I was so excited when Daniela from Who Lets Your Dog Out asked me to join her at the monthly dog fair she hosts at New Village in Patchogue. She put together such a fun event for dogs and dog lovers alike. I met so many adorable pups. I was in my glory!
Woof Woof Mobile Grooming was there doing nail clippings and teeth cleanings for dogs. Paul from Pawesome Dogs did a demonstration on how to secure your dog in a car for their safety while driving, which is so important! Tom from Paws n Claws 911 did a demo on what to do if your pet is choking. I learned a lot from that and I'm looking forward to taking his class in the future.
Daniela also put together a fantastic raffle with the proceeds benefiting One Love Dog Rescue, who had two adorable black lab puppies there. I was so happy to be at Yappy Hour and I look forward to more events like this!
Here are the photos I took!
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Kent Animal Shelter has been saving the lives of Long Island's homeless animals for decades. They also do education and outreach with local schools, bring pets to patients with their pet therapy program, and have a cat retirement home for cats whose owners have passed or can no longer care for them. Personally, they gave my family an amazing gift when we adopted our Irish Wolfound mix Whiskey there in 1996. He gave our family 11 years of unconditional love, and for that we can never repay them.
For the last 3 years, however, we've tried our best to give them back a little of what they gave us. That's why, for the fourth year in a row, we are walking in their Wines and Canines Fundraiser at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard and Horse Rescue. In the last 3 walks, we have raised over $2,000 and we hope to add a lot to that this year. They have taken in dogs displaced from the recent devastating hurricanes, so they need our support more now than ever. Please donate or share this fundraiser with an animal lover you know.
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You can even sign up to be a walker and attend this fun event with your pup. There will be vendors, a prize auction, animals to adopt, and lots of delicious food and wine. I'll also be donating a basket to their prize auction with a free photo session and a $100 print credit!
Since last year's fall pet portrait program was such a success, I'm so happy to report that the Middle Country Public Library has invited me back for another round of pet portraits! This year's program will have a Winter Wonderland theme and is open to all patrons of the library that are registered for the program. All pets should be clean, well-behaved around other animals, and on a leash.
The program will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 1-3pm in the Children's Section of the library. There will also be a pet parade happening in the Nature Explorium right before the program begins.
Go to the library's website to register for the program!
As of now, there are 15 spots left, so register today!
I'll be at the monthly dog fair at New Village in Patchogue hosted by Daniela of Who Lets Your Dog Out, the pet sitter ! I'm excited to take some photos and meet lots of pet lovers! The event will be on Thursday, September 28th at 4pm at the Village Green courtyard. There's going to be lots of different pet businesses there, including a groomer, a pet CPR instructor, and more doing demos and showing their wares. Look out for this banner and come say hi!
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Andrew is a remarkable kid. I first met him at my pet portrait program at the Islip Public Library in July. He was the first one there bright and early, and he helped us set up and move around props before the program started. I was really impressed by what a gentleman he was. When his mom called me to book a portrait session to commemorate his achieving his Eagle Scout medal, I was very excited to work with him and his adorable dogs Alpha and Chris again.
Andrew and his love of animals reminds me a lot of myself as a kid. I had so many different kinds of pets when I was younger. I was always convincing my parents to let me have lizards and rodents and birds and dogs and cats. Andrew's family is so similar. At their session, I met a turtle, a HUGE fish, a frog, a bearded dragon, a bunch of chickens and even a hedgehog! I might even be forgetting some, but it was a veritable menagerie in there and I loved it.
Andrew even obtained his Eagle Scout award by helping animals. He worked with the Islip Animal Shelter hosting an adoption fair that got a bunch of pets adopted into their forever homes. There are a lot of happy pets on Long Island that have Andrew to thank. I'd like to congratulate him on obtaining his Eagle Scout medal and wish him lots of luck at his Court of Honor! Here are some of my favorite photos from Andrew's session!
Is your child an animal lover like Andrew?