Thursday, July 28, 2011

Steve Tolbert Auto World (Suzuki) Pet Adoption Event - September 10 - Rescue, Foster, Adopt - Kansas City Dog and Pet Photography

On the Road to a New Home: A Steve Tolbert Auto World Pet Adoption Event
Hosted by Steve Tolbert & Jennifer Hague (FixYourImages Photography)
Date: September 10, 2011
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Steve Tolbert Auto World, Olathe KS

If your dog or cat rescue or pet-related business would like to join, please e-mail me at fixyourimages@hotmail.com!  We currently do not have a formal registration process or booth fees. The purpose of the event is to bring together rescues and pet-related organizations in the Kansas City area and create an environment with exciting incentives to help promote adoption!

HIGHLIGHTS
Steve Tolbert will pay for all on-site adoption fees!  Food & refreshments provided!
Nationally Published Pet Photographer, Jennifer Hague will photograph adoptables on-site for free!
Free one-hour training consultation from Canine Solutions for all adopted dogs!
Free certificate for one groom from Pampered Paws Grooming for all adopted dogs!
Free pet scrapbooks & tile magnets from Personalized Pet Tales to all adopted pets!
Free 25 lb bag of food from Nature’s Select Pet Food of KC for all adopted pets!
Free 1 dozen homemade dog treats from Cassie’s K-9 Bakery for all adopted dogs!
$10 gift certificates from Dog Pawz playNstay & DZ Wear for all adopted dogs!

RESCUES ATTENDING
KC PAWS 
MPR (Missouri Pit Bull Rescue)
Miniature Pinscher Services, Inc
Friends of Halfway Home
Ray County Humane Society
Lawrence Humane Society
Unleashed Pet Rescue & Adoption
TARA  (The Animal Rescue Alliance)
FOCAS
PRO (Pointer Rescue Organization)
A&B English Setter Rescue 
MOGS (Missouri German Shepard Rescue)
Bonner Animal Rescue
MABBR (Mid America Bully Breed Rescue)
ESFOA (Excelsior Springs Friends of Animals)
Double Dog Dare's Adoptables
Last Chance Black Dog Rescue

GROUPS ATTENDING
DZ Wear
Cassies K-9 Bakery 
Dog Pawz playNstay
Natures Select Pet Food of Kansas City
Pampered Paws Grooming
Liks LLC
Premier Designs Jewelry
Scentsy
FixYourImages Photography - Jennifer Hague
PetEx Rescue 'n Transport
Ashley Corbello Pet Paintings
Personalized Pet Tales 
Canine Solutions
Tomahawk Animal Hospital & Somerset Vet Clinic
Divine Animal Connections


NBC Action News covered the event in May. It was unseasonably cold and windy at our last event, but there was still nearly 20 on-site adoptions. We are looking forward to an even bigger event in September with much better weather!

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

About Me - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photographer Jennifer Hague

Some random facts about me: I adore photography. I would be lost without my supporters in the world of Facebook. My handsome Miniature Schnauzer, Remington, howls duets. You probably won't ever find me without a camera nearby. I photograph adoptable dogs in as high as 100+ degree heat or negative 10 degree cold. There is no stopping my persistence. My passion is being a voice for the voiceless. I advocate for Pit Bulls. I am up for any challenge you may think your pet will be for me. Trust me when I tell you that I have seen it all!

I studied Journalism and graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2003. I always assumed I would be a reporter or a writer.... that's all I had ever known my entire life. Little did I realize, my photography career would begin when I discovered a love for photo restoration in 2005. I found joy in repairing memories that appeared beyond hope at first glance. Then one day I had an epiphany and expanded to offer photography services in 2009, quickly learning  pet photography is my ultimate passion.

My heart is especially happy when I am documenting the innocent spirit, unconditional love and unique personalities of our furry creatures.  I have been an animal lover my entire life, growing up with Lhasa Apsos throughout my childhood. I support animal rescue organizations, participate in adoption events and offer my photography services complimentary to local rescues and shelters who needs assistance photographing their animals up for adoption. My work has been published in various magazines including: Dog Fancy, 435 South, Fido Friendly, Bella DOG, Pet Home, Metro Pet, Dog Living and Kansas City Fitness. My work has also been featured on the covers of Happy Tails books. My presence in the rescue community has been highlighted in the Kansas City Star and NBC Action News.

