Great auction donations were just received from Full Frame Photography in Winchester, VA. The donated items include a lovely framed print of a sailboat in Tahiti and two Full Frame Photography Gift Cards ($75. each) for use with a studio session or other services. The proprietor, Lauri Bridgeforth’s work is varied and includes personal, architecture, weddings, restorations and commercial photography. Lauri says that ”Most of my work involves creating dynamic corporate, architectural, and product images, both in the studio and on location. Part of your job is realizing the vital role high quality professional photography plays in advertising and marketing. Another part of your job is obtaining the highest quality within your budget. I can give you the best of both worlds!” Check out some of her work at www/fullframephoto.com.
We are so pleased that Lauri and her family have become part of the VGSR family. Not only is Lauri a talented and generous photographer but her family are German Shepherd lovers. They have two shepherds that they adopted from VGSR - a senior named Luke and a GSD/Chow puppy named Duke. Lauri understands how important our fundraising efforts are and just how much it costs to provide for the great dogs of VGSR.
With few exceptions, the adoption fee does not come close to covering the foster dog’s vet expenses. Average vetting costs for the "relatively healthy" foster is between $400-$600 which covers wellness exam, spay or neuter, minor ailments including infected ears, de-worming, wounds, mange and other skin conditions, urinary infections, etc., and heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. VGSR makes a commitment to every dog we bring into rescue and sadly some of these dogs have more costly needs including heart worm treatment, diagnostics, surgeries, RX food and medications.
We thank friends and businesses, like Full Frame Photography, for their generous donations and look forward to HUGE participation by all our friends at the upcoming Auction.