The theme of our 2011 fundraising calendar is Pit Bull Perspectives, featuring original artwork alongside beautiful dog photography. A big thank you to this year's photographers:
Ashleigh Wells of Ashleigh Wells Photography photographed most of our Vancouver area dogs AND stepped in to do last-minute design work so we could meet our deadlines. Ashleigh and her husband welcomed their American Bulldog, Roxie Hart, into their lives six years ago and has experienced both the stigma and joy a bully breed brings. She was excited to combine her love of dogs and passion for photography for this project, and we're so glad she did!
Don Osborne, a landscape and wildlife photographer, worked with our Vancouver Island dogs. Getting to know island HugABullers and their dogs has changed his perceptions about pit bulls over the years, and he gladly accepted our invitation to work on our calendar. He enjoyed the experienced immensely, telling us that the dogs he photographed were the some of the most loving, friendly dogs he'd had the pleasure of being around.
Photos by Ashleigh, Tanya and Don are matched with artwork from a number of talented individuals in our community. We'll be exhibiting the artwork at our Holiday Open House in Vancouver, and stay tuned for some images online. (There isn't space to post all 12 portraits here, so here's just one - Hunter - as a teaser!)
Want a calendar? Yes, you do! They are full-colour, gorgeous artifacts that support a great cause - and show your commitment to pit bull rescue year-round.
Here's how to get one:
Come to any HugABull event (Vancouver area, Vancouver Island, or Okanagan) where we'll have them on sale for $20. If you order 10 that will include a free one, for a total of $180.
Order through our online store. Cost is $25 due to administration and shipping fees.
Visit one of our retail partners (there are more being added every week):
- Dizine Canine Training Centre in Vancouver (East Van)
- The Dog & Hydrant in Vancouver (Yaletown)
- Simply Natural Raw Pet Food in Vancouver (Kerrisdale)
- Dog Utopia in Surrey
- The Bone & Biscuit in Kelowna
- Urban Canine (previously the Bone & Biscuit) in West Kelowna
- Prevost Veterinary Clinic in Duncan