I am a firm believer that every moment in life should be captured and preserved regardless of how insignificant it may seem, because someday these irreplaceable memories will be deeply treasured. I would love nothing more than to photograph your fur babies or restore your memories from the past.  Feel free to drop me a line at fixyourimages@hotmail.com. I am happy to share advice, set up a photo shoot or answer any questions you might have.

Photos & makeup courtesy of Shaina Lampley at www.avamodern.com


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kansas City Animal Shelters & Rescues - How You Can Help - Foster, Rescue, Adopt, Donate - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

Have you ever seen those terribly sad commercials on TV? You know, the ones with the heartbreaking faces of abandoned animals stuck behind shelter bars.  There is that melancholy song in the background, sure to bring tears to any animal lover. When seeing those commercials, what do you do? Immediately change the channel before it's even through? Become overwhelmed with hopeless thoughts? Wonder how one person can really make a difference in this overall problem of animal abuse, neglect and overpopulation?  Even if you can't donate monetary amounts to help shelters and rescues, there are many other ways that animal lovers can make a difference. Social networking by cross-posting lost and adoptable pets, donating old toys and beds that your pets no longer need and simply being a voice for homeless animals are just a few ways you can help without necessarily spending funds you may not have to spare.

Article courtesy of www.aspca.com
Ways to Help Animals in Your Community

Learn how to report animal cruelty. One of the best things you can do to help animals in your community is to keep a list of people, including a humane law enforcement officer, a teacher or your veterinarian, who can help you report animal cruelty. Every state is different. In some areas, the police department investigates animal cruelty; in others, that job falls to local animal control or another municipal agency.

Start a neighborhood watch program. Get to know the animals in your neighborhood and invite your friends and neighbors to do the same. Together you can keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviors—abuse and neglect of companion animals, the mistreatment of local wildlife, dogs left in hot cars, etc. 

Volunteer at your local shelter or animal rescue organization. Volunteering at your local shelter is a great way to make a difference in the lives of many animals. From walking dogs and organizing fundraising events to fostering abused or frightened animals, shelters across the country are in desperate need of volunteers.

Become an animal activist. Call or write your local law enforcement officials. Let them know that animal cruelty is a crime and investigating these cases should be a priority. 

Help your neighbors help their animals. Companion animals play significant roles in the lives of the people who love them—but sometimes the elderly or ill have trouble providing essential pet care. If you see a neighbor in need, offer to assist—walk his dog, help with feeding, clean litter boxes, groom animals, pick up pet food and other supplies, drive him to the veterinarian, etc.

Start a pet food bank. See if there is a pet food pantry in your area and volunteer your time to help distribute the much-needed pet food. If there isn’t, consider starting one up. Host pet food drives, similar to canned food drives, in central locations of your community such as shopping centers and schools.

Promote spaying and neutering. Millions of adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year. By spaying and neutering your animals, you’ll make sure you are not contributing to the problem. You can also take this a step further by developing a spay/neuter outreach program in your community. Create flyers promoting the organizations that offer discounts in your area and pass them out at central locations in your community.

Write or start a newsletter! It’s a great way to keep members, supporters, adopters and the public informed about what the shelter does and what it needs. Many shelters rely on volunteers to write articles, and some newsletters are produced entirely by volunteers. If you’re not so verbally inclined, you might prefer the designing and publishing end of it, or work on creating or updating the mailing list. Be sure to include heartwarming stories and a donation envelope!

Throw a Party! Organize an event for all your friends, and donate the proceeds to the shelter. Any kind of social event—a clam bake, a Super Bowl party, a jazz brunch or a dog walk—is a great way to make new friends and raise money. Each year, as the word gets out, more people are bound to attend, and before you know it, your group will have a major fund-raising event.

So, what are you waiting for? Here is a lengthy compilation of many of the animal shelters and rescue organizations in the Kansas City area. Volunteer or donate items to your local shelter today!  We are their voice and without us, where would they be?

