"Pin-ups, Pups & Pussycats" 2013 Calendar
Now available for just $9.95 at our online retail store, ShopHSCC.com!
We did something all new in 2012: rounded up 11 lovely ladies on our staff--plus our shelter photographer--to pose as pin-up models (of the modest variety) for a fundraising calendar. We selected precocious shelter animals to pose with us, then invited local men in the community to join us with their companion animals. With free hair and make-up styling by Jessica A. Pelkey of Salon Elixir (Swanton)--and generous wardrobe donations from The Clothing Line (Burlington), Bella Boutique (Burlington), and local clotheshounds--the "Pin-ups, Pups & Pussycats" 2013 calendar was born!
Photographed by Kelly Schulze of Mountain Dog Photography (who posed as a model herself), this calendar challenged staff to leave their comfort zones and comfort clothes and accept being front and center--rather than behind the scenes of animal care--to promote animal welfare. Most of the women involved were apprehensive--if not downright terrified--about this, and we all found modeling a lot more challenging than it looks! (Kelly's motto: "If it feels awkward, it looks awesome.") But in the end, I think one and all would say we had a lot of fun.
Many thanks to Suzanne Fay of oh!suzannah (Burlington) for her creative and excellent design work, and Queen City Printers (Burlington) for their perfect printing.
We are also immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we received from the community at large for this project--especially the dozen men and their pets who posed--and hope that this calendar brings joy to many animal lovers.
Check out our interview about the calendar on Fox44!
- Pamela Polston of Seven Days reviewed our calendar in the August 29th issue (State of the Arts section), calling it "clever," "wholesome," and "good-natured."
- The Seven Days vlog "Stuck in Vermont" featured our calendar in their January 9th video post, "A Photographer Duo ... ".
HOW TO GET ONE:
Calendars are available for purchase at $9.95 each. Order online at ShopHSCC.com. They are also available for sale at our adoption center, or at these great locations:
52 Church Street Marketplace, Burlington
Pet Food Warehouse
2500 Williston Road, South Burlington
2455 Shelburne Road, Shelburne
34 Park Street, Essex Junction
83 Huntington Road, Richmond
Cats Vermont Veterinary Clinic
292 Pearl Street, Burlington
Brown Dog Books
22 Commerce Street, Hinesburg
Burlington Subaru (free with purchase of new vehicle, while supplies last)
333 Shelburne Road, Burlington
Play Dog Play Canine Care Center
668 Pine Street, Burlington
Pheonix Books - Essex Junction
21 Essex Way, Essex Junction
Thanks so much for your support of HSCC!
Director of Development & Outreach