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Twin City Dog: Where Rescue and Art Come Together

May 8, 2013 9 comments

Maybe this is the case everywhere, but I am often amazed at how wonderful the animal rescue community is in my great state of Minnesota. I have met some amazing people over the past few years, many of them people who have (and continue to) go above and beyond what is expected, just to save an animal in need. But, every once in a while I meet someone who just stands out in the rescue community.

That is exactly how I would describe Chuck Heubach, a man with a very big heart and a desire to help animals in need.

Chuck is the owner and creator  of TwinCityDog.com, an artistic online studio specializing in the creation of animal friendly children’s books emphasizing the humane treatment of dogs.

Franco

Franco

I came across Chuck’s work after a friend (in rescue) shared one of his images on her Facebook page. It was a picture of Franco, a dog that had recently appeared on our local news station after he was abused by some kids in Blaine, MN. It was beautiful work and I was intrigued. I immediately went to investigate who had done it and where I could possibly get some images done of my own dogs. Following the Facebook page, I found many other images and a webpage.  And that’s when I met Chuck, the owner of Twin City Dog.

After conversing over email, I found out that Chuck is not only active in several out-of-state Collie rescues, but he is also connected to people I know in Sheltie rescue. In addition, he volunteers his time (and his images) to help dogs who need a little extra help getting adopted. He offers his pictures for free to rescues and shelters with hard to place dogs. .

You will find his images to be unlike anything you have ever seen before. I have shared a few of my favorites below, but I encourage you to take a stroll through his gallery to get a real sense of his talent.

If you are interested in having Chuck do a print of your own pet, just send him an email at Twin City Dog. You can also upload a photo on his website here. There are two pricing options – $50 per image or $30 plus $10 to your favorite shelter in the name of Twin City Dog. Prints are not included, but you do receive a high quality pdf file that you can get printed.

I wrote this post because I love Chuck’s work and because I wanted to recognize him for all the great work he does for dogs.

If you have a moment, please leave a comment and tell him how much you love his work. Thanks!

Waiting-for-the-Mail

Waiting for the Mail

Couch Potato

Couch Potato

Daisy

Daisy

A Therapy Dog at Work

A Therapy Dog at Work

Here is one he did of Jasper. Isn’t it incredible?

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All images are the property of Twin City Dog and used in compliance with Twin City Dog sharing guidelines.

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Dogs – Cool Finds on Pinterest

November 11, 2012 25 comments

I don’t know about you, but I find Pinterest is very addictive. Once I start, I can’t stop. Suddenly, it’s hours later and I wonder what I did with my time!

I you haven’t joined Pinterest yet, you may want to, especially if you are a DIY type of person. You can get some great ideas from others. You can also find some pretty amazing dog stuff on Pinterest, including art, clothing, collars, tags, etc.

People even have their future dogs pinned on their pages!

I thought I it would be fun to share some of my more strange, interesting and cool finds with you. You can click on the picture to learn more about the product or to go purchase it.

So what have been your favorite finds on Pinterest?

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I love these dog bowls. They are removable and don’t take up a lot of space.

Pet Eatery Dog Food Bowls

Dog Sign

Okay, I admit it. I probably wouldn’t buy one myself, but it’s just quirky enough to be appealing.

Dog Lamp

I fell in love with this line of t-shirts some time ago. They carry quite a lot of breeds and the images are amazing. I’ve seen one in person, and they are just as beautiful as the images. Definitely getting one of these – well, two of these. One Lab and one Sheltie. 🙂

Dog T-Shirt

I think this is supposed to be a new concept in dog food packaging. It’s supposed to take up less space and more eco-conscious. Doesn’t fill up the landfills as fast.

Sausage Dog Food

A little out of my price range, but if I had the money you can bet I would buy one. I absolutely love this as an art piece.

Dog Blue Print Pictures

I’m not quite sure what to say about this product (having never tested it myself), but I have to wonder – is the hole big enough for Great Dane poop?

Dog Dung Vacuum

This one is for all my doggie friends who have dogs that won’t go out in the rain. Might be worth a try!

The Dogbrella

Oh yes, I absolutely HAD to include this one. It features Shelties!

Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger

This is some luxury dog bed, but the story is a pretty cool one. It was designed by Swank Lighting as part of a fundraiser for the Dallas SPCA. Someone got a pretty cool dog bed!

Swank Lighting Dog Bed for SPCA

I just loved the look of this ring. it’s adorable. The best part? It’s only $10!

MINIATURE PUPPY DOG ANIMAL WRAP RING from DOTOLY

This isn’t something you can buy. I have no link to a page. But, it’s one of those things worth sharing.

Wednesday Winners: Loose Leashes

February 18, 2009 Leave a comment

This week’s Wenesday Winner is www.looseleashes.com.

My sister was staying at a friend’s house watching their 3 dogs this past weekend and noticed a new print on their wall. She knew I would love it so she snapped a photo and showed it to me when we saw each other this past weekend. The company that made the print is www.looseleashes.com.

I’ve got to tell you as a dog lover I was entranced. I will be getting the Lewis and Clark print! It pictures a black lab and yellow lab in a canoe, oars in their mouths, and in the foreground a tennis ball floating on the surface of the water. Awesome shot. I couldn’t help but pass on the site to other dog lovers out there. Check it out. They have lots of different dogs featured in their prints.


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