…that’s around 7,000 dogs who attended this years RSPCA Million Paws Walk in Perth. Every year the walk seems to get bigger and better – and this year was no exception! We got up bright and early for our 7am set-up on site, and went about readying our display marquee and studio pet photo booth for the event. The display marquee was designed by Debora and manned by Debora and Rachael. It was a visual masterpiece, with lots of beautiful prints to look at! Every time I peered out of the photo booth I marvelled at the constant stream of people checking out our products and making enquiries at our stall. Thanks to everyone who came by! We had a record number of entries for our “Guess the dog treats” competition, and Elliot of Booragoon took home the big prize of a $500 photo session at Houndstooth Studio! Congrats to Elliot!
To cover off on the rest of the Million Paws Walk arena, Suzie, Em, Daniel, and Di (with puppy Jack in tow) were on foot patrol, handing out our flyer’s and answering enquiries.
I took pooch pics in the studio pet photo booth for three hours and there was a 20 metre long queue lined up at the door for most of that time! It was great to see so many of our clients and Facebook fans participating in the photo booth too! We raised a stack of money from print sales on the day, all of which went straight back to the RSPCA. Online orders are now available too until 19th of June. Our three volunteers (one on “security” and two on the “till”) did a fantastic job and really got into the spirit of the day with us – we are going to request them again next year! As always, Clare assisted with the animal wrangling, positioning the dogs for their photos. She worked harder than ever, giving 110%!
As the official photography partner for the RSPCA in WA, we can’t wait for next year’s Million Paws Walk. Enjoy the selection of pics from the pet photo booth!
Above: The Houndstooth Studio MPW display marquee. Image courtesy of Richard Barry Photography.
This year the RSPCA Million Paws Walk (MPW) is being held on Sunday 16th May 2010 and the Perth walk will kick off from the beautiful South Perth foreshore. Last year over 15,000 people and their pooches attended, not to mention some ferrets and a mini pony too! We are hoping that the 2010 MPW will be bigger and better than ever. It is the most important event on the fundraising calendar of the RSPCA and with over 144,000 animals nationwide finding shelter at the RSPCA annually, every dollar counts. It’s a great way to spend the day with your dog and there’s something for everyone - including stalls, food, a doggie wash, entertainment, giveaways, special guests, a pet photo booth, and the main event, the walk!
I’m proud to announce that Houndstooth Studio is a Gold Sponsor for the MPW and as I’m the official photographer for the RSPCA in WA, we are also the only photography business exhibiting and working at the event. We will be running a pet photo booth from 8:30am until 11:30am, where you can bring your pet along for a mini photo session. Photos can be ordered on the spot, will all money raised going directly to the RSPCA WA. There are two sizes of photo available (5in x 7in and 8in x 10in) as well as an A4 sized MPW commemorative poster starring your pet! Plus we will have a display marquee where you can view our stunning product range, ask about our photo sessions, and enter our free competition with a prize of your very own studio pet photography session.
So make sure you stop by one of our marquees to say hi! We’d love to see you! And be sure to check your MPW show bag for our latest Houndstooth Studio flier!
Vital details are:
Walk Location: Sir James Mitchell Park – South Perth Foreshore
Address: Corner Coode Street & Mill Point Road, South Perth
Parking: Limited parking with a gold coin donation on Sir James Mitchell Park area
On Day Registration: From 8am
Walk Commences: 10am
Length of walk: Short walk 2.5km / Long walk 5 km
Event Concludes: At 1pm
Prices are as follows:
Early Bird Registration
- $35 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
- $15 Adult
- $10 Concession
- $7 Children (Below 16)
On the Day Registration
- $50 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
- $20 Adult
- $12 Concession
- $10 Children (Below 16)
For full info click here, or to register just click: