Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Andrea Savelo

Andrea Savelo
Under-Dog © Andrea Savelo            
Andrea Savelo has spent the last four years capturing the light and love in her subjects. She is getting back to her roots this year and hopes to work more with her most favorite subject -
Dogs. She loves the underdog, the over dogs, the little dogs and the great big dogs. Did we mention, she loves dogs?

“The 'Under-Dog' wins our hearts time and again. The pound puppy, the runt of the littler, and the little dog who thinks she's a Great Dane. They teach us that whatever size we are, whatever our situation may be, or whatever challenge we may have to face, that we can and will over come it if we have the spirit, the passion, the hope and the heart of an underdog. I hope that we continue to learn from all of our animal friends and that we live each day one at a time like they do so well.” - Andrea

Monday, October 22, 2012

Steph Scurr

Steph Scurr
Making A Splash © Steph Scurr     
Steph Scurr is a photographer in Nelson, New Zealand studying her diploma this year. She specializes in animal photography and finds it her passion. She also works with rescue dogs
and young people together at 'The Nelson ARK', as well as young people in foster care.

“I am happy to be involved in this project for the love of animals :)” - Steph

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart
True Love © Melissa Stewart  
"I have a secret to tell you," whispers big brother Nixon. "I love you Sweet Pea.”

Melissa Stewart resides in Northern Kentucky with her cats Nixon, Charlie and Sweet Pea, and pug Ricky. She enjoys taking photographs of her pets, publishing them on her pet blog, and scrapbooking. For her, making memories and preserving them is very important, especially the memories of those she wants to remember "fur" life. She and the Purs n' Snorts gang are happy to be a part of this project to support better living for God's most beautiful creations.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Phil Dolby

Phil Dolby
Ready To Round Up © Phil Dolby                       
Philip Dolby has always had an interest in photography and in 2007 he took up urban exploration and shooting the wonderful abandoned buildings around his home town. However during that time he quickly gained a love of scenic and animal photography. Living close to the UK's picturesque Peak National Park gives him the ideal opportunity to combine both interests. Many of Philip’s images are of the family's dog, Gen, a collie cross adopted from the local shelter in 2002.

“I am very pleased to be given the chance for my photography to be used for such a very good cause. Gen has been such a great source of inspiration over the 10 years since we rescued her from the local shelter, her personality always shining through every time. I hope that more dogs and cats can be found such loving homes through Paws For Charity in the same way Gen has.” - Phil

Phil's photo is available in postcard sets in the Paws For Charity Etsy Shop. All our participating artists paid for the printing of their cards, and that means that the full purchase price of all our cards is donated to charity! (

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Paws For Charity calendars

The best offer from Lulu yet! Purchase up to 4 of the Paws For Charity calendars, and receive a 30% discount with coupon code MEMENTO until October 15th. All proceeds are donated to charity (

We have 6 different calendars available. To view them, click on this link:


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Megan Cohen

Megan Cohen
Roxie and Bruno © Megan Cohen     
Megan Cohen is a self-taught pet portrait artist, who has been passionate about animals and art since childhood. She began by painting watercolor pet portraits of local shelter animals; when the pet was adopted the painting was given to the new family. Megan offers her art to shelters for fundraising  events and donates 10% from each commissioned piece to the shelter/rescue of her client’s choice. It’s rewarding for Megan to do what she loves and help animals in the process.

“I feel honored to be a part of the Paws For Charity Art Book Project. This is an incredible  opportunity for me to share my art and love of animals and at the same time support the SHAID  Animal Shelter. This cause is near and dear to my heart since my husband and I share our home with six wonderful furry kids that are all rescues. Please adopt your next best friend from a shelter.” - Megan

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jewel Mathieson

Jewel Mathieson
Philly - Pit Bull © Jewel Mathieson      
Jewel Mathieson is a professional pet portrait artist from Nelson, New Zealand. Her distinctive highly detailed style is instantly recognizable, using hundreds of tiny pencil strokes to transform her subjects into almost living colour. Jewel is particularly inspired by the unique personality and character that animals show through their body language and facial expressions, and carefully captures their soul in each of her drawings.

“Philly was a very cherished family member, loving and gentle. I was instantly drawn into his sweet soulful eyes and hoped that I could capture through my art the love and tenderness that these magnificent and often misunderstood dogs possess.” - Jewel