I want to rescue them all!! But since I can’t, I have found a way to use my skills to help homeless dogs find homes instead! Beautiful photography can sell a lot of things, and it can also make someone fall in love with an animal – even when they didn’t know they were looking to bring a fur baby into their home.
Over the years, I have worked with and/or provided photography at no charge to the following organizations:
I have also contributed photography to fundraisers and charity calendars, and have donated photography to PAWS for Charity. In 2015 I contributed to the “Paws for Parkinson’s – Inspiration Guide for Photographers“ book. I photographed the 2015 and 2016 fundraising calendars for Calgary Basset Rescue Society in their entirety, and contributed photography to their 2017 calendar.
I am also very proud to say that through my pet food stores, Tail Blazers – Copperfield and Tail Blazers – Legacy, we’ve donated thousands of dollars in cash and donations with events like our annual 5% for Charity Event. In 2018 we started our Holiday Season’s Treatings promotion which with the help of dozens of sponsors we were able to ensure that nearly 60 ARF foster dogs and cats had gifts under the tree on Christmas morning! Three years later, that number is now closer to 200 cats and dogs per year!
I am also extremely proud to have initiated the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary 2022 Calendar Contest in 2021! The goal of this fundraiser was to raise $20,000 for the sanctuary to build much needed enclosures for the wolfdogs through a voting contest and calendar sales! I’m happy to say that I nearly DOUBLED my initial goal and raised $36,597 during the contest alone!
Holly generously donates her time and talent to our rescue and brings out the personality of each Beagle. She is simply amazing.
I cannot stress how wonderful Holly is; not only does she take beautiful photos, but she goes out of her way to support so many rescues in the city.