Archive for April, 2012
Two unexpected friends. Both looking for their forever homes.
Cricket, a brindle colored Pit Bull Terrier. She’s only a baby at 1 1/2 years old and is the sweetest teddy bear. I mean look at her, she looks just like one! Cricket has also been through training and has passed her Canine Good Citizen test!!!
Fritz is her buddy. He is an adult Jack Russell Terrier, Italian Greyhound mix. Watching these two play is pure joy. If you have the heart and home for two dogs, this is your pair!
Cricket and Fritz are in a foster home through the wonderful Havranek’s Rescue. Won’t you consider a soft teddy bear or spunky little guy, for your home?
I photograph animals looking for their forever homes, with the support of HeARTs Speak, an international non-profit group of artists and photographers. To learn more, on how I can help your animal rescue in the Northeast Ohio region, please contact me.
Meet Fritz! / Jack Russell Terrier, Italian Greyhound mix
Meet Cricket! / Pit Bull Terrier
I was given the privilege to photograph Gotti, a gorgeous Doberman. Gotti is a little bit older now, but you would never know it by the way he prances when he walks! He smiles too! It was such a beautiful night too for his session, held in the Brecksville Reservation.
Gotti was adopted two years ago from North Coast Doberman Rescue. Enjoy the images!
I attended my first doggy play dates last Sunday night, 4/15/12. There were both a Small Dog Play Date and Large Dog Play Date. Talk about fun! When dogs are given the chance to socialize and play with beasts of their own size, it’s rumble tumble time! Enjoy the entire gallery and purchase favorites of your pooch on my website. Go to “Clients” from the menu bar. Enjoy!
Mattie! / Border Collie mix
Brutus! / Chocolate Labrador, Malamute mix
Darby! / Goldendoodle
Casey! / Golden Retriever
Shadow! / Chocolate Labrador mix
Scruffy! / mix breed
Alli! / mix breed
Abbey! / Miniature Schnauzer
Barney! / Hound, Beagle mix
There were some true “bred to be” agility dogs in last week’s Agility Foundations week 6 class on 4/15/12. Check out these beauties and view the entire gallery on my website by choosing “Clients” from the menu bar.
Frank! / Border Collie
Lily! / Australian Shepherd
Flynn! / Australian Shepherd
Teddy! / Miniature Husky
It was a very fuzzy class of puppy graduates that I photographed on 4/15/12. The kind of dogs you just want to squeeze hug and pet! OK, who am I kidding, I want to do that to all dogs! Anyways, here is the graduating class, Puppy Pawsibilities week 6, at Ohio Air Dogs. You can view more from this class on my website and make purchases of your dogs’ graduation photo! Choose “Clients” from the menu bar. Enjoy!
Trigger! / English Mastiff
Arthur! / Blue Merle Border Collie
Charley! / Springer Spaniel
Rusty! / Yorkie
Shadow! / Black Labrador mix
Last Saturday, some of the advanced Rally dogs of Ohio Air Dogs, demonstrated their skills for a great group of children and adults at the Brunswick Library Pet Palooza! It was so much fun to watch the faces of the young ones, as the dogs did tricks and followed commands. Rally is so impressive to me. It’s the ultimate way to give your companion dog “a job” while still having lots of fun! Enjoy all the photos from the event and even purchase prints of your dog, right on my website! Choose “Clients” from the menu bar. Enjoy!
Meet Snoopy! Snoopy you’ve met before. He’s part of the Rally class from my March posting! He is a Toy Fox Terrier/Italian Greyhound mix. Snoopy is a wonderful Rally dog and also “prays’ for people, as one of his cute tricks as a Therapy Dog too!
Meet Barney! Barney put on quite a show for all the children and adults, with his Rally skills. He is a Beagle/Hound mix. You can see more of Barney doing Rally in my March post about Rally!
Meet Sancho! This young Bernese Mountain Dog is a wonderful Rally dog and babysitter! Look how adorable little baby Ben is with Sancho! Ben is definitely a future handler!
Meet Lilly! She is the cutest little fluff ball! Lilly is a Havanese mix breed. Not only did she put on an amazing Rally performance, but did some fun tricks for the audience!
On Saturday, 4/14/12 there were six beautiful large dogs training in Basic Obedience, at Ohio Air Dogs in North Royalton Ohio. They were such a unique, fun group! Not only did they learn basic commands like, sit – stay, but I witnessed them jumping through hoops and practicing some basic agility moves! What well rounded dogs they have become in their training! This was week 6 of this class. To enjoy all the images from this class or make print purchases of your dog, please visit my website and choose “Clients” from the menu bar.
Meet Jake! Jake was so fluffy and adorable! He is a Shepherd mix that has a smile to him! I was so proud watching him learn his commands and try the obstacles.
Meet Fonzy! He is mix breed with agility skills! He also does a mean limbo on the hurdle! Such a beautiful boy!
Meet Mika! She is a beautiful Coonhound and has so much love! Look how adorable she sat, waiting for her turn on the training course!
Meet Max! Watch out, this talker wants to love you and please! He is a German Shepherd and did so well with his training!
Meet Corona! She’s got a heart of gold! Corona is a stunning Rottweiler. The best part is – Corona is up for adoption and looking for her forever home! If you or someone you know, are interested in meeting Corona, please contact Havranek Rescue on Petfinder! She did so well with his training!!
Meet Max! This beauty is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Timid at first, he tackled some big obstacles in class! Great job, Max!
It’s a great day when you have the opportunity to photograph an award winning sporting Labrador and an adorable puppy! These dogs are close to my heart, as they are owned by Marie Goodwin of Ohio Air Dogs in North Royalton. We met at one of my favorite places to shoot, Brecksville Reservation. The early morning was a great time to let them frolic and play in the big open field and stream. Enjoy all of their photos on my website, in the gallery called “Jack & Merlin’s Album.”
Jack is a beauty! He’s all muscle and heart. It was fun to watch him fetch and play in the park, outside of his normal sporting playground at Ohio Air Dogs. This boy loves the water and his trusty frisbee!
This puppy is a Blue Merle Border Collie. He’s the newest addition at Ohio Air Dogs and is the sweetest boy. His eyes are magical and is one of the most loving dogs you’ll meet.
The Agility Foundations class last week may have been just that, but these dogs were real jumpers! If you would like to view or purchase any images from the 4/4/12 week 6 class, you can view the entire gallery on my website, choose “Clients” from the menu bar. Enjoy!
Sophie is a Soft Coat Wheaton Terrier. She is full of energy and love! Sophie is learning the way and it’s so cute watching her succeed!
Meet Kandi Kane!
She’s a sweet girl that just wants to please. She is a English Springer Spaniel and working so hard to tackle the agility course!
He’s the highest jumper of the them all. Sam is a German Shepherd and ready to work at all times. He was a beauty to watch fly through the air and master the obstacles!
I am always amazed watching the advanced level Agility 2 dogs train. Ohio Air Dogs, in North Royalton Ohio, have some real movers and shakers too! Last week, I photographed the week 6 current class, on 4/4/12. If you would like to view all the photos taken during this class and make print purchases, you can do so on my website by clicking the menu link for “Clients” then choose the Agility 2 class on 4/4/12.
This brown eyed Labrador mix is a force to be reckoned with! He flies high and makes his way through the tunnel like a gopher! He aims to please and it shows!
She is a Terrier mix, a sweetheart and quite the jumper!
Beni is a tiny little Toy Fox Terrier with a jewel toned eye… when the sun meets it. He is so good at Agility too, so light on his tiny toes!