This is the third year I’ve participated in Boxerstock and the second year Santa has joined me. Once again, I had both Holiday and Autumn sets. Here is Rex in the Autumn set.
The 6th annual Boxerstock Music Festival takes place at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Georgia from 12 noon until 6pm on October 20, 2013.
Great music will be provided by:
I’ll be there with both Fall/Harvest and Holiday sets to create photos of your furry (and non-furry) family members in plenty of time for the Holidays. Santa will be there helping me.
Your donation in lieu of sitting fee (suggested donation amount – $10 per dog) will help pay medical bills, buy food, and defray other expenses for some of the dogs that ABR cares for while they await their forever homes.
Each sitting starts with a calm down period to allow your pet(s) to relax, get to know the photographer, become comfortable in the setting, and get into the “I’m a star, take my picture” mode. Sitting fee donations are $10 per pet per 15 minute sitting period. If you know that your pet can be challenging to photograph or if you plan to bring multiple pets, please reserve additional time.
100% of your sitting fee will go to Southeast Cocker Spaniel Rescue.
For reservations, call (770) 218-0602 or stop by Top Dogs Pet Boutique at 2615 George Busbee Parkway Suite 14, Kennesaw, GA.
It was a busy day at Dog School 101 last Saturday, February 2 as 19 dogs showed up to be photographed in the Valentine’s Day and Spring Backyard themed settings.
Volunteers from Pet Buddies Food Pantry helped with registration and provided information about the organization.
Donations to Pet Buddies Food Pantry were accepted in lieu of sitting fees and will be used to help the pets of families affected by the recent tornadoes in North Georgia.
The next fundraising photo event will take place Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at Top Dogs Pet Boutique in Roswell. Saturday’s event will once again benefit Pet Buddies Food Pantry; Sunday’s event will benefit Homeless Pets Foundation.
To the right, Doug gets Sam ready for his portrait in the Spring Backyard.
Details for the events
Sets will include a spring backyard complete with green grass, white fence and wild flowers, a Valentine portrait setting, and Café le Pooche for small dogs.
Sitting periods are 15 minutes in duration and will start with a few minutes for your dog (or dogs) to relax, get comfortable in the surroundings and shift into the “I’m a STAR, take my picture” mode. Donations to Pet Buddies Food Pantry and Homeless Pets Foundation are in lieu of sitting fees. Representatives from those organization will be present to assist and answer questions about the work that they do. I ask that you donate at least $10 per sitting period to the organization associated with the shoot that you attend.
To assure good results, if you know that your dog can be challenging to photograph or if you plan to bring multiple dogs, please reserve additional time.
After each event, images will be uploaded to a gallery for you to review and to place orders for individual prints, print and download combinations or products such as refrigerator magnets, coffee mugs etc.
For reservations for the Dog School 101 event please send an email to email@example.com with your first and last name, the number of pets to be photographed, their names and breed and a first and second preference for reservation times:
For reservations for the Top Dogs Pet Boutique events, please visit Top Dogs Pet Boutique or call (770) 641-8620.
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Santa and I started at Jim Miller Park with Boxerstock on Oct. 21 followed by Santa Paws at Top Dogs Pet Boutique in Kennesaw on Nov. 17. We then went to the Smyrna Pet Supermarket on Nov. 24 and 25, then back to Top Dogs Pet Boutique – this time the Roswell store on Dec. 1, and back down to the Smyrna Pet Supermarket on Dec 8 and 9. We managed to raise about $2600 for Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Homeless Pets Foundation, FurKids and Pet Buddies Food Pantry. Still to go…Dogma Dog Care on Dec. 15 and 16 for Green Pets America – I’m dog tired.
Here’s a link to a few of the Santa Paws images.
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Pet rescue organizations are generally groups of volunteer pet lovers trying to; (1) save pets from bad situations, and (2) to find “forever homes” for them once they are healthy and can be adopted. The groups are generally non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations relying on donations, special pet sponsorships and fundraising events to pay for food, spay/neutering and medical treatment when necessary.
Atlanta Boxer Rescue (“ABR”) is a breed specific rescue group formed in June of 2008. In September of this year, Jewel (left) became the 500th Boxer rescued by the group. Thanks to ABR, she overcame her challenges and was recently adopted.
Venus, is another Boxer that currently is being treated for multiple problems and – thanks to ABR – will have a chance to be a special pet to someone once she overcomes her challenges.
Many of the dogs rescued incur substantial medical bills on their road to becoming adoptable pets. We all know (well, most of us) that money doesn’t grow on trees. On October 21, Atlanta Boxer Rescue (ABR) will put on Boxerstock 2012, a day of fun, music and vendors – and ABR’s largest annual fundraising event – the one that provides most of the money to feed and care for the dogs until they can be placed in loving homes. I will be there doing doggie portraits along with Santa.
In addition to the Santa/Holiday set, I plan to have a Fall theme set and a “generic” portrait set. There will be no charge for the sitting (sitting fee) but I will be collecting donations for ABR. My goal is to raise at least $300 for them.
Donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are generally tax deductible (check with your accountant for your specific case) and I will collect information so that ABR can mail a donation receipt to you.
Once images are online and available for viewing, You will be able to purchase prints, various products AND personal-use downloads suitable for use on greeting cards in plenty of time for the holidays.
Can’t make it to Boxerstock 2012 this year? I’m scheduling additional shoots to benefit other rescue organizations and will provide a schedule in a later post. Meanwhile, here’s a link to a few doggie photos from the past
Atlanta Boxer Rescue held its 4th annual Boxerstock Music Festival/Fund Raiser at Jim Miller Park in Marietta Georgia on October 23 (yeah – I’m a little late with this post). If you missed it, you missed it. It was a beautiful day and if you attended, I’m sure you enjoyed the music as much as I did though I was pretty busy with the doggie portraits. Images can be viewed HERE. I’m sure next year’s Boxerstock will be even bigger and better than this one.
I had barely finished editing and uploading the Boxerstock pics (in between other projects) when it was time for Dogma Dog Care’s Howl-O-Ween Pawty the following Saturday (Oct. 29). There were some GREAT costumes and I received plenty of Howl-O-Ween doggie kisses while photographing the canine Trick-or-Treaters. Images are online HERE.
Now to get ready for the next major holiday…..hummmmmm….better start my prop list.