portraits for life

2017 Portraits For Life Recap

Last month's Portraits For Life fundraising event was a huge success! 

I photographed 16 dogs and 1 cat all in one day, and together we raised $1000 for Friends For Life animal shelter in The Heights.  That's enough to spay/neuter and vaccinate 15 cats, or provide a year's supply of heartworm preventative medicine for 40 dogs. 

A huge thank you to all of you that participated!  Here are a handful of my favorite images:

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You can also see a short video with more photos from the event here.

If you missed out on this event but want to be the first to know if we do it again, scroll down to the footer and enter your email address.

Houston dog-friendly activities for February 2017

2017 is now in full swing, and there are many dog-friendly events scheduled in February.  Hope to see you out and about around Houston!

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Things to do with your dog in Houston (February 2017):

  • February 1 - Puppy Bowl at Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center.  Kick off starts at 9am.  If you can't make it, they will be showing live feed on facebook.
  • February 4 - Mutts and Melodies at GreenStreet downtown.  Pup Squad Animal Rescue hosts live music, puppies, and adoptions every first and fourth Saturday afternoon.
  • February 11 - Portraits For Life - pet portrait event hosted by yours truly to raise funds for Friends For Life.
  • February 11 - Best Friends Brunch at Hotel Zaza.  A brunch supporting aniMeals on Wheels.
  • February 11 - Wiener Dog Races at Sam Houston Race Park. 
  • February 18 - Puppy Up Houston at Rob Fleming Park in the Woodlands.  This 1-mile walk is to promote awareness of canine cancer and raise funds for cancer research.  Also enjoy vendors, silent auction, and entertainment.
  • February 24 - Yappy Hour at Bagby Park in Midtown.  Monthly pet-friendly happy hour with treats and prizes.
  • February 25 - Bark for Life at Riverstone.  A fun walk, demonstrations, contests, and games to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
  • February 25 - Putts for Paws at Hermann Park Golf Course.  Golf tournament benefiting Houston Pets Alive!

I also found several dog-friendly meetup groups - might be worth checking out!

Things to do with your dog in Houston any day:

Do you have an event to share with your fellow dog-loving Houstonians?  Send me a message, and I'll update the list!

Portraits For Life registration is open!

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned I was working on a secret project?  Well, it's no longer a secret!  I'm proud to announce

Portraits For Life

a special one-day pet portrait event benefiting Friends For Life, the only no-kill LEED-certified animal shelter in Houston.  I recently visited with the director of Friends For Life, and their mission and dedication to saving lives is nothing short of incredible!

To get the full details and book your spot, visit the Portraits For Life sign-up page.

And hurry - we expect this event to fill up quickly!

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