Gracie came into our life August of 2016. It had been two years since our dog KC, passed away. Christine came across a Facebook listing for an English Setter that needed immediate rescue. The dog had a striking resemblance to our beloved KC!
Christine met with the rescue person to learn more. Gracie's first owner passed away in Tennessee. The family put her in a kennel in hopes of her getting adopted. After 8 months in the Kennel, Gracie rubbed all of the fur off of her right side from pacing and wore her front teeth down to the roots by trying to chew her way out. She was a victim of her circumstances.
Gracie was adopted by a Rochester 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 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 would be euthanized.
In our heart, we know that Gracie came into our lives for a reason. 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, we have partnered with the Humane society of Rochester at Lollypop Farm as a corporate sponsor. We have made a commitment to donate $20 from every photoshoot to Lollypop Farm. Since 2017, we have raised more than over $10,000!
Our Senior Portrait models hold a vital role as they will be sharing our fundraising events so everyone in the area will know how they can help our cause to support pet adoption at the Humane Society of Rochester at Lollypop Farm!
UPDATE 2019: We adopted another dog! His name is Bently but we call him Skip. He's also an English Setter and quite possibly the sweetest, happiest doggie in the world! We're just collecting dogs now LOL!
Gracie & Bently are in the studio most days so give them some love when you're in to see us!
Thanks for reading,
Bob & Christine Thomson
P.S. Gracie is the reigning champion of the hot dog eating contest at Barktober Fest 2018!