Some dogs must deal with a “ruff” reputation based entirely on what breed they are – or just look like. Bull terriers, rottweilers, and Dobermans are a few can get called out as aggressive, dangerous or problematic based entirely on their looks, before they ever show signs of a snarl.
This can cause these dogs to be surrendered more often, hinder them from getting adopted quickly and limit opportunities for socialization related to other pet parents not wanting to be near them.Read More
January 24th is change a pets life day. This is a day which highlights adoption centers and shelters in order to promote adoption. Last weekend Second Chance canine Adoption Shelter hosted an event to do just that. We had a wonderful time having people come in to see the dogs that are available at Second Chance as well as some from B & R Bunkhouse which is the shelter where dogs found in the city of Syracuse are brought. Here are some of the dogs the public got to visit with this past Saturday.Read More
It’s hard to believe that it is the middle of January and we have barely had any snow. Sure we had a deep freeze right at Christmas. Buffalo had deadly winds and snow, but by the time it hit Syracuse, it was mostly just the wind and cold.
We are due for some snow. When it comes, I will be ready with baited breath to take some winter dog portraits. Since there is no telling when we will have snow, I have decided to implement an “ON CALL” list for some Winter snow photos.Read More
During the consultation for our photo session, I will be asking many questions. I will ask if your dog is a couch potato or likes to play with toys, or play catch. I will also ask if he has any traits/characteristics that you love about him. When it’s time for the session, one of the things that I love to do is get up close and personal to capture these things. Close up images can be utilized for several reasons.Read More
I am happy to announce that I have completed my Pet loss Grief Specialist Certification. I am confidant this new certification and continued studies will help support my clients by allowing them the space to listen and share stories of their pet. In offering clients a place in which their grief is accepted and in story sharing, they can feel the connection with their pet even after they are gone.
Through continued education provided in One last network, we will continue to learn more about grief support as Angela continues to learn and share with us.Read More
It’s that time of year when we are looking to the future and are planning big things for the New Year. Before heading to the future though, this week I will celebrate some of the dogs that made this year memorable.Read More
The weather outside promises to be frightful this weekend with a sudden drop from 50 degrees to a cold 9 degrees on Friday with high winds. We have a promise of at least a little snow to take us to Christmas. When you’re not sharing some Holiday cheer with friends and family, I can’t think of a better way to get warm and cozy than to snuggle up with the dog and watch some Holiday Christmas Dog movies with your best friend.Read More
Photo sessions in the fall are really popular with the colorful leaves. Photo sessions tend to slow down after this season though with the coming cold and snow in winter. I find winter snow sessions magical though. When we are greeted with a blanket of fresh fallen snow, the images can be magical. Hanging out in the snow and cold though can make you irritable if you are not prepared.Read More
Enjoying fun activities with your dog not only strengthens your bond of togetherness but also is a great way to add mental stimulation to your pup’s life as well as physical activity. This promotes overall good health.Read More
Teaching kids how to communicate with dogs is VITAL. Understanding animal-talk requires teaching. Dogs make all sorts of different sounds in different situations: growls, barks, yelps. And their body language says a lot, too. It’s difficult for young kids to understand exactly what their dog is “telling” them. I have seen young children grab a…Read More