Leash Removal | 52 Weeks

About A Dog Photography in St. Cloud, St. Paul & Minneapolis MN |  52 Weeks is a blog circle with a theme for every week (which means we all link to each other, links are found at the end of the post).

The scene: a massive lodge, designed and curated for dogs with a massive fireplace, ornate chandelier and oodles of collars, toys and foods for dogs. (The location is Stone Mountain Pet Lodge an upscale dog boarding and doggie daycare.) In the massive indoor play area, there are a collection of vendors (Dog Gone Sassy & Val’s Brew Treats, Pet Wants, an antler vendor, CBD oils and a pocket of others) along the walls as well as the booths for Doberman Rescue MN (bake sale & swag, dig in!). About A Dog was tucked in near the window, next to the tail end of the DRMN swag table, a weathered wood backdrop hung and proceeds from the portraits going to the rescue.

The event: Dobe-O-Rama, an annual fundraiser and meet and greet for adoptable dobermans

When the time arrived, the doors were opened, the trickling of people building into a swell that flooded to the baked goods, swag and the tasties from Gouda Q (the brisket sandwich was so much yum!). Once they had their fill, they strolled, with dog or dogless, around the vendors, dropped raffle tickets in for winnings and gave the agility course a run through.

Most of the dogs in attendance were dobermans or mixes making it really easy to spot the non doberman dogs – a big 6 year old Leonberger, a Dalmatian puppy, a shepherd mix, a border collie and a few others meandered around with their owners.

Presenting the adoptables: Cooper, Rio, Andy, Hercules, Zak, Maximus, Reina, Rocco and Sassy!

And since the theme is leash removal, here are some before & afters!

A HUGE thank you to these guys for helping out DRMN by getting their portraits done! Thor & Rhea, Sadie, Patina, Lucy, Finn, Lola, Phoebe and Blue!

Next up visit Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography puts your pet in focus for family portraits in Spokane and North Idaho to see her leash removal!


Running of the Half Pints 2018 | Bald Man Brewing | Eagan MN

Running of the Half Pints 2018 | Bald Man Brewing | Eagan MN

It was a sunny but brisk day on the first ever Running of the Half Pints hosted by Corgi Racing Society on April 7th at Bald Man Brewing in Eagan MN. (These little gems have been nestled like dust bunnies under the bed, not forgotten, just waiting for the perfect snow filled brisk day to be shown off. Today is the day!)

What is a half pint race? Brace for adorable because half pint racing is…. CORGI races! What’s more adorable than short legged super fluff pups running races? Not much! (Plus you’ll see baby Kaedo who is MEGA adorable!)

2018 Give to the Max with Ruff Start Rescue | Stanley’s, Minneapolis

November 15th, 2018 the state of MN assembled for a huge giving effort for nonprofits called Give to the Max. Ruff Start Rescue had touched base with me earlier in the year at Athletes for Animals about being part of their event in the fall. Whoosh went the time and we were situated in Stanley’s in Minneapolis with a table full of silent auction swag, a dog friendly patio with smooches for pooches, tasty brews and food and some intense trivia as well as awesome DJ skills of DJ Kirkabee (she’s pretty awesome, I mean she had me at Safety Dance).

Plus there was a whole slew of pups who stopped out for scratches and tasty dog items from the menu. And of course treats from me! Plus got to meet an adorable shortstack named Konig (and check out those little teef!)

Thank you everyone who was part of Give to the Max this year! (And Lexi for the faces haha!)

Sidewalk Dog Brewery PassEvent | Inbound BrewCo | Minneapolis

It was a brisk day for Sidewalk Dog’s Brewery Pass Event but luckily it was warm and toasty inside Inbound BrewCo in Minneapolis. Pups and their people flocked out for their chance to snag the brewery pass that grants free beer at 17 dog friendly breweries! A portion of the proceeds went to Pinky Swear Foundation which helps kids with cancer and their families. Rolling Rover Bistro, Squirrel and Kovered Up Boutique had quaint tables of pet friendly wares (perfect for the pre holiday shoppers!).

There were some familiar faces – Gordon  (rubyandgordon) who had grown into his ears since I saw him at Lakes & Legends, Luna & her new sister Zoey (luny2oons) – yes Luna barked at me when I photographed her, its her thing with me haha! Lucy (lucyloutherescuedog), Cooper (coop.and.chlo) and Leo (leo_the_lionpup) all arrived in style. It was my first time meeting Leo and he gave me a GINORMOUS 5 min hug!

There were tons of new friends and I had a blast! Thank you everyone who came out to Sidewalk Dog’s Brewery Pass Event!