One of our favorite benefit drives of the year is coming up in a couple short weeks.   AAARF will be holding their 7th Annual Santa Paws – Pet and People Photo Event.   We have been honored to be the photographers for this event the last four years as it continues to grow and expand into an Auburn Community highlight for the season.

AAARF is the Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation and they are an incredible team of individuals that donate their time and efforts to save and find homes for so many dogs and cats.   AAARF is also celebrating their 12th anniversary of service in the greater Auburn Area. 

The Santa Paws event is truly wonderful.  Barry and I have so much fun with all the different pets and families that come for their pictures taken with Santa.  And I mean different pets.  Besides dogs and cats, we have had turtles and rabbits too.   This is truly a wonderful opportunity to have a family photo taken and support a great cause. 

Our Santa,  Jack Kenny, is incredible with the animals.   He is a local Auburn resident and very special to all of us.   Jack was one of the Auburn residents that lost their home in the Auburn Wild Fire just a short while ago.   Even with all of his losses, he continues to be an incredible giver and supporter to local benefits.   Our hearts go out to him as well as a huge thank you.   This pet photo event wouldn’t be the same without him.

So, how can you pass up this Family Photo Opportunity?   For $12, you are supporting a great cause and receive a FREE 5×7.    I definitely know how important our fur family members are to us.  I can easily say that 3 out of 4 of our family sessions now include a dog or two as family members.   (That reminds me to add more fun shots on our gallery page on the website.  Look for pet ideas soon.)

Come and check out this event on Sunday, November 14th from 11am to 3:30pm at the Rite Aid Garden Center on Bell Road in Auburn.  Rain or Shine, we will be there with our toys and noise makers.  Besides the photo event, there will also be a great opportunity to meet other local pet suppliers for food, treats, microchipping and even a raffle.   Be sure you plan your outfits to make this a perfect Holiday Picture.  We can help you design and order Holiday Greeting cards as well.

One last note, this is also a  great time of year to  donate any extra supplies such as blankets, newspapers, toys, food ,etc. to this wonderful organization.  AAARF is so appreciative of anything we can offer to help their efforts.    Thank you for all your support and donations.

See you and your family on the 14th!