Pooch Playoffs Results 2024

Pet Portraits for a Cause - Round 2!!


We had an amazing turnout from the community this year, with over 4000 people voting for their favorite pups in our competition!!

We had so much fun raising money for the Stark Humane Society in 2023 (over $1200 during this event) that with the support of our community, we did it again and raised over $1700 this year!!!

This February I hosted the 2nd annual fundraising event to raise funds for the Stark County Humane Society by offering FUN portrait sessions for dogs throughout the month.

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

Thank you to our family, friends, and the many new friends we got to meet through this event, the success is because of your support!

A special thank you to our 2024 event sponsors:

  • Francis A. Bertolini, DDS
  • Wolf Financial Group, LLC
  • USA Quickprint
  • Vince Scalera of Sarchione Auto Group
  • Scalera Design Studio
  • Stuffed Pastry

2024 results

The winner is NOVA!

Thank you to all those who supported this fun event!

Because of you, I was able to donate $1703.00 to Stark County Humane Society in 2024.

Nova is crowned the Cutest Canine in Stark County 2024!
Nova is crowned the Cutest Canine in Stark County 2024!

Let’s Celebrate Your Furry Friend

We wish our pets could live forever. This may be the next best thing.

Photographing dogs requires more than just technical proficiency in photography. It requires some understanding of their behavior, their energy, and varying temperaments. With all of my sessions, I go a step beyond to make sure we get something you’ll love!

For pet portraits, I set up a phone consultation with each owner before the session to discern their stress signals, their favorite commands, and other key information so I can adapt my approach and successfully get a portrait that matches each pup's unique personality.

So, let’s create some fun artwork of your furry family member’s best expressions, tricks, licks, or snuggles. Wall art to give your home a warm welcome.

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