Below information courtesy of www.hsgkc.org


ANIMAL SHELTERS IN KANSAS CITY

Animal Haven (Now HEARTLAND SPCA)
9800 W. 67th
Merriam KS 66203
913-432-7548
http://www.heartlandspca.org

Bea-Martin Peck Animal Shelter
230 W. 19th St.
Ottawa KS 66067
785-242-2967
http://www.bmpas.org/

Cat Association of Topeka (CAT)
1718 Gage
Topeka KS
785-272-4735
http://www.topekacat.org/

Excelsior Springs
805 Lake Maurer Rd
Excelsior Springs MO 64024
816-630-0816

Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 29121
Parkville MO 64152
816-587-0918
Located at 8701 Riverfront Dr.
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/MO111.html

Gladstone Animal Control
4000 NE 76th Street
Gladstone MO 64118
816-436-1810
http://www.gladstone.mo.us/Services/animalcontrol.php

Heart of America Humane Society
P.O. Box 12703
Overland Park KS 66282
1-800-384-3143
http://www.heartofamericahs.org

HELP Humane Society
(primarily cats, a few dogs)
511 Main St.
Belton MO 64012
816-318-HELP
http://www.helppets.org

Helping Hands Humane Society
2625 NW Rochester Rd
Topeka, KS 66617
785-233-7325
http://www.hhhstopeka.org

Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 5445 Parallel KC KS 66104
913-596-1000
e.mail: karen@hsgkc.org
http://www.hsgkc.org

Humane Society of Miami County
P.O. Box 136
Paola KS 66071
913-294-8400

KCMO Animal Shelter
4400 Raytown Rd.
KC MO 64129
816-921-0201
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO579.html

Independence Animal Shelter
875 Vista
Independence MO 64056
816-325-7211
http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/health/AnimalControl.aspx

Kansas City KS Animal Control
3301 Park Drive
KC KS 66211
913-321-1445
913-596-3000 on weekends
http://www.kckpd.org/Services/AnimalControl
Adoption info: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KS140.html

Lawrence Humane Society
1805 E. 19th
Lawrence KS 66044
785-843-6835
http://www.lawrencehumane.org/

Leavenworth Animal Control
1720 S. 2nd St.
Leavenworth KS 66048
913-682-0268
http://www.lvks.org/department/division.asp?fDD=10-126

Lee's Summit Animal Control
1249 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit MO 64063
816-969-7405
http://www.lees-summit.mo.us/content/Police1.cfm

Liberty Animal Control
1501 E. Old 210 Hwy
Liberty MO 64068
816-415-1877
http://mo-liberty.civicplus.com/index.asp?SID=342

North Kansas City
2020 Bedford
N. Kansas City MO 64116
816-274-6024

Olathe Animal Control
505 E. Sunvale
Olathe KS 66061
913-971-6362
http://www.olatheks.org/Police/AnimalControl

Pet Connection
5918 Broadmoor
Mission KS 66202
913-671-PETS
http://www.thepetconnection.net

Wayside Waifs
3901 E. 119th Street
(Martha Truman Rd)
KC MO 64137
816-761-8151
http://www.waysidewaifs.org/

DOG RESCUE GROUPS

Excelsior Springs Friends of Animals: www.esfoa.org

Friends of Liberty Animal Shelter: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/folas.html or email FOLAS91@aol.com

Friends of Halfway Home: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MO579.html

Happy Dogs Rescue: http://happydogsrescue.com

Heart of America Humane Society: http://www.heartofamericahs.org

Military Family Rescue Information: https://www.netpets.org/militarypet/foster.php

Protective Animal Welfare Society: http://www.kcpaws.org or email kc.paws@hotmail.com

Safe Harbor Prison Dog Program: http://www.safeharborprisondogs.com/ or 913-634-5955 or 913-724-DOGS

Second Chance: (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs) http://www.2ndchancepets.net 913-814-7471

Service Dogs: Susan Bass 816-796-6444

Rare Breeds: Susan Bass 816-796-6444

The Animal Rescue Alliance: www.tarasdream.org

DOG RESCUE GROUPS SPECIALIZING IN SMALL BREEDS

Forever Friends Animal League: (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs)
http://www.foreverfriendsanimalleague.org/index.html 913-677-FFAL(3325)

L.L. Dog Rescue: www.lldogrescue.org or email lldogrescue@yahoo.com or call 816-926-0242

Midwest Animal Rescue: Sherry 816-358-6499

Second Chance: (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs) http://www.2ndchancepets.net 913-814-7471

Small Paws: Susan 1-785-224-7839 email: IHarleypup@aol.com

BREED-SPECIFIC DOG RESCUE GROUPS

American Eskimo: HEART BANDITS: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KS39.html. Laurel Johnson 913-901-8430 or email KcHeartBandits@aol.com

