Welcome June and our June partnership with Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation! AH&W is an amazing Sherman Oaks based organization founded by The Petstaurant’s 4th generation Japanese herbalist Marc Ching. Their focus is on rescuing abused and neglected animals –locally, internationally, and throughout the Asian dog meat trade—to rehabilitate them and find their forever homes. The foundation also provides search and rescue effort in times of natural disaster, such as during the Skirball, Thomas and Woolsey fires. We’re doing tons of stuff to support them this month, but first let’s get down to the cuties they brought over for a shoot!
When Toffee and Velvie came over, we melted. Aren’t they a pair? These two girls are a bonded pair who were rescued from an abandoned home.
Little Toffee is a low-riding Dachshund mix who loves people (and the camera – just look at that face!) but can be a bit timid initially. With the support of Velvie (who she looks up to as her mom), she slowly but surely comes out of her shell. Once she warms up, true to her name she is just the sweetest.
Meanwhile gentle and patient Velvie, a 6/7 year old American Bulldog, has such a chill, calming presence. She made everyone feel at ease, not just Toffee.
As these two are so close, AHW can’t bear to separate them, so anyone who has room for two… they’re ready to bring you some of the joy and happiness we felt having them over for a brief moment! If you would like more information about adopting Velvie & Toffee or would like to learn more about Animal Hope & Wellness please visit their site!
As mentioned, We and AHW have got a bunch of exciting events lined up! All month long, we are booking complimentary photoshoots, with a portion of the print order proceeds going to the foundation.
But of course we wouldn’t stop there! Did you know we’re at Rudy’s Barbershop in Studio City? We’re currently exhibiting some of our favorite canine and feline prints there, and if you like what you see, you can own it! Proceeds from sales of the prints on exhibit will go towards the foundation. Come see our work and get some grooming for yourself at the same time!
If that wasn’t enough fun for you, we’re also having a Paint Your Pup party with our friends at AHW and Modern Beast in Venice Beach on Saturday, June 15th! We’ll be at 2100 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Unit D from 1-4pm, with a station where you can paint your doggies and have their picture taken by us! We still have a few slots open, so RSVP while you can! Modern Beast will be having an open house, AHW will have some of their adoptable pups, and there will be rosé for all! Come have fun with sips, snacks and sun!
We can't wait to share photos from the event this weekend! Until then.....
Charlie & Raymond