Easter came early this year for the dogs at Rover Oaks Pet Resort!  The animal-loving staff at Rover Oaks hosted their seventh annual “Doggie Pictures with the Easter Bunny” event this past Saturday, March 17th. All of Rover Oaks’ clients, friends and pet owners in the community were invited to bring their dogs to pose for a picture with the Easter Bunny! All proceeds from the event were donated to local rescue group Shaggy Dog Rescue.

The event started on Saturday morning; and, by the afternoon, Rover Oaks’ lobby was packed with excited pet owners and adorable pups who were ready to meet the Easter Bunny and have their portraits made. Attendees were encouraged to dress up their pet with holiday-themed props such as bunny ears and tutus, and some used the opportunity to get a complete family portrait made.

For just a $20 donation, pet-owners received a photo session and portrait of their pet with the Easter Bunny in a festive “springtime” setting. Pet owners got to keep the hi-resolution digital files of all the photos, including the “outtakes” which are often the favorites. They also received a print of their best photo. Rover Oaks produced Easter portraits for over 90 dogs, raising over $1,900 for Shaggy Dog Rescue.  These funds will help provide much needed medical care, food, and other supplies that the rescue group desperately needs for the dogs in their care.

“We’re so grateful that Rover Oaks donates all of the proceeds from this event to our rescue,” said Kathy Wetmore, founder of Shaggy Dog Rescue.  “Every dollar counts and every donation brings us closer to saving a dog from a high-kill Houston animal shelter. These donations really can mean the difference between life and death for these dogs.”