Every year, sometimes twice a year, since 2019, I have hosted the Falliday Dog Food Drive where clients donate a bag of dog food in exchange for a portion of their holiday session fee waived. These donations are distributed to the local non-profits in the Buffalo Community who make it their mission to provide only the best for animals that have found themselves in situations beyond their control.

This year I decided to do things a little differently. With the help of Jill and Colleen over at the Buffalo Holiday Market, who were generous enough to allow me the use of their beautifully decorated outdoor space, anyone with a donation of either a bag of dog food (or $25) was able to get have their holiday photos taken with their pets, no session fee required. We had a beautiful day, an amazing turnout and I met the most wonderful people and pups I could ever ask for.

So where are all of the donations going? This year, I've split them between 7 Hearts Maternity Rescue, White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary of WNY and WNY Food 4 Paws.

White Whiskers will be receiving a monetary donation of $500, the food will be split between the two others.

๐–๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐–๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ: "Our goal is to create a space to ease the stress that senior dogs experience when they lose their homes and families by providing a compassionate option to live out their years in safety, comfort, and peace." Sanctuary opening early 2024.

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๐Ÿ• ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ: "It is our mission to provide pregnant dogs, newly whelped litters, and orphaned pups a safe place to go, away from the stress and dangers of euthanasia and disease that they are vulnerable to at shelters. We are dedicated to helping to control the pet population through public education, spaying & neutering."

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๐–๐๐˜ ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐Ÿ’ ๐๐š๐ฐ๐ฌ: "To support food pantries providing free food and other supplies enabling families to keep their pets during financial hardships."

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These non-profits rely heavily on donations from our community. Donations are much appreciated!

View photos from the event here: