The 2019 Calendar That Needs to be on Your Wall ASAP
I'm 100% going to need to get this! As long as Mat doesn't think it's weird... lol!
There's a calendar out for 2019 called "Dad Bods and Dogs" and it features exactly what you're thinking: good lookin' dad bods with some adorable, adoptable dogs!
These dogs are all from Texas rescue organizations: The Love Pit, Rescue Row, and Astasia's Angels Animal Rescue, and the money raised from the calendar sales will go to these listed rescues!
Ricki Beason, photographer, and brains behind this incredible idea, told HuffPost, “I noticed last year that there were A LOT of these ‘sexy men’ calendars and I knew I needed to make a change.”
I got the chance to speak with Ricki over email! I wanted to know what she's hoping to accomplish with this calendar and this is what she told me:
I want people to see rescue dogs in a positive light - I want people to see these guys and pups in fun scenarios and picture their own lives with their own adopted furry companion by their side. It is important for people to be able to picture their life with a fun-loving rescue dog so they will want to adopt their new best friend. People so often see these sad and dejected dogs behind shelter bars and that gets burned into their mind and I don't want people to forever see rescue dogs has sad and pitiful beings - I want them to see the after, the happy and goofy dog so they will want to adopt them instead of feel bad for them.
Even though these dogs are all from Texas, this does serve as a great reminder that there are so many animals in animal rescue centers waiting for their forever home and waiting to pose for great pictures with YOU! So if you're looking for a pet, adopt!
Check out the rest of the photos that will be featured in the calendar HERE!
(My favorite month is either April or August, I can't pick!)
And you can order a calendar and check out the rest of the Ricki Beason Rescue Photography website HERE!
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