Every summer, CHA Animal Shelter holds it’s annual Picnic with the Pups fundraiser. It includes vendors, demos, doggie games, live music and a silent auction. This was my second year donating to the event for their silent auction. Elizabeth was the proud winner of a dog portrait session from the event. Luckily, we were able to schedule her dogs’ photo session right before my move to Northeastern Ohio.
It was an amazing November weekend in Ohio for the dogs’ photos and we were graced with a little hint of Indian Summer. The sun was out and we were glad that there was not a chance of rain to ruin our photos. Elizabeth brought her two dogs, Sophie a 3-year-old Rottweiler and Border Collie mix and Bridgette her 3-year-old Doberman. The dogs were so excited to check out the park area that sits behind Hoover Dam. After a whole lot of sniffing to check out the new area, we got started with their photos.
These two beautiful fur babies are full of personality! We started the session with Sophie who is obsessed with tennis balls! The quick way to put a smile on her face was to start playing fetch. Bridgette on the hand could not care less about playing ball and was more concerned with doing her own thing. Mom broke out her favorite toys as well, but she was so happy to be at a new place, she had no interest in them. I will say these two are very treat motivated, which works wonders during photos. Between the stinky dog treats I always bring along and their favorite peanut butter treats that Elizabeth brought along, they were in heaven!
I am so glad these two dogs had the chance to have their portraits taken. And a big thanks to Elizabeth for supporting CHA by winning the photo session over the summer!