Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Adoption Update - Kansas City Animal Haven Adoptable Dogs

I am excited to announce that more doggies that I photographed in the past at Animal Haven have found new homes. Thank you again to everyone for your support and your help in spreading the word. I am so thankful for the staff at Animal Haven who cares for these animals before they find their forever home. And as always, I want to thank each person who chooses to search for their furry companion through a shelter and gives these doggies a chance that they so deserve.

Animal Haven has many more wonderful pets up for adoption. Contact them at 913 432-7548 or visit http://www.animalhavenkc.org/ to view adoptable pets.

Check out the below websites of the rescue organizations that I met at Bikers for Paws. They all have wonderful dogs up for adoption as well!

T.A.R.A.

Mid America Bully Breed Rescue

English Springer Rescue

Mo-Kan Border Collie Rescue

WENDELL - ADOPTED!


VINNY - ADOPTED!


SNOOP - ADOPTED!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Breed of the Week - Miniature Schnauzer- Kansas City Dog Photography

I debated whether to feature the Miniature Schnauzer just yet as the breed of the week, since I am the proud owner of one and did not want to appear biased or that I was favoring a particular breed. But with the encouragement from some supporters, I decided it was time to feature this fabulous little breed and highlight my Remington in the process!

*Information taken from dogbreedinfo.com and schnauzers-rule.com* Standing just 12 to 14 inches tall, Mini Schnauzers are usually recognized for their prominent features which include bushy eyebrows, mustache, and beard! The Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent, loving, happy dog. They are energetic, playful and get along well with children and like to be with their people. Affectionate, keen, devoted and docile. With proper leadership they can get along with other dogs. The Mini Schnauzer will not listen if they sense they are stronger minded than their owner. Owners need to be calm, but firm, possessing a natural air of authority. They do not have a yappy bark, but rather sounds like a low, carried-out howl of a voice. They bark ‘at’ things. Like a stranger, UPS truck, etc. They do not bark for no reason. They bark to alert you that there is something going on and want to make you aware of it.

These energetic little dogs need daily, long, brisk walks and love play sessions off the leash. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. The Mini Schnauzer has a double coat. The outer coat is wiry and the undercoat is soft. The coat is clipped so it has a bushy beard, mustache and eyebrows. Coat colors include black, white, salt and pepper, and black and silver. The wiry coat is not hard to groom, although it does need attention. Comb and brush daily with a short wire brush to prevent matting. The Miniature Schnauzer does not shed. They have hair instead of fur – so less dander. Most people with allergies have no reactions with this breed, making this breed one of the top 10 hypoallergenic dogs.

Miniature Schnauzers come in 3 colors: black, salt and pepper, and black and silver. These 3 colors are the only ones accepted under the breed standard. Salt and Pepper - eyebrows, beard, and legs are gray or silver white. The gray is in various shades from almost silver white to almost black.

Solid Black – entirely black (may sometimes have a small white chest patch). Black and Silver - follow the same pattern as the salt & pepper, except the topcoat and undercoat are solid black. White Schnauzers have more recently been granted admission to many show rings in some countries, but ‘white’ still remains a disqualification in the USA. Brown, chocolate, liver, or parti-color schnauzers are not purebreds. Like the so-called toy schnauzer, these dogs are available because of cross-breeding.

Height: 12-14 inches (30-36cm.)Weight: 10-15 pounds (5-7kg) And because I have a zillion photos of my Remington, here are just a few to highlight the various characteristics of this breed.

Baby Remmy... just 3 months old here.


Remington is....

always up for exploring...


a helpful navigator...


curious of grass, mud and snow...


a Daddy's boy...


and a Momma's boy...


a fantastic model...


alert and protecting of our home...


a fan of sticks....


a fellow animal lover...


tolerant of many photo shoots...



quite festive around the holidays...


cute as a button...


a sleepy boy sometimes...

a supporter of the occasional celebration...


found in the sunroom or any other lovely sun spots....


yet also an Eskimo in disguise...

very assertive when necessary...


And finally Remington is the best furry child we could have ever hoped for. I love you Rem!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bow the Golden Retriever - Kansas City Dog Photography

Oh. My. Goodness. Just look at this precious face! Meet Bow, the 2-years young Golden Retriever. I met this adorable boy this weekend and had the pleasure of documenting his lovely spirit. The photos were taken at Bow's Grandma's home and it was the perfect setting. He came running to me in excitement as soon as I opened my car door and began walking toward him. Golden's have such a fantastic personality!





Aren't Bow and his Mommy the cutest thing you've ever seen? I love capturing the human/doggy bond.




Modeling is truly exhausting work!


Peek-a-boo!


This cute little door was significant to Bow's Mommy and I enjoyed having a setting with all this character!


Is Bow really trying to just fetch the mail? (We actually put a treat on top of the mailbox, but I removed it with the magic of Photoshop. Shhh, don't tell.)




Love this little head tilt and curled paw. Bow, you are the sweetest doggy! Erin, thank you so much for allowing me to document your precious Golden. It was a joy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bikers for Paws - No More Homeless Pets KC - Kansas City Dog Photography

This weekend I was honored to attend the Bikers for Paws after-party, benefiting No More Homeless Pets KC. NMHPKC is a non-profit animal welfare organization working to build a cooperative effort across the Kansas City metro area to end pet overpopulation through cooperative spay and neuter, humane education, and adoption programs.

Various rescue organizations were in attendance at the event this weekend and I was able to capture their doggies up for adoption in the below photos. If you or anyone you know is interested in these precious dogs, please let me know and I will direct you to the correct contact. To see even more photos, check out the entire album on my facebook business page by clicking here. Anyone can right click on the images below to save them and use them however they would like to help these doggies find a new home.



Mo-Kan Border Collie Rescue (For more information, visit their website here.)





Mid America Bully Breed Rescue (For more information visit their website here.)








T.A.R.A (For more information, visit their website here)





English Springer Rescue (For more information, visit their website here.)




I have to give a public thank you to my hubby Dan. He is my best friend and a wonderful support and I could not do these events without him!