Pooch Playoffs Results 2023

Pet Portraits for a Cause

Goals. I make them every year. This year, one of my goals for 2023 was to take my time, talent, and treasure to give back to a couple of organizations that are close to my heart.

If you've seen my IG feed - @theheartsjoyphotography - you know we love our dog, Carmine 🙂 So, I decided to join forces with a group of photographers around the US and bring to Stark County a national campaign event to raise money for our local animal charity.

The Pooch Playoffs 2023 fundraiser results - to benefit the Stark County Humane Society

The Hearts Joy Photography hosted a fundraiser and offered mini portrait sessions for dogs throughout February/ March. I chose to fundraise for Stark Humane Society so they would be able to continue to bring people who want to adopt pups in our community more joy.

What better way than to spread joy than sweet a pup face and loyal friend?!

I had some amazing support from our community. We appreciate the support of our family, friends, and the many new friends we got to meet through this event!

A special thank you to our 2023 event sponsors:

  • USA Quickprint
  • Francis A. Bertolini, DDS
  • Grace Powers, Realtor | The Debbie Ferrante Team, RE/MAX Edge Realty
  • Wolf Financial Group, LLC
  • Vince Scalera of Sarchione Auto Group
  • Angie Watson, Everheart Labradoodles
  • Sarah Luerman, Arbonne Independant Consutant
  • Scalera Design Studio

The results

The winner is Oliver!

As a photographer, I think your very important furry family member should have a professional portrait on your wall - to bring you J O Y every time you walk through your door.

Thank you to all those who supported this fun event. Because of you, I was able to donate $1205.12 to Stark County Humane Society in 2023.

The Ulti-mutt Cutie of Stark County 2023
The Ulti-mutt Cutie of Stark County 2023