“Pooch Portraits with Santa”
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1375 West 6th Avenue
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
The Urban Puppy Shop, voted “Best Dog Daycare & Boarding Facility” in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
by Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver’ Reader Poll, is sponsoring a fundraising “Pooch Portraits
with Santa” event in support of the Big & Small Dog Rescue Society.
Recently featured on CTV news as well as Vancity Buzz, the Big & Small Rescue Society saves over
400 dogs per year! Every three weeks the Big & Small Rescue Society transports 25 dogs that have
been placed on a euthanization list in a high kill animal shelter in Southern California to their facility
here in Vancouver. They have been relying on third party transportation company to bring the
dogs up from California to Vancouver, but their most recent rescue attempt was jeopardized when
the transportation company got into an accident on their way up to pick up the animals. Luckily, a
Vancouver volunteer dropped everything, rented a van and drove down to Riverside County, CA and
picked up the 25 rescued dogs. To support the continuity of their operations, the Big & Small Rescue
Society is campaigning to raise funds to purchase a van for transporting these rescue dogs to their
facility here in Vancouver.
This fundraiser event will be a Santa photo shoot for dogs and dog owners in our community. The
Urban Puppy Shop has secured a professional photographer for the event, Karen Moe, who will
provide dog owners with up to 5 digital photos of their pet with Santa, with the option to purchase
We will be offering door prizes and there will be a small vendor show onsite with vendors providing
samples and discount coupons for their product. The Big & Small Rescue Society will also be holding
a satellite adoption onsite for dogs in need of a home.
The minimum donation is $15.