Gracie came into our life August of 2016. It had been two years since our dog KC passed away when Christine came across a Facebook listing for an English Setter that needed immediate rescue. The dog had a striking resemblance to our beloved late dog, KC.
Christine met with the rescue person to learn more. Gracie's first owner passed away in Tennessee. After 8 months in the Kennel, Gracie had rubbed all of the fur off of her right side from pacing in the kennel and wore her front teeth down to the roots by trying to chew her way out.
Gracie was adopted by a local family and was enjoying a better life until one of the children's friends accidentally fell on her and hurt her leg. Gracie bit the child as a result and the family painfully decided it would be best to try to find another home for Gracie. She could not go to a shelter because she was now labeled "a biter" and if she didn't get adopted quickly, she most likely be euthanized. So she came home with us.
In our heart, we know that Gracie came into our lives for a reason. So, Christine and I committed to find a way to help give back to all of the people who lovingly care for animals until they find their forever home like Gracie did with us. Through our company, Keepsake Photography has partnered with the Humane society of Rochester at Lollypop Farm as a corporate sponsor. We have made a commitment to donate $20 from every photo shoot to Lollypop Farm. In 2017, we raised $4200. For 2018, our goal is $6,000.
Our Class of 2019 Senior Portrait models will hold a vital role as they will be sharing our fundraising events on social media so everyone in the area will know about it and help our cause to support pet adoption at the Humane Society of Rochester at Lollypop Farm!
Gracie is in the studio most days so give her some love when you're in to see us and let's go Class of 2019 Keepsake Seniors to the rescue!
Thanks for reading,
Bob & Christine Thomson
P.S. We recently adopted Bently, the sweetest and happiest doggie in the world! We're just collecting dogs now LOL!