Airedale: Sara Franson 816-678-2126 or Terry Kratchman 913-541-1295

Akita: Deanna O'Brian (St. Louis) 733-792-1309 or email 6jdob@msn.com

Akita: Lisa McCluskey (Central/Southern Illinois) 217-344-9115 or email mccluskey@moongazer.com

Australian Shepherd: Pamela Leach 913-722-6699

Basenji: Vicky Jacobs 785-379-5430; Eva Allen 816-444-9321; Yvonne Sims 660-352-6202

Basset Hound: MID AMERICA BASSET HOUND RESCUE:web site http://www.mabr.org, main number 913-707-5698; Kim Dunn 913-557-5224

Basset Hound: WESTERN MISSOURI BASSET RESCUE: web site http://www.wmbri.org, Chris Bly 816-353-5643 or email chris@wmbri.org; Margaret Baldomino 816-853-1634 or 816-461-0313 or email margaret@wmbri.org

Basset Hound: Liz Vahl Kamp 1-800-892-2722 or 314-863-1467

Basset Hound BASSET & BEAGLE RESCUE OF THE HEARTLAND: web site http://www.bassetandbeagle.org, email bbrh@bassetandbeagle.org or call 1-800-332-9416

Beauceron: Susan Bass 816-796-6444

Beagle: Rhonda Cella Lippert 913-621-3474 or email menbeagle@aol.com

Beagle BASSET & BEAGLE RESCUE OF THE HEARTLAND: web site http://www.bassetandbeagle.org, email bbrh@bassetandbeagle.org or call 1-800-332-9416

Bearded Collie: Barb Clauson 785-842-6884

Bernese Mountain Dog: HEARTLAND BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG RESCUE http://www.HBMDC.org. Julie Hesssenflow 913-385-0400 or email jhessenflow@sbcglobal.net

Belgian Malinois: Barb Clauson 785-842-6884

Belgian Sheepdog: Barb Clauson 785-842-6884

Bloodhound: Doris Coleman 816-356-9868

Borzoi: (Irish Wolfhound) Dawn Kelley 913-677-3296

Borzoi: Randa Glen 816-322-2244

Border Collie Jennifer Fitzwater 816-305-6756

Boston Terrier MIDAMERICA BOSTON TERRIER RESCUE (MABTR): www.adoptaboston.com Jennifer Misfeldt 402-510-1346 (Omaha NE but work in the KC area, too).

Boston Terrier: Anne Alscott 913-764-4748

Boston Terrier: Stacey Nagals 816-920-3436

Boston Terrier: Anita Crowell 816-891-6367

Bouvier: Andrea Jackson 913-341-0351

Boxer MOKAN BOXER RESCUE: http://www.midwestboxerrescues.com or 785-979-2679

Brittany: Cindy Williams 816-858-0195

Brittany AMERICAN BRITTANY RESCUE: http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org/ or Jennifer Schoonover 816-790-3611 or 816-734-2347

Bulldog (French/English) Bev Larrick 913-583-3624

Bulldog (French/English) Sandi Farr-Spears: email MamaDawg@embarqmail.com

Bulldog (French) Annie Alscott 913-764-4748

Bulldog (French) Charlotte Kreely 508-588-7968

Bull Mastiff: Sandi Farr-Spears, MASTIFF HOPE: hot line 816-352-9384, web site http://www.MastiffHope.org or email MastiffHope@embarqmail.com

Bull Mastiff: Izetta Wright 913-533-2413

Bull Mastiff: Kelli Johnson: email BMFRescue@aol.com

Bull Mastiff Locker Wheat 573-635-0088

Bull Mastiff: Renee Aldrich 913-592-2203

Bull Terrier: Claudia Sharp 636-332-6341 or Rob Reiber at 913-856-4144 or email Ron@hogdon.com

Bull Terrier: John & Lynn Byrd 660-222-63341 or 660-222-3474

Chihuahua: Vicky Rogers 816-753-7873

Chihuahua LL DOG RESCUE: web site www.lldogrescue.org or email lldogrescue@yahoo.com or call 816-926-0242

Chinese Crested: Sharon Robinson 573-634-2767

Clumber Spaniel: Judy Rickey 913-724-1054

Clumber Spaniel: Sue Carr (New Jersey) 908-580-1055 or 1-800-589-9566 or email dobsonml@aol.com

