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November 4th – Fashion for Paws Runway Show Photography Exhibit

Fashion for PawsAs a precursor to FotoWeek DC, please join us on November 4th for a Fashion for Paws Runway Show Photography Exhibit at L2 Lounge from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., hosted by Daniel Swartz of REVAMP.com. More than a dozen F4P Runway Show photographers will blow-up more than 25 of their best pictures from the last four years of the F4P Runway Show and feature them in this special exhibit.

WHS will be on site with adoptable dogs! F4P Runway Show Super Model Calendars will also be on sale and there will be a silent auction including many of the photographs in the exhibit to benefit WHS.

To attend, please RSVP and make a $20 tax deductible donation to WHS by clicking HERE!

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November 2010 – Thanks-forgiving

In the spirit of the holiday, WHS would like to thank YOU the donor with a special Thanks-forgiving card honoring your support of WHS. You will be able to add a personal message to your card and the card will be displayed, for ALL to see, at our shelters. It’s our way of recognizing your kindness and generosity.

Please click HERE to donate and get your special Thanks-forgiving card today.

Our shelter animals are very THANKFUL for your support this holiday season; we cannot find them forever homes without YOU.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!!


Pet Portraits that Support WHS & Youth Artists with Special Needs!

Animal Portrait

WHS is teaming up with VSA Washington DC (formerly WVSA ARTs connection) for a unique art event that will feature one-of–a-kind portraits of our furry four-legged friends created by the young adults with special needs in the ARTiculate Program. It’s a show that will provide students with fine arts training and confidence building skills, while also supporting the services of WHS. VSA is a non-profit organization providing multiple creative environments, opportunities, and experiences for children and adults, some with disabilities, through arts-infused educational and vocational programs. There are currently 20 artists in this pet portrait program and now YOU can commission one of these artists for a special animal painting.

Commissions cost between $100 and $400, depending on the style, size, and experience of the artist.  But YOU will get a 10% discount on YOUR commission and VSA will also donate 10% back to WHS! Portraits will be on display at a very special November 18th art show and reception from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the ARTiculate Gallery & Studios at 1100 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

To commission a portrait of your four-legged best friend today, just fill out this online application and enter the WHS discount code: 30BLOOM.

You will also get to meet our amazing WHS alumni, Liz, and her new family. For those who may not know Liz’s story, she is a one year old female poodle who was suffering from bilateral patellar luxation , a condition in which the patella, dislocates or moves out of its normal location.  She used to drag her back legs, but not anymore! See Liz’ whole story here.  Liz’s congenital defect was corrected with surgery. Her surgery was paid for by a generous donor named Louie Dweck. Ms. Dweck will be honored at the art show for her wonderful life changing gift. Liz’s painting, which VSA commissioned for FREE, will also be on display at the show.

And WHS will have adoptable dogs there!

Click HERE to view samples of the animal portraits commissioned by WVSA artists.

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