The New Year is quickly approaching (how did that happen again?) To help you stay organized in 2014 – and make a positive difference in the lives of pets – I would like to share a very special project with you today. It was photographed by Waterloo, ON photographer Tiffany Machado of Machado Photography and was created to help Boston Terriers in need.
“Pinups for Boston Terrier Rescue Canada” (BTRC) is a 2013/2014 fundraising project that includes a fantastic calendar, fabulous prints and numerous frisky and fun promotional items for sale. Their objective is to raise much-needed funds for the costs of vetting and rehabilitating the dogs currently in BTRC’s foster program, and to provide the necessary resources to care for those dogs needing the rescue’s help in the future.
BTRC also hopes to show – and tell — everyone that there can be a fun, as well as a rewarding side to getting involved in animal rescue, and in doing so, attract new volunteers. Their one-of-a-kind calendar displays the beauty – both inside and out – of BTRC’s wonderful volunteers, and to reward these remarkable women with some well-deserved lightness and laughter. It also allows them to celebrate the beauty of their mutual bonding and the very special friendship they share.
The calendar’s theme and style were inspired by the works of Gil Elvgren, one of the greatest American Pinup artists. On each of the calendar’s pages, the BTRC lovely ladies are dramatically attired in the nostalgic styles of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s.
Accompanying them are their own beautiful Bostons or those owned by other BTRC volunteers. Many of these most photogenic dogs are themselves BTRC alumni – further proof of the many foster and adoption happy tails.
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