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13 Lucky Dogs to win spots in the 2024 Calendar

Big Beefy Bruiser Puppy’s, Sleek fast Australian shepards, little yorkies, even reactive lab hound mixes like my Declan, they all have one thing in common. Their pet parents find them utterly adorable and precious. Is it the questioning eyes that they give you when you tell them something, or the excited little dance they give you when you announce that it is time to go for a walk. They are all “Cover models” in our books.

Now, you have a chance for them to truly become cover models. TODAY starts the Calendar Contest for Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter. Your dog(s) will have the chance to win one of 13 spots in the 2024 calendar. They will also have a chance to win one of the 4 mini-contests that are brought to you by 4 gracious local businesses.

How Does it Work?

Just find a picture of your adorable dog…or take a new one and upload it to the CONTEST SITE. Pay your entry fee and the votes you wish to purchase for your pet and you are in! Then share the news with your family and friends to win more votes to increase your chances of winning one of the top prizes. If your pooch garners the most votes in any given week- you will win that weeks mini-contest prize. The contest lasts 4 weeks. Spread the word and enter NOW! All the money earned through the entry fees, votes, reserve a spot and calendar sales all go directly to Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter.

Mini Contest Prizes

These wonderful local businesses have graciously donated these prizes for the mini-contests.

Walking Miss Daisy Pet Accessories

Donation- a Matching leash & collar set

Owner Chyloe named this business after her first rescue dog and her creations are made here in Syracuse NY. She prides herself on making both 4 legged friends and 2 legged friends happy! Whats New: She will have a new traveling pet boutique that you will see around town at festivals, regional market and pop-ups everywhere!

Instagram @walkingmissdaisypetaccessories – follow to know where she will be

The Lucky Pupp

located at 642 Old Liverpool Road Ste 10 Liverpool, NY 13088

Donation- a Gou Gou pet Diffuser

Pamela uses a portion of the profits to purchase the freedom of puppies that don’t get sold in retail stores. This prevents them from getting sent back to puppy mills to be used for future breeding stock. These puppies then are given to deserving families ( ie children with disabilities, first responders etc).

She has also helped establish an animal shelter in the Gaza Strip in Palestine and one in Uganda.

Instagram @theluckypupp

Donna Atwood Painting

Donating an I ❤️ Cats & an I ❤️ Dogs mug made with her painting on the mugs

Donna paints with a style she describes between impressionistic and realistic. Her watercolors mix and bloom creating texture that bring the animals fur to life. Donna loves this niche as she loves spreading the joy of having an original painting or their beloved pet in their home.

instagram- @paintatwood1

Dog Daze Pet Shop

located at 309 N Main St. North Syracuse NY 13212

Donating a $25.00 gift certificate for the store

Dog Daze is an established pet food store in North Syracuse. Ruth indicates that they consider the store transitional pet store as Ruth & Dave will help you with dietary needs, special diets and Chinese food therapy diets. They are truly there for the betterment of your dog or cat. The store provides not only healthy food for your pet, but also additional products and toys for your pet. Ruth & Dave are wonderful supporters of pet rescue.

Certified pet therapy dog Elsa is also generally at the store to provide some extra cheer when you visit.

Instagram- @dogdazebakery


  • Does My dog have to be a rescue? Nope! Although we are raising money for a rescue, ALL dogs are welcome to enter!
  • Can I enter More than ONE dog? Each dog must have their own submission photo. Each photo featuring more than one dog can not be accepted.
  • Do I have to live in Syracuse to enter? YES… and No! if you wish to win a calendar contest spot, you MUST be able to attend an on-location photography session in the Syracuse Area. if that is not possible, you can reserve an empty grid space (before or after dated spaces) and feature your pet there.

It’s an International circle!

Join the fun! This group of International Professional Pet Photographers bring you information on our weekly topics. While we focus on one broad subject, we may each have a different spin on it or provide you with additional information from our world of pet photography. Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks challenge.  Follow each link at the end of each blog until you return to me. Then you have successfully completed our blog circle. Enjoy!

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Is getting a good photo of your pet luck or skill? Houston pet photographer, Kelly J. Russo explains all the elements that need to work together to get incredible images of pets. Spoiler: it’s not luck.

Meet Tasha!

Tasha is around 3-4 years old and was found a stray in the city. She is deaf and working on learning hand signals. She is crate trained, house broken, loves to play and cuddle. She is looking for an active home with older kids. She rides well in the car and seems to like to other dogs, A meet and greet is required with any other dogs in the home.

Please contact Friends of Second Chance.

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

Capture your journey with your pet. Nancy Kieffer is a pet and nature photographer serving  Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond.  Capture how you share your life with your pet! It may be a vacation adventure or curled up on the couch. Travel assignments welcomed.