Chow Chow: Debbie Willis 816-765-8387

Cocker Spaniel: Jane & Al Beck 816-228-4567

Cocker Spaniel: Halle (with HEART OF AMERICA HUMANE SOCIETY) 913-722-0636

Cocker Spaniel: Anita 816-763-7275 or http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/ok25.html

Collie KANSAS COLLIE RESCUE (KSCR) Sarah Millsap 816-588-0713 or Janie Clymer 785-366-0250

Collie: Pat Rawitch 913-681-0406

Corgi: Claudia Mitchell 913-764-7117

Corgi: Sara Keith 816-833-2757

Dachshund LL DOG RESCUE: web site www.lldogrescue.org or email lldogrescue@yahoo.com or call 816-926-0242

Dachshund: Richard and Ghizia Arndt 816-523-8106

Dalmatian: June Mueller or Janice Boyanchek 314-842-8958

Dalmatian: Nancy Welsh 901-758-9073

Dalmatian: Shirley Allen 816-444-1820

Doberman: Janice Thom 816-505-2275

Elkhound: Renee Schmidt 913-856-3886

English Springer Spaniel: Kim Ludwig 816-803-8962

English Springer Spaniel: Mark Samuel 816-523-2723

English Springer Spaniel: Judy Manley 1-800-377-3824

English Springer Spaniel: Valerie Hoffman 816-254-3771

English Setter: Diane Brim 712-322-4051 or email dboshaneyisetter@cox.net

German Shepherd SERENDIPITY GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG RESCUE: web site http://www.serendipitygsd.org or call 573-418-7666

German Shepherd: Ann Mackey 816-363-0121

German Short Hair Pointer: email: gsprescue@egroups.com

Golden Retriever GOLDEN RETRIEVER FREEDOM RESCUE www.goldenretrieverfreedom.com Nicole Incorvaia 720-849-7879

Golden Retriever: Bev Weaver 913-362-3397

Golden Retriever: Phil & Pat Severson 816-741-2838

Golden Retriever: Pat Munn 816-331-8856

Great Dane: Janet Quick 816-250-2574 or 816-361-2242

Great Pyrenees: Jane Signorelli 816-361-9262

Great Pyrenees: Jo & Jill Patton 314-739-2562

Greyhound R.E.G.A.P: Bill & Cher Oliver 816-763-3333 or email coliver@kc.rr.com

Irish Setter: Mary or Pat Gocke 913-557-6936

Irish Wolfhound: Sue Stobart 816-540-4842

Irish Wolfhound: Doris Coleman 816-356-9868

Jack Russell Terrier: Kerri Dahlheim 402-963-9722

Keeshond KEESHOND LOVERS UNITE: http://www.keeshondlovers.com/ or Judy Hintzman 785-550-5429

Labrador Retriever: Shirley Allen 816-444-1820

Lhasa Apso KANSAS FUREVER SHIH TZU & MINI SCHNAUZER RESCUE web site www.petfinder.com/shelters/KS133.html Cindy Stoll 1-620-431-1387 or email Cinsto6@aol.com

Mastiff MASTIFF HOPE 816-352-9384, web site http://www.MastiffHope.org or email MastiffHope@embarqmail.com

Miniature Pinscher: Sue Mohr 1-785-748-0941

Newfoundland: Cathy Figgins 816-361-7492

Papillon: Irene Hummell 816-333-0034

Pekingese: Mary Stickney: http://www.maryshouse.us/ or 402-613-4306

Pit Bull MID-AMERICA BULLY BREED RESCUE: http://www.mabbr.org

Pit Bull MISSOURI PIT BULL RESCUE: http://www.mprgroup.net Marisol Miller

Pit Bull PIT BULL RESCUE CENTRAL: http://www.pbrc.net/ Educational and rescue info on Pit Bull type breeds

Pointer (German Short Hair) email: gsprescue@egroups.com

Pomeranian: Kristin Roberson 816-792-3192

Pomeranian :LL DOG RESCUE: 816-926-0242

Poodle (Standard) Heather Zimmerman 913-661-0329

Pug: Anne Alsott 913-764-4748

Pug: PRAIRIE PUGS RESCUE http://www.prairiepugs.com Vicki Dressler 785-256-2324

Pug: Misty Wilson Brumback 913-385-1510

Pug Jane Braman 785-843-2292

Pug: Lisa Ferrell 1-800-833-3311 or 913-685-5994

Rare Breeds: Susan Bass 816-796-6444

Rat Terriers (& mixes) Ceci at http://www.americanratterrier.com/

Rhodesian Ridgeback: Sandy Curtis 913-341-3746

Rottweiler MID AMERICA ROTTWEILER RESCUE: web site www.adoptarott.org Barb Krimminger email fla44c@aol.com or call 402-578-5308

