Committed to the local Chico community
A major priority of my business is to have a positive impact on our community. I do that by sponsoring local events, donating my photography services, and volunteering for pet-related organizations.
I’m also committed to donating a portion of all product sales to a different local organization each year. For 2024, donations from product sales will be going towards Chico Cat Coalition.
Chico is lucky to have several wonderful organizations, however they all need additional support. If you’re interested in volunteering or donating (money OR supplies), please consider checking out some of my favorite local organizations such as: Chico Animal Shelter, Butte Humane Society, Neighborhood Cat Advocates, and Chico Cat Coalition.
Giving back in action
Walk Woof Wag
Walk Woof Wag is an annual dog festival, walk, and fundraiser that has been a Chico tradition every October since 2014. I’ve been a proud sponsor of the event since 2021 and it’s always a highlight of my year. I love photographing all the adorable dogs and their families as they enjoy the various activities throughout the festival, including my favorite part: the doggy costume contest!
Walk Woof Wag raised over $20,000 for the Chico Animal Shelter’s medical fund in 2023, and I’m so excited to see how much we can raise in 2024!
Chico Pets Calendar
In 2023, I launched my own fundraiser for the Chico Animal Shelter: the Chico Pets Calendar! Thanks to the incredible support from the staff at the Chico Animal Shelter, the awesome local businesses/artists that sponsored the contest, and all the generous participants, we raised over $10,000 during just the Photo Contest portion of the fundraiser, followed by another $1000 from the calendar's sales.
To learn more about the 2023 fundraiser, check out my blog post The Surprising Success of Chico's First Pet Calendar Fundraiser!