Archive for March, 2011


Recent Award Press

The Subiaco Post published the article below in their latest issue. And, here’s a gallery of press images taken by Community News, where I’m in front of the camera for a change – now there’s something you don’t see every day, LOL! “Thank goodness” I say, not my most comfortable place to be but sometimes it’s apparently necessary, SIGH. What a totally cute RSPCA puppy though, and she already has a home! Yay!


More PR for Dogs Awaiting Homes

The long term pooches of the Dog’s Refuge Home received more publicity yesterday!  There’s even a before and after gallery here –

And two articles here –

Big thanks to Perthnow and Wangle for sharing their stories!  lets hope they find their forever homes soon – they have all been waiting long enough!


Macy Kitten Grabbit

I was thrilled to learn that my entry in a recent “Design a Grabbit dog toy” competition was chosen as a winner for manufacture – and now a Macy Grabbit in honour of my 5 month old kitten is about to become a reality thanks to Fetching Dogs! Originally intended as a one-off, Fetching Dogs have arranged for us to receive 12 special edition Macy Grabbits and 12 special edition Mini Macy Cat Toys! These are available to Houndstooth Studio clients only and will be ready in a few weeks. We announced this on our Facebook page and all 12 Macy Grabbits were snapped up – so Fetching Dogs have agreed to make six more of each size! Yay! We are taking orders now – first in best dressed!  The Macy Grabbits are $9.95 plus P&P and the Mini Macys are $4.95 plus P&P. All proceeds go to the Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption!



Dog’s Refuge Home Long-Termers

We have been working on a special photography project with the Dogs’ Refuge Home (DRH) in Shenton Park to highlight their long-term pooch residents – some of whom have been at the DRH for 3 years. Having met and photographed the pooches, I can vouch that they are beautiful, loving dogs, each with different personalities, and all with big hearts. Surely the right forever homes for each of them are out there somewhere? We now need YOUR help to get these posters out and about in Perth and as viral as possible. PDF versions are available on the Long Termers page of the DRH website and hard copies will be available from their office shortly. Lets help Axel, Frankie, Tyler, Bailey, Bridget, Bullet, Kira, Bruno and Rusty find their new homes.


Our Biggest Discount

We are running a one day promotion via website Our Deal offering a discounted studio pet photo session fee plus a free print to the first 150 people who sign up for it! Get it while you can!

Details are available here

**This deal has now closed, but we thank everyone who purchased a studio pet photo session voucher – all 122 of you!!**


Named as Best Canine Photographer /Artist

I flew to Melbourne yesterday for a quick 17 hour round trip to attend the national 4th Annual Master Dog Breeders and Associates Dog Owner’s Choices Awards last night.  The awards are designed to recognise exceptional service and standards within the dog industry, and are the only awards of thier kind within Australia.

I was nominated by my lovely clients (18 times apparently!) in the Best Canine Photographer / Artist category – a field with 12 other photographers vying for the title and was thrilled when I was announced as the winner! I can’t thank the people who nominated me enough and am so appreciative of the time they all took to write submissions about their Houndstooth Studio experience. Thanks also to the major awards sponsor Dogz Online.

We were in good company too with Dogs Life Magazine winning Best Dog Publication in the MDBA Dog Owner’s Choice Awards – congrats to Laura and team. We’re proud to be a photography partner!

Am looking forward to working under the title of Best Canine Photographer / Artist in 2011 and beyond!


Grab a Grabbit …

… before one grabs you!

A Houndstooth Studio first today – photographing a Grabbit sent to us by Fetching Dogs! Yahoo! These are seriously fabulous dog toys made with lots of love! Can’t wait to set ours loose on some pooches in the studio. Don’t be fooled by his toothless smile though – these things can take your hand off! Plus, did you know, proceeds from Grabbits sold go to Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption, a non-profit charity that rescues and rehomes dogs and cats in NSW.

Want one for your pooch? Check out their website at or visit their Facebook page. They are only $9.95 plus postage and even have a squeaker inside! Dog toy heaven!


Deluxe and Designer Pet Products

Check out the fabulous range of stunning pet items at Modern pet. They stock brands such as Alessi, Paul Frank, Dooge, and Hamish McBeth (to name but a few) and have a $10 flat rate shipping fee within Australia. You can follow them on Facebook too at – be sure to mention Houndstooth Studio sent you. We totally rate them and look forward to meeting the Modern Pet team next time we’re in Sydney!