Earlier this month I decided to launch Bark & Gold Photography’s Love You Furever contest as a way to celebrate the ones who “love you furever.” Dogs are incredible creatures; they have an unmatched ability to lift our spirits and love us unconditionally with the loyalty, acceptance, and companionship that only they can provide. The joy and comfort they bring is truly unlike any other.
February 20 marks National Love Your Pet Day (and the perfect day to announce this year’s contest winner). After reviewing the many love stories submitted by family and friends of Pittsburgh’s deserving pet parents, I am excited to congratulate Joshua Pike as the winner of the 2018 Love Your Furever contest!
“My fiancé deserves some recognition for being the best dog dad out there,” gushes nominator Lindsay. “We adopted both of our pups [Frank and Ophelia] from New Lease in Life Rescue in Ohio. Their adoption procedure is to put half of the payment down when you choose your new best friend and the second half when you pick your dog up after you pass your background and home check. Cutest thing: years later, Josh still had the receipts for our dogs adoptions in his wallet.”
As this year’s winner, Josh will receive a $350 gift certificate valid toward a session and products from Bark & Gold Photography. For nominating him, Lindsay will also receive a complimentary 8×10 gift print (valued at $75) when she books her own session during 2018.
“[Josh] loves these dogs and makes sure they are always happy and taken care of…not just with daily walks, but playing outside; and on rainy days, he still makes sure they get their exercise inside with a game of hide-and-seek or a snuggle match,” says Lindsay, adding, “It truly melts my heart seeing him snuggle and love these pups.”
Congratulations, Josh and Lindsay! I look forward to photographing Frank and Ophelia and helping you spoil them with their own session!
If you would like to book a Bark & Gold Photography session for your pet, click here or give me a call at 724-913-BARK (2275). For more information on Bark & Gold Photography sessions, visit “Your Session” in the menu.