Fancy Paws for Charity

You may recognize this pretty lady… it’s one Ruca Bean of “a house in the hills“. She is all decked out not only because it’s my birthday today (I mean, of course she is stoked about that), but mostly to announce an exciting project that I am teaming up with Sarah Yates and all the photography lovlies of “Birds of a Feather” for.

fancy paws // birds of a feather // smitten studioIt’s a project that is very near and dear to my heart and it is to raise money for pups in need by offering you a chance to get a professional portrait session (with some very special styling of course) of your beloved pet.

All of the money we raise will be given to NKLA, a coalition of animal welfare organizations dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in LA shelters. My two fur kids were rescued from a shelter by one of the supporting organizations, which is how I came to adopt them and while I wish I could adopt all of the homeless dogs and live on a farm and be known as the crazy dog lady, I think my husband would leave me. Soo, instead I am going to raise as much money as I can for them to be properly cared for and in the hopes that more animals will find their forever homes.

If you’ve ever wished you had a pretty picture of your dog like Sarah is known for taking of Bean (I know I have)… now is your chance! And while your pooch is getting their pretty pretty close-up you’ll be feeding and saving other less fortunate dogs at the same time!

Here are the details:

WHO: your beloved canine

WHAT: a 15 minute styled photo session of your pup (taken by “birds of a feather” and styled by Sarah of “A House in the Hills” & Sarah of “Smitten Studio“),
5 high resolution digital files from the shoot available for download,
$125 donation

WHERE: The Forge studio, 2636 Huron St. Los Angeles, 90065 (who so graciously donated their space to us for the cause)

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9 am- 5pm first come, first serve!

WHY: to raise money for NKLA, a coalition of animal welfare organizations dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in LA shelters.

We hope to see you all there!

Photo by Sarah Yates

  • Oh shoot, you always make we wish I were an LA girl.

  • it’s going to be sooooo good! i can’t wait!!!

  • What an amazing and beautiful idea! If I was near (I’m not, I’m in Ontario, Canada!) I’d be there. Good luck on the 10th, hope you raise tons of moulah for the shelter! :)

  • Three words: You are amazing. If I weren’t in New York, I would sign up our dog for a session in a heartbeat! I still remember the day I adopted my dog from the shelter and while I was so incredibly happy to get this absolutely adorable and affectionate dog, it was heart wrenching there were so many dogs that were still waiting to be adopted. Gah, now I’ve made myself up tear a little. I hope the event will be a huge success!

    • Oh thank you Ashley… I am right there with you… Made me tear up a little just reading it! :) It’s so good to hear other rescue stories and the dogs are always so grateful and extra loving for life.

  • So awesome! I’m definitely bringing my two pups!

  • it’s your birthday today?? happy birthday! mine is actually tomorrow!
    Bean is stinking adorable, love all the pictures Sarah takes of her puppies. This is such a cute idea. :)

  • What a fantastic way to use your talents to give back! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  • Can’t wait to see the adorable photos from this event. Hope you raise tons of $$$!

  • thanks anne, me too & me too!

  • love this Sarah!! wish I had a dog and lived in LA;)

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