It’s time for another Pet Project! As we all know, the Wood River Valley is an extremely pet friendly place. Our furries are family members. The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley has spent countless hours creating a safe haven for all kinds of animals, and even more hours put towards finding them “forever” homes. We want to celebrate their efforts (and show our love for our pets) by offering the Pet Project 2018 at the beginning of May!

Over the years, it’s been really nice to get to know everyone’s stories of their sweet pets through these Pet Project sessions.  We’d like to share some of the images from a couple of our favorite shoots from last year’s sessions.

Here is Audrey Boyer and her dog Pearl, a blue Heeler mix, who was part of the Boyer family for over 14 years. Pearl was brought to the shelter after having been found alone in the snow up Fisher Creek with an open bag of dog food. She was only a year old. Amy brought her daughter Audrey and their dogs Pearl and Tico in to the studio for last year’s Pet Project. Shortly after the session, we found out that Pearl passed away. While she is dearly missed, we’re so very happy she got to spend most of her life with her human Audrey and the rest of the family. Pearl loved to hike, fetch sticks and swim, and of course, eating and sleeping!

This sweet email from Amy made our day, “I just wanted to let you know how extra meaningful our photos of Audrey with dogs now are…. We actually haven’t hung up the photos yet – we just needed a bit more time before we could look at her smiling face again! But once we do hang them, I know they’ll make us all feel happy as we remember our funny little Pearlie Girl.”

 

…and as we always say, we love ALL your animals and welcome them with open arms and camera!

Here is Skylar and her birds Lou the parakeet and Rio the Caique. Rio came from the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary and likes 24/7 attention and to tear up anything within reach, while Lou is content sitting on Skylar’s shoulder or staring at himself in the mirror. Both birds are very very sweet. One of Skylar, Rio and Lou’s favorite activities together is showering! (The birds have their own special perch), and hanging out in the kitchen together nibbling on snacks.

 

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