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13 dogs in 2024 calendar

Calendar Contest fundraiser for Animal rescue

All the world around me I see opportunities for change, but I often find myself pondering, “What can I do to make a difference?” The magnitude of the challenges we face at times can feel overwhelming. From global warming, to the political climate to challenges facing animal rescue, I can sometime feel at a loss. Yet, I underestimated the power of our individual actions. Little did I know that a seemingly modest idea would morph into a beautiful collaboration of a community of people.

The Contest:

Through the spirit of contribution and sharing in the pet photography community. Jessica Wasik of Bark & Gold photography shared how she was able to raise funds for her local rescue. While I did not hope to begin to aspirate to a lofty goal, I felt that the pet loving Syracuse community would rally around this idea of a calendar photo contest for our pets. Over the course of four remarkable weeks, we called on devoted pet parents to showcase their cherished companions and celebrate the boundless joy they bring. We were blessed with 25 charismatic dogs vying for a spot in our calendar. Each week our local business supporters offered mini-prizes to help challenge voters to garner more votes.

Unity and Generosity:

I was truly blessed to see the incredible unity and support from our community. Some stats:

As a result, we rallied together to raise an awe-inspiring $3358.

The results- 13 canine winners:

After the 4 week contest, I had the privilege of capturing the spirit of our 13 winning dogs. From soulful gazes to joyful romps, each session was a joy to capture a glimpse of each dogs personality. They each had a unique story too, which was included in the calendar. These images now grace the pages of our calendar—a tribute to the love we share with our pets and our unwavering commitment to shelter animals.

13 dogs

The next step:

With great joy, I announce that the calendar is ready for you to own. As you purchase a calendar, you’re not just acquiring a visual keepsake; you’re investing in a cause that resonates deeply. Every single dollar from the calendar sales will directly benefit Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter—an organization steadfastly dedicated to offering shelter, care, and new beginnings for deserving dogs.

Now is your opportunity to support the cause. By purchasing, you’re not only connecting with a community of supporters but also supporting a cause for animal rescue. Visit this link to purchase your calendar.

Thank you for your unwavering support in these endeavors.

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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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Las Vegas dog photographer Nicole Hrustyk, of Pawtraits by Nicole, spotlights two charities supporting rescues in Las Vegas: Pawtastic Friends and Paw Partners Unleashed



Meet Charlie

Charlie is a little cutie that will melt your heart.
Please visit our website for an application to meet this sweet guy.

Please contact Friends of Second Chance.

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
315-435-5584
https://www.jamesvillesecondchance.com


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.

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  1. Nicole

    Congratulations on such a successful fundraiser! The images are beautiful!

  2. Kim

    Raising over $3300 is amazing. Congratulations!

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