charlene lives in a suburb of Pittsburgh with her Great Dane, Emmet and his kitten, Sophie.
When Dave wanted to get some great photos of his family and his business, he called one of his best friends, Syracuse wedding photographer Meghan Thomas.
From Dave: Maddi was 8 years old in these photos. She is a chocolate lab that we rescued from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue in Colorado.
Nova is a Belgian Malinois that I rescued from Florida. She was not at an organization, but had gone through 3 homes by the time I got her at 4 months. Nova was one when these photos were taken.
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About Meghan Thomas Photography: Based in Phoenix, New York, Meghan specializes in wedding photography. She has a very handsome Lab named Hunter.
I’m positively enamored with these photos of Alfie by Lebolo Pet Photography. Alfie’s human won a free portrait session in the Dereham Times competition. I’m pretty sure she considers herself quite lucky because not only did she win this great pet photography session, she gets to see this wonderful dog every day! I’ve never seen a dog quite like Alfie, but I am a fan of the scruffy dog look!
From Matthew: “Alfie is a Lurcher cross terrier and thought to be 11 or 12 years old. He was adopted from Dogs Trust. Alfie was a start, posing like the best of them.
We had a great photo session, however, Alfie did end up chasing a ball into a muddy pond undoing the owners hard work preparing him for the session.
He had a lot of energy and you wouldn’t had known he was 11, let alone had a hard life before being rescued by his forever family.”
Don’t you just love this last photo? Look at all the mud on his legs and beard! It cracks me up! He doesn’t look the least bit sorry.
About Lebolo Photography: Based in Norfolk, United Kingdom, Matthew specializes in lifestyle pet photography, but is also available for other types of photography.
The only thing better than a day at the beach is a day at the beach with dogs! Melinda Harstad from Enduring Impressions spent some time with this foursome for a fun beach engagement photography session.
From Melinda: “Pasha the terrier and Eli the pug didn’t know how good they’d have it when they were added into their forever homes by Jamie and Charlie. Now their humans are tying the knot and their engagement session wouldn’t be complete without including the fur babies. Pasha is a lively terrier mix who likes to dig her nose in the sand. She came ready for her cameo with a fancy turquoise flower embellishment on her collar. Eli is a dapper dude with his plaid bow tie. Eli is always ready to pose for pictures with a big tongue lolling grin. Jamie and Charlie plan to tie the knot in November and are working on incorporating Pasha and Eli into the ceremony.”
From Jamie: “Pasha is about 5 yrs old. She is our cuddly, sweet little brown mutt dog. She was found in the desert in Palmdale, CA by my sister. She had her for a few months before finding out that she would be moving to Switzerland. Neither one of us could bear the thought of her feeling rejected by another person like that. So I bought her a plane ticket to west palm beach. That was May 2011 and the best purchase I have ever made.
Pasha is now in a very loving home and has a little brother named Eli. Pasha is Jamie’s dog Eli is a 4 year old black Pug.
He is a funny, playful puppy who likes nothing more than snuggling to someone or his sister Pasha. Unlike most Pugs, Eli isn’t very good driven isn’t very food driven and will throughly “inspect” any food that you give him. He has a great personality and gets along with everyone, children adults and other dogs.
The day after our first date with my now fiancé I drove to Orlando to meet the breeder and picked up my new puppy. Those were my two favorite days! Eli is Charlie’s dog. And now they are our dogs and we couldn’t be happier.
We have a beautiful blended family!”
You can see more of Melinda’s work by liking Enduring Impressions Photography on Facebook.
About Enduring Impressions Photography: Based in Jupiter, Florida, Enduring Impressions Photography specializes in wedding and event photography. They are available for travel.