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I’m late with my “adopt me” post this month. I thought I didn’t have many dogs to share, but after doing five puppies in one shoot last week it turns out I have plenty!

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All the dogs are from either Fetching Dogs or Arctic Breed Rescue. Please like and share this post to help them all find their forever homes.

At the end of last month I attended [with Bruno] and photographed the Von Forell obedience workshop at Pet Resorts Australia in Dural. I’m not a fan of shooting in full sun, but when there are dogs running towards me at a million miles an hour it’s nice to have the high shutter speeds that lots of light allows!

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Keep an eye on the Von Forell website if you want to hear about upcoming workshops near you – I highly recommend them.

It was a real struggle choosing photos for this blog post because there are just so many from the shoot that I love. Maverick was such a great dog to work with. He’s only 15 months old and he’s still full of puppy silliness, but he’s also well trained and socialised. So, even though the location we’d arranged to meet at was really crowded with families celebrating Father’s Day, he kept his focus on me and posed like a pro. He should get himself an agent!

I heard he loved rope toys so I got this big one for him.

He approved!

It had a tendency to smack him in the face when he ran though, so I gave him the squeaky Cuz toy instead. I was lucky to get it back with the feet intact.

Just look at that face. Isn’t he gorgeous?

This is his favourite toy in the world – squeaky horse. More than once he spotted it behind me on the ground and took off with it! I’d be very surprised if it’s still alive. It was already on it’s last legs at our shoot.

Sticks are tasty too.

Even after the sun had set he was still smiling and head tilting. What a good boy.

Thanks for a great session Maverick and Lyndall!

Every year I say I’m never doing another calendar again because the marketing, sales, production and dispatch turns into a full-time job… but nine months later I’ve forgotten and here I am again, flogging another two calendars!

Rescued Bull Breeds 2014

All of the photos in this calendar are actual adoption photo shoots for Fetching Dogs.

Bruno 2014

The calendars are A3 with silver spiral binding and a hanger. The covers are double-sided and printed on a beautiful 300gsm stock. The internal pages are printed on 150gsm and have plenty of room for writing birthdays, appointments, hot dates, etc. on each day. They come shrink-wrapped and are posted in rigid mailers for protection.

This year things will run a little differently to previous years:
– There will be a 10 week pre-sale period during which time all orders must be placed as I’ll only be printing the quantity that are ordered before the cut-off date [13 Nov 2013].
– The money raised from the sale of these calendars will help fund my rescue work. It costs me, on average, $50 (in petrol, tolls, treats and toys) per shoot. In order to be able to continue to offer this service to rescues I had to find a way to cover my out of-pocket-expenses. Fetching Dogs and Arctic Breed Rescue are constantly trying to reimburse me but I’m not comfortable taking money from them so hopefully this is a good solution.
– All orders will be posted during the first two weeks in December.

Where can I buy a calendar?
They’re only available online through the Ruthless Photos store.
[The BigCartel store isn’t all that intuitive. After you’ve chosen to “add to cart” you click on “cart” under the logo on the left to checkout. You can change the quantities on that screen too.]

How much?
$25 + $15 p&p within Australia. Overseas customers can order by email.