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2017 charity rescue dog calendar and diary

2018 calendars and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

November 12, 2017 | 1 Reply

This is a long post but there’s a coupon code at the end so you’ll be rewarded if you make it that far …

My 2018 calendars and diary are heeeeeeeeere! I think these are my best ones yet, what do you reckon?

Rescued Blockheads 2018 calendar

2018 rescue pit bull staffy calendar

2018 rescue pit bull staffy calendar

A lot of the owners of these dogs paid to have their dog photographed for this calendar. Their session fees will be put towards the print costs. All the profits from the sale of these will be split between Fetching Dogs, Saving Staffies and Team Dog.

If you own a rescued blockhead and would like to apply for my 2019 calendar sign up to my mailing list and you’ll be the first to know when applications are open.

Rescued 2018 calendar

2018 rescue dog calendar

2018 rescue dog calendar

This calendar is made up almost entirely of adoption profile photos, only the Christmas photo was done specifically for this project (and the Christmas cards, see below). 100% of the profit from the sale of these calendars will be donated to Fetching Dogs.

Both of these 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.

Adorable Puppies 2018 diary

2018 cute puppy diary

2018 cute puppies diary

The diaries are A5 with silver spiral binding. The covers are double-sided and printed on 400gsm stock with a gloss laminate. The internal pages are printed on 128gsm and are week to view. There’s also a yearly overview for 2017 at the start and 2018 at the end.

Some of the owners of these puppies paid to have their new addition photographed for this diary. Their session fees will be put towards the print costs. All the profits from the sale of these will be split between Fetching Dogs, Saving Staffies and SDCH.

If you own a puppy and would like to apply for my 2019 calendar you can email me for more info. I’ve already photographed model #1!

Where can I buy them?
They’re available to buy either from my online store or at Rupert&Dora in Paddington (while stocks last).

http://www.ruthlessphotos.com/shop/

How much?
$25 each +p&p. International shipping available.

These are very limited edition and sell out quickly every year, so buy yours early to avoid disappointment, and because I love repeating myself every year … these make great Christmas presents!!

As a thank you for supporting my fundraising efforts, if you add any calendar or diary to your cart you can use the following code to avail of a 20% discount on purchases of the Tails of Sydney book: tos-20off

Christmas Cards
Speaking of Christmas, I also have these packs of cards available to purchase from my online store. 100% of the money from their sale will be donated to Fetching Dogs.

rescue puppy christmas cards

I’d really appreciate if you could share this blog post far and wide (and buy one of everything, but that was already implied, right?).

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The dog previously known as Flatley | Dog Photos Sydney

January 18, 2017 | Leave a reply

If you’ve followed me for a while you might remember a couple of years ago, when I was a founding member of Team Dog, we went to Renbury Farm Animal Shelter to set up an enrichment program for the dogs. I met an incredibly gorgeous blockhead there who did the most adorable happy dance when you approached his run. I quickly fell in love with him and named him Flatley (Lord of the Dance!). I could not stop thinking about this dog. He was very strong, had zero leash manners and was on the urgent list with no adoption interest. I went back a few days later to exercise him and try to burn off some energy so potential adopters might see beyond the fact that he needed training and see what I saw, a loveable clown.

We already had four dogs and it’s not easy for us to foster an adult dog as it upsets the balance more than a puppy, but I couldn’t stop thinking about him and was on the verge of plucking him from death row when I heard the amazing news that he’d been adopted. Being the crazy dog lady that I am when I saw his new owner comment on a photo of her new dog on the shelter’s page I decided to friend request her (that sounds much nicer than Facebook stalk, right?). My favourite part of this story is she actually went to the pound that day to adopt a little dog but he had already been adopted by the time she got there. Rather than leave empty handed she decided to have a look around and ended up leaving with meathead here!

Fast forward to today, he’s now called Chopper (yes, I know, Flatley was a much better name), he fosters for Fetching Dogs, he’s still more brawn than brain and he’s a calendar model – meet Mr June in the 2017 Rescued Blockheads calendar.

pitbull type dog running through water with blue ball in mouth

pitbull type dog running on beach with blue ball in mouth

pitbull type dog running on beach with blue ball in mouth

pitbull type dog running on beach with blue ball in mouth

pitbull type dog with blue ball in mouth

pitbull type dog sitting on rocks

shifty looking pitbull type dog

red nose pit bull type dog

If you haven’t bought a calendar yet they’re still available online or from Rupert&Dora in Paddington. If you like blockheads you neeeeeeed this in your life!

I promised you in my last post that I was going to share some exciting projects I have lined up for 2017 – here’s one of them …

Every Rescued Blockheads calendar that I’ve published to-date has been made up almost entirely of images taken during adoption photoshoots, but not any more. For the 2018 version I’m switching things up and inviting owners of rescued blockheads*, young and old, to apply for a spot in the calendar. Full details will be announced shortly, you can sign up to my mailing list if you don’t want to miss out.

