Akita puppies update... All 7 pups have found forever homes thanks to Cause for Critters. Our community is so wonderful and loving. I received this heart warming testimonial from Lauren the president of Cause for Critters and I just have to share it here. Thank you so much for allowing me to help out with getting these animals seen it was truly my pleasure photographing these little fur friends.
"Cause for Critters would like to thank Melanie Eckel for the generous donation she made to Cause for Critters to help advertise for our famous Akita puppies. These puppies became our most famous rescues because for the first time in Cause for Critters history we rescued orphaned puppies at only 1 week old. Because of their young age, we needed extra support from the community to ensure these little pups survived the traumatic loss of their mother and to ensure they grew up to be social and loving animals. When Melanie heard the story of our Akita pups she immediately wanted to be involved in helping them find their forever homes. She donated a photo shoot and many keepsakes to help our cause. The photo shoot was an amazing success – in a very short amount of time we had each puppy photographed and group shots taken as well. I can honestly say, I was not sure how well we could get perfect puppy poses from little creatures who do not understand “Sit and stay”! But Melanie supplied a host of different props for the puppies to investigate and just enough Puppy treats to keep them happy and interested until she had the shots she was looking for. Her patience and relaxed nature made the photo shoot an enjoyable experience and at the end of the day the photographs turned out perfect. Melanie really captured the personalities of each puppy – she is a fabulous photographer and Cause for Critters cannot wait to work with her again. We used the photos to advertise for our puppies on our website and Facebook page. One of the first items Melanie put together for us to start advertising was a video highlighting the best photos or the pups. The video was such a nice touch. Melanie chose music and organized the photos in just the right way – it was a hit with the public! Once we started advertising it was only 2 weeks before each puppy had found his or her forever home. Without the fabulous photos I don’t think these puppies would have gone so quickly. On top of the photo shoot Melanie provided the Cause for Critters with a canvas print of the puppies for our shelter wall, two five by sevens, and provided sets of individual photos of each puppy to be given to their new owners. The owners were thrilled to have this special keepsake of their new puppy. Once again, Cause for Critters extends a huge thank you to Melanie Eckel for her very generous donation to help animals in need. Your professionalism is valued and your compassion and concern for our animals in need is evident in all that you’ve given and it is appreciated!"-Lauren Schmidt, President