Saint Bernard: Jennifer Spaeth 401-292-2245 or email Saints@turfmen.com

Schnauzer KANSAS FUREVER SHIH TZU & MINI SCHNAUZER RESCUE web site www.petfinder.com/shelters/KS133.html Cindy Stoll 1-620-431-1387 or email Cinsto6@aol.com

Scottie: Nancy McClure 816-322-2740

Scottie: Penny Walker 816-358-6632

Sharpei: Mary Crafton 816-741-6212 or email Weluvpaws@kc.rr.com

Sheepdog: Joan Long 913-385-0362

Sheepdog (Old English) Judy Rickey 913-724-1054

Sheltie LL DOG RESCUE: web site www.lldogrescue.org or email lldogrescue@yahoo.com or call 816-926-0242

Sheltie KANSAS CITY SHELTIE RESCUE, INC.: web site kcsheltierescue.org or email kcsheltierescue@yahoo.com or call 913-384-0366.

Sheltie: Tracy Buck 314-561-3091

Shiba Inu: Kathy Bucnholz, web site http://www.shibarescue.org or 913-322-6883 or email kathy@modelnetwork.com

Shih Tzu KANSAS FUREVER SHIH TZU & MINI SCHNAUZER RESCUE web site www.petfinder.com/shelters/KS133.html Cindy Stoll 1-620-431-1387 or email Cinsto6@aol.com

Silky Terrier: Mary Estrin 816-942-2427

Spitz: Laurel Johnson 913-345-0628

Springer Spaniel (Look under English Springer)

Weimaraner: Gail 816-781-0828

Weimaraner: Laura Roehrich 913-385-0815

Weimaraner HEARTLAND WEIMARANER: web site at http://www.heartlandweimrescue.org, Rebecca Singleton 816-781-0828

Welsh Terrier: Linda Sutton 816-764-4542

Westie (West Highland Terrier) WESTIE RESCUE OF MISSOURI: web site http://www.westierescueofmissouri.com/, Elizabeth Schanou 913-302-0514 or email easchanou@hotmail.com

Westie: LuAnn Johnson 532-4853

Westie: Linda Spitzengel 913-677-2469

Westie OKLAHOMA WESTIE RESCUE: web site http://www.okwestierescue.com, Meredith & Mike Butcher 918-369-1143 or Theresa Stewart 405-330-5889

Westie: LITTLE WHITE DOG RESCUE: http://www.littlewhitedogrescue.org or email littlewhitedogrescue@yahoo.com

Whippet: Emily Mathis 816-242-2967

Wolf Hybred WILD SPIRIT WOLF SANCTUARY (New Mexico): web site http://www.inetdesign.com/candykitchen/, or 505-775-3304 or email candykitchen@worldnet.att.net

Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) Dorinda Carlson 913-541-8407

Yorkshire Terrier: Martha Lewis 913-596-2162

Yorkshire Terrier: Susan Zale 913-451-9283

CAT RESCUE GROUPS

Forever Friends Animal League (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs)
http://www.foreverfriendsanimalleague.org/index.html 913-677-FFAL(3325)

Foxwood Animal Rescue: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/MO234.html

Kansas City Siamese Rescue: Also rescue Persian, Himalayan, & Maine Coone Cats http://www.kcsiameserescue.org/ Brooke Wood 816-331-9700

Purrfect Pets in Metcalf Mall: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/KS99.html 913-652-6677

Safe Harbor: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/KS115.html

Second Chance: (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs) http://www.2ndchancepets.net 913-814-7471

Siamese Rescue: http://www.siameserescue.org/

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Win a Free Pet Photo Session - Like my Facebook Page & Post Your Pet's Photo! - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

So, there are definitely some benefits to those that are followers on my Facebook business page. You will be the first to hear about special promotions and ultra cool contests like my latest one for a FREE pet photo session including digital images! So, what are you waiting for? Like my Facebook page, share my page with your friends, post a photo of your pet and get to voting! Thanks, friends!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Liks LLC Pet Accessories Helps Rescue Community - Adopt, Foster, Rescue a Pet - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

