Pet portraits to benefit Connecticut Humane Society

David Emberling Studio is hosting its second annual Pet Portrait Contest to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. The contest runs through March 18. One hundred percent of the $25 per animal donation goes to the Connecticut Humane Society.

Last year’s contest was a huge success, raising more than 2,000 pounds of pet food for needy animals. This year funds will go to the Humane Society shelter in Westport.

To enter the contest, call the studio at 203-226-1836 to set up an appointment to have your pet photographed. The contest entry fee is $25 per animal, which will be donated to the Humane Society. There are no additional session fees. All entries must be photographed at David Emberling Studio for the contest. 

The contest is open to all domestic animals that can be photographed in studio, and will be judged by the staffs of our sponsors. All pets photographed will be seen in the 2017 ConnectiPets Calendar.

The contest is co-sponsored by area pet-related businesses, such as: South Wilton Veterinary Center in Wilton, Natural Pet Outlet in Black Rock, Southport Veterinary Center, Canine Company in Wilton, the Pooch Hotel in Norwalk, Earth Animal in Westport, The Hairy Barker in Darien, the Edwardian Dog Grooming Spa in New Canaan, and Puppies of Westport in Norwalk.

There will be prizes from the sponsors for the 13 winners. Additional businesses are being added to the list of sponsors. The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of the calendar, and the owner will receive a Family Portrait Session and a framed wall portrait for a special portrait with the pet and his or her family. A special price list will be available for those who wish to purchase portraits of their pets.

David Emberling Studio is located at 103 Weston Road, Weston. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 203-226-1836.