Those Dog Days of Summer

The fifth annual Dog Days of Summer event takes place at the studio from July 19-22.

The fifth annual Dog Days of Summer event takes place at the studio from July 19-22.

This year, the event will support Inistioge Puppy Rescue. It will be three fun-filled days when dogs of all shapes and sizes will visit the studio with their owners.

Dog Days of Summer has raised €1,177 for Irish Cavalier Rescue and €1,500 for Inistioge Puppy Rescue. Through calendar projects and Christmas cards, they have raised over €15,000 for pet charities.

Set up 20 years ago by Brenda Stone, Inistioge Puppy Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. The aim of the organisation is to protect against and prevent animal cruelty and abandonment.

They provide temporary care for many pound dogs, as well as other unwanted pets, until such time as the animals can be suitably re-homed. They have a strict no-kill policy.

For a €20 donation, Maria Dunphy will photograph your dog(s). The donation covers the portrait session time only (normally €60). You may then buy your pet portrait from our boutique portrait collection or the a la carte price list.

“I love working with dogs as they are always happy and willing to please and I love capturing their original expressions for their owners,” says Ms Dunphy.

“Many people say ‘my dog won’t sit like the dogs you have on display at the studio’, but we understand that most dogs only sit for split seconds at a time so that’s when we photograph them.”

It is an opportunity to support very worthy causes and have your pet’s portrait taken by Maria who is IPPA Pet Photographer of the Year 2012. Call to schedule your session 056-7721012.

For people who don’t have dogs and would like to support Inistioge Puppy rescue you can leave in a donation or a Bag of dry dog food for the Rescue.