About Liks LLC
Liks, LLC, established in 2007, provides fashionable boutique dog grooming accessories at affordable prices. Their trendy, durable products are perfect for professional groomers and serious pet lovers. Some of their products include: Dog Bows, Latex Grooming Bands, Grooming Shears, Pet Grooming Aprons, Dog Collar Bows and more. Liks, LLC, was formed because a need in the dog grooming supply industry wasn’t being fulfilled. They started making their own bows using the best satin and grosgrain ribbon available.  Liks, LLC, focuses on finding and developing products for groomers to offer special touches to their boutique services that clients will notice. For my shelter and rescue friends, e-mail fixyourimages@hotmail.com if your rescue has some varying breeds who would like to be photographed while modeling some of Kyndra's designs. The best part --- the products that are modeled by the dogs will be donated to your shelter or rescue!

Website - http://www.petliks.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Liksllc/371625033152
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About KC PAWS 
I volunteer regularly at The Protective Animal Welfare Society (KC PAWS) which was formed in 2007 with the determination of working with animals in need. They specialize in working with animals who are the victims of abuse. They work in connection with local City and State agency’s to help investigate and report cases of cruelty and neglect as well as providing education and resources to the community on how to properly care for their animals. All dogs adopted from KC PAWS come with 6 months of free day care at A Dog's Fun Playce (a $2,700 value). All dogs adopted will be current on their vaccinations and spayed or neutered prior to their release. If you are interested in any of these dogs below, please click here to fill out an online application.

Please spread the word to others and promote adoption! For more information, call Sandi or Tiffani at 816-361-7829 or e-mail kc.paws@Hotmail.com

Introducing the latest adoptable dogs at KC PAWS! www.kcpaws.org

Meet Jada!


Meet Zarf!
Meet Dudley!

Meet Lindsay!


Meet Lyla!


Meet Littleman!


Meet Cecelia!


Meet Lynx!


Meet Keegan!


Meet Magnum!


Meet Buddy!


Meet Dolly!
 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Photographing a Blind and Deaf Dog - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

I admit I was a little intimidated when I photographed my first deaf dog and my first blind dog. But, photographing a dog who was both deaf and blind seemed like a near impossible challenge. I mean, I certainly couldn't use my crazy noises and they wouldn't even be able to see me jumping up and down and throwing random things in the air to get their attention either. However, I realized that their sense of smell and touch would most likely be heightened and I utilized those aspects during my recent photo shoot. My latest challenge was DD, the 17 year old Cairn Terrier who is deaf and blind. My dear friend Jen was doggy sitting for her parents and I just happened to be coming over for a visit... and for those that know me well, they can tell you I really am never "off the clock" if I see an opportunity arise for pet photos.

My friend thought I must have altered or edited DD's eyes in this below photo, because she said DD looked like she did a few years ago before she lost her eyesight. I know I am "FixYourImages" for a reason, but I honestly did not edit her eyes. I have to give credit to the beautiful natural sunshine and the Lord of course, who guides me through life and these pet photo shoots.

And here are some other pets I have met along the way who have been blind or deaf.

Carolina - Blind & Deaf


Hailey - Blind


Lina - Blind


Aspen - Deaf
 

Courtesy of www.cesarsway.com
Blind and Deaf Dog
Written by Dr. Sherry Weaver

Q: I just found out that my dog is going to be blind and lose her hearing within two years. She is a very active dog, but I can already see the differences in her behavior because the problems have already started. Is her life worth living after losing these senses?

A: Helen Keller would say yes, life is worth living even with blindness and deafness. Dogs who lose some senses will compensate with their others. She will still have smell to recognize the people she loves and touch to enjoy a good petting. She will still have taste to enjoy a good meal. And with your guidance, she can still enjoy a good run on a relatively even surface on a leash. Depending on the cause of blindness or deafness, often conditions will leave some ability to see shadows and navigate around things, but even if this is not the case, as long as the furniture doesn't move, they usually navigate quite well.

I think the hardest part of living with a dog losing senses is when we see them struggling or bumping into things. I have experienced this with my own dog Einstein, who at 18 years of age has lost most of his hearing and vision, but no one could look at him and say he is not still enjoying life. Remember, as Cesar says, a dog does not intellectualize. She just accepts and enjoys what the world gives her!