Last Saturday, I attended and photographed the first annual No-Kill Walk for the Animals at Lake Como. It was a cold, wet, blustery day, but the enthusiasm and support of the crowd more than made up for the weather! It was so great to be among a group of people so passionate about animals! I didn’t photograph as much as I had hoped, due to the weather (rain and cameras don’t mix), but am thrilled I was able to participate.
First lesson of the day: If you have never set-up a canopy before, in the rain is not the best place to practice. Luckily, there were so many kind people there willing to give us a hand!
I loved this pair. I just want to smooch that grey muzzle.
Azure and Shayla of Ruff Start Rescue. You ladies make safety vests and rain gear look goooood.
I love to volunteer for rescues by photographing dogs looking for homes. Since most rescues are foster-based, the logistics can make it difficult. It was a great opportunity to help out by having so many rescue dogs in one place. The weather made it a little chaotic keeping track of who is who — the plan was to have people give me notecards with each dogs’ info, but that did not happen in the rain. So please bear with me and forgive any errors (I’m going from memory), but the following rescues are represented by the dogs below:
Happy Hound Rescue (Dogs 2, 3, 5, 7, 10)
Homeward Bound Rescue (Dog 6)
Great Dane Rescue (BIG dog 12)
Midwest Pug Rescue (Dog 8)
Dogs 4 and 11 are from the same rescue and 1 is separate – I will link when they are identified!
A smiling Abbidoodle the Pug didn’t mind the weather.
McCalaster – a Catahoula Leopard dog from Homeward Bound was simply stunning! He has since been adopted!
The Danes of the Great Dane Rescue had the right idea — they had a tent.
Below is Mia from Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota.
A Homeward Bound alumnus on the L and a dog in a coat on the R (I couldn’t resist).
Jeff was kind enough to run the booth while I was running around in the rain. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Ajax and Henry loved meeting all the pups, too.
By the end, the boys were so cold, wet, and muddy they enjoyed sharing the kennel…
…and when we got home, they enjoyed a nice, warm bath!
To see the entire gallery of images from the No-Kill Walk for the Animals, go to here. Web-size files are available to download at no cost by right-clicking and downloading the images. Prints and full-resolution files are available at a special, reduced rate through the gallery. Congratulations on a successful event — I can’t wait until next year!