December 3, 2022

Stamp Pets

Snap Into A Slim Pets

Pet portraits fundraiser advantages Homeward Bound

ONEKAMA — Patina Patterns, Anchored Patterns and Yellow Canine Cafe held the to start with half of their second yearly Pet Portraits with Santa fundraiser on Sunday.

Santa Claus compensated a check out to Patina to pose with furry good friends of all styles and measurements as Lori Wilson, proprietor of Lori Wilson Images, captured special getaway portraits.

A assortment jar was in the keep, with 100% of the proceeds going to Homeward Certain. The jar will remain in the retail outlet all week.

“We started this past year, which was our initial year with the shop. My associate Karen (Kolb) and I are dog fans,” reported Nikki Schneider, of Patina Patterns. “Even prior to we signed our lease, we built sure that dogs ended up allowed in the retailer. All through the year, we would often have fundraisers, but when it came near to time for Xmas, since I am married to Santa Claus, we made a decision to do our to start with fundraiser final December, and it was so substantially entertaining. Persons have been extremely receptive and we had a definitely good turnout.

“This calendar year, Santa was without a gig simply because we you should not want to do (photographs with) young ones, but we imagined we might do animals yet again.”

Santa will be creating a return excursion to Patina on Dec. 13 for Spherical 2 of the images classes, which will operate from midday to 2 p.m.

“We built it two weekends alternatively of 1 to do away with some of the congestion. Specially this calendar year, pets have come to be so much more a element of our life, due to the fact we have been with them much more so than at any time,” Schneider explained. “It was just variety of a way to have a tiny fundraiser as properly as doable whilst nevertheless generating some getaway spirit and offering back to the shelter. … It can be just a thing to support the pets and convey the neighborhood jointly as substantially as you can these days.”

Schneider reported there is no lack of worthy will cause, but as lifelong animal fans, Homeward Bound is significant to her and Kolb.

“My first canine, my only pet dog, came from a rescue. Karen, my spouse, who is from Manistee, has been operating with them and supporting them, so they’ve often been on our radar, since we like animals and they’re nearby,” she claimed. “Persons are constantly doing items for food pantries and all those people other things, which of system are essential, but we just desired to appear out for our little furry pals. They have been suffering this year, as well, since of people today unable to give their time or dollars or what ever. It just appeared like a deserving cause.”

Coronavirus safety measures, this sort of as mask-putting on and social distancing, had been in area throughout the occasion.