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Sunday, November 1, 2009

MY COMMUNITY: Southern Ontario Aussie Rescue

Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to accompany a colleague of mine to an 'Aussie Bounce' in Stevensville, Ontario. Jane Steeves is the Rescue Representative for the Southern Ontario branch of Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. She organized the 'Bounce', which is basically a get together for the dogs where they can run around and blow off some energy with other dogs. A special thank you to Sally and Allan who hosted the event at their property.

What a fun day! :) I grew up on a farm and we had usually 2-3 dogs at any given time. It was nice to be around so many of them.

Fabulous space for running

There were about 21 or so dogs and they seemed to be VERY excited to be outside in such a large space where they could run and run and run and run.

Lots of doggies and their people

I tried to get a picture of every dog there, but I think I missed some :( They move so quickly it was hard to tell who I might have missed at that time!

This cute one is Carly. She is about 6 months old and has severe cataracts, requiring surgery. Currently, she is in a foster home. The Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline will be doing fundraising to help pay for her surgery.

Meet Carly

The rest of these photos are just some random shots from the day. I found it challenging to get any intimate shots of the dogs that would really show off their individual personalities, mainly because of how many there were. But I think I did get a few good shots and I hope their people will be happy with them. :)

Off to seek adventure

If you click on any of the pictures you'll go to the blog photo gallery that is hosting these ones. There are a couple more there that I didn't post in this entry.

For the people who participated in the bounce I posted about 100 photos from that day. Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your beautiful dogs. You will be contacted by e-mail soon with a link to your gallery.

Also, stay tuned for a little project I'll be working on to hopefully help raise some money for Carly's surgery.

Thanks for looking and to learn more about the Southern Ontario Aussie Rescue group, visit their web site.

If you are interested in purchasing dog prints, you can find some here and a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards Carly's eye surgery.

-- Lisa P.

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