Posts Tagged ‘Jakk’



Found out earlier today that all three of my entries in the professional section of the International Photography Awards were awarded Honourable Mentions – ‘Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ photo series in the Special : Pets category, ‘For the love of dogs’ photo series in the Special : Pets category, and ‘Winged’ in the Special : Digitally Enhanced category.

Considered to be the ‘Oscars of Photography’, the 2017 International Photography Awards received 14,273 of submissions from over 165 countries. Pretty thrilled to be awarded amongst those numbers. Congrats to my buddies and fellow WA photographers Seng Mah from Venture Photography Workshops, Johannes Reinhart from, and Brett Canet-Gibson of Twine – Ideas That Bind who also took home HM’s. What a way to represent.

It’s bittersweet that the featured image for my ‘Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ photo series submission is rescue pooch Jakk as a puppy. Jakk was discovered in a rubbish bin when he was a day old and ended up being cared for (and subsequently adopted) by Edith of WA Pet Project. He had malformed front legs but he never let his disability hold him back, learning how to bounce around to get from A to B. Everyone who met him fell in love with him, and he had a global fan club of people inspired by his determination. Sadly Jakk passed away recently and our collective hearts were broken. He lives on forever in our memories. ❤️…




We also have another fantastic Jakk update. Thanks to the support of SavourLife, Jakk received his custom built wheelchair from Eddie’s Wheels for Pets in the USA. He’s now seeking a special home, and human, to transition him into the next phase of his life. Yep, he is up for adoption through WA Pet Project! We hope to reach as many people as we can with this news, with the view to finding the right forever home for Jakk. If you know anyone who might be suitable, please be sure to share this post with them.


CLICK TO VIEW LARGE! Look how much Jakk from the WA Pet Project has grown since April. This special boy is now available for adoption. Check out his profile on PetRescue at #AdoptDontShop #AnimalsAreNotTrash #JustJakk





Happy Tuesday!

I’m finally back in the studio after our trip and straight into our busy pre-Christmas season. Sneak peeks of our adorable clients will re-commence soon but in the meantime, Jakk the dumpster puppy from WA Pet Project was featured in the November issue of PETS magazine. Go Jakk! Subscribe to Pets via




Today is our 7th birthday! Seven years ago, after months of meticulous planning, Alex moved from taking outdoor pet portraits to opening the doors of a newly branded indoor pet portrait photography studio called … yep, you guessed it … Houndstooth Studio. And to celebrate this milestone we are offering seven awesome pet photo session prizes to our lucky FB followers. Yeeharr!

The major prize is a studio portrait sitting in our North Perth studio for up to two pets from the same household and $750 worth of prints. The total value is $945.

Plus there are 6 runner up prizes of a studio pet photo session for up to two pets from the same household and a 5in x 7in print. The total value of each session is $345.

All you need to do to enter is tell us why your pet needs his or her very own photo portrait session with Alex. Feel free to add a pic if you think it helps your message. 🙂

The winners will be chosen by Alex on Friday 8th July at 3pm WST and will be contacted via PM.

Big thanks to puppy Jakk (pictured) from the WA Pet Project for helping us share our birthday joy.

**Open to Western Australian residents only**




Whilst some people who share our planet are the personification of evil and commit unfathomable acts of cruelty on those who are the most vulnerable, there are many many more who carry the light of angels within them. The rescuers, carers, supporters, action takers and voice raisers.

Just days old, this precious puppy had a fast introduction to the cruelty some people people carry in their cold hearts. Born with malformed legs, he was discarded in a skip bin like a piece of trash. Thankfully his cries were heard and he was rescued by Jade who then took him to Baldivis Vet Hospital. Named Jakk, he is now in the care of WA Pet Project.

Jakk’s condition is possibly caused by Swimmers Syndrome and he’ll begin a therapy treatment plan next week with Julie from Wellness Centre for Dogs and their Humans. He’ll receive all the love and support he needs from his foster Mum and from those involved in his ongoing care. He deserves to lead a happy life and the team at WA Pet Project will see he does. Never again will he come to harm.

Jakk deserves the very best chance to live a full life. To donate to Jakks fund and give him the best chance to live well, please visit!jakks-page/gt3lk or

To everyone who helped in Jakk’s rescue, to those who have already donated to his fund and to all who will be involved in his ongoing care, a HUGE thank you for your loving hearts.

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