By Amie Scott
Local photographer and animal lover Susan Okey put together a challenge to help raise money for the Hendricks County Animal Shelter. She invites the community and their four-legged friends to join the Pooch Playoffs to coincide with March Madness. This bracket-style (all canine) event is a win-win for all involved.
Those who think their dog is the “ulti-mutt” cutie can arrange a session for Okey to snap the pooch’s “pawfect” portrait and enter them into the Pooch Playoffs. Sessions are available until Feb. 28, with the official Pooch Playoffs starting in March.
The fee is $99 and will be donated to the Hendricks County Animal Shelter.
Each week throughout March a four-legged friend will be matched with a fellow canine for the “ulti-mutt” cutie showdown.
Pups that make it to the final four will receive a prize donated by a local pet store. All entrants will receive a 5-by-7 pet portrait and a goodie bag.
Shelter dogs have always held a special place in Okey’s heart.
“Dad always said the best dogs were always the ones given a second chance at a family,” she said.
That has been true throughout her lifetime. Okey hopes to register 32 dogs in the Pooch Playoffs with a goal of donating over $3,000 to the Hendricks County Animal Shelter.
Support this cause and earn some bragging rights for a special pooch by contacting Okey at (317) 797-9803 or susanokeyphotography.com.
The Hendricks County Animal Shelter is a community resource dedicated to promoting animal welfare. They provide temporary shelter to pets in need and promote adoption into permanent, loving homes. The shelter is located at 250 E. Campus Blvd., Danville. Call (317) 745-9250 for more information.
(Graphic provided by Susan Okey)