Pampered Pooches Wrap-Up – Part 1 | Liberty Village Dog Photography

Pampered Pooches Wrap-Up – Part 1 | Liberty Village Dog Photography

We had an absolute blast at the Pampered Pooches dog festival yesterday! THANK YOU to all of the lovely furry faces who came and visited the Posh Pets booth and for those who graciously turned on those smiles for my camera. What’s more, we had an absolutely gorgeous day of perfect weather!

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We photographed a lot of doggies, so this is Part 1 of the pooches we met. I’ll also be sharing some of these images on the Posh Pets Instagram account. Now…I do not remember the names of all of these charming guys and gals, so if you see someone you recognize, please leave a comment below and let me know their name (of course, let me know which picture you are talking about). I’ll be monitoring the comments and will definitely edit the post with names as I receive them.

One of our first visitors of the morning was a bit of a celebrity. This is Tiffany the pom who is known for her purple hair and her style. She’s also a darling sweetheart.

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This little black beauty posed with her front paw raised.

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A gorgeous husky with a winning smile!

smiling husky

We were thrilled to have Emily and Bachaesh visit our booth! Emily runs an amazing dog-centric blog called Give a Dog a Bone. If you are looking to find out the latest in all things canine, you should follow her blog!

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Those eyes! That smile!

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A mini-schnauzer with a perfect pair of blue shoes.

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The first of a parade of little white doggies was Jinx, looking dapper in his cute striped shirt. Rescued from an uncertain future, he is now very much loved.

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Jinx was with his sister Angel who was sporting a tutu (which you can just barely see). On her back, it reads: rescued and spoiled. I love happy endings.

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An intense gaze…on the treat I was holding!

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This darling lost her left eye quite recently. But, she hasn’t let it slow her down!

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This little guy just made me want to pick him up and give him a cuddle.

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This pug was willing to work the camera for food.

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A shy little sweetheart.

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A curious little fellow.

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Some of the little ones preferred to be carried around. These two chihuahuas were more than happy to meet people – and it is much easier when you are raised up off of the ground!

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More little white dogs than I could count were walking around all day.

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Our first long-dog of the morning…

cute black and white dachshund

Dexter, Kimchi and Dudley paid us a visit – so much corgi cuteness in one photograph!

a trio of corgis at posh pets

The doxies were out in full-force during the festival!

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Harley, the little rottie puppy has got the human-paralyzing head-tilt down pat already.

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Nothing like the smile of a golden girl!

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Fuzzy and Furby came prepared for the gorgeous weather with their own sun visors. These two have personality to spare!

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Thanks again to all of those who came out! Make sure to share this post far and wide so we can ensure that all of the little doggies see their images. And stay tuned to this blog – we’ll be posting Part 2 soon!

Beaux-Arts Brampton Juried Fine Art & Photography Show | Toronto Dog Photographer

Beaux-Arts Brampton Juried Fine Art & Photography Show | Toronto Dog Photographer

A few weeks ago, I quietly entered my first juried show. (Well, it wasn’t completely quiet in Posh Pets land as I had sort of left it to the last minute to get my entry together.) I wasn’t really expecting much – more doing it for the experience and, if I was selected to show my work, that would be kind of fun.

Well, I was so thrilled when I received notification that my photograph, Arctic Tundra Dog 1 had been accepted into the 8th Annual Beaux-Arts Brampton Open Juried Fine Art & Photography Show. As an exhibiting artist, I was invited to attend the Reception and Awards Presentation this past Thursday evening. Needless to say, I was completely overwhelmed when it was announced that I had been chosen to receive the 2nd Place Photography award.

The show runs from March 31 until April 18, 2015 and includes both the fine arts and photography mediums. Come and see a beautiful dog portrait on a canvas print as well as the images from all of the other great artists!

Beaux Arts Brampton
70-74 Main Street North
Brampton, Ontario L6V 1N7

 

Pet Photographer wins art award

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

Pet photography is alive and well in Toronto these past few weeks! With all of the trees showing their best fall colours, we at Posh Pets have been busy as little beavers meeting lots of furry faces for their sessions. Even with the flurry of activity, we cannot forget about all of the lovely animals waiting for forever homes at Toronto Animal Services. It is such a pleasure each week to hand out treats and nice cuddles and belly rubs to the new dogs and cats I meet.

