Waggy's Resources and Links
(Artists Studios in the Foothills)
940 Idaho Maryland Road
Grass Valley CA 95945
Custom pet portraits are my specialty. Working in oils on canvas, I look to capture not only the likeness of the pet but the personality as well. Dogs and cats are the most common subjects I am commissioned to create but other animals from chinchillas to goats to parrots have been captured on canvas as well. I work from photos to create the portraits (see before and after examples below). The best photo to use is one that represents the pet in their everyday look and expression. I like to say when you close your eyes and visualize your pet; this is the image you should have painted.
Photos can be mailed, emailed or brought to my studio in Grass Valley. My website is helpful for customers to look at and let me know which paintings they are drawn to so I will have a good sense of what they would like in the portrait.
I email a photo of the painting when the portrait is about 80% complete. At this stage changes can be made if needed. The process takes anywhere from 12 -16 weeks for completion depending on my workload. If a portrait is needed sooner, I can create a card to be given as a gift with the pet's photo on the card stating that the portrait is in progress.
For more information, visit my website or feel free to call with any questions or to set up a time to come visit me in my studio.
They specialize in designing and creating custom metal artwork for your home, office or
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Western, Ocean Life, Rods, Quads, Trucks and Bikes.
Paintings by Lisa Mathos
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hey are a non- profit organization in Penryn that cares for senior and special needs animals, as well as those that are facing end of life circumstances.
The mission of Noah's Wish is to save animals during disasters with their rescue and recovery services and to lessen the impact of disasters on animals through their educational outreach programs. I really wish I could do this sometime.
They had the same type of volunteer opportunity as the Placer SPCA. I'm sure they would welcome you with open arms.
If you know of someone with hearing loss or autism, you might find Dogs for the Deaf a great resource for them. This organization rescues and professionally trains dogs to assist people and enhance their lives, maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs they rescue and all teams they serve. They also have a program to help people with Autism. You can find info on that program at Autism Assistance Training.
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Shelter Operations houses and cares for stray, unwanted, or displaced animals. Every effort is made to place healthy, adoptable animals in new permanent, loving homes. Shelter Operations also coordinates foster home and volunteer programs, educates the community on pet overpopulation, and assists individuals who have lost or found a pet.
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This organization is responsible for, among other things, getting dog parks built in El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park. They meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Nugget Grocery Store in El Dorado Hills. Since I had experience with FIDO and the Folsom Dog Park, I decided to volunteer my time and help out these other cities. I'll be keeping you all updated with their progress. They need lots of volunteers for fundraising and construction, so please contact them if you're interested.
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Does your pet want to volunteer? Check out these organizations.
Bark is an all-volunteer group of therapy dogs who listen to elementary-age children read. BARK was started in September 2007 with three dogs and one elementary school. They have grown to 68 teams in 35 schools and libraries in LA and Orange Counties and one in Lincoln, CA. BARK also does one-time visits at various locations such as pet expos, book festivals, street fairs.
Therapy Dogs International, Inc. (TDI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of
therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
This is an animal-assisted therapy program involving volunteers taking their skilled therapy dogs and cats to visit individuals in nursing homes, hospitals, convalescent centers and schools or institutions for the mentally and physically handicapped. Many recipients of the program have difficulty in communicating with other people, but do respond to animals, which can be a positive step toward communicating with humans.
Delta Society brings individuals together who share a common passion - a love of animals and people. We are committed to making a difference within our local communities and across the globe.
Of course there are many, many other organizations to choose from. I'm sure you can find just the right one to choose from.
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They are a do-it-yourself dog wash facility and specialty products shop. Clean, waist-high tubs with easy-up pet steps offer convenient access for bathing your pet. You'll also find a complete line of specialty products for your dog, natural and healthy foods, cleaning products, health aids, and training products.
Bark Avenue is a specialty pet supply store and spa providing quality products and service to all dog and cat lovers. You'll find Natural Foods and Treats, a wide selection of dog and cat supplies. El Dorado Hills only Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash and a Full Service Grooming Facility.
Dawg Bonz - Homemade Gifts and Treats
DawG BonZ does not have a storefront, we are a home-based business in operation since 2001. Our treats are available direct via phone, email, or fax. You can also purchase treats or cakes from Ben's Bark Avenue Bistro or My Dog's Spot located in Lincoln, California. We also attend area craft fairs and pet related events whenever possible. Contact us at 916-434-6062 at any time with questions or to place an order.
The Doggie Bag is a specialty store for dogs and dog lovers in Granite Bay, California. We opened our shop in 2004 striving to provide unique, high quality products for dogs and cats and are excited to present The Doggie Bag Online Store! We hope you find what many of our customers do... great products with personalized service from people that really care!
They make beautiful hand crafted dog kennels that look like a piece of furniture. I saw these in person at a dog event and thought they were beautiful. Custom Dog Cabinets are a family owned business that takes pride in hand crafting all their products to satisfy their customers. They can also custom stain the kennels to match any decor.
Pamper your pooch on a budget. They are a dog boutique, sell premium foods and are a self-serving dog wash in Antelope. Check it out if your in their area.
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