July Newsletter – Paws and Whiskers Photography

By on July 5, 2014
Paws and Whiskers Photography July 2014 Newsletter  
Zeb – adopted from Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue
Black Dogs Are Harder To Adopt 
It is a known fact that shelters are filled with black dogs.  For some reason, they are harder to adopt. But why?  The stigma of big black dogs (BBD) refers to those who are frequently passed over for other colored dogs (those which are yellow, brown or white).  It seems that many BBD stay in rescues or shelters much longer than dogs of any other color.  Studies have found that shelters nationwide are overflowing with black dogs.  There are not any clear reasons why this stigma exists.  Black dogs are just as gorgeous as any other color.  In fact, I share my home with a black Goldendoodle and can’t imagine him any other color.I was recently asked by a foster parent of Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue if I would photograph their black Great Dane, Zeb.  They fostered him and ended up adopting him.  These wonderful parents wanted to help raise awareness of BBD and participate in the Back in Black Campaign.  They too are stumped as to why this stigma exists.  Zeb is a beautiful big boy, so graceful and handsome.  I cannot fathom an adopter passing by him without considering him to be a member of their family.

The Town & Country Humane Society (T&C) is experiencing a similar situation.  Candy and Cody are 10 year old Lab mixes who have been at the shelter for a long time (due to no fault of their own).  They have recently been added to the adoption list and will be tough to home as they are BBD, 10 years old and need to stay together.  The volunteers are hard at work trying to market these beautiful creatures and to find them their perfect family to live out their golden years. The shelter also has a young and stunning BBD called Dexter. He arrived at T&C in February and is still trying to win the hearts of families that walk past him in his kennel.  It seems that the BBD stigma is rearing it’s ugly head for these guys.

Pictured left: Candy & Cody
Pictured right: Dexter

Events Schedule

July 15                    Nebraska Rescue Council meeting @ The Green Spot
August 17               Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland Golf Tournament
August 22-23         Scheel’s Dock Diving Competition
August 24               Midlands Humane Society Cruizin’ for Critters Car Show
September 6           Canine Carnival benefiting Promise 4 Paws
September 27         Nebraska Humane Society Walk for the Animals
October 5                Puppy Up! Omaha Walk

For information regarding these events, please contact me at pawsandwhiskersphotography@gmail.com. If you would like your event or meeting added to the newsletter, please email the event information before the 20th of each month. Thank you.

Yummy Kong Recipe

This recipe is courtesy of the Kong Company and Nina Garcia, Orland, FL. It is sure to be a summer favorite with this hot weather!


– 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
– 1 cup granola without raisins
– 1/2 cup pineapple
– 1/2 cup peanut butter


1.  In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together
2.  Add wet ingredients and continue stirring until is all mixed together
3.  Spoon mixture into the Kong or roll into logs
4.  Rolled logs can be stored for up to 6 months when frozen

Shelter Highlight: Town & Country Humane Society

The Town & Country Humane Society (T&C) is close to my heart as I not only volunteer my time and photographic skills there, but I also adopted one of my dogs from the shelter.

T&C is located in a rural area off of S. 84th Street in Papillion, NE.  It is entirely run by volunteers and is home to many permanent resident dogs, cats and much more.  It is a no-kill shelter and the volunteers work tirelessly to adopt out dogs, cats and other small unique animals.  The shelter also offers boarding and grooming.  Their hours are Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00pm.  The address is 14110 South 84th Street, Papillion, NE 68046. Be sure to check out the website to see a current list of available animals at http://www.townandcountryhumanesociety.org or the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/townandcountryhumanesociety.

ISN’T THERE A FAMILY/SINGLE PERSON OUT THERE WITH NO YOUNG CHILDREN OR OTHER PETS AT HOME? CANDY HAS BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR HER HOME! SHE HAS BEEN AT THE SHELTER SINCE MARCH 2013.This little cutey is Candy, a 2 year old Boxer mix.  This athletic little girl would make someone a great jogging partner.  Unfortunately, Candy was not socialized properly when she was younger so she needs a home where she will be the only pet.  She also prefers a home with no children under 5.  A 6’ privacy fence (due to her ability to climb a chain-link fence) would be ideal for her.  Candy is a favorite at the shelter, so if you have a pet free and child free home, please consider Candy. She would love to have her own family.

Town & Country Humane Society  http://www.townandcountryhumanesociety.org

Current Specials 
Don’t miss out on this fun new session starting in August. 
Mini sessions are fun and filled with laughs! 

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