* A blockhead is a Staffy type, Amstaff type or Pitbull type dog with a blocky head and a muscly, very smackable, butt.

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2017 calendars and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

October 10, 2016 | Leave a reply

I’m delighted to finally be able to announce my 2017 calendars and diary pre-sale. Almost all of the photos are actual adoption photos. I put a lot of time and effort into my rescue shoots throughout the year and the pay-off is the ability to produce calendars and a diary which raise important funds that help Fetching Dogs to rescue, in some cases rehabilitate, and rehome dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages. 100% of the profits from the sale of these items goes directly to them.

Rescued Blockheads 2017 calendar

2017 pitbull calendar

2017 pitbull calendar

Due to my busy Tails of Sydney shooting schedule this year quite a few blockheads that came into care got adopted before I was able to do their profile photos, so the calendar isn’t made up entirely of adoption photos this year. Two blockheads that were adopted from Fetching Dogs, who will be appearing in the Tails of Sydney book, were included in the calendar – Codex and Angus. The big boofy rednose wasn’t adopted from Fetching Dogs, he’s a Renbury Farm boy, but he does belong to a Fetching Dogs foster carer so he got the important role of Mr June 2017. My gorgeous Bruno has made a return as Mr December.

Joining the family this year is a brand new calendar, for those that prefer a less breed specific doggy calendar.

Rescued 2017 calendar

2017 rescue dog calendar

2017 rescue dog calendar

Both of these 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.

Fetching Puppies 2017 diary

2017 rescue puppy diary

Gypsum’s ear isn’t actually cut off on the diary cover, just on this blog template picture.

2017 rescue puppy diary

The diaries are A5 with silver spiral binding. The covers are double-sided and printed on 400gsm stock with a gloss laminate. The internal pages are printed on 128gsm and are week to view. There’s also a yearly overview for 2017 at the start and 2018 at the end.

Where can I buy them?
They’re available to buy either on the Fetching Dogs online store or at Rupert&Dora in Paddington.

http://www.fetchingdogs.com.au/shop/

How much?
$25 each +p&p. International shipping available.

These are very limited edition and sell out quickly every year, so buy yours early to avoid disappointment, and because I love repeating myself every year … these make great Christmas presents!!

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2016 calendar and diary | Sydney Dog Photographer

November 23, 2015 | 1 Reply

Ok, you can all stop asking me now, HERE THEY ARE!!! I don’t need to tell you, but I will anyway – these make fabulous Christmas presents (buy one for you and one for a friend) AAAANNNDD get your purchases in quickly because these sell out every year and there won’t be a second print run. (Don’t say you weren’t sufficiently warned, I used caps lock and everything!)

Rescued Blockheads 2016 calendar

2016 rescued blockheads calendar

2016 rescued blockheads calendar

My handsomepants Bruno isn’t doing a calendar this year so he made a cameo as Mr December to keep all his fans happy.

Fetching Puppies 2016 diary

2016 fetching puppies diary

2016 fetching puppies diary

The details

All of the photos, with the exception of three, are actual adoption photos. I invest a considerable amount of time and effort into my rescue shoots throughout the year and the pay-off is the ability to produce calendars and a diary which further help the groups I support. (Arctic Breed Rescue are also producing a 2016 calendar which I’ve donated 10 images to, you can buy one here.)

100% of the profits from the sale of these calendars and diaries will go to Fetching Dogs. In fact the online store has been set up with their PayPal account and bank details and they’ll be handling all the shipping this year.

The diaries are A5 with silver spiral binding. The covers are double-sided and printed on 400gsm stock with a gloss laminate. The internal pages are printed on 128gsm and have a week per spread. There’s also a yearly overview for 2015 at the start, and 2016 at the end. They’re posted in a padded envelope.

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.

Where can I buy them?
They’re available online through my brand new online store. They were supposed to be sold on the new Fetching Dogs website but there’s been a delay with it so my half-built store had to be fast-tracked. Consequently there are some areas that still require tidying up and it doesn’t work on mobile phones yet.

If you live in Sydney and would like to save on shipping you can also buy these in person at one of the following locations:

  • Glow In The Park, Alexandria Park, 6:30pm on 28/11
  • Rupert & Dora in Paddington (from early December onwards)

How much?
$25 +p&p. International shipping available.

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Thank you! | Sydney Dog Photographer

January 4, 2015 | Leave a reply

***THANK YOU***

Massive thanks to everyone who bought a 2015 calendar or diary or both. Together we’ve managed to raise $2460 for two very worthy groups
– $490 for Team Dog and $1970 for Fetching Dogs. Your support is very much appreciated.

(The photo of Jax has nothing to do with this topic, I just took it last night and thought it was too cute not to share!)

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