A lot of the animals in the following images are not quite ready for adoption. There are still some health-checks to be done and sometimes they have to be scheduled for their spay or neuter. But, if you are looking for a new family member, keep a close eye on the TAS website where their photo will be posted as soon as they become available. Rest assured, they are all lovely and would love to meet you just as soon as they can!

One other thing…if you adopted your pet from TAS – North, we would love to hear about it. Head over to the Posh Pets’ Facebook page and send us an update and/or a photo or two. Happy endings are just awesome!

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Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Southern Ontario Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Southern Ontario Pet Photographer

Fall is always the busiest season at Posh Pets. I love the change of the colours, the crisp autumn air and the lovely furry faces I get to meet (and their humans, of course). But, I still make time for all of the little adoptables at Toronto Animal Services. After all, Fall is also a great time to find a forever home!

So, here is this week’s group of eager boys and girls all waiting to meet you. Contact the North Shelter to get more details and arrange a meeting. And even if you are not currently looking for a new family member, make sure to show these guys some love by sharing their lovely little faces…I am sure that there is a ‘somebody’ out there for each and every one of them!

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Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Dog Photography in Toronto

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Dog Photography in Toronto

This week, it was just Posh Pets at the shelter. The TAS campers have gone home this week – it is the end of summer after all – but the shelter seems full of dogs of all shapes and sizes. And such sweet, sweet faces. If you are looking to add a furry someone to your home, you can definitely do well at a shelter! Contrary to some opinions, shelter pets these are not all ‘damaged’ dogs with behaviour problems, health issues or restrictions with who they can live. For the most part, they are happy, bouncy, full-of-love furry faces just looking for a special person or family to spend their years with. (Of course, if those types of issues do exist, the staff will be the first to let you know.)

So, here is this week’s group. Contact TAS – North Shelter directly for more info!

 

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Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Pet Photographer in Toronto, Ontario

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Pet Photographer in Toronto, Ontario

What beautiful weather it was in Posh Pets land this week! And so many gorgeous furry faces to meet and photograph and images to share with  you!

This group is available from Toronto Animal Services – North Region and you can arrange a meeting by contacting them directly. We’ll also be featuring their beautiful images on the Posh Pets Facebook page and via our other social media channels. Thanks so much for sharing them around!

 

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Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Exclusive Toronto Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Exclusive Toronto Pet Photographer

Wow! Lots of furry faces to photograph at the shelter this week! We photographed them all yesterday when it was nice and cool, before the heat wave hits today.

They are all available from Toronto Animal Services – North.  Although some may not be quite in the adoption pool yet, feel free to call TAS directly if you would like to meet anyone from these pictures. The furry faces will also be featured on the Posh Pets Photography facebook page throughout the week.

Everyone have fun and stay cool – we’ll see you next week!

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Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Shelter Dog & Cat Photographer in Toronto

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Shelter Dog & Cat Photographer in Toronto

Here is this week’s adoptables from Toronto Animal Services (North Region)! There are a lot of dogs and cats all looking for new humans to adopt :), so if you see someone you would like to meet, please contact TAS North directly. They are also all featured on the Posh Pets’ Facebook page, so you can head on over there and find out a little more about each of them. Thanks again for sharing their images and helping them find their forever homes!



 

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

Yesterday was a beautiful morning as I headed off to meet the furry faces at Toronto Animal Services – lots of kitties and a quite a few dogs make up this week’s group! Please check them out and share their images so that they can find their forever homes soon! If you are interested in finding out additional information, please contact TAS directly. The Posh Pets’ Facebook page will have their ID numbers, which will help identify them.
See you all next week!

 

Project 52 – Story | Toronto Dog Photographer

Project 52 – Story | Toronto Dog Photographer

This week’s challenge was to keep the words to a minimum and tell a story through an image(s). Photojournalists have mastered the art of letting an image speak for itself, and there exist iconic images that changed the course of world events. Now, I don’t think for one moment that that is the level of storytelling presented here, but I think you will enjoy this funny little series nonetheless.

The Wolf Within Sleeps (The Cost of Domestication)

I am Dog. Master of my own domain. At one with the Great Outdoors.

Though once my fun is done, I like nothing better than to be warm and dry inside.

But, do not fear! I am not conquered! I have learned the power of “puppy dog eyes”. How it makes humans bend to my will.

Open…the…door…

…please?

The next in the blog roll is Tiffany Haulton of Haulton Photography. Please check out what story she has to tell this week! And then click all around the blog roll until you wind up back here. You won’t be disappointed!